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Fisheries Data Management Project Support

Fisheries Data Management Project Support

Location: Galway

 Duration: 6 months full time / temporary contract

Requirements:

  • Collate and format historic fisheries and survey data for upload to a SQL database. An application for data upload has already been developed as has the SQL database and no new applications development or database development is required.
  • Design data forms for a smart phone application that can be used to derive e-data from commercial fishing vessels. This will use existing applications/technology and no applications development is required.

Experience required to deliver the support

  • A minimum of a certificate in a biological or related scientific area.
  • Have experience working with databases and ideally have some knowledge of SQL.
  • Have intermediate or advanced level skills in Excel and Access.
  • Understands and has experience of fisheries data or environmental type data and its management.
  • Has experience and knowledge of data visualisation, data exploration and data quality control methods
  • Be an experienced and skilled smart phone user eg. Application downloads, working with Android and iPhone systems.

Please send a copy of your cover letter and CV to mmolloy@osms.ie (www.osms.ie/careers).

Closing Date for Applications 5pm, 17th April 2017.

Interim Corporate Services Manager

Interim Corporate Services Manager

Location: Galway

Duration: 6 month contract assignment

 

An opportunity has arisen with our client for an interim Corporate Services Manager to work for a period of 6 months on a variety of assignments.

Working closely with the Director, an ideal candidate will have a strong background in finance, preferably having worked in a public sector, academic institution, or the banking sector. An ability to deal with people from technical, academic, scientific and political backgrounds would be essential.

 

Specific requirements will include:

  • Qualified Accountant with a number of years demonstrable senior level experience.
  • Preferably a background in Audit or Internal Audit / Corporate Governance / IT Systems / Business Continuity Planning / Risk Management.
  • Experience of public procurement and Public Sector Tender processes.
  • Ability to operate all levels within the organisation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High Emotional Intelligence.
  • Project Management skills and experience.

 

 

A very competitive remuneration package is being offered which will reflect the seniority of the role.

 

This is a very interesting role with an organisation that is renowned in its field, with best in class structures.

To apply: please submit both a covering letter and detailed CV to mmolloy@osms.ie. All inquiries will be dealt with in strict confidence.  Closing date for applications is 18th April 2017.

Sales & Marketing Manager

Electrical & Cable Management Systems Industry

Our client, a successful company in the sector, wishes to recruit a dynamic Sales & Marketing Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with drive, ambition and vision to build a successful career in this well-established business.

Working closely with the CEO, an ideal candidate will have a background in the Electrical and Cable Management industry. We are looking for someone who is commercially astute, with good business acumen and the ability to be proactive in driving sales growth.

Specific requirements will include:

  • Ability to manage Sales, Marketing and Design teams.
  • Business Development skills and a strong relationship with Consulting Engineers, contractors, wholesalers and other potential clients within the industry.
  • Good technical knowledge in electrical systems.
  • Experience as a negotiator with ability to price projects.
  • Skill in planning and implementing a Sales & Marketing Strategy.
  • Training in understanding and interpreting financial management reports.

A very competitive remuneration package is being offered which will reflect the seniority of the role.

To apply: please submit both a covering letter and detailed CV to mmolloy@osms.ie. Ref: SM.AP

All inquiries will be dealt with in strict confidence. Closing date for applications is 27th Jan. 2017.

Macra na Feirme is looking for a visionary and energetic CEO

Chief Executive Officer

Macra CEO appointmentOSMS is delighted to have worked as Recruitment Specialist with Macra na Feirme on the recruitment of their new CEO, we wish Denis and the Macra team every success in the future.

Macra na Feirme was founded in 1944 and is a vibrant, energetic national voluntary organisation for young people between the ages of 17 and 35. The organisation is member led and consists of a nationwide network of clubs with six key areas of activity: agriculture, sport, travel, public speaking, performing arts and community involvement. Macra na Feirme is committed to the personal development of young farmers and rural young people and places emphasis on social interaction and participation.

