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Production Shift Manager

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Ballytore, KE, IE

Company: Glanbia



Shift Manager

12 Month FTC



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.


Role Summary

A vacancy has now arisen for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract for Shift Manager split between the Production Facilities at Ballitore and Drogheda. Reporting to the Production Manager, the primary responsibilities of this role will be:


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for operators on shift.
  • Schedule plant activities to obtain maximum throughput in accordance with overall GII plan to meet customer requirements.
  • Ensuring quality standards are achieved in order to meet customer requirements.
  • Work closely with management team to identify and implement process improvements to maximise levels of efficiency.
  • Work with the production manager to effectively manage employee relations and build a culture of employee engagement and change management.
  • Maintain highest hygiene standards in accordance with Company policy.
  • Manage health, safety and loss control in their area of responsibility in order to comply with Glanbia Risk Management Standard requirements.
  • Proactively communicate with operators through informal discussions and team briefs to ensure a two 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 production/operational problems and deal with or escalate as appropriate.
  • Give feedback on KPI performance through regular communication.
  • Undertake all other duties as required by manager / business to meet production and customer requirements.
    Key Requirements:
  • Previous management experience in a production environment is desirable
  • Good communication skills
  • Team working / ability to work collaboratively
  • Enthusiastic / Energetic attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Organising skills, planning & scheduling skills

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 through with an up to date resume.


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