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Office Administrator

Ref No: SD/OA/07/21

Location: Donegal
Closing Date: 4th August 2021

We now wish to recruit for the following temporary position to cover maternity leave at our Ballindrait mill.

Milling since 1865 Smyths Daleside are the leading manufacturer of animal feed in the North West of Ireland. For over 155 years we have been making the highest quality feeds with the aim of exceeding our customers’ expectations.

The Role:

• Receive and process customer orders and deal with sales enquiries;
• Front office duties which include dealing with the weighbridge, hauliers, customers and cash sales;
• Control and analysis of haulier accounts;
• Provide support for other financial/administrative duties delegated by management, including month end preparations.

The Person:
• Must have previous experience within an administrative role, preferably in a busy office environment;
• Have strong IT skills with experience in Microsoft Office applications;
• Have experience of operating computerised accounting software;
• The ability to work on your own initiative and within a busy team;
• Possess excellent organisational and time management skills, have an excellent telephone manner and demonstrate attention to detail;
• Will ideally have a qualification in a business-related discipline;
• A knowledge of the farming sector would be an advantage.

To apply please forward a current CV and cover letter to the HR Manager, Smyths Daleside, Ballindrait, Lifford, Co Donegal, F93 K447 or email

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About Us

Smyths Daleside, one of the most modern mills in Ireland, manufacture high quality animal feeds for ruminant and monogastric animals (Beef, Dairy, Calf, Sheep, Horse, Pig and Poultry). All products are specially designed by some of the top nutritionists in the country and provide essential vitamins.

Smyths Daleside is one of the biggest manufacturing firms in the area and provide employment for 58 people at present with sales from Donegal to Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Monaghan and Cavan, and cover all counties in Northern Ireland.


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

Smyths Daleside 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