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Managing Director

Ref No: FVF/MD/04/22

Location: Omagh
Closing Date: 3rd May 2022

Reporting to the Group Chief Executive the Managing Director will assume overall accountability for the strategic development, commercial performance and the success of the Fane Valley Feeds business.

The Role:

  • Lead the delivery of the company’s growth plans in the animal feed sector; 
  • Develop the sales of feed and the wider Fane Valley product portfolio to new and existing customers;
  • Ensure that Fane Valley Feeds adopts an effective, risk-based approach to procurement of feed raw materials;
  • Ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Fane Valley Feeds manufacturing sites;
  • To pursue a program of continuous improvement across all aspects of site operations;
  • To lead, manage and motivate staff in the performance of their duties;
  • Ensure that adequate financial management systems and controls are in place.

The Person:

  • Possess a minimum of 5 years senior management experience, within the agri-business sector;
  • Knowledge of the animal feed manufacturing sector at a local and national level;
  • Evidence of achievement in an operational management role in a manufacturing environment;
  • The ability to lead, manage and motivate a team;
  • Experience of strategic planning; introducing new processes and managing change;
  • Able to demonstrate business acumen and commercial focus;
  • Experience of managing relationships with key customers and suppliers;
  • Strong IT and communication skills; 
  • Enthusiastic, hard working with ability to take own initiative;
  • Specific knowledge and awareness of raw material markets and animal nutrition would be a distinct advantage.
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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