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  • Export Freight Co-ordinator, Dairygold, Cork

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is now pleased to invite applications for the position of Export Freight Co-ordinator.

    Reporting to the DFI Shipping Manager the purpose of the role is to support , develop and build on the export capability within the business, optimising the entire supply chain for the delivery of value to Dairygold and the customer by identifying and delivering significant tangible improvements in process performance.

    Core responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

    • Assist in the Purchase of Export Freight covering the movement of DFI product on the export market.
        • Book & Manage transport on a weekly basis for all areas of the Export Freight business
    • Work with Credit Control Department, statutory authorities, internal and external warehousing, Quality along with individual Supply Chain Administrators to prepare the weekly plans for dispatch of goods.
        • Monitor & track movement of goods on a weekly basis dealing with freight companies, Forwarders, Commercial team and customers.
        • Booking in of deliveries with customers as required
    • Preparation of Documents for export to third countries
        • All commercial and supporting paperwork
        • Health certs etc
        • Preparation of Pro Forma Invoices & liasing with customer banks for documentation
        • Letters of credit
    • Dealing with customers queries & investigation /resolution of customer service issues.
    • Dealing with the Department Of Agriculture, Veterinary Officers on a daily basis re potential new Certs, requests from customers, Pre Export Certs etc.
    • Assist team in working with freight providers in identifying areas where cost savings may be made.
    • Liaising with Sales offices in relation to Orders, documentation, Transport
    • Raising requisitions for all export transport .Providing purchase order numbers for all export invoices and resolving any issues with export invoices
    • Preparing customs entry documentation as required

     

    Candidates for the Export Freight Co-ordinator position must possess:

    • Proven experience in all aspects of export documentation
    • Strong Interpersonal Skills with the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
    • Strong Business Acumen and commercial awareness
    • Proven Track record of demonstrated organisational Skills
    • Willingness to assist in a team environment and to adapt to challenges in the course of achieving Departmental and Group Objectives
    • Ability to prioritise tasks and focus on and meet task deadlines
    • Positive, flexible with a “can do” attitude and self-starting ability, with an aptitude to take ownership of work as required and see it through to completion

     

    Qualification Required:

    • Third level Qualification in a relevant discipline.
    • 4+ years relevant experience
    • Strong computer literacy with good knowledge of routing systems, Oracle forms, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint (Essential))
    • Excellent technical & analytical competence with the capacity to effectively analyse issues and problem solve in accordance with our CI philosophy

     

    All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to Jimmy Barrett, HR Officer, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Castlefarm, Mitchelstown (jibarrett@dairygold.ie) no later than close of business on Monday 3rd July 2017. A full role profile is available upon request.

  • EHS Co-Ordinator, Food Ingredients Division, Mallow, Cork, Ireland

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is now pleased to invite applications for the position of EHS Co-Ordinator for our Mallow plant within the Dairy Food Ingredients Division.

     

    Reporting to the Group EHS Manager, this role will promote EHS Best practice within the Mallow plant in the DFI Division. Working closely with the Site team, the EHS Co-ordinator will drive a safe working culture for both employees and contractors and will be responsible for promoting high standards and compliance with both safety and environmental standards.

     

    Core responsibilities for this role include:

    • Provide advice and support and assist the site team in implementing current best practice across all aspects of Environmental, Health and Safety;
    • Develop and implement EH&S Policies and procedures;
    • Implement an approved audit programme on site and manage the closeout of all regulatory audit actions. Report on relevant KPIs;
    • Complete safety and environmental audits to ensure compliance;
    • Managing EH&S risk assessments and the implementation of appropriate controls;
    • Ensure all EH&S accidents, incidents and near misses are promptly reported and thoroughly investigated;
    • Oversee EHS training needs analysis and conduct training as required;
    • Liaise with Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing teams to ensure changes to manufacturing process are implemented;
    • Promote and maintain Environmental best practice and implement appropriate controls as directed;
    • Monitor all relevant environmental license parameters as directed and take appropriate action to ensure compliance;
    • Develop and maintain environmental registers, Environmental Management Plans, waste registers and complete Annual Environmental Report.

