JWR Employment Specialist have an opportunity for an experience HR professional to work with an Irish Leading Global Manufacturer located in Westport, Co Mayo for a HR Generalist role.

As the HR Generalist, the main responsibility of this role is to support the HR Manager in the day to day running of the global HR function and to support the Head of HR in the implementation of the HR strategy under the guidance of the 5 Year Business Plan.

This role will offer the right candidate excellent HR experience and exposure to all elements of HR and will work with an exceptional leadership team. The role also offers a competitive salary, health insurance, pension and hybrid working arrangements. It really is an opportunity not to miss.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be the knowledge bank in all HR policies and provide guidance and support to managers and employees on internal policies or local labour legislation framework,
  • Actively participate in disciplinary or grievance discussions,
  • Respect the need for confidentiality at all times with all sensitive discussions, document and proposals,
  • Proactively recommend HR policy introduction or updates in compliance with new legislation or industry best practice,
  • Revise employee handbooks to reflect any updates in compliance with new legislation or company policies,
  • Proactively recommend/introduce new initiatives for the betterment of the employee experience,
  • Manage relevant HR KPI’s and their tracking and reporting at the agreed frequency,
  • Proactively recommend improved ways of working to maximise team effectiveness and productivity,
  • Act as a brand ambassador for the company by upholding the values, policies, messaging and intentions set by the company for communication to staff
  • Maintain Bamboo (Internal HR System) records in line with GDPR,
  • Co-operate with other departments or subcommittees on areas that fall under HR remit including Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition and Health & Safety,
  • Regularly audit and review key areas with Line Managers, e.g., holiday balances, completion of performance reviews, upkeep of training records,
  • Contribute to the award submission processes for company awards e.g.  Great Place to Work, IBEC Keepwell, Training or Recruitment awards,
  • Execute HR and cross-functional projects as set out by the company e.g., Graduate booklet, Open Days, job expos, employer branding, newsletters, tenders, grant applications, sustainability project, etc,
  • Provide best in class training and mentorship to new hires for the HR and TA teams on company policies, procedures, and systems,
  • Manage the onboarding and offboarding process globally to ensure a smooth employee experience, maintaining legal compliance in all areas of HR, H&S and local labour laws,
  • Proactively engage in training that contributes to your professional and personal development,
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research both internally and externally leveraging market research, employee satisfaction surveys and data led reporting
  • Stay abreast of changes to employment legislation affecting the company in regions of operations e.g., Europe, MENA, USA, AUS & ROW, Ireland.
  • Proactively suggest & implement system automation changes to BambooHR ensuring ease of access and functionality to employee’s and line managers, and
  • Provide Tier 1 Support to bamboo users on queries and systems issues.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3rd level degree in Business & HR or other relevant qualification
  • 3-5 years’ experience in HR
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment

JWR Employment Specialist has an exciting opportunity with an Irish Leading Global Manufacturer located in Westport, Co Mayo to recruit a HR Administrator.

As the HR Administrator, the main responsibility of this role is to support the day-to-day activities of the company’s Global HR Department. The role will offer an excellent opportunity to work in a global company as well as work and learn from some exceptional HR professionals.

This role is offering a competitive salary, private health insurance, pension along with hybrid working arrangements. It is a brilliant career progression opportunity for the right candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities include;

  • Support Human Resources and Health and Safety pillars which fall under the remit of the HR team,
  • Maintain personnel records on our internal HR System, Bamboo HR. Keep up to date with Bamboo processes and engage in Bamboo training as necessary,
  • Carry out administration relating to international payroll portal, ADP,
  • Develop / update company documentation including employee handbooks, policies and procedures, tenders, supplier questionnaires, or reports, as necessary, in line with relevant legislation and industry best practice,
  • Assist with preparation of documentation for existing and new staff,
  • Co-ordinate and schedule training programs and other workforce development programs such as wellness talks, or other such initiatives
  • Support H&S Officer with health and safety training coordination, administration and other welfare initiatives,
  • Take ownership for general ad hoc administration, including drafting letters, template creation, scheduling, filing, time off administration etc,
  • Assist with monitoring of relevant HR KPI’s and their reporting at the agreed frequency,
  • Prepare reports and presentations for management and other stakeholders as required,
  • Research labour related queries or upcoming legislative changes that affect the company both in Ireland and internationally, and
  • Manage administration of employee benefits.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Degree or qualification in related discipline
  • Strong organisation and time-management skills
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft suite (excel, powerpoint, word)
  • Flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the HR department
  • Excellent level of business English and ability to create professional documentation

Job Purpose Summary
This role will support the Purchasing Operations Team by undertaking various Administrative Tasks, within the Purchasing Process, to help maintain inventory levels.


