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Process Manager

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Belview, WD, IE

Company: Glanbia





Process Manager - Belview


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. 


Purpose of role:

As a member of the Glanbia Ireland Belview Plant Management Team, the Process Manager will play a key role in delivering on all production and product excellence relating to the manufacture of premium Dairy Ingredients powders for sensitive product applications.  The Process Manager will report to the Site Manager as part of the Site Leadership Team in the deployment of best processes and practices in Belview and sharing best practice across sites.



Operational Support

  • In conjunction with the Production Team, assume responsibility for delivery of business KPIs such as throughput, reliability, quality right first time
  • Ensure all individual process units in the site are operating efficiently to the highest standards and delivering on their individual KPIs
  • Manage a number of Site Overhead budgets (eg. Chemical Cleaning Budget)

Technical Process design

  • Through leadership of process technology team, systematically review plant performance to identify opportunities for process optimisation, redesign projects and other performance enhancement initiatives
  • Contribute to Belview Subject Matter Expert group in the design, development and delivery of training on Plant processes
  • Lead process team in the engineering design, execution, documentation and scheduling of equipment & infrastructural improvement projects, necessary for the Belview site to deliver and drive improvements in production capability
  • Lead team in conducting process testing and validation on all Plant processes in line with agreed KPIs
  • Monitor and support all plant commissioning activities, with responsibility for signoff on plant KPI’s and takeover tests 
  • Co-ordination of technical inputs to Qualification programme including the review and approval of the Master Plan, Impact Assessments, Protocols (IQ/OQ) etc.



  • Management of plant automation resources in solution design, development and implementation including process description generation, FDS review and FAT testing

Operation Excellence

  • Lead overall development and implementation of Operational Excellence Strategy
  • Support all Plant Personnel in implementation of improvement projects, facilitating and monitoring improvement initiatives through the use of Lean tools and techniques
  • Analyse production performance data and providing insight into performance issues and opportunities. Use data, customer and employee feedback to shape, design and drive improvement opportunities
  • Take a leadership role in driving culture of continuous improvement and root cause analysis of process problems from within the operations team
  • Reduce costs and improve efficiencies through a detailed knowledge of the process and a continuous goal of eliminating waste


Change Management

  • Establish a project management governance and methodology for Belview in conjunction with key stakeholders in the Plant and centrally in Glanbia Ireland
  • Take a leadership role in the effective management of all cross functional projects (e.g. production, quality and maintenance) from scoping and design to implementation and review
  • Act as the gateway for the implementation of change in the Production environment.  Will act as key decision maker in prioritising the implementation of change with main stakeholders
  • Through deployment of project management methodology drive other support teams activities and inputs to projects such as HR, Training, IT, Quality and H&S
  • Take leadership role in communicating and effecting change in the production environment


General Management

  • Co-ordinate and manage the outputs of the process team and implement performance management and succession planning practices with team members
  • Contribute to the development of site culture and act as role model for Plant values and behaviours. 
  • Act as role model in the implementation of site cleanliness and hygiene standards.



  • Third level qualification in a Science, Health & Safety, Food, Engineering, Manufacturing or related discipline
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Process Improvement or product development,
  • 5-10 years manufacturing experience preferably in a dairy, food, beverage background desirable
  • Experience in operating within, and delivering on, the highest quality standards in the manufacturing sector
  • Results driven, customer focused with high performance capability in a fast moving challenging business environment
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills and the ability to nurture and develop employees
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders


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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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.