The Lucas Group
Job Title Business Manager Milk Supply
Date Posted 10/3/2018
Location Murray Bridge, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL3125
Job Description

- Senior leadership role

- Career development opportunity within a growing business

- Murray Bridge SA


This global food company has invested into well established businesses which produce high quality branded food and beverage products for Australian and global markets. The company has established a significant position within the food industry by improving food processing and production methods.

For the last two years, consecutively, the company has been an award holder for the quality of their dairy products. This vertically integrated food company has established several large-scale dairies to ensure quality across the value chain and invested in significant manufacturing facilities. Their goal is to develop high quality, affordable products for the every-day consumer.


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Business Manager will be responsible for leading and growing the raw milk supply function and overseeing the implementation and management of a fully integrated milk management system. They will have a strong focus on relationship building with key farmer stakeholders and external milk supply companies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the milk supply team to implement and manage the new milk supply system
  • Execute and implement the milk supply and trading strategies
  • Engage with external milk processors to initiate ‘opportunistic’ bulk milk trading
  • Build milk supply to meet QA and processing objectives
  • Complete monthly financial reporting
  • Maintain close relationships and strong rapport with milk suppliers and farmers
  • Ensure compliance to WHS policy

Skills and Experience

  • Strong leadership skills and previous experience managing staff
  • Strong sales management and negotiation skills
  • Experience in a dairy processing environment
  • Previous experience in business management
  • High numeracy skills and business acumen
  • A high level of computer literacy


  • Tertiary qualification in Business, Agribusiness, Commerce or similar
  • Post graduate education in financial management and business management will be highly regarded


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

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Luke Cuthbertson on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL3125, or apply online 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.