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Process Technical Manager

Date: Sep 28, 2020

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Process Technical Manager

12 month FTC


Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.


The Process Technical Manager reports to the Site Process Manager and works with a team to improve process efficiency and product quality across the Ballyragget site. A primary element of the role is to technically support manufacturing operations and processes. The role encompasses the integration of engineering, technology, chemistry and microbiology and is designed to be able to identify why products and processes are performing is a particular way in order to improve performance.  The role will be based in the Ballyragget site in Kilkenny.


This role will require an understanding of the technologies, product characteristics and manufacturing processes on each of the designated plants on the Ballyragget site so that operations support, process optimisation, new product introductions and product extensions can be completed effectively. It will require the person to work closely with Innovation, Engineering, Quality and Operations personnel to drive and co-ordinate process optimisation on individual plants.



  • Provide leadership in optimisation of production processes and equipment on an on-going basis
  • Proactively contribute to on-going efforts to improve plant efficiencies and reduce process variation.
  • Support the business in producing quality product first time through clear understanding  of customer needs
  • Systematically assess plant performance to identify improvement opportunities 
  • Support  Plant Personnel in implementation of improvement projects, facilitating and monitoring improvement initiatives through the use of GPS tools and techniques
  • Provide technical support to operations in relation to equipment configurations and process parameters
  • Link up with R&D personnel as required for new product introductions  or line extensions 
  • Assess issues that arise during normal operations and, in collaboration with the operations team, identify improvement opportunities and the root cause of process problems.
  • Strive to reduce costs and improve efficiencies through a detailed knowledge of the process and a continuous goal of eliminating waste.
  • Contribute to the development of site culture and act as role model for Plant values and behaviours.
  • Support and strengthen the site safety culture 
  • Support implementation of site cleanliness and hygiene standards.
  • Support new plant validation and commissioning in line with agreed KPIs


Key Requirements

  • Have a third level qualification in Food Science/ Engineering/Food Technology OR a minimum of 3 year’s  experience in dairy processing environment.
  • Demonstrate proven experience in delivering technical projects within the food industry.
  • Demonstrate capability in data analytics
  • Have a technical understanding of the product impact of basic unit processes in dairy industry
  • A formal qualification in Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma methodology is preferable
  • Have an understanding of MES and data mining preferable


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.


If you are interested in this position, please apply through the My Career portal on the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.


Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation - www.glanbiaireland.com