Region Manager

Property & Resources Management Group – Olympia, WA, US

Req ID: 0421002



Full Time




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Job Description

Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. (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. 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 is committed to socially responsible investing and sustainable management of its client’s assets, including the ongoing reduction of environmental impact, and improvement of sustainability and stewardship performance.

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 3.8million 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.

Farmland Management Services (FMS) is a direct operator of farms in California, Wisconsin and Washington.  FMS provides farm management services for Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) as part of HAIG’s integrated farmland investment management platform for institutional investors.  HAIG is a division of Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. (HNRG), FMS is an HNRG subsidiary.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  Responsible for the organization, planning, implementation and supervision of farming operations in a manner which optimizes return on investment and good stewardship. Designated trainer for other senior level California Area Managers.


The Region Manager is responsible to train Area Manager(s) in farming operations and to help them expand their areas of knowledge and responsibilities, including the following:

  • Train and monitor Area Managers on the implementation of effective, efficient, orderly and timely farming operations; Assist Area Managers in preparing operational and capital budgets.

  • Work with the Area and Farm Managers to perform within the total budget framework. 

  • Help them to anticipate and adjust for variable conditions and circumstances that may cause variances from “normal” budgeted figures.

  • Help Area Managers to anticipate and to promptly respond to special circumstances or conditions during the growing season such as weather, pest, diseases, or other extraordinary events.

  • Task the Area managers to achieve yields comparable to or better than the best growers in the region with similar property. 

  • Help them with finding the resources and expertise to do so.

  • Ensure Area Managers prompt reporting of problems or successes; timely completion of monthly management reports; and other industry studies and analysis as needed.

  • Coordinate communication and resources between various management areas and teams to optimize efficiency and safety in operations.

  • Train and assist Area Managers in the effective handling of personnel, contractors, labor, vendors, equipment and processors in a Professional and fair manner.

  • Ensure all Area Manager maintain documentation of vendors insurance (must be on file before work begins).

  • Oversee procurement procedures, both the formal and the informal bidding process, for fairness and compliance.

  • Partner with HR and the Compliance Departments to ensure company policies are followed, personnel are trained properly, and new initiatives are implemented in the field in accordance with set practices.

  • Ensure company safety policies and to propose and evaluate new regulations for necessary updates or changes.

  • Work with all FMS employees to maintain and improve professionalism within and without the company.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent communication, verbal and written

  • Strong computer, organizational, recordkeeping, and people skills

  • Must be able to work well with management and communicate well with all levels within the company

  • Must be able to deliver presentations to groups and senior level management

  • Willing to take on new properties and complex projects


  • Four year college degree in Farm Management or Agricultural Business preferred; or at least 15 years’ experience farming, with a minimum of five (5) years in Supervisory role

  • 5+ years’ experience in Farm Management of permanent tree crops

  • Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) certification required, or ability to obtain within 3 years of hire

  • Qualified Applicators License (QAL) preferred

  • Must possess valid driver’s license and be insurable with company’s commercial carrier

  • Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed

  • Must be able to travel regionally and frequently drive long distances


  • Frequent sitting, standing, and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds

  • View &  type on mobile phones, tablets, and computer screens for extended periods of time


  • Work is performed outside, as well as inside an office

  • Performing the essential functions of this job may require the incumbent to work with and/or around hazardous materials, perform lifting and bending, or be exposed to unpleasant scents or hazardous conditions or substances in the field including heat, exhaust or chemicals.

Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to maintaining a work environment that is free from the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol. As a result, all current and perspective Hancock employees are subject to be drug and alcohol tested in accordance with the Policy and applicable law.

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG) is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.  The Company is committed to employ, train, promote and compensate individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran or marital status.


If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers.
As of March 31, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.8 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.


Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. 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 and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground.
It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.


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