Role Responsibilities

  • Raise Purchase orders in SAP when prompted by Product Managers and Demand Planners
  • Place purchase orders on Vendors following their specific purchasing procedure and ensuring all relevant information is included
  • Ensure financial charges associated with shipments across various regions are included on the PO and calculated correctly, such as duty and freight
  • Ensure all Purchase Orders have the necessary signoff prior to PO release
  • Process product master data changes in the system for category’s, status, minimum order quantities
  • Processing of Vendor price changes where necessary on all Open Purchase Orders
  • Respond to queries on the Purchasing Mailbox in Teamwork Desk dealing with Vendor & Sales within agreed SLA’s
  • Respond to disputes with vendors over pricing issues, delivery SLA’s etc
  • Contact vendors and expedite deliveries
  • Update purchase order delivery dates and acknowledgements in SAP
  • Maintain open communications and pro-active links with all sales locations
  • Processing of the Stock Transfers
  • Creation of STO orders


Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Strong administrative abilities/excellence
  • Strong Organisational Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills



  • Adapting to Change
  • Establishing Relationships



  • Experience in Microsoft Package
  • Strong administrative abilities/excellence
  • SAP Experience 


CMS believes that a diverse and inclusive workforce enriches and is integral to the success of our company. We value diverse opinions and perspectives, and therefore welcome candidates from all backgrounds including but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and neuro-diversity.

JWR Employment Specialists are delighted to be working with a growing international manufacturing company located in Castlebar, Co. Mayo to recruit an Applications Engineer Supervisor.

In leading the team of engineers and field specialists within the Applications Engineering department in Ireland and the EU, the Applications Engineering Supervisor will mentos and guide Applications Engineers and Field Applications Specialists in their career paths and through specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based goals.

The AE Supervisor should have a strong technical background in the pharmaceutical industry, ideally in the areas of Single-Use Systems and filtration in upstream or downstream processing.

Duties and Responsibilities include;

·       Leads Mentoring Program for onboarding Applications Engineering team members in Ireland and locations in the EU.

·       Collaborates with HQ leadership on a regular basis to review essential KPIs and take action to ensure performance is on-track, making sound business decisions based on said KPIs.

·       Evaluates performance of Applications Engineering team members in the EU on a regular basis, holding team members accountable for their commitments.

·       Clearly communicates workflow and prioritization with team.

·       Manages multi-departmental projects to ensure that initiatives and specifications are satisfied, timelines are adhered to, associated cost targets are achieved, etc.

·       Ensures processes and products are compliant with cGMP and compatible with the regulatory environment required by our pharmaceutical customer base.

·       Communicates organizational needs and resolves general conflicts.

·       Supports continuous quality improvement initiatives throughout organization.

·       Supports efficiency and lean manufacturing initiatives.

·       Collaborates with other departments to ensure best practices are communicated throughout the organization.

·       Assists with Applications Engineering core functions including supporting client inquiries:

o   Develops single-use systems designs based on user and process requirements.

o   Manages Applications Engineering Projects in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to streamline and track interdepartmental customer-related communication.

o   Manages library of single-use componentry for use in single-use assemblies.

o   Supports single-use systems production.

o   Provides product support for single-use systems.

Qualifications, Education & Experience include;

·       Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Technology or equivalent technical discipline from four-year college or university.

·       Must have 5+ years’ experience as a technical specialist in the pharmaceutical industry, ideally in the areas of Single-Use Systems and filtration in upstream or downstream processing.

·       Must have at least one year of direct management experience with proven track record of leading a technical team.

