The Lucas Group
 
Job Title Southern Area Farm Manager
Date Posted 1/1/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Fruit
Location South East, QLD
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM2894
Job Description

- Australia’s largest fresh produce grower

- Career development opportunity

- South East QLD

Company

Our client is Australia’s largest grower, packer and marketer of premium quality fresh fruit and vegetables, being supplied to all major Australian supermarket chains as well as exported to Asia, North America and Europe. From this market leading position, this company works incredibly hard to keep improving the quality of their produce and the service they deliver to their customers. Due to extensive growth within the avocado industry the company are presently seeking a Southern Area Farm Manager to join their team.

Position

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, the purpose of the Southern Area Farm Manager will be to lead and support the planning and management of avocado growing operations across two sites in South East QLD with a total of approx. 18,000 trees, to ensure the highest possible yield and quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and adhere to the 5-year farming strategy
  • Manage day-to-day farm operations within budget to meet targeted profitability
  • Forecast, budget and maintain accurate financial records
  • Recruit, train and superviso farm leaders and workers
  • Understand and adhere to company WH&S policies and procedures

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate will have experience managing a horticultural operation, preferably in the tree-crop industry with proven ability to manage people. Experience in working on new developments will be advantageous whilst strong communication skills, patience and determination will be key in the success of this role.

Post-secondary qualification in horticulture, agriculture or similar will be highly regarded, whilst an understanding of agronomic principles and mechanical aptitude will be essential.

Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package inclusive of accommodation and company vehicle will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Malik on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number SM2894, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

THE LUCAS GROUP