Organisational Structure:

The organisation currently has approximately 8,000 members, with clubs in 31 regions across the country.

The National Council, (chaired by the National President), is the governing body of the organisation. The National Council is made up of the national president, three vice presidents, a representative from each of the 31 regions, past president, IFA representative and 2 representatives of associate members.

The National Executive committee is a sub-committee of National Council with specific powers delegated to it. The Finance committee is a subcommittee of National Executive and responsible for oversight of the organisation’s finances and staffing matters. The National Council has three other subcommittees which report to it, namely Agricultural Affairs, Rural Youth and Competitions. The three committees are responsible for policy generation and running the busy competitions calendar.

Macra na Feirme is organised at a local level through a network of clubs, with activities being coordinated at a county level through county executives. The CEO is responsible for the management and direction of its professional staff cohort to run the organisation effectively.

JOB PROFILE

Title: Chief Executive Officer

Reports to: The National Council and National Executive of Macra na Feirme.

Location: National Office, Irish Farm Centre, Bluebell, Dublin 12 with flexibility required to travel to meetings, events and functions around Ireland and occasionally abroad.

Contract: 5 year fixed term contract.

Direct Reports: Finance & Administration; PR; Events Management; Membership Services; Agricultural and Rural Affairs Manager; Travel; Training and Development Officers and Land Mobility Programme Manager.

Summary /Overview of CEO role:

To efficiently and effectively direct and manage the staff cohort in support of the President and National Executive, in delivering the operational and strategic goals as agreed by the National Council of Macra na Feirme.
Work closely with the President in identifying, presenting, developing and pursuing initiatives to grow the organisation through alliances and joint-ventures in accordance with the mandates of National Council and National Executive.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Strategic Planning:

Provide overall vision, direction and leadership, consistent with Macra’s mission, for staff and management across the organisation, who serve the membership.
Develop, implement and review with the National Executive and National Council, as appropriate, a rolling strategic and operations plan which sets out the major aims and objectives for the organisation, as well as its key deliverables.
Organizational – Performance & Development:

Set up performance targets with all staff and ensure the operation of an effective Performance Management and Development System (PMDS) within Macra na Feirme.
Ensure that Macra na Feirme retains its status as a strong, vibrant and dynamic organisation to serve the membership.
Work with the organisation’s subcommittees on the development of relevant policy.
Continually contribute to the development of the organisation and identify new opportunities in the areas of funding, travel, partnerships and further education & services.
Represent the organisation in a manner which enhances its profile and responds to its membership’s needs.
Finance:

Develop and present for approval to the National Executive and National Council as appropriate, annual operating budgets and plans, and submit periodic operating and financial reports as directed by the National Executive.
Provide metrics and key performance indicators (KPI’s) on financial performance versus budgets and plans.
Work with the President on initiatives to ensure that Macra na Feirme generates the required financial resources to develop, and invest into the future.

Planning & Monitoring – focus on outcomes:

Implement KPI’s and metrics to evaluate return on investment for activities undertaken, to ensure that resources are deployed to deliver most impact.

Relationships / Communication & Networks:

Develop and maintain superior working relations with all internal and external stakeholders, Government agencies and related institutions, organisations and sectors.
Ensure effective communication internally across the Macra na Feirme network and externally with key stakeholders and supporters.
Develop, promote, sustain and nurture productive working relationships with the President, National Executive, National Council and with the membership at large.
Regulatory Affairs:

Management of the corporate governance of the organisation in conjunction with the National Council.
Corporate Affairs:

Support the President and the elected officers in the discharge of their roles as the elected representatives of the members of Macra na Feirme.
Represent Macra na Feirme to Government departments and agencies; to other farming organisations and to the agri-business at large.
Risk Management :

Ensure all appropriate Health & Safety, Employment Law, Insurance processes and procedures are in place and that there is compliance with relevant regulatory requirements.