·       Able to read, analyse, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

·       Experience in responding to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

·       Write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

·       Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

·       Demonstrate computer skills, including familiarity with CAD and proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheets and databases.

·       Apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.

·       Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

·       Proven track record in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.

·       Able to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

·       Excellent attention to detail is necessary as single-use assemblies are used in the production and use of life saving drugs.

·       Ability to clearly and effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with other departments as well as parties external to the organization.

·       Able to lead client discussions and present technical capabilities.

JWR Employment Specialists are delighted to be working with a growing international manufacturing company located in Castlebar, Co. Mayo to recruit a Software Support Graduate.

The Software Support Graduate will work closely with end-users and the software development team to help resolve software support issues. The ideal candidate will have the ability to build rapport, communication, and trust with team members both technical and non-technical. Our client needs  a highly motivated, self-starting individual who has a high level of interest in solving problems efficiently and accurately.

Duties and Responsibilities include;

·       Help resolve issues and provide technical assistance for end-users who are using our manufacturing and ERP software solutions.

·       Provide input on new software features and perform as a customer advocate.

·       Respond to online and phone support requests.

·       Gather information for analysis and document detailed information, processes, and resolution requirements for reported issues.

·       Test and verify corrections with end-users to ensure corrections meet business requirements.

·       Track end-user issues and resolutions using Azure DevOps.

Qualifications, Education & Experience include:

·       Diploma, Higher Certificate or Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems is desirable.

·       1-2 years of desktop or software support experience or User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is strongly desired. Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.

·       Excellent team player with good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with both non-technical & technical co-workers is required.

·       Ability to multitask and independently solve complex issues.

·       Highly motivated and driven by a desire to solve difficult problems and learn new technology.

·       Knowledge of databases and system data integration concepts is desired.

·       Ability to leverage root cause analysis techniques to collect information for documentation.

·       The ability to collect, evaluate, and document detailed information.

·       Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills.

·       Positive and professional demeanour.

·       Previous experience in supporting ERP, financial, and/or manufacturing systems is desirable.

Are you a progressive Qualified Accountant seeking a diverse job in Co Mayo? Do you want to work in an award-winning international company, with a highly impressive finance leadership team?

Our rapidly growing multinational client in County Mayo has an excellent Senior Accountant job for you. A Best Place To Work, and Best Managed Company, they are expanding their finance team again as a result of 20% year-on-year growth for the last 5 years.

There is no requirement for previous experience in manufacturing or distribution, but an attitude of best practice and top performance is integral to fitting in to this ambitious, high-achieving finance team.

What does this Senior Financial Accountant job in Mayo offer you?

The job offers you autonomy and ownership in financial accounting, corporate reporting, management accounting and/or financial analysis, as well as finance business partnering and process improvement projects across a complex, multi-jurisdictional manufacturing and distribution company.

What work will you be involved in?

Working on a large finance team in a high-achieving, flexible working environment, you will act as the “go-to” person for your section, which could be IFRS accounting treatments, group corporate reporting, or managing the full financial & management accounting packs for a number of international entities. Your expertise will also be called on to advise on integrating new acquisitions and new entity set-ups, as the company expands into additional markets and regions.

You may also support the Finance & Site Leadership teams with insights on key cost and revenue margins for your business units, presenting same for analysis and review. You will act as an advisor to manufacturing and warehouse leadership teams with budgets and forecasts, updating financial metrics and KPIs, providing analysis and insights into material deviations, managing treasury and working capital, and acting as the go-to person on all other finance related queries from these sites.

As a senior finance team member, you will lead, and participate in, a number of company-wide process improvement projects, including ERP system changes, process automation & robotics, improving SOPs, and finance transformation initiatives.


Apart from working in an award winning, rapidly growing company that places employee wellbeing at the centre of its culture, you will secure a Senior Accountant job where you can influence change and make a real impact as the company continues to grow. You will also be financially rewarded with a highly competitive salary €60,000 – €70,000 as well as company benefits and avail of their hybrid working terms allowing you to work from home 2 days a week.

How to join this Best Place to Work 2021

Please get in touch if you are a fully qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA) with some exposure to preparing or reviewing accounts for international companies, either in industry or through your client base in practice. A background in practice is highly desirable but not necessary.

