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Silviculture Program Manager

Company: Manulife Bank
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for a supportive, collaborative workplace with great teams and inspiring leaders? You've come to the right place. We're looking for ambitious people who share our values and want to make every day better for people around the world. If this sounds like you, and the career below sounds exciting, we'd like to hear from you.

Working Arrangement


Job Description

Manulife Investment Management Forest Management

Roles and Responsibilities

Silviculture Program Manager

Location : Harpersville, AL, Charlotte, NC, Shreveport, LA

General Directive: Leads the silviculture technical program for Manulife Investment Management Forest Management's (MFM) Southern Division and Lake States.


* MFM-managed properties totaling approximately 2.1 million acres in the Western Gulf, Central South, Mid-Atlantic, Lake States, and Allegheny regions of eastern United states.
* Decision support for client properties in the Southern Division and Lake States

Job Dimensions:

* Services the information needs of forest operations teams in multiple locations.
* Reports to General Manager of Silviculture and land Records
* Member of the silviculture and land records management team within the southern operations of MFM

Specific Duties:

* Provide expertise and guidance to MFM Operations on current silviculture practice, treatment efficacy, and root-cause problem analysis.
* Actively participates in and maintains oversight on research cooperative program meetings, obligations, and work plans.
* Utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and internal forest management systems to analyze forest information data to improve silvicultural systems and performance.
* Develop strategies to transfer, deploy, and monitor value-adding silviculture technology with MFM Operations.
* Manage MFM's divisional fertilizer, pesticide, seedling procurement programs in collaboration with MFM Operations.
* Provide lead role for MFM's genetic tree improvement program to include genetic stock allocation and management (through 3rd-party or cooperative agreements) client-owned seed orchard operations and seed orchard cooperative agreements.
* Actively participate in MFM's forest resource planning program to provide guidance on benefit analysis of the latest silviculture and forest management technologies.
* Advance Manulife Investment Management Timberland (MIM T) business development objectives including property acquisitions, property disposition strategy, timberland investment analysis and decision support tools, and other strategic business objectives.
* Support MFM's conformance with certification requirements and support management systems that enable the advancement of MFM's forest stewardship commitment.
* Continuously improve business procedures and provide training and support to ensure the effective deployment and use of property data and business systems by MFM personnel.
* Special projects as requested or needed.


* A Master of Science degree in forestry or related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in forest management. A Bachelor of Science with extensive experience will be considered.
* Strong computer and analytical Skills are required.
* Demonstrated proficiency in Geographic Information Systems with skills to master internal forest information systems
* Demonstrated proficiency with one or more regional silviculture systems including regeneration, management best practices, management cost and return expectations, discounted cash flow analysis,
* Knowledgeable of forestry regulation, harvesting systems, contracting process, and timber marketing.
* Must be team player and self-motivated
* Must have excellent relationship, interpersonal and communication skills
* Must be service oriented.
* Must be willing to travel 30 to 40 percent of time
* Must adhere to the MIMTA Drug & Alcohol Policy.


Every career at Manulife/John Hancock provides the opportunity to learn new skills and move your career forward. Ready to make an impact somewhere? What are you waiting for? Apply today.

About John Hancock and Manulife

John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife globally, including Canada, Asia and Europe. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.1 trillion) as of June 30, 2021. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at

One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports more than 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and education savings plans. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact

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