See How We Grow...

...Potatoes, Fruit, Vegetables, Salads & Organics

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Meade Potato Company is one of the country’s largest growers, packers and distributors of fresh produce to the retail market.  We are situated in Lobinstown, Navan, Co. Meath and currently employ approx. 240 staff directly and over 300 indirectly. Meade Potato Co. offers over 100 different lines of produce of the highest quality in freshness, appearance and taste, delivered by a supply chain that prides itself on its efficiency.

 

If you have the necessary skills and experience for this position, please apply via email the HR department eileenhanan@meadepotato.com

 


Maintenance Technician

Meade Potato Company are currently recruiting a Maintenance Technician to join our expanding maintenance team. The role is suitable for a motivated individual who is capable of working with complex mechanical and electrical production lines in a fast paced environment.

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  •          Carry out preventive, emergency and predictive maintenance of all equipment throughout the factory
  •          Liaise with and assist any 3rd party contractors in carrying out their duties on site.
  •          Troubleshoot with respect to repair of all equipment on the production floor, whilst ensuring downtime is kept to a minimum
  •          Maintain a high standard to Health & Safety during maintenance work.
  •          Complete all required documentation accurately.
  •          Conduct mechanical and electrical repairs within the factory

 

Qualifications/ Experience

  •          FAS mechanical diploma/ Trade certificate
  •          At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  •          Electrical experience would be an advantage
  •          Experience in pneumatics would be beneficial
  •          Knowledge of CMMS systems is desirable
  •          Previous experience with packaging equipment in an FMCG environment is highly desirable
  •          Full clean driving licence
  •          Flexibility in relation to working hours, the role will entail evenings/ weekend work.

 

Key behaviours/ Competencies

  •          Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •          Self-motivated and energetic
  •          Health & safety conscious
  •          Work efficiently as part of a team and also on own initiative

If you have the necessary skills and experience for this position, please apply via email the HR department eileenhanan@meadepotato.com

 

This job description is written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the business and the role develop. The role requires flexibility and adaptability and the employees of the company need to be aware that they may be asked to perform tasks and be given responsibilities not detailed in this job description.

 

FRESH PRODUCE BUYER

The role of the Fresh Produce Buyer is to help, develop and maintain our team of growers and secure supply of first class potatoes, fruit & vegetables for our expanding customer base. The experienced Fresh Produce Buyer will build relations with new and existing suppliers, with the goal of expanding sales and market share. The role for the enthusiastic candidate will be to optimise sales and profit through negotiation, analysis, planning and people management. It will involve working closely with our farm manager and will also involve frequent farm visits to inspect & monitor our crops during the growing season.

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  •          Daily order placement/ purchasing from suppliers
  •          Manage the supply of potatoes/fruit/veg effectively in the short, medium and long term through effective buying and supply chain management
  •          Building good relationships with new suppliers and maintaining current relationships with suppliers.
  •          Respond to and resolve queries daily from stores and suppliers efficiently
  •          Monitor stock levels against sales projections
  •          Sales analysis, promotion and market research
  •          Monitor and review weekly K.P.I’s for warehouse and distribution
  •          Prepare & execute presentations for prospective clients
  •          Manage freight contracts to ensure continuity of supply
  •          Ensure Stock counts are performed and reconciled
  •          Ad-hoc duties as dictated by Buyers and Management
  •          Ensure smooth and efficient operations at all times.

 

Key Behaviours/ Competencies

  •          Demonstrate a high level of competency and confidence in using IT systems, including the Microsoft Office programs and capacity to learn new programs quickly.
  •          Demonstrate initiative and a flexible approach to issues
  •          Ability to work well under pressure, plan and organise workloads to meet deadlines
  •          Strong reasoning, logical decision making & analytical skills
  •          Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  •          Confident negotiation skills
  •          Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Desired Skills and Experience

  •          Minimum of 5 years’ experience to include experience in sourcing and buying
  •          Experience in the FMCG sector would be desirable
  •          Full clean driving license

 If you have the necessary skills and experience for this position, please apply via email the HR department eileenhanan@meadepotato.com

 

We aim to provide feedback to all applicants, but due to the volume of applications being received we are not always able to do this; if you do not receive any form of communication from us within 2 weeks of the closing date for submitting applications, then unfortunately your application was not successful on this occasion. We will however retain your CV on file, should another position become available in the future.