Share this Job

Shift Manager Butter - contract

Date: Apr 22, 2021

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia



Shift Manager - Butter

12 month contract


Glanbia Ireland is an ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie, Glanbiaconnect.com, countrylife.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 

It processes a milk pool of almost three billion litres from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as products to over 100 countries. It is the largest buyer and user of Irish grain.


Are you a team player with the ability to work well under pressure?  have you strong organisational, planning and scheduling skills with the ability to deal with competing priorities?

We now have an opportunity for a Shift Manager to join our Butter Plant.  Based in Ballyragget and reporting to the Plant Manager, Butter, the primary responsibilities of the role will be;


Key Responsibilities

  • Schedule plant activities to obtain maximum throughput in accordance with overall GI plan to meet customer requirements.
  • Ensuring quality standards are achieved in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Work closely with butter management team to identify and implement process improvements to maximise levels of efficiency.
  • Work very closely with other departments in Plant 1.
  • Maintain highest hygiene standards in accordance with Company policy in both personnel and plant.
  • Manage health, safety and loss control in their area of responsibility in order to comply with Glanbia Risk Management Standard requirements.
  • Work with MES to optimise OEE and maximise performance.
  • Use GPS tools to root cause issues, create engagement on the plant floor and drive continuous improvement.
  • Proactively communicate with butter room staff through informal discussions and team briefs to ensure a 2 way flow of relevant, timely information.
  • Manage the staff roster by reviewing production requirements and tracking holidays / absenteeism to ensure adequate resourcing of plant.
  • Highlight performance and training issues as appropriate to maximise the performance of all staff.
  • Liaise with staff re any problems and deal with or escalate as appropriate.
  • Undertake all other duties as required by manager / business to meet production and customer requirements.


Key Requirements:

  • Third level education in a relevant area or second level if coupled with relevant experience
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience in a production environment within a processing industry
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Innovative – improvement orientation
  • Work to ‘best practice’ techniques such as lean manufacturing, TQM or Six Sigma
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Demonstrable teamwork and influencing skills
  • Strong business awareness and customer orientation


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. With annual revenue of €1.9 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 52 agri branches and over 2,000 employees.

If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up to date resume.


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