Lawlor Associates Recruitment Ltd.
Philipstown, kilkerley, Dundalk, Co Louth
Phone : + 35342 9377512 | 9377513
ann@lawlorassociates.com

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Supply Chain Manager

ann@lawlorassociates.com

Salary: 60000
Benefits: neg
Start: asap
Consultant: Ann Lawlor
Phone : 042 9377512
Email: ann@lawlorassociates.com

-Be responsible for driving and controlling the overall supply chain process with a productivity and continuous improvement approach, monitoring and reporting out on the activity with a supply chain score card through relevant KPIs\n-Ensure statistical and collaborative forecasting, in order to optimise reliability\noLead the purchasing process of logistics needs of infrastructure, equipment and services in coordination with purchasing department procedures\n-Manage data analysis that strategizes on ways to reduce cycle time and improve the value chains efficiency\n-Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws\n-Ensure that the selection of transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution\n-Diagram supply chain models to help facilitate discussions with customers\n-Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists\n-Assess appropriate material handling equipment needs and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials\n-Appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements\n-Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders\n-Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements\n-Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities\n-Manage the integration of new projects into the company supply planning process:\n-Align production plans & resource utilisation, inventory projections and financial variables.\n-Establish and propose methods of optimising resources & costs while achieving production & inventory targets.\n-Lead reviews of budgeted production volumes and assumptions\n-Lead supply meetings to review supply/demand balances and inventory projections with Commercial, Finance, Quality & Contract Manufacturing\n-Lead reviews of opportunistic business management and risk mitigation\n-Recommend Purchase Order requirements to Contract Manufacturing Operations (finished product, intermediate product, materials)\n-Attend and participate in monthly Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning meetings, including leading supply meetings for appropriate manufacturing sites and/or product families.\n-Calculate, compile, and communicate business performance against key performance indicators and associated metrics for production plan, cust

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International Sales Developer

co. Kildare

Salary: DOE
Benefits: Neg
Start: ASAP
Consultant: Kimberley
Phone : 042 9377512
Email: kimberley@lawlorassociates.com

Our client, an indigenous Irish company and producer and exporter of quality Irish meat products, is seeking to recruit an International Sales Developer to assist in selling and managing relationships with a customer base including retailers and wholesalers across Europe and North Africa. \nKey Responsibilities:\n• Sales development: Identify & capture new sales while managing approx. 30 accounts per week.\n• Develop plans and strategies by coordinating with the managers to achieve their sales target.\n• New Business Development: Identify & pursue leads. Grow sustainable customer lists w/in export market.\n• Conduct business meetings & negotiations\n• Ensure products are made available to suit customer needs and adhere to sales processes designed to improve the sales.\n• Study competitor’s strategies & products, so possible threats can be identified and counter attack strategies can be designed.\n• Maintain trustworthy professional relationships w/existing & prospective clients.\n• Select, analyse and validate vendors’ requirements & maintain & update database accordingly.\n• Collections and Debtor Control Management as required.\nEssential Skills:\n• Excellent communication & interpersonal skills to understand the clients’ needs and interact with vendors and senior management personnel.\n• At least one additional European language e.g.: French or German\n• Self-starter, outgoing personality w/exceptional selling & negotiating skills to achieve the sales targets.\n• 2-3 years of sales experience, ideally in an export sales role\n• Prev experience & knowledge of the European market or meat industry – advantageous but not essential\n• Ability to research & analyse market trends & take appropriate decisions or suggest recommendations.\n• Strong presentation skills, positive attitude & ability to work in a target driven environment\n• A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and Word is preferable.\n\nAttractive package on offer – dependent upon experience.\n

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NPD Manager

Co. Armagh

Salary: £25-30K
Benefits: Neg
Start: ASAP
Consultant: Judith OHagan
Phone : 042 9377512
Email: judith@lawlorassociates.com

Our client, a leading UK and Irish supplier of raw & cooked meat products to the retail food service and food mfg sectors, are seeking to hire and NPD Manager to join their Lurgan facility.\n\nEssential:\n• GCSE level of education; 5 pass grades or equiv.\n• Clean UK/EU driving lic & access to car \nDesirable:\n• Holds or currently working towards a Food Safety & Hygiene qualification (Level 3) or equivalent. \n• Degree or HNC/D in a food related discipline or degree.\n• Holds or currently working towards a Food Safety & Hygiene qualification (Level 1 and or 2) or equivalent.\nExperience required\nEssential:\n• Exper working in demanding customer focused environ.\n• Ability to effectively plan & organise in a busy production environ.\n• Exper making improvements re: food mgmt & cooking.\n• Working w/in technical specs to deliver top quality products.\n• Driven/flexible approach to work \n• Exper in a new product development environ.\n• 2-3 yrs’ exper in food industry working as a supplier to a leading retailer.\nDesirable:\n• Understanding & appreciation of H&S guidelines & development procedures.\n• Prev exper working w/in BRC accredited environ.\nSpecialist training required\nDesirable:\n• Exper working with HACCP & BRC or equiv-desirable.\n• Training accreditation in Food Safety & Hygiene-advantageous.\n• Creative and able to cook competently from scratch\n• Ability to work on own initiative preparing new product samples, coordinating new product trials and making suggestions to address issues.\n• Numerate with excellent attention to detail\n• Ability to write reports and understand documentation relevant to processes and procedures relating to food safety and management. \n• Be methodical and analytical in interpreting trial results\n • Excellent communications skills and confident communicator with a very good level of English in order to deal effectively with both internal and external customers and the ability to deal with people face to face at various levels. \n• A proficient knowledge of computers i.e. Microsoft Excel/ Word/ Access and have the ability to type letters, emails labels on behalf of the NPD department; to maintain product progress records.\n• Attention to detail when following and formulating recipes.\n• Excellent time management skills with a proactive approach.\n• Delivering exceptional customer service for Customers, Suppliers and all staff.\nDesirable:\n• Excellent root cause analysis, identifying problems and presenting viable solutions. \n

