Operations Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Operations Manager to join a successful, Irish office supply company with a clear strategy to expand and strong dedicated team. Office spaces have been revolutionised in recent years to retain employees and make workplaces more homely and welcoming, creating communities that foster more collaboration and productivity. In remote working contexts employers are duty bound to ensure their employees have everything they need to work safely and comfortably with all the right ergonomics.

This makes it an exciting time to join a business like Gannon Office Solutions with a solid foundation and a passion to continue growing, developing and shaping future workplaces for our customers. 

Role Purpose:

The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and assessment of all projects in collaboration with the relevant staff in each team to drive operational efficiency, sales and profitability. The role critically acts as the central decision maker for all day-to-day operational queries.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Operational Leadership

As a key deliverable, this role will have oversight and responsibility for all projects underway to ensure they are planned and delivered to require standards while supporting the team internally as the central decision maker.

  • Sales Management 

Provision of an oversight support to the sales team to ensure all activities are tracked and managed appropriately to progress business growth in line with targets.

  • Support Services

Ensure effective management of all external supplier and partner relationships such that the needs of the business are delivered upon in each area to the mutual benefit of all.

  • People Management

Most role in the business will directly or indirectly report to this position. Therefore, a focus on creating and embedding effective people management practices is critical to support employee engagement and retention of staff.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 3 years+ relevant experience in running/leading a business or large team
  • Relevant business qualification (e.g., Accounting, Business Management etc.)
  • Proven continuous improvement ethos and experience
  • Problem solving experience
  • Ability to see the big picture with a commonsense approach when logistically managing projects
  • Direct people management experience for up to 6 people
  • Professional approach and strong communicate skills amongst a variety of stakeholders, both verbal and written


  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Organising
  • Decision Making
  • Continuous Learning

This is a full time permanent role based in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, subject to a six month probationary period. The normal working week is 40 hours predominately office hours Monday to Friday with a requirement for weekend working based on business needs.

While this position will have some flexibility to work remotely, as a central decision maker for operations daily in head office, a fully remote role is not suitable.

About Us:

Gannon Office Solutions is a second-generation Irish owned family business which is to the forefront of bringing ‘the office of the future’, ensuring our customers can work safely and comfortably both at home and in offices all over the country. The company was established in 1981 by Barry and Patricia Gannon as a stationery and furniture shop in Lucan and handed over to their son, Eoin in a smooth transition two years ago. 

We work with sole operators, small Irish companies and multinationals providing our customers with a one stop service for all their office interiors and workplace furniture needs, employing 12 people. 

With steady financial growth we have weathered four recessions and our commitment and continuous reinvestment allows us consistent growth even in today’s challenging market.

Our Human Resource Philosophy:

Our HR ethos is to inspire and empower our teams to perform at their best and enable them to consistently deliver quality products and services safely to our customers. With a strong customer centric model and a family business culture, we encourage initiative, innovation and accountability while working collaboratively and flexibly to achieve success.  

Why Work with Gannon Office Solutions:

  • Opportunity to lead a great team, positioned for growth
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme giving access to the full Spectrum Life well-being supports
  • Ongoing professional training and development
  • Mobile phone provided
  • Well known customer base of leadings brands

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a detailed covering letter outlining their suitability for the role to recruitment@adarehrm.ie. Should you have any questions or queries in relation to this position, please contact us in confidence on 01 561 3594. Closing date for receipt of applications is by 25th October 2021 at 5:00pm.  A detailed job description outlining the full role can be requested by emailing Michelle McDonagh, at recruitment@adarehrm.ie.

For more information on Gannon Office Solutions please see www.gannonoffice.ie