Research and Development - Fibre

Reference Number: RD
Location: Indonesia

Position: R & D - Fibre

Base: Indonesia (Sumatra)

One of the region’s major plantation groups is seeking for a talent for the role of  R & D. The mandate of the role will be to lead and coordinate the R&D efforts to improve the yield & quality of fibre.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, coordinate and manage research teams and facilities across business groups with Forestry plantations.
  • Lead internal comparison and knowledge exchanges on tree improvement, silviculture and pests & plant disease research.  
  • Oversee research programs on plant species that can produce a higher yield and quality
  • Develop a continuous improvement culture within his/her team that embraces innovation and efficient use of resources, and timely delivery of research solutions and programs.  
  • Ensure talent development of R&D professionals across business units through job rotations and various learning interventions

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 15 years of research experience in forest plantation industry, with at least 5 years of general management experience in a leadership capacity.
  • Postgraduate qualifications in scientific disciplines related to the business and have a proven research track record.
  • Have a broad scientific knowledge of plant genetics, biotechnology, plant physiology, plant propagation, agronomy / silviculture, soil science (mineral & organic), pest & disease.
  • Strong business sense and have a broad understanding of the pulp & paper industry.
  • Good leadership and managerial skills.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Has a strong sense of business ethics.
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