Share this Job

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Date: Nov 14, 2022

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Graphical user interface, text, application

Description automatically generatedA picture containing text, clipart

Description automatically generated








Talent Acquisition Specialist



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.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our team!.  As the TA Specialist, you will support the full recruitment lifecycle as well as managing our graduate and Internship recruitment. 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 responsibility for the recruitment lifecycle of our Graduate & Intern Recruitment, managing all intern and student placement campaigns for Tirlán.


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: Kilkenny / Hybrid


Key Responsibilities:

  • End to end ownership & creation of our Graduate Recruitment, working closely with our Talent Development Team
  • Graduate, university, internship programs as required (cv screening, coordinating interviews, attending interviews)
  • Collaborate with hiring managers on role requisition process
  • 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




  • Customer service driven with strong organisational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to display a high degree of professionalism in dealing
  • 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


Join our Talent Pool

Considering a new career in Tirlán but this isn’t the role for you?! Then why not register your experience & sign up for career opportunities at

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. 

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


Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -