The Lucas Group
  
 
Job Title Agronomist
Date Posted 8/30/2018
Area/Specialty AGRONOMY/Horticulture
Location Griffith, NSW
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id SM3105
Job Description

Our Client

This well-established, local business has operated in the horticultural industry for over 50 years supplying both the domestic and international market with quality fruit, nuts and vegetables. Based in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, this company takes pride in the quality of their produce, which has seen an increase in demand across all lines. From this demand, an Agronomist is required to grow the business.

Position

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Agronomist will develop and implement crop monitoring strategies and methods for orchard, vineyard and row crops; providing expert advice to drive sustainable farming practices and profitable crop production.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the production management team to implement the production schedule
  • Manage new varietal trials and full supply chain analysis
  • Forecast and put procurement plans in place for all crop production inputs
  • Analyse planting, pack out, production and weather data to identify key trends
  • Manage business unit budget and prepare end of month reports
  • Liaise with R&D companies to ensure access to the latest genetics and techniques
  • Engage and effectively communicate with outsourced consultants
  • Manage, mentor and develop Technical Officers and Junior Agronomists

Skills and Experience

  • Experience providing technical advice in a large-scale horticultural production
  • Demonstrated ability to develop work plans and achieve the goals of these plans
  • Strong operational knowledge of farming processes
  • Leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team
  • The ability to work autonomously in high pressure situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer literacy skills

Qualifications

  • Degree level qualifications in agriculture or related scientific discipline
  • Driver’s Licence

Remuneration

An attractive remuneration package 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 SM3105 or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.

The Lucas Group

The Lucas Group is dedicated to providing the agricultural industries with HR consultancy, executive search and recruitment services. As Australia’s premier agribusiness recruitment agency, we search regionally, nationally and globally to identify highly skilled candidates who possess passion and aptitude for the agribusiness industries.

THE LUCAS GROUP