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Area Retail Manager

Ref No: FVS/AM/01/21

Location: Moira HQ
Closing Date: 25th January 2021

As part of our ambitious growth strategy, the company now wishes to appoint an Area Retail Manager to support the development of the business.

Fane Valley Stores is a leading supplier of animal health and agricultural products to farmers and the rural community. With an expanding network of agri-retail stores and a strong on-line platform, our aim is to exceed the expectations of our customers. As part of our ambitious growth strategy, the company now wishes to appoint an Area Retail Manager to support the development of the business.

The Role: 

• Based in Moira and reporting to the Head of Retail the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management and operation of a number of Fane Valley Stores across Northern Ireland; 

• Support each store in implementing their strategic plan to grow and develop the store location with clear targets to improve sales and enhance customer service; 

• To lead manage and support store managers and staff throughout the retail stores network; 

• To support each store with the implementation of their marketing and merchandising plans. 

The Person: 

• Candidates will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent in agriculture or a business related discipline; 

• Have at least 5 years’ experience of working in a retail customer facing environment; 

• Strong leadership and motivational skills, with previous experience of managing people and teams; 

• Have an excellent business acumen with commercial focus and be able to deliver on targets; 

• Show attention to detail and be a natural problem solver who can offer innovative solutions to meet both customer needs and the needs of the business to secure and grow sales; 

• Strong interpersonal skills with excellent communication, both verbal and written; 

• Excellent IT skills with previous experience of using ERP systems; 

• Ideally have previous experience of working with farmers and members of the rural community; 

• A comprehensive understanding of the agricultural industry in Northern Ireland; 

• Hold a full UK driving licence or equivalent and be happy to travel to sites across N. Ireland. 

In return, the company offers an attractive salary with bonus, a company car, a benefits package and excellent career progression opportunities. 

To request an application form please contact the HR Department at Fane Valley. Email:, Tel: (028) 9261 0480 or apply directly through our Get Got portal at 

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About Us

Fane Valley Stores is the largest retail distributor of animal health, crop protection, livestock identification products and general farm supplies in Northern Ireland. Our expanding network of agri-retail stores is complemented by a market leading online trading platform.

Technical support and advice is also one of our strengths with customers having access to Fane Valley’s growing team of technical specialists in animal health, soil health and crop agronomy.


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 Stores 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