Reward Manager

Date: 11 May 2023

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 DXR1

Company: Glanbia






Reward Manager


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

Reporting to the Head of HR Business Partners, the Rewards Manager is responsible for developing and executing the Tirlán reward strategy. As a key enabler of our overall employee experience the Reward Manager will ensure that our approach to reward is competitive, cost effective, sustainable and in keeping with the broader objectives of our Tirlán People strategy.


Key Responsibilities

  • Evolve the Tirlán reward strategy in line with best practice and our emerging business and people strategies.
  • Design and develop innovative reward programs and policies including review of fixed and variable pay schemes and their administration
  • Research and guide on regulatory compliance (e.g. equal pay, gender pay gap reporting), leading practices / trends
  • Manage the development and implementation of the Tirlán Job Evaluation Framework and its integration with our pay and benefits structure.
  • Support the HR and Talent Acquisition team in the provision of job pricing recommendations
  • Initiate the annual remuneration review cycle and process working closely HR
  • Proactively manage relationships with HR leadership, Business Partners, Hiring Managers and other business customers to improve and implement rewards solutions and service delivery
  • Provide insights from both internal and external sources to shape reward policy decisions at both hourly and salary level
  • Engaging with Finance to prepare annual reward budget, articulate options related to bonus / performance based compensation, and oversee non-executive reward processes and tasks
  • Contribute to the development of technologies, analytics tools, and methodologies to deliver the global reward process


Key Requirements

  • Business or similar degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Deep understanding of leading practices, external trends, principles, and methods in global reward programs
  • Strong and proven financial / business acumen and analytical abilities
  • Planning, organization, problem solving and decision-making
  • Influencing, partnering and developing productive relationships with internal stakeholders such as HR Business Partners
  • HR Information Systems, e.g. Success Factors


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 -