The grass is greener than ever in Europe’s ‘emerald isle’. The end of quotas on dairy output could unleash economic growth potential worth €1.3 bn and create 15,000 new jobs in the coming years. Furthermore, from the U.S. to China, demand for ‘green and sustainable’ Irish agri-products is rising. In response, Irish farmers and agri-processing companies are busy investing and innovating. High consumer confidence, Ireland’s 2013 exit from its bailout program, falling oil prices, a strengthening labor market and falling inflation are all powering a month-on-month growth in Ireland’s retail sector. Combined with pressure to reduce its carbon footprint, these factors are driving Ireland’s global and cross-sector quest for senior talent: from general managers and supply chain directors with insider knowledge of global markets, to specialist knowledge in nutritionals, pre- and post- food production and related industries. Meanwhile, Irish FMCG companies, in the quest for cost-efficiency and a peerless customer experience, are seeking digitally-literate supply chain managers and commercially astute executives.

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