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Site Health and Safety Manager

Date: May 29, 2021

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Site Health & Manager (Ballyragget)

 (Fixed term 18 months)


Rooted in our rich heritage of family farming and embedded in our communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of our farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the world. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to our milk pool of three billion litres and our outstanding grains portfolio, we export innovative products and tailored ingredient solutions to more than 100 countries. We nurture a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches, serving our communities and delivering annual revenues of around €2 billion.


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.  


Located at our processing facility in Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny this role will report directly into the Site Manager and will be an integral member of the Site Leadership Team. Responsible for leading, directing and delivering all activity in relation to Health & Safety across the site, this role will drive the development and progress of a positive Health and Safety culture on site, including compliance with standards, policies and procedures.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership across the organisation to foster H&S culture improvement
  • Develop and implementation of the sites health and safety strategy and associated programmes and initiatives that improve the Health and Safety outcomes in alignment with the companies objectives.
  • Ensure reporting of site H&S metrics & meeting target values
  • Drive compliance of H&S procedures and the Site Safety Statement in compliance with Regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure thorough investigation of the circumstances and causes of all significant incidents, reportable accidents, dangerous occurrences and major property damage.
  • Champion Zero Harm initiative to improve the health and safety culture through training and awareness campaigns.
  • Ensure that safety audits are carried out in conjunction with the Production Area Managers/Site and other relevant Managers in order to inspect and check plant, processes, procedures & practices.
  • Conduct and implement programs relating to risk assessments (new product development and trials / new equipment and engineering requirements).
  • Ensure that there is H&S involvement in pre-start up safety reviews and equipment walk-downs to identify relevant safety items.
  • Review and revise employee, visitor and contractor safety induction programs.
  • Provide and deploy a training strategy that covers off all the needs of the internal departments onsite
  • Keep up to date with new legislation & standards
  • Represent the Company during outside Agency Audits/Inspections and liaise as required with the Health & Safety Authority.
  • Establish, co-ordinate and manage site Health and Safety committees


Key Requirements:

  • Primary Degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent, in conjunction with a recognized Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Chartered member of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) or equivalent qualification would be an advantage
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience at H&S Manager level within an FMCG manufacturing environment, ideally food manufacturing.
  • Experience and proven capabilities in developing and implementing world class health and safety management systems to ISO45001 standards in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to deliver training modules to all levels of the organisation
  • Experience in developing and implementing behavioural safety programmes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong influencing and negotiation skills. A demonstrated ability to communicate and influence at management and operator levels within a manufacturing organization


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc.

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


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Glanbia Ireland embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.


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

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.