     

    Candidates for this position should possess:

    • Third level degree qualification in a relevant discipline is essential/minimum 2.1 qualification;
    • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment (no construction);
    • Self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative, prioritise work and deliver results;
    • Resilient with the capacity to work under pressure;
    • Team player with the ability to develop strong working relationships in order to ensure that the Company’s best interests are safe guarded to ensure overall Division objectives are achieved;
    • Ability to analyse EHS issues and make robust recommendations to key stakeholders is essential;
    • Strong proven attention to detail is imperative.

    This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates. All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to Lisa Cotter, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Annabella, West End, Mallow, Co Cork (lcotter@dairygold.ie).  A full role profile is available upon request.

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is an equal opportunities employer.

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  • Quality Assurance Lead, Food Ingredients Division, Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is now pleased to invite applications for the position of Quality Assurance Lead.

    Reporting to, the Head of Quality, the Quality Assurance Lead is responsible for driving and maintaining best practice standard for manufacturing. He/She will co-ordinate all the activities of the site QA team to meet customer requirements and QA compliance targets through communication & coaching of our internal customers.

    Core responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

    • Attend Stage Gate & Spec review meetings;
    • Assign and complete investigations into customer complaints;
    • Site point of contact for customer visits and audits (including internal audits);
    • Quality performance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis at the relevant forums;
    • Audit feedback, quality issues and quality developments (i.e. legislation changes );
    • Measure close out of technical issues, NC’s, CAPAs, Supplier issues, Hygiene, Documentation;
    • Maintain accreditation & liaise with DAFM on site quality issues;
    • Ensure production planning is compliant with legislation, standards & customer requirements;
    • Manage and continuously improve the entire QA Program for the site including sampling plans, policies, procedures, and specifications, focussing on robust solutions to issues raised;
    • Develop and instil Food Safety behaviours across the site;
    • Coach, develop, train and up skill employees in to enhance knowledge and understanding;
    • Assign team members to relevant projects, PS, meetings.

    Candidates for this position must possess:

    • Science Degree in a relevant discipline;
    • 5-10 years’ experience in a Food Manufacturing Environment;
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
    • A Team player with the ability to influence others at all levels in the organisation;
    • A coaching mindset to promote excellence of the best practice standard;
    • Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through team work, motivation and employee engagement;
    • Results-orientated with a proven record of achievement;
    • Excellent technical competence with the capacity to effectively analyze issues and problem solve in accordance with our CI philosophy;
    • A positive, can-do, resilient and flexible attitude;
    • Awareness of the requirements of the best practice Food Safety Standards, FSC 22000,BRC.

    This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates. All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to Lisa Cotter, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Annabella, West End, Mallow, Co Cork (lcotter@dairygold.ie). A full role profile is available upon request.

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is an equal opportunities employer.

  • QA Manager, Food Ingredients Division, Mogeely, Cork, Ireland

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is now pleased to invite applications for the position of QA Manager.

    Reporting to, the Head of Quality, the QA Manager is responsible for driving and maintaining best practice standard for manufacturing. He/She will co-ordinate all the activities of the site QA team to meet customer requirements and QA compliance targets through communication & coaching of our internal customers.

