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Irish Agri-Food Industry To Receive A Boost With 29 New Jobs

Ireland’s agri-food sector is set to receive a boost with the arrival of 29 new jobs across the sector provided by Bord Bia.

Bord Bia, an Irish state agency promoting Irish food, drink and horticulture within the country and abroad will offer positions in branding, marketing, insights, PR, digital marketing, events and business development as well as more specialist meat, dairy, seafood, beverages, retail and sustainability roles.

Almost half of these new jobs will be based in Bord Bia’s Dublin office (17) with other positions to be placed in Bord Bia’s offices in London (2), New York (1), Shanghai (2), Lagos (1), Japan (1), Dubai (1), Poland and Germany (2), Netherlands (1) and Singapore (1).

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed said:

“Today’s news is hugely positive for the sector and demonstrates my Department’s commitment to supporting the continued growth of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry which we are proud to say grew to reach over €13.5 billion in exports for the first time in 2017.

“Notwithstanding our export success, the sector continues to face uncertain times with market challenges such as Brexit. This recruitment drive will allow Bord Bia and the industry to further meet these challenges through the development of new opportunities around the world.”

The minimum general requirements for candidates include a qualification in a relevant third level degree such as business, marketing or economics; a minimum of three years full time work experience; proficiency in a foreign language and overseas work experience for certain overseas roles; and a strong interest or experience working in the Irish food and drinks industry.

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2018.

For those interested in applying you can find out more by visiting www.bordbia.ie/careers.

The author: Nick Fitzgerald