Join The Fane
Valley Team

A range of Career opportunities

655 logo

Job Details:

Retail Store Manager

Ref No: FVS/SM/02/22

Location: Rathriland
Closing Date: 21st February 2022

Reporting to the Area Retail Manager the successful applicant, will assume operational responsibility for the implementation of our planned growth strategy for the Rathfriland store.

The Role:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of a busy Agri-Retail store;
  • Develop retail sales growth for animal health products, animal feeds, agro-chemicals, fertiliser, and agricultural requisites;
  • Manage and develop customer relationships;
  • Lead, manage and motivate a small team of dedicated sales and store personnel;
  • Deliver excellent store standards through visual merchandising.

The Person:

  • Have supervisory/management experience in a retail-sales environment;
  • Possess a knowledge and awareness of the NI agricultural Industry and agricultural products;
  • Experience of managing customer relationships;
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team;
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively at all levels;
  • Ability to prioritise a busy workload;
  • Enthusiastic, hard working with a hands-on approach to all aspects of the business;
  • Must have good impact and presence and a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Have a full current driving licence valid in the UK;
  • Ideally have a third level qualification in an agriculture or business-related discipline;
  • Ideally have strong IT skills and knowledge of computerised stock control systems;
  • A RAMA qualification for animal health sales and a forklift licence would be an advantage.

In return, the company offers an attractive rate of pay and benefits package which includes Healthcare Plan for employees and their children under 18, Company Pension & Life Assurance, Health & Well-Being strategy which incorporates a range of on-going initiatives and programmes.

Apply Now

About Us

Fane Valley Co-operative is a progressive agri-food business based in Moira, Northern Ireland. Operating across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England and Belgium the Co-op has interests in red meat processing (beef, lamb and edible offals), the production of beef dripping, fully integrated duck production & processing, porridge oats & breakfast cereal, animal feed manufacturing, agricultural supplies and the provision of agronomy and forage services.

Formed in 1903, Fane Valley remains 100% farmer owned. The business, which now employs 2,750 people, continues to grow through a strategy of organic growth and targeted acquisitions.


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 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