The Lucas Group
Job Title Production Manager/Senior Agronomist
Date Posted 1/3/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Vegetables
Location Mount Gambier, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL2895
Job Description

- Industry leader in seed potatoes

- Growing business

- Mt Gambier, SA


This is an opportunity to lead and develop an outstanding, world class, seed potato business in Australia. This company is the largest seed producing operation in Australia, growing high quality seed potatoes to meet the demands of the fresh market and processing sectors. The company has a strong customer base with long-term repeat business and a good portfolio of propriety varieties in production. This role will be key to ensuring the company remains “the indispensable” seed potato partner to Australia’s potato industry.


Reporting to the Director, the Production Manager/Senior Agronomist will be responsible for overseeing the day-to day field operations to optimise production and manage seed quality. Maintaining seed accreditation, ensuring QA compliance and managing relationships with key growers and clients are significant aspects of this role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help select land, manage contracted growers, and implement annual production plans
  • Daily management of seed potato crop production
  • Provide best practice agronomic input for strategic direction, and field & storage operations
  • Obtain feedback on seed performance from leading customers
  • Manage the new variety evaluation trials

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive previous experience within a similar role
  • Potato or vegetable seed experience
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative
  • A strong credible work ethic


  • Tertiary qualifications in Agriculture / Horticulture is required
  • ChemCert accreditation is desirable


An attractive remuneration package that includes a quality motor vehicle and performance incentives 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 GL2895, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.