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Investment Forester

Company: International Woodland Company
Location: Asheville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job description:Your responsibilities The new Investment Forester will be an integral part of the team responsible for our externally managed investments in the US. Your assignments will therefore include: --- Oversight of US timberland investments' performance on a quarterly basis, including review of forestry operations and budgets of multiple investment vehicles and properties throughout the US --- Due diligence of new investment opportunities in the US --- Analysis and review of independent third-party appraisals and tracking of key performance metrics in IWC's internal database --- Visit of forest investments and managers across the US --- Monitoring of and reporting on US regional timberland markets and investment drivers --- Contribution to portfolio planning and evaluation --- Assistance with investment ideas generation, deal sourcing, investment due diligence, including contributions to cost and price benchmarking, price forecasts, and market outlooks --- Development of strong and positive relationships with IWC's operating partners in the US. The position will require that you join the team in Copenhagen (at least for a period) and that you are willing to travel, predominantly to the US. Travel will expectedly not exceed 45 days annually. Depending on preferences, and after a 9 to 18-months period in Copenhagen, job location will likely be moved to the US.Required profile:Your qualifications and experience IWC's ideal candidate has: --- 2-3 years of experience in the US timberland industry --- A university degree in forestry, preferably including courses in economics, finance, or related disciplines, with a post graduate degree viewed favorably --- Experience in timberland valuation and appraisal methodology --- Good understanding of forest certification and ESG principles. We expect you to have great interpersonal skills and a positive mindset. You enjoy working in a team as well as independently and you relate just as well to professionals in the financial sector as you do to local forest managers. You value quality and can prioritize important tasks. You are not afraid of challenges, contributing to internal discussions and you adapt to new situations and tasks quickly. Your application's documents should show: --- Professional experience in timberland investment, forest valuation, and forest management planning --- University degree in forestry, preferably enhanced by a specialization in forest economics --- Advanced MS Office skills, in particular Excel Business language at IWC is English, so fluency in oral and written English is a requirement.Company description:The Timberland Investment Advisory team of the International Woodland Company A/S (IWC) is looking for an Investment Forester to join its team. IWC was founded in 1991 and is today a global provider of natural resources investment services to pension funds, insurance companies, and other institutional clients. For further information, please visit www.iwc.dk. IWC's Timberland Investment Advisory (TMA) team facilitates investments in separate accounts, funds, or other ownership structures managed by specialized timberland operating partners (TIMOs) across the globe. TMA bridges the gap between institutional investors' resources and the required knowledge throughout the due diligence and management phases of timberland and ecosystem restoration investments, either on a discretionary or non-discretionary basis. The team is comprised of investment foresters, economists, due diligence managers, ESG specialists, portfolio managers, and more, who jointly oversee global natural capital investments valued at over USD 5 billion.What we offer:We offer We offer you a challenging job with prospects for development in a company where we have a positive and dedicated attitude. You will be part of an international team with various educational backgrounds. Gross salary will be competitive, dependent upon qualifications, experience, and IWC's salary system. The position will initially be based at IWC's headquarter (Scherfigsvej 10, 2100 Copenhagen) in Denmark. Commencement date is as soon as possible and practical.

Keywords: International Woodland Company, Asheville , Investment Forester, Other , Asheville, North Carolina

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