The Lucas Group
 
Job Title Farm Manager
Date Posted 4/11/2018
Area/Specialty BROADACRE/Dryland
Location South West Slopes, NSW
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id LC3008
Job Description

- Large-scale broadacre cropping enterprise

- Hands-on leadership role

Company

This large scale broadacre cropping enterprise is establishing a significant presence in key cropping regions across Australia. In the South West Slopes of NSW, the company has acquired a number of properties, establishing a cropping aggregation of more than 11,000 hectares. To bring this aggregation to optimal sustainable production the company is seeking an experienced Farm Manager to take responsibility for the annual cropping plan running a wheat, barley, canola and legume rotation.

Position

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the Farm Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the farm and cropping program and management of the on-farm team in coordination of all actives to optimise sustainable production.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all seasonal cropping activities across the aggregation
  • Plan and implement on-farm strategies to deliver optimum returns
  • Drive optimum sustainable financial performance and manage the budgets
  • Work closely with the administrative team, advisors and consultants
  • Develop and empower the team to develop on-farm initiatives and build ownership
  • Foster a strong Health and Safety culture by ensuring WH&S and Environmental policies and practices are implemented

Skills and Experience

  • Extensive experience in dry land cropping or broad-acre farm management systems
  • Experience in machinery operation to optimise plant and machinery efficiency
  • Analytical skills to manage budgets, business plans and reports
  • Computer literacy in farm management software and MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • Knowledge of grain markets and quality specifications
  • Natural leadership skill and experience in staff and contractor management

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary qualification in Agriculture or Business Management would be desirable

Remuneration

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 LC3008, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

THE LUCAS GROUP