Published on 18.02.21

We have two exciting new positions to join our team:

Job Description

Vacancies: 2

Job Titles:  Trainee Store Manager (1) & Trainee Yard Manager (1)

Reporting To:  Liam Glynn, Director/Owner

Location: Milltown, Co. Galway

Salary:  Negotiable depending upon experience

Hiring Manager:  Paddy Barr                       

Hiring Manager contact details: 086 785 4644/

The Role Purpose:

If you have a fresh outlook, customer focus and the appetite for a fresh challenge matched by the desire to learn and succeed, then this is the opportunity for you. Our structured training will give you responsibility from day one and help develop your commercial know-how through hands-on operational experience.  There are exciting long term career opportunities for the right person.

The purpose of the roles is to ensure that our customers have a positive experience when they need to purchase key items for their farms.   The individuals will be required to be able to advise on different products, their usage and how to make the best use of each item.   We have built up very positive long-term relationships with our key customers and suppliers and very much value sustaining those relationships.  The individuals in the role will be required to contribute to the enhancement of those relationships through the provision of excellent customer service and sound practical advice.  Many of the items we sell are large, heavy, and bulky consequently the work is physically demanding requiring the individual to be suitably fit, strong, and capable of undertaking bouts of strenuous manual labour in all weathers.  

The business opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:30 and Saturday 09:00 to 13:00.  The successful applicant must be available to work 2 Saturday’s per month.


  • Provide excellent customer service, be able to communicate well with customers and suppliers.
  • Take charge of the facility when the Director is away.
  • Be comfortable with keyholder responsibilities
  • Be able to manage a POS terminal with cash and card transactions
  • Manage the process of ordering, receiving, and putting away of stock (merchandising)
  • Be able to quickly identify operational challenges & opportunities and develop a plan to improve operations.
  • Using sound relationship management and business acumen, contribute to a diverse team in exceeding goals and commitments.
  • Be an advocate for making doing business with Glynns easy.
  • Use point of sale and stock software package.
  • Focus on compliance & paperwork
  • Responsible for selling equipment and tools – an interest in farm technology would be valuable

Essential Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ relevant work experience within a retail or distribution environment
  • Able to use IT software packages.
  • Strong written/oral communication skills required along with desire and ability to communicate with customers and stakeholders.
  • Outstanding attention to detail combined with an ability to see the big picture
    Ability to quickly grasp and understand retail processes, problems, and concepts.
    Experience operating in a dynamic environment
    Good analytical and organization skills
  • High energy individual with a “can do” attitude with an ability to undertake tough manual work
  • Level6 Retail, Sale & Supply of Animal Remedies. Responsible person registration with Department of Agriculture, Forklift, Manual Handling Safety & Occupational First Aid Certification all required. (if a candidate does not have these certificates training will be provided but the individual must be prepared to obtain these certifications within 3 months of joining as a condition of employment)

  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Agricultural science degree/diploma
  • Retail qualifications and training
  • Interest in agriculture and all things farming

The Company:

The Glynn family will celebrate 100 years of retail trade in 2024.  The business is currently thriving under the leadership of the third generation of family members.  Glynns of Milltown is one of three family-owned retail outlets in Connaught, it focuses on supplying the farming community with a vast array of farm essentials including animal feeds, fertilizer, Veterinary Medicines, general hardware, pesticides, farm equipment, tools, protective clothing, and other farm essentials.  The other two locations in Claremorris & Tuam primarily focus on servicing the building trade and the construction sector.  The success of the business has been built upon the provision of excellent customer service, a deep commitment to the community and a desire to sustain a positive supportive work culture within the group.  We offer unique opportunities to work in a busy, challenging and rewarding environment that appreciates diversity, focuses on talent development, and recognizes and rewards great work.