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  • Sector: IT
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: €30k - €40k
  • Contract Length: 18 Months
  • Closing Date and Time: 28/05/2024, 17:00
  • Fixed-Term Contract, 18 Months

Job Summary

We are Galway’s first legal distillery in over 100 years. Based in Salthill village, we produce a range of award-winning whiskeys, poitíns and gins, and an Irish Cream that just won Gold at the 2022 World Liqueur Awards. We are first and foremost distillers with a passion for extraordinary crafting spirits.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will lead the transformation to a digital management system. They will understand modern data gathering, analysis and transfer technologies. We are willing to consider candidates who share our passion and would enjoy a challenging position, ensuring that the organisation meets demand for our internationally recognised brand.

The role will involve:

  • Developing the distillery’s data and software system strategy
  • Developing, and managing compliance with industry standards, as well as responding to user requirements.
  • Design, implementation, deployment & support of data systems and services both internally and across its cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Working with and assisting team members across all aspects of the business including production, stock, administrative and management teams in order to gain full knowledge of requirements for all team members.
  • Project Management: Lead or assist in various projects across the organisation, including but not limited to coordinating the production of new releases, facilitating the selection and setup of CRM software, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve project objectives.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Be prepared to shift priorities and adapt to changing circumstances as needed. This may involve temporarily reallocating resources to address urgent needs or taking on additional responsibilities outside of the primary scope of the role.
  • Cross-Department Collaboration: Actively engage with teams across all departments to understand their workflows, challenges, and opportunities for improvement. Serve as a liaison between technical and non-technical teams to ensure effective communication and alignment on project goals.
  • Problem-Solving: Demonstrate a proactive approach to identifying and addressing issues as they arise, both within individual projects and across the organisation as a whole. Leverage critical thinking and analytical skills to develop creative solutions and drive continuous improvement.

The candidate will further improve our brand by defining, selecting, developing, deploying, and operating a new software platform.

Additionally, the candidate will be enhancing the production of our unique spirits by enabling the team to maximise use of equipment and technology.

The successful graduate will lead this project, in a supportive partnership with Southern Regional College (SRC) and will also have the opportunity to avail of a Post Graduate Diploma with Queen’s University Belfast as part of the employment offering.


  • Parking
  • Fully funded Post-Graduate Diploma awarded by Queen’s University Belfast

Interviews will be held approximately week commencing: 03/06/2024

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor (undergraduate) degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Software Engineer, Security, or others).
  • Previous experience in ERP / MRP development position in a production environment; candidate must be able to demonstrate this with practical examples.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in the Republic of Ireland; if you do require a visa/work permit allowing you to work in Republic of Ireland you must upload a copy of it with your application.

Desirable Criteria

  • Programming for Industrial Interfaces.
  • Data visualisation and analysis systems for job routing or performance analysis.
  • Workflow Systems.
  • Experience in ISO standards, in particular 22000.
  • Ability to communicate in Irish Language.
  • Previous experience in Distilling/Brewing/Manufacture.
  • Previous Experience in logistics and/or accounting practice.