The Lucas Group
Job Title Farm Operations Manager
Date Posted 5/3/2018
Area/Specialty LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION/Intensive
Location Waikerie, SA
Country Australia
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Position Id GL2974
Job Description

- Hands-on leadership role

- Established, family owned Agribusiness


This family owned agribusiness has been operating since 1967 and owns and operates farms at both Waikerie and Eudunda in SA. Each farm site having approximately 1,000 sows are farrow to finish units. Over the past 2 decades the group has actively grown to become a large privately-owned operation within the SA Pig Industry. Ongoing growth and development within their business units is planned for the future.


Reporting directly to the Group Managing Director (GMD), the Farm Operations Manager, will execute operational management and provide strong, stable leadership to the existing team and continue to drive the company’s commitment to excellence in pig production. The candidate will be integral in driving future growth and efficiency strategies going forward.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct and coordinate daily activities by assisting the GMD in formulating & administering policies
  • Provide support and guidance to Pig Farm Supervisors and casual staff
  • Overall responsibility for company biosecurity and animal welfare
  • Prepare monthly production reports for GMD, including stock control systems with associated KPI’s
  • Develop & drive long term business planning in line with the company strategic direction
  • Maintain and improve quality management systems in line with changes to market expectations

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in pig production would be an advantage
  • Previous experience with agricultural production systems
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership of high performance teams
  • Project management and building supervision experience
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Previous personnel management experience


  • Post-Secondary qualifications in Agriculture or similar


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated to reflect skills and experience.

How To Apply

For a confidential discussion, please contact Jono Sawers on +61 8 8201 9999 quoting reference number GL2974, or apply online with a resume and cover letter via the ‘Apply’ button.