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Food Science Associate

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Food Science Associate (2019 Start)

Pure Ambition Graduate Programme


Are you looking for a graduate programme to match your ambition?

Being selected for the Pure Ambition Graduate Programme is a significant first step in an exciting and invigorating career.  At Glanbia, we nurture your talent and individuality.  We support you in fulfilling your potential and help who you are today become who you want to be tomorrow.  We want to grow and we want you to grow with us.  In recognition of our world-class learning and development environment and excellent career opportunities, we were incredibly proud to win the Gold Award for Best Training and Development Programme at the Gradireland Awards for three consecutive years. 


Where Ambition Meets Nutrition – Food Science (Quality)

Glanbia is offering excellent career opportunities to high-performing Food Science Graduates in the area of Quality. The successful candidate will, over the course of this two-year rotational programme, build their capabilities to allow them progress their career in Quality longer term. A key deliverable of Quality is reducing the occurrence of defects against the Quality Standard across all functions. The opportunity will involve working as part of a Quality team in driving a ‘Right First Time’ culture and performance in a plant environment by ensuring that processes and operations meet customer requirements.


The successful candidate will rotate between at least two areas of Quality experiencing a blend of on-the-job learning, structured and on-going coaching and mentoring and formal structured learning. During this programme, you will be involved with:

  • Adhering to the implemented site-wide KPIs relating to quality, continuous improvement, regulatory compliance
  • Supporting the quality team to drive a strong quality culture on site
  • Ensuring that all processes within the quality Operations remit comply with the Quality Management System through the provision of quality data
  • Playing a key role in planning and participating in audits with customers and other third parties
  • Working collaboratively with the Production Manager and wider team to ensure quality operations requirements are fully resourced at a shift level to deliver on plant in process, sampling and testing schedules
  • Overseeing and supporting the site / area RCAs for all process deviations
  • Ensuring effective CAPA implementation and verification
  • Maintaining customer product specifications / certifications and support final product grading
  • Supporting audit quality practices and processes within the site focusing on the prevention of deviations
  • As part of the Glanbia Ireland (GI) Quality community, input to on-going development of best in class standards across the wider GI organisation


Who we’re looking for

We know it’s our people and their passion for delivering superior quality and value to our customers that sets us apart. We’re looking for graduates with the following qualifications and attributes:

  • High academic record to date in a related Food Science course and expected minimum of a 2.1 honours degree
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Adaptable to a changing environment and priorities
  • Proven self-starter with the drive and desire to succeed
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
  • Internationally mobile longer term