Please don’t delay in expressing your interest by applying with your CV, or contacting Edel Vahey, Director of FP&A Senior Finance & Executive Search, for a confidential discussion on +353 9495 57033.

The opportunity that this Management Accountant job offers:

This Management Accountant job in Co Mayo uniquely offers you full training in all areas of management/cost/operational accounting in a multinational manufacturing environment.

No previous experience in management accounting or in the manufacturing sector is required.  If you have recently completed your accounting exams (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and have a minimum of 1 year PQE in either practice or industry, we want to talk to you.

Your new job as Manufacturing Management Accountant:

With one-to-one support from your Finance Manager in this US Multinational company, you will be trained on and become responsible for standard costing, pricing, stock management, production performance analysis, business planning, budgeting, forecasting, monthly/quarterly/annual reporting, variance analysis, spend analysis, capital spend appraisals, financial analysis and appraisals of projects, scenarios and decision support to Project Leaders.

As the Management Accountant, you will become an integral part of the manufacturing operation, gaining true insight & input into the operations, its cost drivers and revenue drivers.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Month End reporting – variance analysis and reports on material prices, material usage, production efficiency and comparisons to standards, stock provisions, overhead spend and absorption plans
  • Daily and weekly management reporting on production performance, focusing on efficiency, waste/spoilage, overtime and other expenses.
  • Stock management to ensure inventory levels are accurately maintained, working capital is appropriate & efficient, risk levels are monitored and provision is made for obsolete stock
  • Business planning cycle  – preparing annual business plan and quarterly review of schedules and support management and marketing decisions.
  • Ad-hoc projects – reporting on cost comparisons, financial modelling, and machine effectiveness, capital spend analysis.
  • Managing standard costing system, updating standard costs annually, integrate costs to business plans volumes and expenditure. Maintain monthly standards costs to reflect changes in BOMs, throughput rates, product structures, etc.
  • Prepare monthly material price variances resulting in changes to currency values, supplier prices changes, etc.
  • Work with Project Leaders to provide financial impact of cost improvement projects and ensure accurate forecasting and reporting of the associated cost saving.

What will it be like to work for this company?

Sociable – join a team of 17 in finance, and interact regularly with professionals and leaders in manufacturing, engineering, R&D, supply chain and warehousing.

Supportive – Develop your skills under the direction of a highly experienced finance manager, as well as a highly supportive Financial Controller in an environment where everyone works onsite 70% of the time (4 days one week, 3 days the next)

Progressive – This company develop all staff through bi-annual career reviews and annual salary reviews, to ensure you are happy long-term.

Rewarding – Salary guide for this job is approximately €50000, plus 7.5% bonus, 8% pension, full health insurance for you and family, 23 days annual leave, paid professional fees, etc.

What you need to do now:

If you want to make the most of your recently acquired Accountancy Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and develop new skills and experience in management accounting in a US Multinational manufacturing environment, this is an excellent opportunity for you.

To be considered, please apply with your CV now or contact Edel Vahey, Director of FP&A in confidence for an exploratory conversation on +353 94 95 57033.

As a national Mechanical Engineering company, Based in Co. Mayo, our portfolio spans across a broad range of sectors including Life Sciences, Design, Education, Commercial, Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment. Our use of leading technology and consistent innovation has earned us a reputation for intelligently completed projects, successfully delivered in a variety of environments.


  • Developing the commercial strategy and direction of projects
  • Building and managing relationships, identifying opportunities for new contracts and pursuing new business opportunities
  • Manage/monitor all commercial aspects of projects including ongoing monitoring against actual costs through project life
  • Maintain positive cash flow and maximise profitability on project
  • Oversee and provide direction to the projects and commercial team
  • Identify and manage commercial risks
  • Manage the assessment of quotations submitted and selecting the bidders with which the commercial/financial negotiations may be conducted
  • Fostering a culture of results, innovation, and quality assurance within the company
  • Ensuring targets are understood, driving business development and KPIs
  • Setting a high professional standard of client-facing work within the team e.g. owning quarterly reviews, presentations and client interactions
  • Leading on representing the brand’s values, culture, approach, and dedication to internal training
  • Representing the company at industry / client events and meetings


Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  •  Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or BSc in Quantity Surveying
  •  Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Commercial Manager
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •  Analytical thinker, with excellent communication, listening, leadership and interpersonal skills
  •  Confident team player, solution focused, and responsible for developing and motivating team members.
  • Engaging, innovative, and creative communicator comfortable working with both clients and colleagues.



