17 Jobs On Offer At Musgrave As Part Of 2020 Graduate Programme  

Musgrave, Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company has announced that it is accepting applications for the 2020 intake of its award-winning Graduate Programme. 17 roles will be available to graduates, with an opportunity to build a career with Musgrave in the areas of Trading, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, Digital and Operations.

The Musgrave Graduate Programme offers graduates a structured transition programme from college to the workplace. It provides personal and professional development through a bespoke programme run in partnership with the Irish Management Institute (IMI), in addition to ongoing support and coaching from Musgrave’s senior management team.

This development focus complements the Programme’s ambition to grow each graduates’ potential and skills in functional roles, aligned with meeting Musgrave’s Talent requirements.

As part of the Programme, participants are set a strategic business challenge and present their recommendations to the CEO and Executive team at the annual Graduate Summit.  Recommendations from the 2019 Summit, with an emphasis on sustainable growth and aligned with Musgrave’s sustainability strategy ‘Taking Care of our World’, are currently being integrated into the business.

Musgrave’s success in developing early career Talent has been recognised with major industry awards in recent times including “Graduate Employer of the Year <40 intake” and “Best Graduate Training and Development Programme – business/ management programme” at the 2019 gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards. This recognition builds on earlier successes when Musgrave Graduate, Ross Kerrigan was named the 2018 gradireland Graduate Employee of the Year and the Programme won the Best Talent Development Initiative at the IITD National Training Awards.

Graduates who are successful in their application will work in key functional roles, supporting Musgrave in feeding one in three people across Ireland. Graduates will also manage relationships with local suppliers, and support local entrepreneurial retailers, ultimately contributing to Musgrave’s Growing Good Business strategy.

Commenting on the launch of the 2020 Graduate Programme, Matt O’Callaghan, Chief Human Resources Officer, said: “As Ireland’s largest private-sector employer, we are delighted to provide the opportunity to work at Musgrave through our Graduate Programme, build a range of business skills and gain valuable experience and exposure. We welcome applications from talented people who want to be part of a thriving business with real purpose, delivering high quality, healthy and inspiring food to all.”

The Musgrave Graduate Programme has provided an early career Talent pipeline for over 25 years and is a proven launchpad for successful and rewarding careers with the company. Former graduates currently hold senior leadership roles in the Finance; Innovation and Consumer Insight; Business Services and Trading functions.

Musgrave is also a destination place to work for experienced professionals who are looking for new experiences in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Recent opportunities have included roles in buying, information security, consumer insights and finance.

Representatives from Musgrave will be on campus to talk to interested applicants at Graduate Fairs in universities across the island of Ireland throughout September and October.

To apply for the 2020 Programme or to discover Musgrave graduates’ stories, visit www.musgravegraduates.com  Professionals looking for new career opportunities outside of the Musgrave Graduate Programme can view current vacancies on www.musgravegroup.com

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Musgrave unveiled as Sustainable Development Goals Champion

Musgrave, Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company, has today been named as a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champion by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD.

Musgrave was selected to become one of Ireland’s SDG Champions due to its ongoing commitment to operating as a sustainable business, and the notable achievements to date as part of its Taking Care of Our World sustainability strategy.

Musgrave has committed that 100% of its own brand, in-store and fresh produce packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. Important milestones towards this target have been the introduction of compostable produce bags for fruit and vegetable in-store at SuperValu, removing 2.7 million single use plastic bags from its supply chain and introducing compostable coffee cups and lids for Frank and Honest.

Musgrave was one of the first companies globally to integrate the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals into its day-to-day business activities as part of its Taking Care of Our World sustainability strategy. The company will raise public awareness of the Goals and illustrate practical ways in which organisations and individuals can contribute to achieving the Goals.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious set of targets, covering the social, economic and environmental requirements for a sustainable future. They cover policy areas such as poverty eradication, economic development, protection of the environment, access to health and education services, gender equality, peaceful societies and human rights.

In its role as SDG Champion, Musgrave will now champion four specific SDG goals:

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production

Commenting about the announcement, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD said: “We need to take actions in a broad range of policy areas to put us on a more sustainable pathway. The Sustainable Development Goals draw those together in an integrated way. Achieving them will be a challenge. We need everyone to get involved and play their part in whatever way they can. The Champions chosen here today will be beacons of best practice for the coming year. They will lead the way with practical examples for how we can all contribute.”

Chris Martin, CEO, Musgrave, added, “Sustainability is at the heart of Musgrave’s approach to business, so we are honoured that Minister Bruton has named Musgrave as one of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goal Champions. As SDG Champion, we look forward to making a real difference to the public’s health and well-being by championing sustainable development and building better, sustainable communities across the island of Ireland.”

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Musgrave Unveiled as Sustainable Development Goal Champion by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD

Musgrave, Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company, has today been named as a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champion by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD.

Musgrave was selected to become one of Ireland’s SDG Champions due to its ongoing commitment to operating as a sustainable business, and the notable achievements to date as part of its Taking Care of Our World sustainability strategy.

Musgrave has committed that 100% of its own brand, in-store and fresh produce packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. Important milestones towards this target have been the introduction of compostable produce bags for fruit and vegetable in-store at SuperValu, removing 2.7 million single use plastic bags from its supply chain and introducing compostable coffee cups and lids for Frank and Honest.

Musgrave was one of the first companies globally to integrate the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals into its day-to-day business activities as part of its Taking Care of Our World sustainability strategy. The company will raise public awareness of the Goals and illustrate practical ways in which organisations and individuals can contribute to achieving the Goals.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious set of targets, covering the social, economic and environmental requirements for a sustainable future. They cover policy areas such as poverty eradication, economic development, protection of the environment, access to health and education services, gender equality, peaceful societies and human rights.

