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Production Team Leader

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Belview, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia







Production Team Leader




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 Operations Resource Manager, the Production Team Leader will have responsibility for managing and motivating a Shift Production Team within a 24/7 operation to achieve Plant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) including OEE, Quality, EHS etc.


Key Responsibilities

  • •Maintain productivity through tactical management of the production process and associated processes and systems. Responsible for the execution of and adherence to the production plan on a 24/7/365 basis
  • •Key decision maker in relation to production impacting decisions within a shift. Escalate issues to appropriate support or management personnel where necessary
  • •Act as a key point of authority for all team members, and resolve any group or individual issues that may arise within the team
  • •Lead the Daily Operations meeting, ensure meeting objectives are met, actions are captured, and all participants are actively contributing
  • •Maximise team understanding of Site KPIs. Drive team performance through metrics, feedback and training team members. Coordinating systems, policies, and procedures to optimise multi-skilling across the team
  • •Liaise with maintenance team, agree priorities to maximise plant performance against production needs
  • •Ensure Standardised Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are complied with and adhered to. Address any areas of non-conformance. Communicate corrective actions when needed
  • •Promote a culture of excellence by ensuring all product is made to the highest quality standards and meets the manufacturing and customer specification
  • •Support the development and implementation of Belview’s Quality Culture, using the Quality Management System (QMS), and advocating quality, hygiene and cleaning standards within the team
  • •Management of all hazards and associated risks on site, in line with plant policies and procedures. Champion the execution of risk containment practices in the context of the shift and team
  • •Review production logbooks and ensure that all documentation is completed and signed by the appropriate person and is always up to date (GDP)
  • •Contribute to the development of the site culture and act as role model for plant values and behaviours
  • •Promote a culture of continuous improvement based on “World Class” Lean Manufacturing principles
  • •Monitor effluent plant performance and review environmental compliance to ensure that the plant operates within it’s licensing parameters
  • •As a member of the plant management team, promote our safety culture within the plant. Lead by example and ensure that all EHS procedures and regulatory compliance standards are met


Key Requirements

  • A third level qualification in Science, Engineering, Manufacturing or related discipline desirable
  • 2 years minimum manufacturing experience preferably in a food/drinks environment. Experience in managing and motivating a team an advantage
  • 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
  • Track record in decision-making and ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to modify style to engage effectively with different people


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. 

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