This role provides Finance partnering to a high performance manufacturing plant.  It involves working closely with the operations team onsite, monitoring performance against financial targets and investigating variances to plan on a monthly basis.  A key function of the role is managing inventory controls, and assisting the team with evaluating cost savings and avoidance opportunities.   The successful candidate should be performance driven and enjoy working in a team environment.



Evaluate Production Performance on a daily basis. Review daily/weekly labour efficiency and waste reports to ensure integrity and follow up on any related issues.  Work with a large operations team to provide insight and drive performance to deliver plan.
Analyse data and trends to promote process improvements and efficiencies. Provide reports to operations team to help manage costs.
Provide comprehensive and accurate supporting documents to support the understanding of Monthly Material, Labour and Overhead variances to plan in accordance with month end reporting deadlines.
Ensure good Inventory Controls are in place. Audit process workflows to review and drive compliance with inventory procedures.  Monitor inventory valuations for accuracy, analyse inventory to identify obsolescence and ageing risks. Ensure adherence to cycle count program.
Assist in the preparation of Annual Operating Plan and quarterly review schedules within designated timeframes.
Participate in the company’s Continuous Improvement Program, representing finance at tier meetings and involvement in problem solving programs.
Collaborate with operations team to ensure integrity of MRP system, bill of materials, inventory valuations, sub-contracting set ups.
Advise project leaders as to the financial impact of Cost Improvement Projects and ensure the accurate forecasting and reporting of savings.  Evaluation of greenbelt and black belt charters.
Carry out assignments in relation to cost comparisons, financial modelling and adhoc analysis as required.
Work Experience Requirements

•            Number of Overall Years Necessary: 2-5

•            Minimum of 2 years work experience in accounting practice or industry

•            Previous exposure to manufacturing accounting


Education Requirements

•            Professional Accounting Qualification i.e. ACCA, CPA or CIMA is essential


Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

•            Strong MS Excel skills. Experience in SAP desirable.

•            Problem solving and analytical skills.

•            Effective Communicator, Good Relationship Builder, Performance driven.

•            Ability to work on own initiative

•            Ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization

•            Specific interest in manufacturing accounting and working in a manufacturing environment


Local Specifications:

•                 Fluency in English

Job Purpose Summary:

Are you an ambitious Finance Graduate looking to join an innovative Technology company? If so, we want to hear from you!

CMS Distribution is one of Europe’s leading specialist technology distributors, a growing and successful business with 600+ people across locations in the UK and Ireland, plus locations in the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Germany, US, Australia and China.

CMS has big ambitions, and this Graduate role provides an excellent opportunity for the right ambitious, curious, analytical candidate to work in a dynamic fast paced finance environment.


Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

Our Graduate Programme will give you the tools and knowledge to succeed within the Finance team, through the completion of rotations within key areas of our business.

You will be employed as a Finance Graduate in our Kiltimagh offices, and will be responsible for assisting in the day to day management of the finance function of a business unit, gaining experience with the following:

  • General Accounting and Reporting
  • Analysis of trends and movements
  • Working Capital/Cash flow projects
  • End to end experience from Purchase orders to sales and reporting


Essential Skills, Qualifications & Attributes:

  • Relevant Bachelors Degree at level 2:2 or higher
  • An interest in becoming qualified in: ACA, ACCA, AICPA & CIMA
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage own time effectively
  • Strong planning and project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects through to completion and to manage competing priorities
  • Strong IT systems knowledge including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluency in English is required) with the ability to form, develop and maintain positive relationships
  • A keen interest in Technology


Please note this role is based ON SITE at our Kiltimagh County Mayo offices. There may also be some travel to the UK and international sites required.


CMS believes that a diverse and inclusive workforce enriches and is integral to the success of our company. We value diverse opinions and perspectives, and therefore welcome candidates from all backgrounds including but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and neuro-diversity.