    Core responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
    • Attend Stage Gate & Spec review meetings
    • Assign and complete investigations into customer complaints
    • Site point of contact for customer visits and audits (including internal audits)
    • Quality performance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis at the relevant forums
    • Audit feedback, quality issues and quality developments (i.e. legislation changes )
    • Measure close out of technical issues, NC’s, CAPAs, Supplier issues, Hygiene, Documentation
    • Maintain accreditation – BRC(7I) IFS, ISO 9001, HALAL and Kosher certification & liaise with DAFM on site quality issues.
    • Ensure production planning is compliant with legislation, standards & customer requirements.
    • Manage and continuously improve the entire QA Program for the site including sampling plans, policies, procedures, and specifications, focussing on robust solutions to issues raised
    • Develop and instil Food Safety behaviours across the site.
    • Coach, develop, train and up skill employees in to enhance knowledge and understanding
    • Assign team members to relevant projects, PS, meetings

    Candidates for this position must possess:

    • Science Degree in a relevant discipline;
    • 5-10 years’ experience in a Food Manufacturing Environment;
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
    • A Team player with the ability to influence others at all levels in the organisation;
    • A coaching mindset to promote excellence of the best practice standard;
    • Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through team work, motivation and employee engagement;
    • Results-orientated with a proven record of achievement;
    • Excellent technical competence with the capacity to effectively analyze issues and problem solve in accordance with our CI philosophy;
    • A positive, can-do, resilient and flexible attitude;
    • Awareness of the requirements of the best practice Food Safety Standards, FSC 22000,BRC.

    This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates. All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to Lisa Cotter, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Annabella, West End, Mallow, Co Cork (lcotter@dairygold.ie). A full role profile is available upon request.

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is an equal opportunities employer.

  • Systems & Compliance Manager, Food Ingredients Division, Mallow, Cork, Ireland

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is now pleased to invite applications for the position of Systems & Compliance Manager.

    Reporting to the Head of QA, the Systems & Compliance Manager is responsible for defining quality standards for all stages of the process end to end, together with driving and maintaining best practice standards for site. He/She will co-ordinate & document all the activities required to deliver a safe, consistent product which will meet the expectations of the end user and regulatory authorities. He / she will be a key player in aligning the culture of the site to deliver the site master plan.

    Core responsibilities for the Systems & Compliance Manager role include but are not limited to:
    • Attend Stage Gate & Spec review meetings;
    • Assist with investigations into customer complaints;
    • Key point of contact on site for customers;
    • Advocate and deliver Culture change in line with nutritional and IF standards;
    • Design, define GMP, GHP QA standards. Define the leading and lagging indicators as a measure of compliance for all systems;
    • Liaise with Quality & site team in relation to defining site standard and maintaining site Accreditation;
    • Manage and continuously improve the entire QA Program for the site including sampling plans, policies, procedures, and specifications, focussing on robust solutions to issues raised;
    • Identifying training needs of site teams and co-ordination of training events with HR to meet training gaps;
    • Develop and instil Food Safety behaviours across the site to deliver the notional strategy;
    • Coach, develop, train and up skill employees in to enhance knowledge and understanding;
    • Assign team members to relevant projects, PS, meetings.

    Candidates for the Systems & Compliance Manager position must possess:

    • Qualification Required: Food safety or science qualification to minimum degree level in a relevant discipline;
    • 5-10 years exepriecne a Infant formula or relevant nutional product Manufacturing Environment;
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
    • Be a team player and have the ability to influence others at all levels in the organization;
    • A coaching mindset to promote excellence of the best practice standard;
    • A questioning mentality with the objective of driving best practice;
    • Demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through team work, motivation and employee engagement;
    • Results-orientated with a proven record of achievement;
    • Excellent technical competence with the capacity to effectively analyze issues and problem solve in accordance with our CI philosophy;
    • A positive, can-do, resilient and flexible attitude;
    • Awareness of the requirements of the best practice Food Safety Standards, FSSC 22000,BRC.

    This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates. All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to Lisa Cotter, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Annabella, West End, Mallow, Co Cork (lcotter@dairygold.ie). A full role profile is available upon request.

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is an equal opportunities employer

  • Quality Officer, Food Ingredients Division, Mallow and Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is now pleased to invite applications for the position of Quality Officer.

