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Food Safety Manager

Date: Nov 5, 2022

Location: Belview, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

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Food Safety Manager

Belview Plant



About Tirlán

Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.


The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries.  Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.


The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.


A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit



Reporting to the Site Head of Quality and based at our state-of-the-art Belview site, the Food Safety Manager will be responsible for end-to-end optimisation of microbiological standards across all plant processes across production, filling and packing, utilities and milk intake. The ideal candidate for this role will be a team player who possesses strong technical ability, is adept at building cross-functional relationships and has the ability to work on their own initiative.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure development, implementation and maintenance of a robust environmental control and monitoring programme e.g. cleaning and sanitation practices, hygienic zoning etc.;
  • Act as food safety expert and technical support for all production impacting issues relating to hygiene & microbiological standards;
  • Ensure testing is performed as per product specification requirements and cGMP;
  • Support process validation activities and cleaning verification program
  • Monitor, report and trend on microbiological data and develop corrective actions relating to the environment and production processes;
  • Troubleshoot issues and identify opportunities to enhance performance in microbiological standards;
  • Ownership of microbiological driven documentation including design, development and roll-out of Standard Operating Procedures, Policies and training documentation;
  • Support development and deployment of training to employees on food safety requirements and hygiene;
  • Conduct daily plant hygiene walk downs and report at the morning meeting on the hygiene status of the plant;
  • Maintain the master sanitation program in the plant.


Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in food sciences or dairy technology;
  • 3+ years relevant job experience within the industry;
  • Well-rounded experience in a food safety and risk management role. Ensuring compliance in food & dairy industries;
  • Proven track record in our industry specific risks and mitigation programs of same;
  • Experience with microbial, chemical contaminants risk assessments and controls;
  • Ability to analyse data, recognise trends and recommend actions to drive continuous improvement;
  • Demonstrate strong technical ability, problem-solving and attention to detail to do the job at a high level of accomplishment;
  • Team player with a proven ability to build cross functional relationships;
  • Driven and motivated with ability to work on own initiative;
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers;
  • Computer literate, Microsoft Office suite & a working knowledge of LIMS. 


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


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán 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 Tirlán, 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, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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

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

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -