The Lucas Group
Job Title Business Manager Orchard Operations
Date Posted 8/3/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Fruit
Location Trentham Cliffs, NSW
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL2912
Job Description

- Business leadership

Our Client

Progressive, innovative and committed to industry best practice, this horticultural operation is currently in the midst of a major citrus expansion in the Mildura region.

Open-minded and in tune with industry developments, they have introduced innovative pruning techniques, excellent biosecurity management processes and an advanced fertigation system to optimise yield and fruit quality across their operation.

In planting a range of mandarins and navel varieties these new developments will meet the highest consumer standards in both the domestic and export markets.


Reporting to the executive leadership team, the Business Manager Orchard Operations will provide strategic business leadership and management to ensure the planning, development, financial controls and contractual arrangements are in line with business objectives.


  • Develop and implement efficient management and financial reporting systems
  • Plan and implement budgets and internal business operational controls
  • Manage financial and business systems to monitor all orchard operations in line with business objectives
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with all staff and local contractors
  • Implement WH&S and human resource management systems


  • Management accounting experience in an agricultural or horticultural enterprise
  • Sound financial/numeracy skills
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Strong leadership and sound influencing skills
  • Strong business acumen and commercial skills


  • Tertiary or post-secondary qualifications in business, agribusiness, commerce or accounting are desirable


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 08 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL2912, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.