    Reporting to, the Site Quality Manager, the Quality Officer will be responsible for maintaining and managing defined core elements of quality assurance programme for the Mallow and Castlefarm site respectively, to ensure compliance with internal standards, food safety standards and customer requirements. The key role of the Quality officer is to monitor compliance, report on metrics and improve the QMS system to meet the requirements of ISO 22000.

    Core responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

    • Develop policies and procedures and risk assessments to meet the requirements of FSSC 22000, including HACCP and maintain in electronic format in paradigm system;
    • Co-ordinate the site audit plan and report on the close out rate for non-conformances;
    • Document sampling and testing plans for the site;
    • In conjunction with site QA Manager – lead and facilitate customer and regulatory audits;
    • Coach management and operational staff on new standards, accreditation requirements and procedures;
    • Review data from environmental plan in relation to alignment of GMP and GMP policies as required.

    Candidates for this position must possess:

    • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline (Food Science & technology, Microbiology;
    • 2-5 years experience in a QA Food Manufacturing environment at FSSC 22000 Standard as a minimum;
    • Strong Interpersonal & Communication Skills;
    • Be a team player;
    • Ability to work on own initiative;
    • A positive, can do, resilient and flexible attitude;
    • Good writing and coaching skills;
    • Actively seek to future proof the business compliance by adopting a gold standard of error proofing when looking for solutions to problems/issues that may arise.

    This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates. All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to Lisa Cotter, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Annabella, West End, Mallow, Co Cork (lcotter@dairygold.ie). A full role profile is available upon request.

  • Planning Manager, DFI UK, Leeds, United Kingdom

    As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’re growing our business with a new organisational structure that will create significant additional production capacity. Our current success and our ambitious growth plans are built on a reputation of quality and service and we know from experience that it’s the skill and dedication of our people resources that is the key to this success.

    DFI Leeds manufactures high quality, highly functional soft and liquid cheese and our customer base and range of end product applications is growing rapidly.  It’s a BRC AA grade, highly automated site which is benefiting from significant plant investment.  With a £13m spend on raw materials and 10,000mt of factory production capability, effective forecasting, planning and scheduling are paramount. With a complex factory process, ensuring the right product is available and produced to meet customer expectations is essential.

     

    To ensure the Leeds business can meet increasing production planning, supply and logistics, a new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Planning Manager. The Planning Manager will co-ordinate all replenishment, planning and customer service activities to deliver daily and weekly production plans and deliver 100% customer fulfilment, whilst driving improvements in factory production planning to deliver cost benefit and reduction.

     

    Key Responsibilities of Planning Manager Include:

    • Effective communication and implementation of daily and weekly production schedules
    • Identify and resolve potential shortages and monitor plans and forecasts to ensure that stockholding, buffer levels and shelf life issues are managed
    • Review and communicate despatch plan to Hauliers and Warehouse teams
    • Reconcile productions plans with transport schedule to achieve dispatch times and make revisions as necessary to maximise plans
    • Effective management of consumables with target, generating reports on at risk materials
    • Communicate potential issues and options with all supply and planning issues
    • Collate and review all KPI data and provide daily and weekly reports to the business on performance.

     

    Who are we looking for?

    You will have demonstrable experience of working in a similar planning management role within FMCG, food.  Strong evidence of managing end-to-end supply chain activities and delivering plans in a high volume planning and forecasting environment you will be analytical, numerate and have excellent attention to detail.

    A confident, clear communicator you will be experienced leading and facilitating S&OP meetings and applying forecasting to short and long term planning. Proactive and customer focussed, you will demonstrate initiative and excellent cross functional working to ensure that our factory capability is optimised.

    The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme.  If you are interested in this position please apply online or send your details to Alison Gould, HR Manager at recruitment@dairygold.co.uk clearly stating your current package.

  • Finance Assistant, DFI UK, Leeds, United Kingdom

    As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’re growing our business with a new organisational structure that will create significant additional production capacity. Our current success and our ambitious growth plans are built on a reputation of quality and service and we know from experience that it’s the skill and dedication of our people resources that is the key to this success.

