The Lucas Group
Job Title General Manager
Date Posted 8/1/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Glass House
Location Port Augusta, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL3010
Job Description

- Senior leadership position

- Highly innovative horticulture operation

Our Client

A pioneer in renewable greenhouse technology, Sundrop Farms has a clear vision of growing crops in the most sustainable and restorative manner possible. Their 20ha commercial greenhouse utilises solar thermal energy, steam generated power and water sourced from an onsite desalination plant to produce high quality produce whilst meeting their commitment to renewable energy.


Accountable for all aspects of this intensive horticultural production site, the General Manager will be responsible for driving efficiency to ensure sustainable profitability.

Sundrop Farms has a strong commitment to sustainable horticultural practices and continuous improvement. They require an engaging and influential leader who is capable of meeting the exacting demands of their key distribution channels.

Sustainability, WH&S and community stewardship are key aspects of this unique leadership role.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the General Manager will:-

  • Hold EBITDA accountability and drive improvement in total site production values
  • Prepare and monitor yearly budgets, including labour production costs
  • Maintain key customer and supplier relations
  • Ensure compliance to WH&S legislation across the whole site
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimise address operational inefficiency
  • Manage energy generation, greenhouse, packing and maintenance operations

Experience and Person Profile

  • An established management career at a senior executive level
  • Management experience with large scale horticulture, greenhouse or fresh produce
  • Sound numeracy and financial literacy
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Customer centric approach
  • An understanding of sustainable energy production is desirable
  • Exposure to fresh produce markets and distribution


  • Tertiary qualifications in commerce, agribusiness or business management are essential
  • Further qualifications in horticulture or agriculture would be complementary


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 GL3010, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.