Careers

When you join Monaghan Mushrooms, you will become part of a world-leading, international company with a 3,500-strong workforce. It is the passion and dedication of our people that has helped ensure our steady growth, and we are committed to developing the potential of our people at all levels across the company.

Our Locations

Our Group Headquarters is situated in Tyholland, Co. Monaghan. Nestled in the rural Irish countryside, we are just 1.5 hours from the main cities of  Belfast and Dublin. We have farms, pack houses, compost yards and offices across Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Canada.

As a business that is constantly growing, we always need great people to come work with us, and the opportunities here are plentiful.

Harvesting

Mushroom harvesters are integral to our business, and we always need new people to come and work with us. There are opportunities available all year round, and we currently welcome applications for all our farms in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Canada.

Operational

From the compost yard to the packhouse floor, we run streamlined and efficient processes to ensure that top quality is delivered to our customers.

Current vacancies

Location
Tyholland, Co. Monaghan

Job Description

Role Overview

The Production Manager will be responsible for a mushroom production facility with a workforce of c180 people and a production of 153MT weekly. The Production Manager will be required to take full responsibility for: The overall day to day running of the farm operations and site profitability; Lead and direct the work of all employees on site; Oversee all aspects of company policy, production methodology and site initiatives; Continuously improve the process / standards of the site and implement changes as required.

 

Main Duties

  • Overall responsibility for managing farms resources, ie: People, Houses (18 growing tunnels) Equipment (physical security and maintenance).
  • Must engender team work within farm and across site and drive performance in all areas but with specific focus on: Yield, Pick rate, Product mix and quality, Costs.
  • Responsible for agreeing production with the supply side of the business and following and driving the daily performance of the farm to ensure that production targets and quality parameters are met.
  • Working with the Operations Manager, the Production manager is responsible for managing the performance of people (including discipline)
  • Identify recruitment needs-maintain sufficient staff levels in all departments on site
  • Identify training needs and implementing- ensure that all staff receive sufficient training to enable them to carry out their duties in the most efficient manner possible
  • Inputting into the budgetary process
  • Health and safety responsibility.
  • Must be able to cover for growing and harvesting managers and so must have basic knowledge of mushroom growing and harvesting.
  • Sign off all hours on a weekly basis for the wage department.
  • Completion of all necessary paperwork relating to the Management role.
  • Effective communication with QA Department, Trading Desk, Senior Grower & Supervisors.
  • Responsible for the weekly profitability of the farm.

 

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change and amendment.

 

Competencies to perform the role

  • Plans for Success – Develops project plans required to implement projects and programmes of work; defines risks and benefits of work and pro-actively manages
  • Solves Problems – Recognises and balances the different interests of stakeholders when making decisions
  • Acts Commercially – Creates a business case for business projects when required
  • Builds Teams – Works collaboratively and encourages cross disciplinary working between teams
  • Customer Focus – Proactively seeks customer feedback and acts upon it
  • Leads Change – Challenges the current perspective to drive continuous improvement
  • Leads Authentically – Challenges processes which are ineffective providing direct and timely feedback; finds the right balance between frankness and respect; always delivers on work promises and deadlines
  • Communicates Effectively – uses communication skills to influence colleagues and senior managers; switches easily from high level to detailed information as needed; reads and adapts to visual cues in a high pressured environment

 

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Proven track record in either growing or people management, ideally will have element of both, or demonstrate ability to develop both
  • Fresh produce / food production / agricultural / horticultural background.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures.
  • Ability to address immediate problems, create instant, relevant decisions to ensure continuous customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to understand budgets, management accounts and product costings

 

 

Other Significant Role Requirements:

  • Driving licence
  • Valid Passport (no travel restrictions)

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Siobhan Quigley

T: +353 47 38200

E: careers@monaghan-mushrooms.com

Location
Tyholland, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Job Description