    Our DFI Leeds Finance team are responsible for all onsite accounting activity including weekly and monthly reports, requisition requests, invoice queries and stock reconciliations. Ensuring we have accurate and timely information is vital to ensuring that we are compliant with all reporting requirements and have visibility of business financial performance.

    An opportunity has arisen within our Finance team for a Finance Assistant to work closely with the Site Accountant to complete all key activities. You will be responsible for weekly and monthly P&L reporting for the site and will work closely with all departments to ensure accurate and timely information.

    Key Responsibilities of Finance Assistant include:

    • Complete full weekly and monthly P&L reporting including gross margin analysis and all operational expenses for the Leeds site
    • Complete weekly report for stock transactions and inventory
    • Co-ordinate and input information on weekly Finance trackers for key business statistics
    • Act as the first point of call for all invoice and price queries for all departments on site
    • Ensure accurate data is readily available to support forecasting and budgeting processes
    • Accurately and promptly raise business requisitions
    • Ensure all goods received onto site are correctly and promptly receipted into Oracle
    • Complete all production batch closures in Oracle on a weekly basis
    • Cover Reception activities within the office, dealing with incoming calls, post collection / distribution and providing a first point of contact for designated visitors

     

    Who are we looking for?

    With responsibility for generating weekly and monthly reports through data downloaded from Oracle, you will have excellent IT skills and good attention to detail. You will be experienced in entering large volumes of data accurately and quickly. You will be comfortable working with numbers and have good administrative skills. Some prior experience of working within a Finance team would be advantageous.

    Situated in the main Reception office you will have good communication skills and present a professional approach to internal colleagues and external visitors alike. Calm and confident, you will work extremely well cross functionally and will be willing to seek information to resolve a variety of queries autonomously.

     

    The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme.  If you are a proactive and organised individual who works well as part of a team then look no further.Apply online or send your details to Alison Gould, HR Manager at recruitment@dairygold.co.uk

  • Night Shift Engineer, DFI UK ,Crewe, United Kingdom

    (10pm – 6am Sunday – Thursday)

     As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’re growing our business with a new organisational structure that will create significant additional production capacity. Our current success and our ambitious growth plans are built on a reputation of quality and service and we know from experience that it’s the skill and dedication of our people resources that is the key to this success.

     Engineering support is vital to ensure production downtime is minimized, machine performance is continually enhanced and improved efficiencies are achieved on the line. We now have an opportunity for a Night Shift Engineer to join the team at Crewe.

    Key Responsibilities of Night Shift Engineer will include:

    • Carry out planned preventative maintenance on machinery and equipment
    • Ensure that equipment is fit for purpose on a shift / daily basis.  Attend breakdowns as necessary, to support continuous production.  Monitor and document line downtime and breakdowns
    • Complete a robust shift handover with the alternate shift engineer and ensure critical issues are raised to minimise disruption to operational performance
    • Assist & train production with machinery problems and setup and carry out repairs to machinery
    • Control activities of contractors on site, completing permits to work and relevant documentation
    • Ensure plant and equipment is operated and operating in the correct manner in line with H&S
    • Re-order spare parts and materials as necessary to ensure that stock levels are maintained
    • Work on capital projects as required and complete all engineering activities in line with plan

     

    Who are we looking for?

    You will need significant post apprenticeship experience, ideally gained in food manufacturing and supported by BTEC or C&G qualification in an appropriate discipline (Electrical Systems, Electrical Control, Faultfinding and Mechanical Engineering).

    Some experience of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques and approaches within an engineering environment would be ideal.

    The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme.  If you are a proactive, organised and enthusiastic team player who is interested in developing your skills in a growing team then look no further. Apply online or send your details to Alison Gould, HR Manager, at recruitment@dairygold.co.uk clearly stating your current package.