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  • Maintenance Fitter/Dairygold Agri-Business/Lombardstown

    Dairygold Quality Feeds is pleased to invite applications for the position of Maintenance Fitter. Reporting to the Site Maintenance Manager and based in Lombardstown the Maintenance Fitter will work closely with the existing maintenance team to maintain the plant and ensure that plant down-time is minimised and plant throughput is maximised. The Maintenance Fitter will also be responsible for ensuring that the plant complies with all mechanical standards.

    Responsibilities for this role include the following:

    • Respond to plant downtime to ensure any contributory mechanical faults are resolved in a timely manner to ensure that the plant can maximise throughput;
    • Responsible for repairing damaged equipment;
    • Input details of work completed on a daily basis into CMS;
    • Accurate recording of activity completed on the computer maintenance system (currently IGMS);
    • Interrogate, fault find and resolve any problems that are shown on any of the following equipment:
      • Intake, weighing, grinding, conveying, elevators, press lines, bag weighing, palletizers, weighbridges, compressors, gas steam boilers, grain dryer, silos, aeration, plumbing;
      • Statec-Binder packaging equipment, union special stitchers, saxon heat sealers;
      • Variable speed drives, flowmeters, steam controls, valves, pumps, fans, filters dry and wet;
    • Fault finding and problem solve issues with compressed air equipment, Boilers/ boiler control systems and steam systems;
    • Welding, turning, milling, pipe fitting, hydraulics & pneumatics, overhaul of gearboxes/pumps, installation of plant;
    • Active participation in and close out of assigned tasks associated with annual overhaul to ensure all plant equipment is maintained and repaired as good as new;
    • Active participation and meaningful engagement in continuous improvement activities and meetings including but not limited to – 5S implementation and auditing, work groups, PSE / RCA, AMIS etc.
    • Repair and overhaul of all plant & equipment as required;
    • Adherence to Quality and food safety standards on site;
    • Willingness to work rostered off hours and change work pattern to suit production and breakdown assist.

     

    Applicants for the position will:

    • Be a fully Qualified Fitter with the ability to work in a Factory, Office and Laboratory environment;
    • Have relevant experience in a food manufacturing/milling facility is essential;
    • Have a proven track record of working with the systems as outlined.
    • Be flexible and willing to cover a 24/7 shift pattern either on shift or call basis;
    • Have a full clean driving license high;
    • Have high levels of optimism, drive and resilience;
    • Be proficient IT literacy skills and Basic electrical knowledge, plant isolation, fault finding with electrician.
    • Have well-developed interpersonal skills, ability to work in teams, to interact with production/maintenance colleagues and managers alike;
    • Have excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to take and respond to direction as required;

     

    Interested candidates should forward a copy of their cover letter and up-to-date CV by COB Monday, the 24th of February 2020 to: HR Department, Dairygold Agri Division, Lombardstown, Co. Cork or e-mail: careersdg@dairygold.ie Please quote Job Ref: AGD-MF

     

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

  • Retail Sales Assistant, Retail Division, Dairygold Co-op Superstores, Midleton, Co. Cork

    Dairygold Co-Op Superstores is a leading supplier of hardware, homewares and farm inputs in the Munster region, providing customers with quality, competitively priced products & unrivalled service.

    Co-Op Super Stores are seeking to hire an experienced retail professional for Midleton,  Co. Cork.

    Retail Sales Assistants report to the respective branch manager and work as part of a cohesive team to achieve maximum sales through the delivery of excellent customer service.

    Core responsibilities for this role include:

    • Delivering best in class service to our customers including expert advice on our products.
    • Dealing with all customer queries including telephone queries, in an efficient and professional manner.
    • Restocking display areas on a regular basis to ensure product availability at all times.
    • Maintaining the highest standards of store presentation and cleanliness including shop floor, garden centre and display areas.
    • Managing point of sale processes, including cash, card & credit transactions.
    • Adhering to policies and procedures for the security of cash and merchandise.
    • Participating in regular stock taking including daily cycle counting and stock counts.
    • Flexibility across a range of departments.
    • Product coding, pricing and updating of prices on goods for re-sales.
    • Adherence to all Society policies & procedures, Health & Safety procedures and reporting of any hazards to the Branch Management.

    Candidates for this position should have:

    • Previous relevant experience in Retail / Warehousing or Agri.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • A keen customer focus
    • An ability to work on own initiative
    • A valid forklift licence is an advantage

    Interested candidates should forward a copy of their cover letter and CV to: HR Department, Dairygold Agri Business, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co. Cork or e-mail: careersdg@dairygold.ie

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

     

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  • Retail Sales Assistant, Retail Division, Dairygold Co-op Superstores, Clondrohid, Co. Cork

    Dairygold Co-Op Superstores is a leading supplier of hardware, homewares and farm inputs in the Munster region, providing customers with quality, competitively priced products & unrivalled service.

    Co-Op Super Stores are seeking to hire an experienced retail professional for Clondrohid,  Co. Cork.

    Retail Sales Assistants report to the respective branch manager and work as part of a cohesive team to achieve maximum sales through the delivery of excellent customer service.

    Core responsibilities for this role include:

    • Delivering best in class service to our customers including expert advice on our products.
    • Dealing with all customer queries including telephone queries, in an efficient and professional manner.
    • Restocking display areas on a regular basis to ensure product availability at all times.
    • Maintaining the highest standards of store presentation and cleanliness including shop floor, garden centre and display areas.
    • Managing point of sale processes, including cash, card & credit transactions.
    • Adhering to policies and procedures for the security of cash and merchandise.
    • Participating in regular stock taking including daily cycle counting and stock counts.
    • Flexibility across a range of departments.
    • Product coding, pricing and updating of prices on goods for re-sales.
    • Adherence to all Society policies & procedures, Health & Safety procedures and reporting of any hazards to the Branch Management.

    Candidates for this position should have:

    • Previous relevant experience in Retail / Warehousing or Agri.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • A keen customer focus
    • An ability to work on own initiative
    • A valid forklift licence is an advantage

    Interested candidates should forward a copy of their cover letter and CV to: HR Department, Dairygold Agri Business, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co. Cork or e-mail: careersdg@dairygold.ie

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

     

    Email us to apply

  • Garden Centre Sales Assistant, Dairygold Co-op Superstores, Mallow, Co. Cork

    Dairygold Co-Op Superstores is a leading supplier of hardware, homewares and farm inputs in the Munster region, providing customers with quality, competitively priced products & unrivalled service.

    Co-Op Super Stores are seeking to hire experienced retail professionals for Mallow, Co. Cork.

    Retail Sales Assistants report to the respective branch manager and work as part of a cohesive team to achieve maximum sales through the delivery of excellent customer service.

    Core responsibilities for this role include:

    • Delivering best in class service to our customers including expert advice on our products.
    • Dealing with all customer queries including telephone queries, in an efficient and professional manner.
    • