The Lucas Group
Job Title Grower Manager
Date Posted 1/11/2018
Area/Specialty HORT PRODUCTION/Nursery & Ornamental
Location Skye, VIC
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id LC2913
Job Description

- Leading supplier of starter plant material

- Senior Management role

- Skye, VIC location


This well-established horticultural company is a leading supplier of starter plant material, both seed and propagated, to wholesale nurseries, Australia wide. They are part of a global family of breeders and researchers with a focus on providing the Australian horticultural industry with the most commercially viable and innovative plants from around the world.


Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the prime function of the Grower Manager will be to co-ordinate, supervise, and oversee all growing activities in a 3ha “state of the art” propagation glasshouse, along with ensuring the company’s high-quality standards are met.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing appropriate production strategies
  • Manage, in a “hand’s on” capacity, the growing team and all plug production
  • Support the Managing Director to implement, monitor and report on KPIs and budgets
  • Manage water and climate control systems to maximise production levels
  • Forecast and report on production figures and quality
  • Determine the quality control check points and constantly review
  • Research growing protocols for new crops and implement into production
  • Establish and manage sanitation policy & procedures
  • Oversee and manage the quarantine greenhouse, and comply with quarantine regulations

Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years’ previous experience in a large scale, grower management role is essential
  • Previous experience in a glasshouse environment in plug/seedling/propagation production is essential
  • Strong leadership skills from previous experience managing a growing team
  • A genuine passion to work in horticulture
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal


  • Post-Secondary qualifications in Science, Agriculture or Horticulture


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 LC2913 or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.