With  over 50 years’ experience in sourcing raw materials from the top suppliers all over the world, Grassland Agro then produces and distributes a comprehensive range of quality conventional fertilisers from our 3 factories  strategically positioned around Ireland in Cork, Limerick and Slane.

Grassland Agro also sell the most comprehensive range of speciality fertilizer and soil conditioning products. In addition Grassland Agro sells a full range of animal mineral blocks as well as biostimulants.  www.grasslandagro.ie

We are now seeking to employ a Factory Manager to be based in our Slane Factory.

Scope:

  • Full responsibility for the management & control of the Manufacturing Process of the complete range of products at Grassland Agro production site at Slane.
  • Key lateral relationships are with the General Manager of Operations, the Managing Director, Regional Commodity Sales Managers , Regional Speciality Sales Managers and the on-site & Head Office admin/service functions

 

List of Duties

  • Supervision & Management of all production and administration personnel including all Contractors operating on the site.
  • A focus on providing an excellent customer service both for customers on site and through all avenues of communication with customers.
  • Planning & Implementation of production with reference to relevant sales & stocks budgets, to include least cost formulations for all products / prescription blends as requested by customers or consultants.
  • Implementation & Monitoring of relevant KPI’s by providing reports and feedback to the General Manager of Operations & other relevant personnel. Reporting to include feedback on Quality issues, customer service, Health & Safety audits, Seveso inspections, training programmes & any environmental issues that may arise.
  • Implement & Maintain relevant production maintenance programme to improve plant and cost efficiency, to include day to day operations and also annual shutdown maintenance planning. Any maintenance programme to include Health & Safety audit improvement recommendations.
  • Stocktaking & Quality Control- Supervision of the accurate production process of finished products through the usage of raw materials & packaging. Maintain accuracy of the inventory by doing monthly and routine stock checks.
  • Preparation of annual factory and capital budgets in line with overall Company strategy.
  • Liaise with any external personnel including customers & external bodies for example in relation to Health & Safety, Environmental factors, Insurance inspections etc.
  • Ensure site compliance with all regulations as laid down by such statutory bodies.
  • Be available to attend training courses with a view to continuous improvement.

 

Person Specification

  • Third Level or equivalent agricultural qualification is desirable.
  • 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing/blending environment & at least 2-3 year’s experience in a management type role.
  • Experience in managing plant preventative maintenance programmes and Health & Safety procedures.
  • Excellent planning & organisational ability.
  • Personal skills communication presenting reporting skills.

 

To apply confidentially please send your CV & Cover Letter to [email protected]  Closing Date for applications is Friday 8th October 2021