Main Duties

  • Organise & motivate the packing team to improve line speeds/pack rates by maximising productivity & minimising non – productive time
  • Minimise the number of product changeovers by implementing good line planning practices.
  • Reduce product changeover times by;
    • Planning and sourcing the next set of labels for Line Leaders
    • Ensuring next roll of film is available and assist with its fitting
  • Ensure product is packed to match load times with any possible issues notified to Shift Production Manager as soon as possible
  • Ensure the requirements of the Company’s Health & Safety Policy are achieved and to promote the achievement of high standards of health & safety standards through the adoption of good work practices & proper investigation of accidents
  • Recognise any training requirements of the team that may improve productivity and communicate such to Shift Production Manager or Packhouse Manager.
  • Ensure that matters that involve a breach of Company rules/standards are investigated and outcomes communicated to Shift Production Manager for disciplinary action, where necessary
  • Organise & motivate staff to ensure that the maximum use is made of all raw materials to reduce product waste to minimum levels possible.
  • Issue packing and sliced packing updates against the agreed packing plan every 2 hours from shift start to the Production, Planning and Transport teams
  • Assist and support the Shift Production Manager and Packhouse Managers where required
  • Communicate effectively with staff to ensure they are fully briefed on relevant issues
  • Maintain excellent housekeeping standards
  • Other duties as assigned by the Shift Production Manager or Packhouse Manager

 

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change and amendment.

 

Competencies to perform the role

  • Good communication skills ( both written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Conscious of the needs of our Customers
  • Have the ability to work on your own initiative

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Ideally Third level education in a food related discipline
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in FMCG / food based environments at management level
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programmes (desirable)

 

Other significant role requirements

  • Preparedness to work flexible hours
  • Willing to train quickly and under pressure

 

 

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Siobhan Quigley

T: 353 04738257

E: Siobhan.Quigley@monaghan-mushrooms.com

Location
Tyholland, Co. Monaghan

Job Description

Main Duties

The Production Operative will be responsible for:

  • Carry out all production operations in the assigned area in accordance with Quality Procedures and Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Carry out all production operations in the assigned area
  • Assist as a member of the Production team, towards the delivery of production output targets and quality levels on schedule
  • Complete all documentation relating to production activities as required in a timely fashion.
  • Immediately notify the Production Co-ordinator/Operational Lead of any deviation from SOPs and/or deviations in the standard production process which could affect product safety or quality requirements
  • Ask if in doubt about any particular practice or unusual findings
  • Maintain the designated place of work in a clean and tidy state at all times during production activities
  • Perform housekeeping and hygiene duties as assigned in the Production Department
  • Participate in all training
  • To adhere fully to all safety policies, procedures and regulations

 

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change and amendment.

 

Competencies to perform the role

  • Be highly organised and detail orientated
  • The ability to work independently
  • Able to process and analyse data
  • Must be able to manage frequently changing priorities
  • Ability to achieve ambitious deadlines in a fast paced environment

 

 

Experience and Qualifications

 

Qualifications

  • Must have level 6 on NFQ (or equivalent) scale

Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in production.
  • Experience in the food production would be beneficial

 

Other Significant Role Requirements:

  • Motivator / team leader
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with analysis of data and reporting
  • Report writing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-organized, reliable, flexible and results-oriented working style
  • Hands on
  • Fluent in English

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Siobhan Quigley

T: +353 47 38200

E: Careers@monaghan-mushrooms.com

Location
Tyholland, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Job Description

Main Duties

The Horticulture Programme Manager will be responsible for the successful management and execution of all Microbiology innovation programs within MBio for the Monaghan Mushrooms Group including the management of project rollout into the full commercial environment. The programme manager must be highly customer centric and must lead by example.

 

MBio consistently delivers world firsts. The programme manager must be focussed on the end goal and see innovation as a toolset to achieve macro objectives. This may require entrepreneurial flair at times to achieve the unimaginable and the candidate must be a very strong communicator.

As nature never stops flexibility will be an important feature of this role.

 

The deliverables of the Horticulture Programme Manager role include:

 

  • Coordinate and evaluate the performance of all microbiology and horticulture projects within MBio and ensure alignment with end goals agreed with the customer – Monaghan Mushrooms;
  • Formulate new projects to support the achievement of new innovation targets agreed with the customer;
  • Drive an innovation mindset through the team;
  • Development of a consistent project management method for application to all programs;
  • Develop proposals for funding from national and international state agencies to ensure funding is in place for 100% of micro programs;
  • The development and management of budgets;
  • Management and development of a diverse team of scientists and horticulturalists;
  • Risk assessment and change management to ensure programme delivery;
  • Effective communications with all programme stakeholders;
  • Development of new products and processes for the horticulture industry.