In its role as SDG Champion, Musgrave will now champion four specific SDG goals:

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production

Commenting about the announcement, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton TD said: “We need to take actions in a broad range of policy areas to put us on a more sustainable pathway. The Sustainable Development Goals draw those together in an integrated way. Achieving them will be a challenge. We need everyone to get involved and play their part in whatever way they can. The Champions chosen here today will be beacons of best practice for the coming year. They will lead the way with practical examples for how we can all contribute.”

Chris Martin, CEO, Musgrave, added, “Sustainability is at the heart of Musgrave’s approach to business, so we are honoured that Minister Bruton has named Musgrave as one of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goal Champions. As SDG Champion, we look forward to making a real difference to the public’s health and well-being by championing sustainable development and building better, sustainable communities across the island of Ireland.”

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Musgrave honours 2018 Heroes at Gala Dinner

Cork Trading Manager is named Overall Hero

24th January 2019 – The third annual Musgrave Heroes awards were celebrated at a gala dinner last Wednesday at the Powerscourt Hotel, Co Wicklow, with Ireland’s leading retail group honouring its Overall Hero and inspirational heroes across eight various categories. The theme for this year’s awards is ‘Inspirational Musgrave Heroes’.

Launched as part of Musgrave’s 140-year anniversary celebrations in 2016, the awards give colleagues across the Musgrave network an opportunity to nominate someone who they feel brings the Musgrave brand values and culture to life every day.

This year, John Cooney, Trading Manager, Musgrave Cork was named as Overall Hero for 2018. John also received the Customer’s Hero title, while two of his colleagues in Musgrave Cork were also named as inspirational heroes.

Hundreds of peer nominations were received from throughout the company with candidates selected by how they inspire their colleagues through their everyday actions and how their contribution has a positive contribution on making Musgrave a great place to work.

This year, 40 finalists were selected across eight categories, with five finalists in each category which reflected their individual strengths. The competition culminated in eight category winners and one overall winner announced for the first time at the gala event.

Commenting on the inspirational Musgrave Heroes, Chris Martin, Musgrave CEO, said: “As Ireland’s largest private-sector employer, our colleagues are incredibly important to us and the future success of our business. These awards were established in 2016 as we celebrated our 140 years in business, and each year we continue to recognise colleagues who are the beating heart of our business. I am delighted to acknowledge the efforts of this year’s inspirational recipients.

The Overall Hero for 2018 is John Cooney, Trading Manager, Musgrave Cork, and the Musgrave Heroes Category Winners are:

1. Best Personal Achievement – Paula Flanagan, Trading Services Manager -Musgrave NI Belfast (front row, 2nd right)
2. Best Stretch Achievement – Simon Ling, Foodservice Sales Manager – Musgrave NI Belfast (back row, 4th right)
3. Leading in the Community – Amy Martin, Receptionist – Musgrave Marketplace, Galway (back row, 1st right)
4. Magical Thinking Brought to Life – Robbie Corrigan, Senior Engineer, IT, Musgrave Cork (not pictured)
5. Most Heroic Action – Pawel Wajdzik, Depot Operative and Trainer, Musgrave Kilcock (not pictured)
6. Most Inspiring Personality – Heidi Fitzgerald, HR Manager, Musgrave Lucan, (back row, 5th left)
7. The Customer’s Hero – John Cooney, Trading Manager Musgrave Cork (front row, 5th left)
8. Best Brand Ambassador – Clodagh Thompson, Communications, Musgrave Cork (front row, 7th left)

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Musgrave Marketplace celebrates 25 years in the North West

Wholesale business, Musgrave MarketPlace, based in Derry~Londonderry, is celebrating 25 years of doing business in the North West. Forty people are employed on the site which has operated from the Pennyburn Industrial Estate since 1993 and over the years has increased in size.

Emir Sheppard, General Manager, Musgrave MarketPlace, said: “We’re extremely proud to be a consistent employer in the North West region and of the service we have provided to our thousands of customers over the years.

“We have continually challenged ourselves to always achieve more, whether that’s in our product offering and value or the customer service we provide to the people with whom we do business.

“We firmly believe in bringing our staff with us on the journey and that’s why we provide NVQ and Essential Skills training as well as Breakthrough training; we want to empower our staff and show them that success starts with them.

“There are big plans for the site over the coming months which will solidify our place in the North West business community and further enhance the site and the service we are able to provide to our customers.  It’s a very exciting time for the business”, commented Emir.

Two staff members, Josie Foy and Donna Cooper, have been working at Musgrave MarketPlace since the doors first opened in 1993.

Emir continued: “It’s wonderful to see that Josie and Donna, who both started working here as checkout operators on the first day we opened, are still here.  Josie is now senior receptionist and Donna is an EPOS operator and both have witnessed many changes to the business over the years.”

Richard Mayne, Head of Wholesale, MarketPlace, said: “The Musgrave business celebrated 35 years in Northern Ireland this year following the opening of Musgrave MarketPlace Belfast in 1983.  To mark another incredible wholesale milestone like this, the 25th anniversary of Musgrave MarketPlace Derry~Londonderry, is a very proud moment for everyone who works for the company.  We hope to be a part of the North West community for many years to come and continue to support local businesses, food and drink producers and jobs.”

Musgrave MarketPlace is Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses with over 12,000 retail and foodservice lines covering confectionery, soft drinks, grocery, chilled, frozen and dry catering food, alcohol, non-food and equipment. Musgrave MarketPlace stocks all leading brands along with an extensive range of own-brand products. It is committed to offering its customers the best in value, the widest, most appropriate ranges and unparalleled customer service. For more information visit www.musgravemarketplace.co.uk.

 

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