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Talent Acquisition Specialist - 12 Month FTC

Date: 02-Mar-2023

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia




Talent Acquisition Specialist

12 Month FTC



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: 

We have an opportunity for an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the team at Tirlán on a 12 month fixed term contract.  Reporting to, and working with the Head of Talent Acquisition, you will be part of the broader HR team & you will support the full recruitment lifecycle, collaborating with internal stakeholders to develop a comprehensive understanding of their resourcing requirements, develop and execute appropriate sourcing strategies and hire and onboard great talent to support our business.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for posting open positions to job boards, scheduling interviews, attending interviews, creating offer letters, conducting background checks and collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure a smooth flow in the recruitment process.

Location: Kilkenny / Hybrid


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with hiring managers on role requisition process and identify recommended ‘go to market’ sourcing strategies.
  • Manage and maintain candidates through our ATS (Success Factors), including, but not limited to, sourcing, application management, shortlisting, phone screen, scheduling interviews
  • Coordination of open positions on internal career sites and external jobs boards.
  • Conducting selection interviews with hiring managers and providing insightful feedback to support the decision process.
  • Ensuring pre-employment recruitment operations are completed in a timely manner: medicals, reference checks and other pre-employment checks.
  • Liaising with our Preferred Supplier listing of agencies.
  • Administering psychometric testing and interpretation of feedback
  • Extending offers and preparation of written contracts of employment and documentation to complete the offer process.
  • Provision of feedback to candidates and agencies.
  • General recruitment administration & weekly reporting
  • Involvement in recruitment related adhoc projects as required
  • Ability to work cross functionally


Key Requirements:

  • 3rd level education in a relevant discipline such as HR or Business is desirable or relevant demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • Previous recruitment experience, 2 to 3 years, in a fast paced environment
  • Experience in the food industry /manufacturing environment advantageous
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate professionally with colleagues at all levels in the organisation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Customer service driven with strong organisational skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to display a high degree of professionalism
  • Energy, enthusiasm and drive to make it happen / team player
  • Effective relationship building skills with internal and external 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 -