Director, Food & Beverages Division

Dublin 2
On Application
16 March 2017
31 March 2017
Mr Adrian Marples
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


We are. Ireland is.

Would you like to join us on that journey?

The journey to becoming a world leader in sustainably produced food and drink requires people of vision.  Bord Bia, the state agency committed to the success of Irish food, drink and horticulture, is looking to fill the position of Director, Food & Beverages Division to help drive this journey.  Successful candidates – building on previous records of achievement at senior executive level – will lead and develop programmes that deliver sustainable growth to Ireland’s largest indigenous industry.

Director, Food and Beverages

Reporting to the Chief Executive, this position plays a pivotal role in leading the development of Bord Bia strategy for all sectors of the Food and Beverages Division. Aligned with the organisations strategic pillars and in partnership with industry stakeholders, the Director will oversee the implementation of the strategy, the programmes that enhance industry competitiveness and build on Ireland’s reputation as a supplier of sustainably produced world-class food and beverages. The Director will be a member of the Senior Management Team.

With an operational agenda focused on optimising the resources of the Division, the Director will identify and develop programmes, that deliver clear commercial benefit to Bord Bia clients, work closely with the markets division during challenging times such as Brexit and advance a range of high-profile initiatives for the industry.

The ideal candidate will have:

5+ years’ experience operating at senior level in a marketing role

Proven management experience operating in international markets

Experience developing and implementing marketing strategy

Proven leadership ability and people management experience

Sector relevant marketing experience, e.g. food, drink, horticulture, meat

Degree level qualification in relevant discipline

Membership of relevant professional bodies


Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st March, 2017 

Bord Bia is an Equal Opportunities Employer.