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Sr Professional Services Consultant

Dundalk, Co. Louth

Salary: Negotiable
Benefits: Neg
Start: ASAP
Consultant: Judith OHagan
Phone : 042 9377512
Email: judith@lawlorassociates.com

Our Client a leading developer of Accounting and Business Management Software to the wholesale, distribution and SME markets throughout Ireland, UK and the rest of the world. They are\ncurrently looking for an individual with proven accounts software systems implementation background and software user training skills to join their team of implementation consultants. They must have a proven ability to understand client’s needs and to implement the software system which meets w/client requirements. \n\nRequirements:\nAccounting knowledge at a business level. A minimum of 2 years experience working as a consultant for a software house or senior experience gained in the distribution sector such as a Builders Merchant, Plumbers Merchant, Electrical Wholesaler or other distribution or ERP businesses. Sound working knowledge of customer and business account practices, including day to day transactions, monthend, year end and audit activities.\n? Demonstrable configuration, installation and implementation experience relating to ERP Go Live’s including\nworking knowledge of Accounting processes.\n? Excellent customer service and customer facing skills to work alongside customers on and off site.\n? Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Project\nHighly Desirable\n? Recognised Accountancy qualification\n? Exposure or qualification in PRINCE 2 or other recognised project methodology\n? Knowledge of Database platforms for ERP solutions preferably SQL Server\nPersonal Specification\n? Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at both board and end user\nlevel\n? Ability to present in a professional and structured manner with diverse groups of individuals\n? Ability to work under pressure with limited time, direction and guidance to complete tasks in a timely and\naccurate manner\n? Be able to investigate issues and generate an effective solution in a systematic and logical manner\n? Maintain professional communication and project a professional image at all levels\n? Be adaptable and work as an effective member of a team\n? Be organised and manage workload efficiently in particular submitting consultancy documentation, timesheets,\n? site visits, obtaining customer sign off for consultancy work undertaken\n? Work conscientiously and use own initiative\n? Adopt a positive, pro-active approach to work.\n? Ability to recognise how, when and to whom an issue should be escalated.\n? Ability to delegate & supervise activities and tasks.

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Category Insights Analyst

Drogheda

Salary: Negotiable
Benefits: Neg
Start: ASAP
Consultant: Judith OHagan
Phone : 042 9377512
Email: judith@lawlorassociates.com

Our client, a leading FMCG Manufacturer based in Drogheda, are looking for a Category Insights Analyst to play a central role in creating and delivering strategies and insight about the product categories we operate in. Responsible for growing the business through category value drivers and leading winning range reviews with key customers.\n\nRole Deliverables:\n1. Assist in growing share & turnover in key categories of the business \n2. Deliver category & shopper insights to develop growth levers for the Brand, for both the sales & marketing teams to work with\n3. Use insights to develop joint category plans w/customers & make recommendations incl product range, merchandising, in store marketing, promotions etc.\n4. Leverage market insights to develop channel and format strategies in both existing & new markets\n5. Build insights to deliver a fact based selling story for business development to retailers across new global markets.\n6. Prepare regular market & brand performance updates – internal & external based on Nielsen, Kantar, EYC & Dunnhumby data\n7. Effectively present findings and recommendations with the ability to influence executive leadership\n8. Establish strong working relationships w/other stakeholders - sales teams, product innovation, trade and consumer marketing to achieve objectives without management involvement\n\nExperience and Qualifications:\n• Min 2 years shopper/consumer marketing research exposure, ideally w/in FMCG or CPG mkts \n• 3rd level degree or similar or related field\n• High level of Data literacy & interpretation skills \n• Intellectual capability to see beyond numbers to drive sound decision making\n• Ability to work in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment\n• Prev knowledge on Spaceman or similar merchandising software\nCompetencies to perform the role:\n\n• Plans for Success – Develops project plans required to implement projects and programmes of work; defines risks and benefits of work and proactively manages\n• Acts Commercially - Creates a business case for business projects when required\n• Builds Teams – Works collaboratively and encourages cross disciplinary working between teams\n• Cust Focus – Proactively seeks customer feedback and acts upon it\n• Leads Change - Challenges the current perspective to drive continuous improvement\n• Communicates Effectively – uses communication skills to influence colleagues & senior managers; switches easily from high level to detailed information as needed.

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