Corporate Affairs Associate

Date: 18 May 2023

Location: Kilkenny,, KK, IE, R95 DXR1

Company: Glanbia






Corporate Affairs Associate

This role is located in Abbey Quarter, Kilkenny


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.

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


Role Profile

Tirlán is offering a unique opportunity for a graduate to join our ESG Team as a Corporate Affairs Associate based in Abbey Quarter, Kilkenny. This role will report to the Corporate Affairs Director.


Key Responsibilities

  • Developing a broad range of high quality, engaging external communication assets, including videos, podcasts and printed materials;
  • Supporting Tirlán categories and functions in active as well as reactive communications activities;
  • Drafting media statements, answering media enquiries, compiling reports and reviewing publications;
  • Monitor the performance of communications campaign and compiling summary reports on topical issues;
  • Managing relationships with sponsorship partners;
  • Event management
  • Developing and executing marketing campaigns, particularly digital, in close collaboration with the marketing teams
  • Participate in the Tirlán sustainability hub – liaising on sustainability goals and developing strategies to communicate initiatives to consumers and customers.


Key Requirements

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Marketing skills and experience
  • Digital native, with strong knowledge of social media platforms and related marketing tools
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams and on own initiative 
  • Ability to influence and align key stakeholders.


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


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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.

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. 


About us:

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.

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -