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Head of Organisation Effectiveness

Date: 28-Feb-2023

Location: Kilkenny,, KK, IE, R95 DXR1

Company: Glanbia






Head of Organisation Effectiveness


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

The Head of Organisation Effectiveness is responsible for driving and enhancing the overall health of the organisation, identifying opportunities to improve organisational design efficiency and effectiveness. This includes defining the organisation design strategy and driving strategic workforce planning for Tirlán in collaboration with leadership. The Head of OE will also lead the HR analytics agenda and will collaborate with the HRLT and HRBPs to understand workforce data (headcount, cost, attrition, productivity and engagement) to draw rich insights to inform future requirements and talent decisions.


Key Responsibilities

Enduring Org Effectiveness Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities to improve organisational design efficiency and effectiveness (improved ways of working, improved decision making, increases opportunity for collaboration and performance) using benchmarking, leveraging the ecosystem and empowering people
  • Working with the key forum leaders to ensure that our forums are driving business decisions and outcomes
  • Design and implement processes to ensure the ongoing review of our org design effectiveness
  • Collaborate to define an org design strategy and strategic workforce planning approach
  • Lead the evolution to a best in class performance management approach in Tirlán
  • Support our HRBPs to drive the annual strategic workforce planning process for BUs and develop insights from workforce data to inform talent decisions
  • Manage the process by which we have the adequate resources required in the business.
  • Build and maintain relationships across the organisation to influence change
  • Lead the HR analytics agenda to ensure that the function draws rich insights from accurate data sources.
  • Lead the process to ensure that we have an effective job sizing structure across the organisation


Key Requirements

  • Seasoned HR/Business professional with experience leading large organisational change programmes
  • Experience of successfully driving org design effectiveness activities in a large company
  • Building change management capabilities within HR and the business
  • Deep understanding of analytics and the drivers of enhancing organisational health
  • Strong and proven financial acumen
  • Excellent ability to form trusting relationships


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 -