The Lucas Group
Job Title Acquisitions Manager (Agriculture)
Date Posted 10/3/2018
Location Brisbane, QLD
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL3115
Job Description

- Influence investments in large scale agriculture/horticulture

- Drive acquisitions and company growth

An amazing opportunity for a self-starting team player with a successful track record in land acquisition to join an organisation in the top 10% of institutional agricultural investors globally.

Our Client

This company specialises in managing a diversified, agriculture / horticulture asset portfolio for institutional investors and has significant sustainable developments across higher rainfall and irrigation regions throughout Australia. With a strong focus on expanding its investment portfolio, the organisations strategic objective will be to secure high-quality permanent plantings or high value irrigated assets in key production regions.


The Acquisitions Manager is an integral member of the executive leadership team responsible for managing private equity investments in agricultural and horticulture properties/ investments primarily in the Australian region. The ideal candidate will be a “big picture” thinker with a high level of integrity who has a breadth of experience in production systems who can drive acquisition of quality assets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Locate potential agricultural / horticulture land and investment opportunities
  • Evaluate and analyse prospective properties / assets in terms of financial viability
  • Prepare memorandums, financial analyses and due diligence for stakeholders
  • Structure and negotiate the terms of property acquisitions
  • Develop effective operational plans with internal and external stakeholders

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in agricultural property management, asset acquisitions or real estate
  • Business acumen and a practical understanding of production systems
  • Detailed knowledge of agricultural economics
  • Analytical skills modelling production and viability of investments
  • High level numeracy, research and computer skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating and organisational skills
  • Sound knowledge of agricultural technology


Tertiary qualifications in agriculture, real estate, business, finance or similar would be highly regarded.

Location and Travel

Whilst ideally based close to Brisbane, this position will encompass significant travel to key production regions.


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Geoff Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL3115 or apply with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.