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  • Internal Auditor,Dairygold Co-Operative Society Ltd, Mitchelstown, Co.Cork, Ireland

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited, Irelands leading farmer owned Dairy and Agri Co-Operative, generates a turnover of c. €840m and employs 1,150 people across its business activities in Ireland, UK and Mainland EU.

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is currently seeking a candidate to join our Internal Audit Team, reporting to the Head of Internal Audit.

    This role is based in Mitchelstown, Co Cork.

    Summary:

    This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career in industry. As an Internal Auditor you will gain exposure to the many different types of businesses within Dairygold. You will have the opportunity to work regularly with senior management, recommend improvements to Dairygold processes and systems and get invaluable exposure to corporate governance and risk management.

    The role will include but will not be limited to the following:

    • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls
    • Individually, or working as part of a team, carry out strategic, operational and compliance audits
    • Develop audit scopes and programs
    • Conduct internal audits to assess the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls and procedures
    • Design and perform audit procedures and prepare working papers
    • Recommending improvements for the effectiveness of controls and governance processes
    • Preparing audit reports and presenting audit findings and recommendations to auditees and senior management
    • Monitor the timely implementation of the management actions recommended
    • Identify key areas of risk within the organisation and propose appropriate controls to mitigate the risks.
    • Facilitate the Risk Management process
    • Assist the development of an internal control culture
    • Contribute to the development of the Internal Audit function
    • Carry out adhoc project work
    • Limited business travel will be required

    The successful candidate should have:

    • Candidates with internal audit experience
    • Ability to comfortably build relationships with a range of customers including senior management and move easily between your role as a team player and audit lead as the work requires
    • High attention to detail and excellent analytical and computer skills
    • Strong report writing skills are essential to produce high quality solution focused reports for our Senior Management Team and Audit Committee Members.
    • Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases
    • Fluency in English is essential

    If you wish to be considered for this role, please submit a letter of application, together with an up to date Curriculum Vitae, in strict confidence to Louise Gallagher, HR Department at lgallagher@dairygold.ie, no later than Friday 22nd September. A role profile is available upon request.

     

  • Dairygold Graduate Programme

    Dairygold is pleased to advise that our Graduate Development Programme is now open online for applications.

    Our 2 year best in class programme is designed to provide graduates with focused development and real responsibility at the early stages of their career giving them the platform to accelerate into leadership roles. To aid learning and development all graduates undertake a Diploma in Management accredited by the Chartered Management Institute of Ireland together with role rotations, 1:1 coaching, personal development plans, buddy system and a mentor programme. Finance graduates also get the opportunity to complete their finance exams with ACCA or CIMA. All exams and materials are fully funded by the Society and paid time off for study leave is provided.

    This year we are seeking to hire 20 graduates across the following functional areas:

    • Agri Operations
    • Supply Chain
    • Continuous Improvement/Technical
    • Finance
    • Commercial Sales and Marketing
    • Production Powder and Cheese
    • R&D
    • Quality Control
    • Engineering

    Applications will close online on Friday 27th October 2017. For more information on our Graduate Programme together with application details, please click here.

     

  • QA Lead, Food Ingredients, Mallow, Co.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) no later than close of business on Friday 8th September. A full role profile is available upon request.

     

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

     

  • Shift Manager (x2), Food Ingredients Division, Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland

    Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited is now pleased to invite applications for 2 vacant Shift Manager positions at our Clonmel Road Cheddar Cheese Plant & Castlefarm Powder Plant, both of which are based in Mitchelstown.

    Reporting to the Site Manager, the Shift Manager will work with the Production Managers and Site Management team to achieve Site targets and meet and exceed customer expectations. He/She will co-ordinate and control all the activities within their respective teams to meet production targets, quality, environmental, maintenance, people, H&S & cost objectives on a day to day basis and in doing so will be a key person in driving shift and site performance.