 

 

Skills and Competencies

  • Communication: Must have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills both up the line and down the line;
  • Team Management and Development: Comfortable in providing coaching to project team members and leading a team whose background is primarily science based;
  • Innovative thinker: Ability to think laterally to achieve the unimaginable;
  • Remain on the pulse of science
  • Can do attitude: Must have a ‘can do’ entrepreneurial attitude with a focus on ‘doing the right stuff’ and ‘getting stuff done’!
  • Growth: A thirst to learn, grow and keep in touch with innovation within the wider industry;
  • Organisation: Highly efficient administration, detail focussed and exacting on time.
  • Research standards: conduct research according to the general principles of good research based on honesty, cooperation and responsibility on accurate data acquisition and storage and managing appropriately any conflicts of interest.

Experience and Qualifications

 

Qualifications

  • Possess a Ph.D qualification in Environmental Microbiology or Microbial Ecology.
  • Project Management qualification would be preferable.

 

Experience

  • 7+ years of industrial experience.
  • Proven experience in programme management.
  • Proven experience in team management.
  • Proven experience in stakeholder management.
  • Proven record of good understanding/experience of horticulture.
  • Possess excellent computer skills including databases, excel, word and statistical packages.
  • Possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), excellent interpersonal and presentation skills as well as being team focused.
  • Proven record of attention to detail and work with a sense of urgency yet have the ability to be impartial and objective.

 

Other Significant Role Requirements

  • The Horticulture Programme Manager will motivate, collaborate, drive innovation and ultimately the achievement of goals.
  • The Horticulture Programme Manager must be flexible in terms of working hours to ensure deliverables are achieved on time.
  • It is required to that the Horticulture Programme Manager holds a driving license to travel in order to achieve deliverables.
  • The suitable applicant must be enthusiastic and bring an energy to the wider team.
  • Must lead by example and be flexible regarding assigned tasks.
  • Willing to become a mushroom evangelist!

 

To apply for this role please email a copy of your CV to careers@monaghan-mushrooms.com

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Niamh Armstrong

T: 353 479553

E: Careers@monaghan-mushrooms.com

Location
Tyholland, Co. Monaghan, Monaghan

Job Description

Main Duties

  • You must adhere to the rules of the road at all times
  • Count all units of product codes collected from each Grower
  • Produce a Grower docket for each category of product. Must include product code, quantity, grower number, date, driver, number of crates collected, number of crates delivered, type of crate
  • Ensure you are following collection route in a timely & responsible fashion
  • Ensure all product is loaded carefully to minimise any damage
  • Download all information from handheld unit, check in product to Intake and investigate and update any discrepancies
  • File the correct route cards along with a copy of the Vehicles Tachograph
  • Fill your vehicle with fuel before offloading the last delivery to the Packhouse each day
  • Park your vehicle in a neat, tidy & safe manner
  • Wash your vehicle each evening before finishing your shift
  • Ensure there are sufficient levels of oil & water in your vehicle each morning
  • Complete a pre-collection vehicle check sheet and file it on a daily basis before moving off site
  • Responsible for the vehicle provided and drive it with due care and attention
  • Maintain and observe Health, Safety and Hygiene standards in accordance with Company rules and regulations
  • Maintain and observe all Company procedures

 

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change and amendment.

 

Competencies to perform the role

  • Collection Drivers are required to work on a 5 day out of 7 basis which will include Saturdays and Sundays on a rota basis with all Lorries based in Tyholland.
  • Must be competent with machinery and flexible to do shift work.
  • A full clean Drivers Licence (EC)
  • Collection Drivers must be over 25 years old for insurance purposes.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Manual handling experience is essential.
  • Mechanical experience would be an advantage
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Artic driving
  • Digital Tachograph Card
  • Driver CPC Certificate
  • Forklift experience

To apply for this role please email a copy of your CV to careers@monaghan-mushrooms.com

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Michelle Foz

T: 04739553

E: Careers@monaghan-mushrooms.com

Professional Support

When you work with us, you will have the opportunity to develop professionally and personally. You will be challenged, giving you the chance to learn, develop and gain new skills. You will be exposed to people from lots of different cultures and nationalities, and truly make an impact on the company’s future.

Current vacancies

Location
Carbury, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Job Description

Role Overview

Reporting to the General Manager the main objective of the role is to monitor the key compost parameters. The Compost Data Analyst/Trainee Compost Manager will work closely with Managers in the Compost Division to proactively identify problems before they occur and work to support growers to maximise quality and yield of compost.

