Job fairy: New opportunities for a career in agriculture
The Irish agri sector includes a wide range of job options, giving people the opportunity to pick out the perfect roles for themselves and their careers.
This week, AgriRecruit has a range of jobs available to suit various candidates, with vacancies including: dairy farm manager; sales representatives; a mart manager; a stock manager; technical sales representatives; a boning hall manager; a front end web designer/developer; a news editor; and an agri regional development manager.
Dairy farm manager
Western Pastures in Co. Roscommon is seeking a dairy farm manager to manage the milking of 500 cows.
The successful candidate will manage relationships with all suppliers, contractors and other farm stakeholders, while also having discretion on day-to-day decisions.
The candidate will need to have previous experience of managing a large-scale dairy farm along with a full clean driving licence and associated industry qualifications. Click here for more information
EK Healy is looking to recruit a sales representative to sell animal nutrition products, ruminant feeds, etc, to leading dairy and beef farms.
The company requires an “experienced sales representative to service existing and new clients”.
The successful candidate will receive a “competitive salary package and company vehicle”. Click here for more information
Athenry Mart is looking to recruit a mart manager to “take overall responsibility for and lead the day-to-day management and development of the business”.
Candidates should have knowledge and understanding of the livestock/agricultural industry along with excellent delegation skills with the ability to effectively lead and manage a team.
Hands on management experience working within a mart or associated business, whilst desirable is not essential. Click here for more information
A full-time calf / young stock manager is required in the Kells/Oldcastle area in Co. Meath for a 400-cow dairy enterprise.
Duties include all aspects of calf rearing from birth through weaning until handover to the dairy herd manager.
Successful candidates must be experienced and must be able to communicate well with on-farm staff. Click here for more information
Technical sales representatives
Teemore Engineering Ltd is looking to recruit ambitious professionals to drive sales for the roles of technical sales representatives.
The role as a technical sales representative will involve selling top-quality cattle housing and handling equipment to farmers and agents. Technical sales representatives are required to identify and expand Teemore Engineering’s customer base by establishing a relationship with existing and potential customers.
Suitable candidates should: possess a relevant qualification in agriculture or have sufficient agricultural experience; hold a current driving licence; and have experience in agricultural and/or livestock handling equipment. Click here for more information
Boning hall manager
Martin Jennings Wholesale Meats Ltd is looking to recruit a boning hall manager.
Based in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, the position will offer the right candidate an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive company in the beef and lamb sector.
While some experience of the sector will be required, good communication and people skills as well as ambition will be the most important attributes required. Click here for more information
Front end web designer/developer
As Ireland’s biggest news portal for the agricultural sector in Ireland, AgriLand is looking for a detail-oriented front end web designer with at least three years of experience in creating beautiful, responsive websites to join our Dublin-based development team.
Once the design proposals have been signed off, the candidate will be responsible for converting these to HTML and CSS, which will need to be responsive and adhere to best practice. Click here for more information
AgriLand is also seeking to recruit a news editor to join our editorial team.
If you’re motivated, enthusiastic and want to play a lead role in covering and breaking (farming) news stories, we have the ideal opportunity.
The successful candidate will have a formal journalistic qualification and will also have experience of a busy news/publishing environment. Additionally, some awareness or experience of agriculture is preferred. Click here for more information
Agri regional development manager
Insurance provider Axa is looking to hire two agri regional development managers to drive business in the Munster and Leinster area.
Reporting to Axa’s head of agriculture, Christy Doherty, these regional business development managers will implement a regional plan to grow AXA agri-business aligned to expectations for sales, service and profitability. Click here for more information