The Lucas Group
Job Title Southern Regional Manager
Date Posted 1/9/2019
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Nuts
Location Riverland or Sunraysia, VIC / SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id TL3205
Job Description

- Large-scale horticultural aggregations

- Senior leadership role

- Flexible location: Sunraysia / Riverland

Our Client

Farmland Management Services Australia (FMSA) is a subsidiary and the operational arm of Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG), and is one of the largest managers of farmland and horticultural investments for institutional investors. The group acquires, develops, and manages diversified, high-quality permanent plantings and row crop enterprises.

Farmland Management Services Australia is on an exciting growth trajectory and is looking to ensure long term success by employing the most talented, passionate team members. This growth has opened an opportunity for an experienced Regional Manager to join this high performing professional team to provide leadership in all aspects of managing, monitoring and guiding the Southern Orchard Management team to implement company policies to drive and achieve strategic growth objectives whilst effectively managing stakeholder interests.


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Southern Regional Manager will lead a team of Farm Managers to meet production objectives for each permanent planting enterprise. This role will provide the leadership to foster teamwork and collaboration throughout the horticultural teams.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a global business which implements best practice, drives high performance and rewards productivity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist and oversee the development of annual farm budgets
  • Ensure horticultural activities are well organised and resourced
  • Manage horticultural enterprises and ensure production budgets are achieved
  • Identify and monitor farm development initiatives
  • Lead a team of Farm Managers in the promotion of a strong safety culture

Skills and Experience

  • Sound leadership capabilities
  • Management experience within large-scale tree crop, viticultural or horticultural enterprises
  • Numeracy skills, business acumen and financial management skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills


  • Tertiary qualifications in Management, Horticulture, Agriculture, Agribusiness or Commerce


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

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Tom Lucas on +61 8 8201 9999.

Apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button, or alternatively via email to quoting reference number TL3205.

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.