Health & Safety Manager

Date: 10 Feb 2024

Location: Virginia, CN, IE, A82CD63

Company: Glanbia



Health & Safety Manager
Virginia, Co. Cavan

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, 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
We have an exciting opportunity for a H&S Manager to join our team in Virginia, Co. Cavan.  Reporting to the Site Manager, the Health & Safety (H&S) Manager will be responsible for leading, directing and delivering all activity in relation to Health & Safety on-site. The successful candidate will ensure the development and promotion of a best-in-class H&S culture in conjunction with the site management team and employees.  This is an onsite role. 


•    Develop and implement the site H&S Management strategy ensuring alignment with the central Tirlán H&S strategy and Tirláns continuous improvement agenda.
•    Develop, manage, and lead a culture of zero harm across the site and ensure a management led approach with a focus on continuous improvement.
•    Develop and manage the site H&S risk assessment programme with the site management team to agree and manage prioritised programmes to reduce risks.
•    Ensure regulatory requirements are adhered to and keep up to date with new H&S legislation and standards.
•    Develop, deploy, and manage the site H&S training programme ensuring statutory requirements are adhered to and taking into account best practice and site safety culture development.
•    Lead on site Health & Safety improvement, awareness, and engagement programmmes. Act as role model for the sites values and behaviours
•    Coordinate the Occupational Health and Sustainability programmes for the site.
•    Develop and manage site H&S KPI’s and ensure Tirlán H&S KPI reporting requirements are adhered to.
•    Provide H&S support to Production Manager to maximise H&S KPIs in line with overall Production targets
•    Represent the company in interactions with external agencies/ stakeholders e.g. HSA, Cavan County Council, Complainants, insurers etc.  
•    Co-ordinate internal and external inspections and audit programmes and Lead & drive adherence to external system accreditation i.e., ISO 14001, Glanbia Risk Management Safety (GRMS)
•    Lead on site H&S improvement, awareness, and engagement programmes.
•    Lead investigations of accidents/incidents on-site.



•    Third level qualification in Health & Safety, Food, Engineering, Manufacturing, or related discipline
•    3 & 5 years experience in an Health and Safety role in the dairy, food or pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, preferably including experience in a management capacity
•    Results driven with high performance capability in a fast moving challenging business environment.
•    Excellent leadership and communication skills with an innate ability to bring people with them.
•    Proven track record of continuous improvement within a lean manufacturing environment.
•    Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders


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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