Research and Development Manager

Sutton Farms has a position available for a Research and Development Manager to implement, control and coordinate a research program for improvement and development of leading-edge strategies to consistently deliver to consumers the highest possible quality of our produce.


Preferred experience and attributes include:

  • Bachelor degree or higher qualification in the field of horticultural research, or at minimum 5 years experience in scientific research and development activities relevant to the horticultural industry
  • Proven research and development skills, through project participation or academic published papers
  • Strong and demonstrated team management experience
  • Effective communication with all levels of management and employees
  • Accurate and timely recording of data
  • Desire and motivation to achieve innovation and change

Tasks Include:

  • determining, implementing and monitoring research and development strategies, policies and plans
  • developing and implementing research projects, priorities and targets to support policy developments
  • leading research projects and coordinating activities of other research workers if required
  • assessing the benefits and monitor the costs and effectiveness of research and development activities
  • interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated crop development innovations
  • providing advice on research and development options available to the business
  • monitoring leading-edge developments in the industry and assessing implications for the business
  • may publish results of significant research projects


The successful applicant will be required to work in the Lockyer Valley.

31/08/2020 $0 Somerset & Lockyer 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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