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Vacant Position: Chief Executive Officer

Date Advertised:  27 August 2021

Location:  Nationally

Company Name:  South African Forestry Contractors Association

Job Type:  Contract

Salary:  Negotiable

Start Date:

We are Hiring

We have an amazing career opportunity for a dynamic leader to become the Chief Operations Officer of the associations & NPC of SAFCA.  This individual should be able to provide strategic, financial, and operational leadership for the Association & NPC and will closely coordinate and work with the SAFCA Board to reach the primary goals and objectives.

Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

Diploma/Degree in Forestry

Post graduate qualifications in Business Management will be commendable

10-15 years of industry experience.

Ability to train, develop and manage teams

Extensive experience in business management

Executive Presence and ability maintain calm demeanour in high stress environments

Insurance Experience

Worked across diverse cultures and geographies

Willing and flexible to travel within South Africa

Track record of creating a vision for success, driving growth, inspiring employee engagement, anticipating customer needs.

Computer literate

Nationality : South African

Fluent in English (read, write and speak)


Strong leadership ability.

Strategic decision-making ability​

Professional business acumen.

Outstanding problem-solving skills.

Excellent ability to lead and manage

Continually drive effective results.

Communicate effectively at all levels.

Interpersonal Skills

Analytical Skills

Relationships Management & Negotiation Skills

Unwavering ethical behaviour and strong moral compass

Teamwork orientated and dependable

Your key job responsibilities as the Chief Executive Officer

Lead the creation and focused execution of the business strategy

Work with finance team to develop a solid cash flow projection and reporting mechanism, which includes setting a minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.

Evaluate company’s financial, operational, and sales and marketing structures to plan for continual improvements and a continual increase of operating efficiencies.

Ensure effective implementation of the strategy by means of providing direction, structure, frameworks, models, plans and roadmaps as well as processes and governance.

Oversee regular review of the organisational strategy and roadmap to ensure its alignment with the changing dynamics of the internal and external ecosystem

Accountable for major decisions

Sustainable growth and performance

Accountable for a healthy company culture that will enable meaningful and customer centred innovation

Accountable for ethical operations and open communication between the Board and the team

Accountable for inspiring employee engagement and optimizing human capital

Act as a strategic advisor and consultant offering expert advice forestry stakeholders development programmes

Control insurance i.e., public liability cover

Represent the Association in various forestry fora (nationally and internationally)

Contribute to new interventions/programmes rendered by the Forestry Industry

Application Process


If you have the requirements listed above, please forward the following documentation to commsgeneral@safca.co.za before the 10th of September 2021.

Curriculum Vitae

Certified copies of qualifications

Certified copy of Driver’s License

Send CV together with certified copies of your qualifications, certificates, drivers’ licence to: commsgeneral@safca.co.za on or before 10 September 2021.

Only CV’s that meets the minimal requirements will be accepted.

The correct candidate might undergo police clearance, credit clearance as well as behavioural testing.

Travel cost will be the responsibility of the applicant if expected to travel for the interview.

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