Chief Executive Officer

Sponsored CEO sought for major Irish Cooperative

Chief Executive Officer


My client is a well-established Cooperative in agriculture and supplies fresh produce to the UK and Irish markets. They are seeking to recruit a Chief Executive to run the business.

They are looking for a commercial leader with excellent management skills to continue to deliver results and identify strategic growth opportunities. The ideal candidate will come from the food/agri industry with knowledge of the UK and Irish markets and experience running a multi-million euro enterprise.


An excellent and very competitive package is on offer for the right candidate with a base salary in the region of 100K


  • Overall operational and P&L responsibility for the entire Co-Op with multimillion euro turnover
  • Work in cohesion with CFO and Project Manager to maintain business strategy
  • Management of nearly 100 member companies and a range of staff from different sectors
  • Prospecting, identifying and setting up new business opportunities to develop the business in additional sectors
  • Develop and drive marketing opportunities in UK and Ireland

Required skills and competencies:

  • Strong educational background, ideally educated to Masters level
  • Strong commercial, leadership and sales background
  • Experience developing and managing the strategy of an organisation
  • Previous experience of business growth in the UK and European markets an advantage
  • Ideally, experience in a similar role in food or food distribution, however this is not mandatory

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Pearce Doorley on 01 614 6064 or email