An Irish Family Business Since 1982

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.

 

Commercial Assistant

 

The role of the Commercial Assistant is to provide crucial administrative support to the Buying team to ensure that all data is recorded accurately. The Commercial Assistant will report trends on sales, monitor stock levels, manage all purchase orders, provide administrative support etc.

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  •          Provide administrative support and assistance to the Buying team
  •          Monitor stock levels against sales projections
  •          Generate purchase/sales orders on a daily basis
  •          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
  •          Ensure smooth and efficient operations at all times.
  •          Taking minutes of meetings
  •          Ad-hoc duties as dictated by Buyers and Management

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Desired Skills and Experience

  •          Bachelor's ordinary / honours degree in Business/similar discipline
  •          Experience in a similar administrative/accounts role would be desirable
  •          Accuracy and attention to detail skills in relation to paperwork and financial reports
  •          Able to perform business maths, compute rate, ratio, etc.
  •          Demonstrate a high level of competency and confidence in using IT systems, including the Microsoft Office programs and capacity to learn new programs quickly.
  •          Experience in the FMCG sector would be desirable

 

Key behaviours/ Competencies

  •          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
  •          Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  •          Willing to learn, self-motivated and energetic & with a very good attitude
  •          Manages time effectively and adapts quickly to changing priorities, can multi-task easily

 

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

 

Maintenance Fitter

 

Meade Potato Company are currently recruiting a Maintenance Fitter 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 preventative, 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
  •          Be 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 

 

HR Assistant

 

Meade Potato Company are currently recruiting for a HR Assistant. The challenging role will require a self-motivated, flexible individual who will play a significant role in the development of the Company for the future. Reporting to the HR Manager, the successful candidate will assist with all aspects of human resources management including recruitment, staff development, employee relations, employment law & HR administration.

 

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • Provide consistent support to the HR manager for recruitment, training, personal files, administration, performance appraisal etc.
  •          Co-ordinate the Recruitment Process from developing job descriptions to preparing adverts, CV reviews, shortlisting, interviews and selection.
  •          Deal with employee queries on a daily basis.
  •          Manage, co-ordinate & conduct all necessary training with new employees and refresher training with existing employees
  •          Monitor and record all employee attendance, annual leave etc.
  •          Maintain confidentiality of information, written or spoken, with regards to all employee matters

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  •          Degree in Business studies or equivalent.
  •          Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in recruitment is essential
  •          Excellent computer skills, excel, word etc.

 

Key behaviours/ Competencies

  •          Excellent interpersonal, communication & organisational skills
  •          Attention to detail and accuracy are essential
  •          Flexible approach to work and be capable of handling multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  •          Demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality.

 

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

 

These job descriptions are written at a specific time and is subject to change as the demands of the business and the role develop. The various roles require 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.

 

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.