Caseins Process Manager

Date: 18 Sep 2023

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia





Caseins Process Manager

Tirlán, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands. 
Tirlán owns leading brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition.
We nurture a talented team across Ireland, the US, MEA and China, delivering annual revenues of over €3 billion, and over 2,300 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches. Our purpose is to nourish the world, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.


Role Profile
We have an exciting opportunity for a Caseins Process Manager, based in Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny, reporting to the Manufacturing Manager. Plant 1 is a pivotal part of the entire Ballyragget site as it produces over 20,000 tons of Casein powders each year, producing Rennet Casein, Acid Casein and Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) powders from skim milk. The successful candidate will be responsible for the Caseins production of Plant 1 and will manage the Plant 1 Shift Managers. 


•    Main point of contact for the Casein Production Plants and Manager of Plant 1 Shift Managers. 
•    Promote & implement Best Practice Health & Safety policies and procedures
•    Adherence to product food safety and legality standards, ensure 100% quality product
•    Identify and implement process improvements that can deliver maximum benefits to the business using lean manufacturing principles, in line with our BE (Business Excellence) system and COVI (Cost Out Value In) approach
•    Provide technical help in problem solving day to day issues with the other Plant 1 Process Managers and Process Technology Team.
•    For the Casein plants, manage and schedule plant activities to obtain maximum throughput & efficiency in accordance with overall Production plan for Tirlán, working closely with the planning function on all products
•    Manage area in line with GMP and assume responsibility for internal hygiene audits and external customer/third party audits when required in an area
•    Prepare PIRs (Project Initiation Requests) for capex projects as required
•    Actively identify and participate in activities/projects focusing on innovation and improvement in production methods/processes
•    Comply with all HR policies and procedures in dealing with staff issues
•    Develop and coach Plant 1 Shift Managers, plant operators and cleaners as part of the Plant 1 Management team as well as managing holidays and absence.
•    Management reporting and meetings
•    Manage projects as required
•    Act as an effective communicator and implementer of change within the plant


•    Third Level Degree in Food Science, Engineering or Processing Discipline.
•    Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a Food Manufacturing or Pharma based organisation.
•    Experience in Decanters, Clarifiers, Driers, Powder Milling & Sieving or Spray Drying would be preferred.
•    Ability to work to tight deadlines with excellent planning/scheduling skills
•    Proven people management & communication skills
•    Customer orientation and business awareness
•    Innovative – improvement orientation
•    Information handling skills
•    The successful candidate should be motivated and self-driven, with excellent influencing skills
•    Proactive and innovative problem-solving skills with good analytical and IT skills

We offer
•    Free parking
•    Work/life balance and collaborative work culture
•    Career progression opportunities 

About us 
Through our expertise in research and development, customer insights, food safety and state-of-the-art manufacturing we bring innovative food and nutrition solutions to a global market.  Our new and vibrant headquarters in Kilkenny City operates as a collaboration hub where multi-functional teams come together in a hybrid work environment. 


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in the value of difference. We know that different perspectives, life experience and backgrounds can drive innovation and deliver growth. 
We welcome people from all walks of life without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


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