The Lucas Group
Job Title General Manager - Farms
Date Posted 11/1/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Vegetables
Location Adelaide, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL3120
Job Description

- Senior leadership position

- Expanding horticulture business

- Based close to Adelaide SA


Established in 1988 this is one of Australia’s largest, 100% family owned, food production companies. The company has expanded to encompass the highest quality fresh produce and a wider variety of premium foods to meet consumer demand.

The company’s horticultural division is expanding with the recent acquisition of several irrigated properties dedicated to horticulture production. To optimise sustainable production and achieve yield and quality objectives, the company is seeking a strong leader with sound large-scale horticulture production experience to lead the farm management team.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the General Manager – Farms will be accountable for leading the farms division team to ensure yield and quality objectives are achieved in a sustainable manner. The General Manager will be a strong and engaging leader, capable of driving excellence in “on-farm” horticultural production.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction
  • Develop the annual farms and production plans
  • Assist the CEO with budget formulation and manage the cost of production
  • Be responsible for farm infrastructure and capital expenditure
  • Direct and co-ordinate all farm activities to achieve production objectives
  • Maintain a strong WH&S culture

Skills and Experience

  • Strong staff leadership capabilities
  • Capable of motivating and developing others
  • Significant experience with large-scale horticulture enterprises
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • High level computer literacy
  • A team player who leads by example


  • Tertiary qualifications in agriculture, horticulture, or agribusiness


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 GL3120, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.