The Lucas Group
Job Title Operations Manager
Date Posted 4/1/2018
Location Mildura, VIC
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL2888
Job Description

- Senior management role

- Large-scale horticulture development


This organisation specialises in managing assets for institutional investors across a diversified agriculture/horticulture portfolio and has significant new sustainable developments being undertaken in Australia. Having a focus on reducing environmental impact, this company actively manages investments in tree crops, viticulture and intensive row crops.


Reporting to the Managing Director, the Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the next stage of a large almond development across the Sunraysia and Riverland regions. Once the new development is established, the Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the operational requirements of the established orchards and other assets under management for the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage client owned assets under Property Management Agreements
  • Commercial and operational control within approved plans and budgets
  • Lead the implementation of new orchard development plans and activities
  • Provide leadership, monitor and guide the operational team to implement strategic growth objectives
  • Effectively manage stakeholder interests
  • Provide continuous communication across multiple teams in all regions
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all company employees and contractors


  • Extensive operational experience with horticultural developments
  • Sound financial literacy and commercial acumen
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Highly organised and results focused
  • A driven and motivated leader


  • The ideal candidate will possess a tertiary qualification in business, agriculture or horticulture.


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 GL2888, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.