EDUCATION & OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Education / professional qualifications and experience:

A relevant third level qualification is essential.
At least 5 years senior management experience with a successful track record in leadership and management in either the public or private sector.
A proven track record in developing and implementing strategy in a changing environment.
Excellent stakeholder management experience with the ability to engage and network at all levels in the organisation, and externally.
Experience and understanding of the agricultural sector, rural affairs, fundraising, working with community and voluntary organisations; is desirable.
Garda Vetting is a requirement.
Full clean driving license required.

Personal Attributes required for the position:

Exceptional strategic vision; high energy & enthusiasm.
Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to take and execute decisions.
Experience of managing complex, people-based organisations in terms of leading, motivating and continuously re-focusing a professional staff cohort whilst serving the needs of a volunteer led organisation.
Excellent team building skills and experience, together with the stamina to energise, motivate and build trust.
Developed interpersonal communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to manage a dynamic and multi-faceted organisation.
Able to operate effectively at policy, strategic and operational levels with a reputation for analytical depth and clarity.
Proficient Project Management skills.
Competency to oversee the development, implementation and management of systems, initiatives and processes, paying particular attention to the application of best practice in Finance, Human Resources, IT and PR for Macra na Feirme.
Possesses qualities of empathy and determination to build and nurture relationships both internally and externally; to represent Macra in negotiation and promotion.

REMUNERATION

A generous remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate for the position.

The role is likely to suit an individual looking to grow and further develop their career at a senior management level through an interesting and challenging role.

Application Details

If you wish to apply, please email your curriculum vitae with a covering letter (setting out your suitability for the position) to mmolloy@osms.ie

The position is now closed

For a confidential discussion, you may also phone Milo Molloy at OutSourced Management Solutions (OSMS); tel: +353 87 278 3860.

Macra na Feirme is an equal opportunities employer.

Knowledge Development Box

One imminent piece of legislation which will be of interest to companies involved in developing Intellectual Property (IP) and R&D is the proposed reduction in corporation tax applicable to income streams arising from IP.

While the introduction of the 25% tax credit in respect of R&D activities gave a major incentive to companies on their R&D expenditure; the proposed introduction of the Knowledge Development Box (KDB) will give a reduction in the tax rates applicable to the income arising from the commercialisation of IP activities.

Anecdotally, it is expected that the rate of corporation tax will be reduced to somewhere between 5% and 6.25% for qualifying income; although the definition of what qualifies still needs to be finalized.

It is hoped that the introduction of the KDB will be a further boost to Ireland’s attractiveness to locate FDI’s.

 

OSMS can  advise on the impact that this will have for your business– for a free consultation please email mmolloy@osms.ie or call 087 278 3860.

Companies Act 2014 – update

The Companies Act 2014 will be implemented imminently which promises to modernise company law and reduce the administrative burden on business. However, it also places more responsibility on company directors.

In summary, the Companies Act 2014 creates 7 new company types – of which the two most popular will be :

  1. Private Company Limited by Shares (LTD)
  2. Designated Activity Company (DAC)

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Tips for a Healthy Relationship With Your Bank

It has become very apparent that BOI and AIB in particular are open for, and are looking for business. Now is a good time for businesses to consider their funding requirements for the future as well as reviewing the current facilities that they have with their bank. Companies should also implement a strategy for dealing with their bank, and invest the time in developing a productive relationship with their Account Manager.

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Prompt Payment Tips

Cash is the life-blood of businesses and yet it is sometimes viewed as being an unpleasant activity which is undertaken by the Accounts Department. Sometimes the perception is: Sales guys are there to sell and the Accounts guys are there to call the customer to get paid !!
In order to be effective, there needs to be clear policies and procedures in place so that Sales, Customer Services and Finance departments of the company work together to ensure that customers pay promptly.

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HR: Talent Retention & Acquisition

In recent months there has been a noticeable pickup in employment “moves” – ie employees who have been employed under job-bridge programs, or employees employed under temporary contracts being offered permanent positions. Likewise, employees who stayed in positions during the downturn that they would not otherwise have stayed in, are now looking for positions that they feel will be more satisfactory for their career aspirations.
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