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Talent Acquisition Specialist - Graduate Recruitment

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Graduate Recruitment 


Rooted in our rich heritage of family farming and embedded in our communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of our farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the world. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to our milk pool of three billion litres and our outstanding grains portfolio, we export innovative products and tailored ingredient solutions to more than 100 countries. We nurture a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches, serving our communities and delivering annual revenues of around €2 billion.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Talent Acquisition Specialist to join Glanbia Ireland.  As the TA Specialist, you will support the full recruitment lifecycle as well as managing our graduate and Internship recruitment processes. Reporting to and working closely with the Head of Talent Acquisition, you will be part of the broader HR team where you will work closely with our HR Business Partners and Line Managers, supporting all aspects of onsite/internal recruitment. 


You will collaborate with internal clients 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.

You will have full responsibility for the recruitment lifecycle of our Graduate & Intern Recruitment, managing all intern and student placement campaigns for Glanbia Ireland and deliver on the requirements of the graduate recruitment programme.


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


Location: Hybrid role


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Head of Talent Acquisition in the management of the broader resourcing portfolio including:
  • End to end ownership & creation of our Graduate Recruitment Process, working closely with our Talent Development Team.
  • Graduate, university, internship programs as required, to ensure Glanbia Ireland’s graduate process runs smoothly (cv screening, coordinating interviews, attending interviews)
  • Collaborate with hiring managers on role requisition process and identify recommended go to market sourcing strategies for roles.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling interviews, liaising with candidates, and hiring managers on logistics and process documentation.
  • 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 with people at all levels of the business.


Key Requirements:

  • 3rd level education in a relevant discipline is desirable or relevant proven experience in a similar role  
  • Experience in a fast paced environment, preferably in the volume recruitment space
  • Experience working with Applicant Tracking Systems and HRIS systems, e.g. Taleo, SAP / Success Factors or similar
  • 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 in dealing with senior management and users.
  • Energy, enthusiasm and drive to make it happen
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic, innovative environment
  • A commitment to quality. 
  • Effective relationship building skills with internal and external stakeholders.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford,,, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 

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


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Glanbia Ireland 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.


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At Glanbia, 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.