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Site Manager Ballyragget

Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia






Site Manager



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 retail outlets, serving our communities and delivering projected annual revenues of €2.8 bn.


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


Based at Ballyragget in Kilkenny the role has overall responsibility for the Site which is the largest integrated milk processing site in Europe. It processes over 1.2 bn litres of milk, 1.3 bn litres of whey and 240 million litres of cream to manufacture over 220,000 tonnes of dairy ingredients across Cheese, Butter, milk proteins and whey powders that are used in the food, infant formula and nutrition categories. The role reports to the Head of Ingredient Operations.


Key Responsibilities;

  • Lead the Ballyragget Site Leadership Team in the delivery of Site Performance across Health and Safety, Quality, Customer, Throughput, Financial and People related KPIs
  • Continuously drive improvements in the Site’s Safety and Quality Standards & Management Systems while acting as champion and role model for both.
  • Collaborate with the Glanbia Ireland Commercial team in the planning and implementation of Customer requirements in line with overall Site KPIs
  • Lead the Site Management team in the development and deployment of Ballyragget’s risk management strategy
  • As Site Lead take a leadership role in delivering on Sustainability goals and ensuring compliance across all Site related activities.
  • Take a leadership role in the adoption and implementation of LEAN methodology and practice through Glanbia’s Performance System (GPS).
  • Maximise the financial performance of the Site through development and implementation of cost control and site optimisation programmes.
  • Take a leadership role in management of stakeholders across other functions within GII to optimise service delivery to the site in line with customer and overall KPI requirements
  • Continuously develop and implement performance measures and management systems across the site which utilise data for driving improvements in core KPIs to ensure the business performs at world class manufacturing standards
  • Take a leadership role in the sites commitment to making diversity and inclusion part of how we work together.
  • Create and drive a culture on site which maximises employee engagement levels through our ways of working.
  • Implement a governance and communications model that ensures the site operates effectively and that all employees have access to the information they need to be effective in their job
  • Develop and execute Site Strategy that aligns Site development with overall Business requirements.
  • Actively lead and promote a culture of Safety, Quality, Compliance, Excellence and Continuous Improvement


Key Requirements:

  • A third level qualification in a Science, Food, Engineering, Manufacturing or related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years Management experience leading multidisciplinary teams in a Food, Pharmaceutical or Beverage manufacturing business or facility
  • Results driven, customer focused with high performance capability in a fast moving challenging business environment
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills to motivate a multi-disciplinary team and the ability to develop employees, creating a strong culture of employee engagement
  • Proven commercial acumen to meet strategic operational imperatives
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement within a lean manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • High-level multi-tasking ability and experience of delivering large scale projects to demanding targets


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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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.