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Operations Manager

Ref No: FVF/OM/11/22

Location: Omagh Mill
Closing Date: 16th December 2022

As part of our ambitious growth strategy, the company now wishes to appoint an experienced Operations Manager to join our team.

Fane Valley Feeds is one of the largest animal feed manufacturers in Northern Ireland with facilities in Omagh and Newry. With one of the most modern animal feed mills in Europe, Fane Valley Feeds is committed to manufacturing the highest quality animal feeds for our customers.

The Role:
Based between our feed mills in Omagh and Newry and reporting to the Operations Director the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the manufacturing, engineering, feed quality and health and safety requirements for Fane Valley Feeds milling sites. This will include maximising manufacturing efficiencies and productivity across the business by utilising lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles and assisting with the ongoing development of operational capabilities in support of the continued growth of the business.

The Person:

Be educated to degree level in engineering, manufacturing, operations or related discipline;

Possess a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar manufacturing or operations role;

Possess strong IT skills;Ability to lead, manage and motivate employees to maximise productivity, employee job satisfaction and to ensure KPI’s are achieved;

Accuracy, and the ability to plan, organise and work to tight deadlines;

Have strong communication and negotiation skills;

Have an excellent business acumen with commercial focus and be able to deliver on targets and manage expenditure within budget;

Show attention to detail and be a natural problem solver who can offer innovative solutions to meet needs of the business;

Have a full current driving licence valid in the UK and use of a car.

In return, the company offers an attractive salary and benefits package which includes: Healthcare Plan for employees and their children under 18, Company Pension & Life Assurance, Health & Well-Being Programme as well as excellent personal development
and career progression opportunities.

To request an application form please contact the HR Department at Fane Valley. Email:, Tel: (028) 9261 0480 or apply on our GET GOT platform.

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About Us

Fane Valley Feeds is the leading Agri supply Co-op in Northern Ireland with two modern feed mills in Omagh and Newry and Agri stores across the province. With a strong technical support proposition, Fane Valley Feeds is committed to improving its farmer customers’ businesses, providing superlative service and the best quality feeds on the market.

With one of the most modern animal feed manufacturing facilities in Europe, Fane Valley Feeds is committed to manufacturing the highest quality feeds for our customers. Both our Omagh and Newry sites operate to UFAS manufacturing standards and our delivery fleet is TASCC assured.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Fane Valley Feeds is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better