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Retail Shop Manager

Ref No: FVS/RSM/10/21

Location: Ballymena
Closing Date: 7th March 2022

We now invite applications for the following position based at our Ballymena Seven Tower Store.

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. 

Reporting to the Retail Store Manager the successful applicant, will assume operational responsibility for the effective running of the agricultural shop, with particular emphasis on exceptional customer service, impactful merchandising displays and delivering growth for the business. 

The Role:

• Responsible for the day-to-day management of a busy Agri-Retail store;

• Develop retail sales growth for animal health products, livestock identification, animal feeds and agricultural requisites;

• Manage and develop customer relationships;

• Lead, manage and motivate a small team of dedicated sales personnel;

• Deliver excellent store standards through visual merchandising.

The Person:

• Have supervisory/management experience in a retail-sales environment;

• Experience of managing customer relationships;

• Possess strong IT skills;

• Knowledge and awareness of the agricultural and building supplies industry and products;

• Ability to lead and motivate a team;

• Have a willingness to take a fully hands on approach to all aspects of the business;

• Ability to work on own initiative and within a busy team;

• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels;

• Ideally have a third level qualification in an Agriculture or business-related discipline;

• Ideally have a RAMA (SQP) qualification for animal health sales;

• Knowledge of computerised stock control systems would be an advantage.

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 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