     

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

    • Safety – Promote a safety culture within the site, monitor adherence to all Environmental, Health & Safety standards and procedures
    • People – Lead and manage a team of production operators, operator workgroups and PS’s
    • Cost – Manage payroll, yield and ingredients usage
    • Customer – Customer complaints and implementing actions ex audits, PS’s
    • Quality – RFT, Hygiene, Incident reporting and change control
    • Reliability – Throughput, efficiency and OEE
    • Environment – COD and Hydraulic loading incident reporting and investigating

     

    Candidates for this position must possess:

    • Third level qualification in a relevant discipline (Food Science, Technology, Engineering);
    • Previous relevant experience in a similar role;
    • Excellent people management skills are essential with a demonstrated ability to lead people and obtain results through team work, motivation and real employee engagement;
    • Capable of understanding the underlying processes across the full remit of the role;
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with people;
    • Strong business acumen, customer focus and commercially aware;
    • Proven record in maintaining safe work environments;
    • Excellent technical competence with the capacity to effectively troubleshoot issues;
    • Passion to apply key continuous improvement principles in a fast moving production environment;
    • Performance driven with a proven track record of achievement, high integrity and capability to exercise sound judgment in decision-making.

     

    This is an exciting career opportunity for a candidate with the drive and ambition to make a marked contribution to a growing and evolving site. All interested applicants, who feel they have the required people management and technical competence for this role, should apply in writing with current CV to Jimmy Barrett, HR Department, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Clonmel Rd, Mitchelstown (jibarrett@dairygold.ie) no later than close of business on Friday 22nd September 2017.   A full role profile is available upon request.

  • Lead Buyer, Food Ingredients Division, Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland

    Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain, the DFI Lead Buyer is responsible for managing the procurement of all related spend for the business. The role is based in Mitchelstown and is part of the Supply Chain team, but will involve significant cross functional interaction. The key deliverable of the role is to ensure that Dairygold achieves best value for allocated spend.

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

    • Ensuring that the business is comprehensively supported with a consistent flow of scheduled, quality materials & services from high-performance and price-competitive supply sources;
    • Negotiating with Suppliers for the delivery of the purchasing budget and targeted savings and writing effective Supply Contracts to secure optimum purchasing outcomes
    • Ensuring that Dairygold full purchasing spend is effectively leveraged in this area;
    • Measuring key Supplier contract performance on a monthly basis across all the critical procurement parameters;
    • Identifying and presenting Value Analysis opportunities to the Business and exerting influence for change towards cost-effective substitute materials and/or alternative supply sources in a Continuous Improvement environment;
    • Working with Group & Site Management to ensure that Group-approved strategies, policies and procedures are adhered to in the procurement;
    • Maintain the end-to-end procurement process from the price catalogue through to monitoring and reporting on the budgetary impact of transactions;
    • Liaise with other functions to ensure that the approval and qualification of suppliers accords with best practice and legal parameters;
    • Inventory control in conjunction with sites of relevant material;
    • Participation in Continuous Improvement Initiatives and other projects as required

    Candidates for this position must possess:

    • Third level degree and/or masters qualification in a relevant discipline, Membership &/or certification of IIPMM or APICS
    • 8+ years’ experience in a similar role is desirable.
    • Strong business acumen and commercial awareness.
    • Awareness of the key factors influencing price movement coupled with an awareness of trend-lines and emerging technology innovations across the spectrum of purchased materials that could potentially deliver benefits to DFI’s business profitability.
    • Proven working relationship with people.
    • Excellent influencing skills & ability to work with minimal supervision and, at times, on a multiplicity of time-constrained, conflicting tasks
    • A positive and flexible attitude and self-starting ability.
    • Strong IT skills are essential. Previous exposure to an ERP system and knowledge of Oracle is advantageous.
    • Detailed knowledge of modern procurement procedures for the specific area
    • Knowledge of “lean principles” is desirable.
    • Well-developed customer focus with a commitment to the principle of Supplier Quality & end-user Customer satisfaction first-time & on time
    • Knowledge & demonstrated capability in areas of contract negotiation and implementation in a multisite manufacturing environment.

     

    All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to Pauline Ayres, HR Officer, Dairygold Food Ingredients, Castlefarm, Mitchelstown (payres@dairygold.ie) no later than close of business on Tuesday 20th June. A full role profile is available upon request.

  • 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.