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Job Vacancies

FTMTA member firm, Farmhand LTD is hiring – MACHINERY AREA SALES MANAGER

Farmhand is one of the leading distributors of agricultural machinery in Ireland.  Based in Damastown, Dublin 15, Farmhand imports, assembles and distributes machinery through a network of 40 independent dealers and offers products by manufacturers such as Krone, Amazone, Alo & APV. Farmhand also has a significant spare parts division, Fastparts.  Farmhand operates throughout the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland.

Reason for vacancy

We are looking for a territory manager for cover the South of Ireland in our busy machinery sales department.  The island of Ireland is currently cover by two managers and backed by a Marketing Coordinator, Demonstrator and product support specialist.

The role is full time Monday- Friday 08.30am-17.30pm, however longer hours and nights away should be expected, particularly during our busy season.

Job Title

Machinery Area Sales Manager reporting to Machinery Sales and Marketing Director

Job Specifications:

  • Become integral member of the machinery sales team.
  • Predominantly field based role, gaining experience on all product lines, and dealer network.
  • Managing Dealer accounts with regular scheduled appointments
  • Business development, opening new accounts where necessary
  • Maintaining and managing sales pipeline
  • Actively keeping CRM up to date and being accountable for the information inputted
  • Become familiar, comfortable with, and keep up to date with an ever-changing range of products
  • Attend product training internally and externally, where necessary, to keep product knowledge relevant
  • Assist in house dealer product technical and sales training on an ad hoc basis
  • Working closely with the service, parts and despatch teams to ensure smooth management of Dealer sales and delivery.
  • Actively engaging in set up and organisation of trade shows and Dealer events.
  • Adhere to company H&S safety guidelines at all times, highlighting any issues immediately to manager.
  • Adhere to company guidelines and practices as outlined in employee contract and handbook.

Skills required:

  • Expert knowledge of farming practice and experience of agricultural machinery sector
  • Familiarity with tractors and farm machinery, their operation, maintenance and service
  • Proven ability to build relationships with Customers and not let difficult situations get in the way of this.
  • Willingness to learn and grow a career within the company.
  • Strive to become an integral part of the team, supporting, while also allowing support from colleagues.
  • Proactive approach to work, with proven ability to work on own initiative and ability to prioritise tasks according to urgency
  • Ability to build and maintain customer relationships, customer service focused is a high priority
  • Ability to stay level-headed in high pressure situations
  • Organised, methodical and thorough in all work.
  • Flexibility to work longer hours and some travel abroad when required
  • Be highly professional at all times
  • Excellent communicator
  • Familiarity with Ms Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and other Microsoft packages
  • Experience using a CRM system and be comfortable navigating through its functions.

Please apply by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date 17th January 2020

FTMTA member firm, Farmhand LTD is hiring – Warehouse Manager

Farmhand is one of the leading distributors of farm machinery in Ireland.  We are a family run business based in Damastown, Dublin 15.  Farmhand imports, assembles and distributes machinery through a network of 40 independent dealers and offers products by such manufacturers as Krone, Amazone, Alo, Zuideberg and APV.

Farmhand also owns and operates a separate division called Fastparts to market a wide range of wearing and fast-moving parts for all makes of tractors and agricultural machinery. Fastparts distributes through a network of over 400 dealers throughout Ireland, north and south.

Reason for vacancy

We are looking for a Warehouse Manager to run our busy parts warehouse.  They will be managing a team of 5 as well as any seasonal staff that is required.  We have plans to expand our operations which includes an extensive warehouse so the successful candidate would have to project manage this along with planning for future growth.  This role is a full-time role working 5 days per week Monday- Friday.  Some extra hours during busy periods are required.

Summer hours:  08:30am-17:30pm (April- October).  Winter hours:  08:30am-17:00pm (November-March)

Job Title

Warehouse Manager reporting to the Parts Director

 

Job Specifications:

  • Leading a team of 5 Warehouse operatives daily.
  • Managing all shipping, receiving, housekeeping and any other Warehouse activities
  • Managing and accounting for 40,000 items
  • Coordinate and manage ongoing and annual stock checks
  • Liaising with our NI depot to ensure all orders, transfers and issues are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner
  • Full responsibility for the safety of the Warehouse operations and all staff within
  • Working closely with the Purchasing Manager and Sales team to ensure excellent communication with goods in and goods out
  • Managing any international shipping when required including tracking and any issues that may arise
  • Continually monitoring costs of consumables and couriers, regularly reviewing to ensure we have the best rates possible
  • Continuous monitoring and maintenance of all machines and machinery in the Warehouse
  • HR responsibilities: This will include, probation meetings for new staff, disciplinaries as required and managing HR requests such as holidays etc.
  • Administration: transport invoices
  • Transportation and courier responsibilities. Making sure costs are always competitive and thoroughly checking invoices and paperwork
  • Managing and monitoring KPI’s for warehouse to include pick rates and ensuring goods in is efficient and working well
  • Ensuring staff moral is a priority. Actively listening to staff and ensuring clear communication at all times
  • Working closely with the Parts Director

Skills required:

  • Proven track record of working in a busy seasonal Warehouse environment
  • Experience managing a small to medium team
  • Skills to motivate and get the most out of the team while managing them effectively
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • A motivated, can- do attitude and a willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done
  • Ability to build and maintain customer relationships as well as with your colleagues
  • Good attention to detail and highly accurate
  • Organised, methodical and thorough in all work
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and with large volume of workloads
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent people skills with confidence to deal with difficult situations
  • To be highly professional at all times
  • Confident using IT systems, scanners etc.
  • Proficient in Ms Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • CRM MS Dynamics or MS NAV experience would be an advantage
  • Health and Safety skills would be an advantage
  • Some travel to our NI depot may be required on a yearly basis

Please email applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications close date 17th January 2020.