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HR Manager

Failte Ireland

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I would strongly recommend a career in HR specifically in hospitality. It is a flexible career with lots of options and opportunities to travel. A qualification in HRM is a good start and gaining work experience is really important. 

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380 Jobs with 16 New Centra Stores

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380 Jobs with 16 New Centra Stores

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 

380 Jobs with 16 New Centra Stores

Convenience store chain Centra plans to open 16 new shops this year, creating 380 jobs.

The company had record sales in 2014, taking in more than €1.5 billion – up 3% on the previous year.

The grocery chain is now planning to open 16 new shops in 2015, creating 380 additional jobs.

Centra currently employs almost 11,000 people and serves over three million customers each week. The chain sells over €1.1 billion of Irish goods, with 75% of all products sold in store produced or sourced in Ireland. An additional €60 million worth of products are sourced by stores locally from over 1,400 small local suppliers.

Its success last year was underpinned by a 14% increase in sales of its ‘own brand’ range, a 17% rise in pizza sales and a 14% jump in coffee sales.

Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of Centra, said that the success experienced by the retailer in 2014 “places the Centra brand within the top twenty Irish brands by turnover, which is a huge accomplishment when you consider that this has been achieved by the combined efforts of 463 local businesses across the country”.

The Centra chain is run by Musgrave, the Irish food wholesaler, however the stores are all owned by individual franchisees.

Details of career opportunities with Musgrave Group are available here.

Current vacancies advertised include:

  • Trading manager
  • Drivers
  • PMO Coordinator
  • Butchery Specialist
  •  Security Personnel
  • Warehouse Planning Administration
  • Duty Managers

All have February closing dates for applications.

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