 

Main Duties

  • Monitor and audit environmental control systems on site daily
  • Record and analyse compost KPIs for the site daily
  • Generate summary reports for the site on a weekly basis
  • Daily sampling of compost for analysis
  • Keep all analysis up to date on the database
  • Providing support to the other teams on site as needed and cover for other Managers as needed
  • Train new and existing staff on SOP’s – updating them when required
  • Ensure the compost site is audit ready with regards to systems, processes and documentation
  • Ensure good housekeeping in all areas of the site
  • Proactively support a health and safety culture

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change and amendment.

 

Competencies to perform the role

  • Be an independent and self-motivated worker
  • Work towards long and short term targets
  • Have excellent computer skills
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be flexible and adaptable as the role develops with time

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Preferably have a horticultural or agriculture qualification
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential

Desirable:

  • Previous use in Microsoft SharePoint
  • Previous compost and growing experience would be an advantage
  • Previous experience in data analysis

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Siobhan Quigley

T: +353 47 38200

E: Careers@monaghan-mushrooms.com

Location
Laichingen, Germany

Job Description

Role Overview

The Office Manager will provide support to the General Manager, and play a vital part in the administration and smooth-running of the Administration team.

 

Main Duties

  • Liaise with external stakeholders and local authorities
  • Working with suppliers and manage the administration involved with this
  • Ensuring the smooth running of the Administration department
  • Managing the Site Administrator
  • Assisting with the processing of payroll
  • Site reporting including absence reporting
  • Managing all HR queries and reporting back into the Head Office HR function

 

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change and amendment.

 

Competencies to perform the role

  • Have a high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Have a good work ethic – be prepared to do what is necessary to produce accurate work to deadlines
  • Have good IT skills, especially spreadsheets
  • Have good communication skills
  • Good understanding of German employment law
  • Fluency in German and English language is essential

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience working within a HR role is advantageous

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Siobhan Quigley

T: +353 47 38200

E: careers@monaghan-mushrooms.com

Location
Tyholland, Co. Monaghan

Job Description

Role Overview

The Senior Scientist is a key role within the Horticulture Research Programme at MBio. Reporting to the Fermentation Lead the Senior Scientist will drive forward sustainability research for the mushroom and wider horticulture industries.

 

Main Duties

  • Providing technical leadership in the development of scalable and cost-effective fermentation processes for microbial products
  • Planning and conducting fermentation research and experiments to improve the yield of desirable biomass and bioactivities of various beneficial bacteria and fungi
  • Producing high quality materials through fermentation for formulation and field development
  • Developing process SOPs and specifications for scale up and manufacture
  • Collaborating with other scientists, and technicians in molecular/microbiology, field development and formulation.
  • Management of key milestones for a number of research projects
  • Development of technical reports and presentation of data to team members and other stakeholders, including company executives

 

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change and amendment.

 

Competencies to perform the role

  • Communication: Must have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills: Follow systematic root cause problem solving and troubleshooting to resolve out of specification data.
  • Can do attitude: Must have a ‘can do’ entrepreneurial attitude with a focus on ‘doing the right stuff’ and ‘getting stuff done’!
  • Growth: A thirst to learn, grow and keep in touch with innovation within the wider industry;
  • Organisation: Highly efficient administration, detail focussed and exacting on time.
  • Research standards: conduct research according to the general principles of good research based on honesty, cooperation and responsibility on accurate data acquisition and storage and managing appropriately any conflicts of interest.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • Relevant third level degree from the following subject areas: MSc in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. Biotechnology, Microbial Fermentation, Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc.)
  • PhD in a biochemical or biotechnological area will be highly desirable.
  • Proven industry experience working with fermentation processes, media development, scale-up and analytical methods is required for this position.
  • Proven experience in optimisation of Fermentations for a variety of microorganisms (Bacterial, yeast (recombinant) and Fungal)
  • Trouble-shooting skills in the context of fermentation and downstream processing
  • Project management experience is required
  • A proven track record in research will be advantageous.
  • Possess excellent computer skills including databases, excel, word and statistical packages.
  • Possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), excellent interpersonal and presentation skills as well as being team focused.
  • Proven record of attention to detail and work with a sense of urgency yet have the ability to be impartial and objective.

 

Other Significant Role Requirements:

  • Must be flexible in terms of working hours to ensure deliverables are achieved on time.
  • It is required that the Senior Scientist holds a driving license to travel in order to achieve deliverables.
  • The suitable applicant must be enthusiastic and bring an energy to the wider team.
  • Must be flexible regarding assigned tasks.

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Contact Information

Niamh Armstrong

T: 00 353 479553

E: Careers@monaghan-mushrooms.com