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  • Retail Sales Assistants, Retail Division, Ireland

    Retail Sales Assistants, Retail Division, Ireland

    Dairygold Co-Op Superstores is a leading supplier of hardware, homewares and farm inputs in the Munster region, providing customers with quality, competitively priced products & unrivalled service.

    We are seeking to hire experienced retail professionals for the following positions:

    • Mitchelstown: Retail Sales Assistant – Flexible Contract-One Day Per Week (Saturday)
    • Fermoy: Retail Sales Assistant – Permanent Contract- 39 Hours Per Week
    • Mallow: Retail Sales Assistant – Flexible Contract -15-39 Hours Per Week
    • Mid Cork Region: Relief Retail Sales Assistant – Permanent Contract- 39 Hours Per Week

    The successful candidate will be reporting to the respective Retail Branch Manager. The Retail Sales Assistant will work as part of a cohesive team to achieve maximum sales through the delivery of excellent customer service.

    Core responsibilities for this role include:

    • Deliver best in class service to our customers through excellent service and knowledge of our products.
    • Prompt dealings with all customer queries including telephone queries, in an efficient and professional manner.
    • Provide advice on products with a continual view to maximising sales through upselling and cross selling.
    • Restock display areas on a regular basis to ensure product availability at all times.
    • Ensure branch and displays are clean, full stocked and free from hazards at all times.
    • Manage point of sale processes, including register operations, receiving and processing of cash and credit transactions.
    • Operate procedures for security of cash and merchandise in accordance with the policies and procedures set down by Co-Op Superstores.
    • Participate in regular stock taking including daily cycle counting and stock counts.
    • Ability to work across a range of departments.
    • Product coding, pricing and updating of prices on goods for re-sales.
    • Adherence to all Society policies & procedures, Health & Safety procedures and reporting of any hazards to the Branch Management.
    • Maintenance of departments to ensure high standards of presentation and cleanliness i.e. shop floor, garden centre and display areas.

    Candidates for this position should have:

    • Previous experience in the hardware, agri or retail trade is essential.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to work on own initiative.
    • Customer focused, organised and efficient.

    This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate. All interested applicants should apply online, or in writing with Curriculum Vitae to The HR Department, Agri Division, West End, Mallow, Co. Cork no later than 5pm on Wednesday, the 8th of February 2017 Ref: AGD –RRF.

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is an equal opportunities employer.

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  • Branch Manager, Retail Division, Ireland

    Dairygold Co-Op Superstores is a leading supplier of hardware, homewares and farm inputs in the Munster region, providing customers with quality, competitively priced products & unrivalled service. We are seeking to hire a retail professional for the position of:

    Branch Manager Co-Op SuperStores – Midleton

    Applications for this position are invited from energetic and ambitious persons who want to work in a successful, customer-orientated organisation. The successful candidate, as Manager of the store, will be responsible for the supervision of staff & contributing to the overall continuous improvement of the branch.

    Applicants for the position should:

    • Be a self-motivated, hands-on Retail Manager with previous exposure to working in a customer focused retail environment at branch manager level.
    • Proven ability to drive positive customer experiences that build loyalty and deliver measurable results.
    • Be customer focused, with an awareness of modern retail and customer service concepts.
    • Have a great eye for detail and the ability to deliver exemplary visual standards.
    • Have proven leadership and people management skills to enable leadership of a team of committed sales personnel in the store.
    • Be capable of developing the store to its full potential always seeking new opportunities to achieve goals.
    • Keep up-to-date with developments & competitors in the sector and respond accordingly.
    • Proven ability to increase sales and profitability.
    • Monitor cost effectiveness and be fully familiar with all aspects of Management Information tools including branch Profit and Loss reports.
    • Lead by example; be present, be visible and own the customer experience.
    • Be self-motivated with the ability to prioritise.
    • Have flexibility to work a retail schedule which will include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
    • Have experience in the retail hardware business including stock-control, ordering systems & IT solutions.
    • Must be IT literate with good understanding of MS suite, ability to understand/learn companies MI suite essential.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:

    • Delivering sales and cost targets and consequently outperforming targets by leading a motivated, engaged and enabled team while recognizing individuals and teams.
    • Meet and exceed sales goals daily, monthly, and annually by analysing key business metrics and creating action plans to achieve / surpass budget performance.
    • Sets daily, weekly and monthly goals/tasks for the store and the store team and ensuring these goals/tasks are achieved and completed.
    • Ensure all operational responsibilities are carried out in line with Society policies and procedures including but not limited to: opening and closing procedures, inventory control, cash control, goods receiving, merchandising, loss prevention and customer service.
    • Ensure all other Policies & Procedures of the Society are strictly adhered to.
    • Pro-actively exploit all opportunities to sell our range of merchandise.
    • Update yourself on matters concerning our competitiveness in the marketplace.
    • Ensure the efficient and cost effective delivery of service to maximise sales.
    • Take the lead role in the development of strategies for the further expansion of sales of Society products to all existing and potential customers.
    • Optimisation of product ranging and stocking, engaging with appropriate HQ personnel.
    • Have strong and consistent communication among store team / Area Manager by communicating all relevant business information to the team in a timely manner and interacting transparently with the Area Manager.
    • Lead by example in terms of Health & Safety in all aspects of managing the branch with regard to minimising risks and hazards.
    • Full supervisory responsibilities focusing on the leadership of people in all work activities.

    Role Profile available on request. Interested candidates should apply online or forward a copy of their cover letter and up-to-date CV in strictest confidence by Wednesday the 18th of January 2017 to Lorraine Kenny, Dairygold Agri, West End, Mallow, Co. Cork. Ref: AGD-SMG

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  • EDIY Technician, Munster A.I, Ireland

    Munster A.I. Cattle Breeding Group is a market leader in the provision of cattle breeding and herd management services with a commitment to adding value.

    We are seeking to hire two professionals for the part- time positions of:

    EDIY Technician  – Locations: Limerick and Blarney/ Whitechurch

    Applications for these positions are invited from energetic and ambitious persons who want to work in a successful and customer-orientated organisation. The successful candidates will be based in Limerick and Blarney/ Whitechurch. These are part- time positions.

    Applicants for this position must have:

    • Knowledge of the dairy industry
    • Full Clean Driving Licence
    • Basic IT Skills
    • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work on own initiative

    The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

    • Scheduling and timely delivery of recording equipment (meters, data handlers, vials etc.) to DIY farmers within the Limerick and Cork area.
    • Uploading and downloading of data to database in line with schedules to ensure turnaround times are at a minimum.
    • Providing professional training and support to DIY farmers on use of equipment, ensuring that any problems are dealt with expeditiously and to the customers’ satisfaction.
    • Actively promoting DIY Milk Recording in your region.

    Interested candidates should forward a copy of their cover letter and up-to-date CV in strictest confidence by Monday the 23rd January 2017 via our online application system Ref: MAI-EDIY

    Munster AI Cattle Breeding Group is an equal opportunities employer

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