Quality Associate

Date: 10 Nov 2023

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia



Graduate Programme 2024 – Quality Associate 

Tirlán, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands. 
Tirlán owns leading brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition.
We nurture a talented team across Ireland, the US, MEA and China, delivering annual revenues of over €3 billion, and over 2,300 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches. Our purpose is to nourish the world, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.

Role Profile
Tirlán is offering a unique opportunity for a graduate to join our team as a Quality Associate. A key deliverable of Quality is reducing the occurrence of defects against the Quality Standard across all functions. The opportunity will involve working as part of a Quality team in driving a ‘Right First Time’ culture and performance in a plant environment by ensuring that processes and operations meet customer requirements. You will be working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better. 

•    Adhering to the implemented site-wide KPIs relating to quality, continuous improvement, regulatory compliance  
•    Supporting the quality team to drive a strong quality culture on site  
•    Ensuring that all processes within the quality Operations remit comply with the Quality Management System through the provision of quality data  
•    Playing a key role in planning and participating in audits with customers and other third parties  
•    Working collaboratively with the Production Manager and wider team to ensure quality operations requirements are fully resourced at a shift level to deliver on plant in process, sampling and testing schedules 
•    Overseeing and supporting the site /area RCAs for all process deviations  
•    Ensuring effective CAPA implementation and verification 
•    Maintaining customer product specifications / certifications and support final product grading 
•    Supporting audit quality practices and processes within the site focusing on the prevention of deviations 
•    As part of the Tirlán Quality community, inputting to on-going development of best in class standards across the organisation 

•    High academic record to date and expected minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in relative discipline
•    Record of high achievement and delivery
•    Strong problem solving skills
•    Proven self-starter with the drive and desire to succeed
•    Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
•    Excellent leadership and communication skills


About us 
Through our expertise in research and development, customer insights, food safety and state-of-the-art manufacturing we bring innovative food and nutrition solutions to a global market.  Our new and vibrant headquarters in Kilkenny City operates as a collaboration hub where multi-functional teams come together in a hybrid work environment. 


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in the value of difference. We know that different perspectives, life experience and backgrounds can drive innovation and deliver growth. 
We welcome people from all walks of life without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation