Senior Resource Planning Analyst

Hiring Organization: Hancock Natural Resource Group
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Vancouver, Washington
Application Deadline: May 22, 2021


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Job Description

Hancock Forest Management, Inc. (“HFM”) and Hancock Farmland Services, Inc. (“HFS”) are wholly owned subsidiaries of Hancock Natural Resource Group (“HNRG”).  HFM and HFS are property management companies that serve global institutional investors through related-party investment management groups (Hancock Timber Resource Group and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group) and third-party private investors. HFM oversees the timber development and harvesting operations for approximately 3.8 million acres of timberland across the USA and Canada. HFS oversees the agricultural assets and operations for approximately 0.3 million acres of farmland throughout the USA. Collectively, HFM and HFS represent the North American property management platform of HNRG.

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) founded in 1985, is a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of John Hancock/Manulife Financial Corporation. HNRG is based in Boston, Massachusetts and is comprised of two core businesses; Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) which develops and manages timberland investments and Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) which develops and manages farmland investments. HNRG develops and manages diversified agricultural and timberland portfolios for a global client base. As of September 30, 2020, HNRG managed $14.1 billion of timberland and farmland, comprising approximately 5.9 million acres located in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile.

HNRG creates value through the sustainable management of natural resource investments. Through the five pillars of its Sustainability and Responsible Investing (SRI) platform (Ecosystem Resiliency, Watershed Protection, Climate Stability, People Empowerment, and Community Prosperity), HNRG integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors throughout all aspects of its investment decision-making and property management. HRNG’s impacts in 2018 include managing 100% of its eligible timberland investments to third-party sustainability standards, planting over 46 million trees, sequestering over 2.1 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, and leading the effort to establish a third-party sustainability standard for agriculture.

General Directive: Provide modeling and analysis for North American timberland and agricultural assets under management by HFM and HFS.


  • HFM and HFS managed properties across all regions of North America.

  • Resource management planning and analysis for all client domestic timber and agricultural lands across all HFM and HFS operating divisions.

Job Dimensions:

  • Services the modeling and analytic needs of teams in multiple locations.
  • Reports to Tactical Planning Team Manager
  • Modeling, Harvest Scheduling, and Tactical Planning.
  • Liaises with Client Account team, Resource Planning team, Operations, and other members of the Planning team.

Specific Duties:

  • Provides direct support for tactical planning in collaboration with HFM and HFS Operations to ensure harvest scheduling, budgeting, and harvest plan execution decision support is timely and accurate.
  • Provide and maintain timely, accurate, value-added information in the realms of harvest scheduling, tactical and long term planning, and timber and crop investment analysis for various HFM, HFS and Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) business sectors.
  • Establish and maintain long term plans for client properties.
  • Provide discounted cash flow and other financial analysis and modeling to evaluate and support timber and crop management decisions, value-added and environmental service projects (carbon, wind, conservation easement, water, wood supply agreements, etc).
  • Support HTRG’s conformance with certification requirements and support management systems that enable the advancement of HTRG’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 HFM and HFS personnel.
  • Special projects as requested or needed.


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in forestry or a related discipline.
  • A graduate degree in a forestry discipline or business is highly desirable.
  • A knowledge of silviculture, forest mensuration, timberland appraisal, growth and yield models, timber supply and demand modeling, forestry operations, and southern forest regulatory matters. 
  • Experience with agricultural investment analysis a plus.
  • Must have strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Must have proficient writing skill to prepare professional reports and management plans
  • Must be team player
  • Must be highly motivated and entrepreneurial
  • Must have strong verbal communication skills