Livingston James partners with James Jones & Sons to appoint a new General Manager for North Scotland

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Kirsty Sim at [email protected].


James Jones & Sons Ltd is a family owned and managed company and is one of the UK’s most diversified and successful timber processors. The company has annual sales of £260 million, operating from 25 sites in the UK and employing more than 1200 personnel. Its principal activities are sawmilling, timber harvesting and the manufacture of pallets and engineered wood products. It has benefitted from having a stable leadership team which has balanced prudence with ambition. The company has committed more than £60 million in capital expenditure over the last five years alone and continues to invest in the business.


The General Manager position is a newly created role that will be responsible for overseeing all the company’s sawmilling, harvesting and haulage operations in the North of Scotland. The northern region has a turnover more than £60 million and employs over 180 people spread over three main sites.


It is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is ambitious and focused on delivering the extensive expansion plan we have for our sawmilling business in the North of Scotland. Candidates should be able to demonstrate exceptional strategic and visionary leadership skills, able to think ahead of time and visualise solutions, efficiently turning them into reality. The ability to analyse the resources required to action plans including financial budgets, HR, and senior management will be required and the incumbent should be able to assess their own strengths to be able to identify gaps before setting out plans.


The role also requires a seasoned people manager with a track record of building and developing teams to deliver sustainable results over the long term.


For more information, interested candidates should visit


All third party introductions will be forwarded to Livingston James.



James Jones & Sons is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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