ERC Consulting is a specialist business performance management consultancy firm established in 2005 by Eamonn Rice, an experienced business manager, on the strength of capability and business acumen acquired over 28 years in the food business in the island of Ireland.Through ERC he provides consultancy, direct management, mentoring and coaching services to companies in the food, meat processing, plastics, vegetable processing, feed milling and intensive pig production sectors. Eamonn has worked in a variety of consultancy briefs with start-ups and established companies in both pure consulting and hands on roles in the areas of strategic planning, operations management, sales and marketing, management information and cost control and business integration.ERC Consulting Offer - Eamonn is happy to tailor his offer to the particular needs of client companies, bringing support or input where most needed by bringing an external management perspective to management's consideration. His core competencies lies in reviewing product offering, its position in the market place and working to ensure a business has the appropriate capabilities and people to maximise the offering to its potential. He specialises in helping to 'compose' structure, people and teamwork dynamics to extract the appropriate margins from the market and in doing so give the customer a fit for purpose product and service at a value that they appreciate. He has extensive experience in dealing with banks, finance houses, debtors, creditors and inventory control to enable effective management of cash headroom. He has experience in sales, marketing, management of customer relationships with blue chip companies and SMEs as well as leading British and Irish retailers. His experience includes customer relationships through branded communications. Strategic in approach and methodical when facing a challenge, he understands the complexity of dealing with people, working in teams and building relationships to deliver the objectives. Particularly good at understanding customer and marketplace requirements and integrating them into the ethos of the business to deliver continuity of supply of quality product cost effectively.Prior to ERC, Eamonn held senior positions in Kerry Group plc and Golden Vale plc. mainly as MD of Golden Cow Dairies the leading supplier of dairy branded products in N. Ireland. Prior to that he held senior management positions with Food Industries plc, Bailieboro Co-Op and Unigate.Qualification - Eamonn has a MBS in Management Practices through UCC and has IMI/UCC Diplomas in Leadership, Executive Coaching and an IoD Diploma in Company Direction as well as a HETAC Diploma in Biotechnology from Waterford IT. He also is a qualified emotional intelligence assessor and in DiSC human behaviour styles model of assessment.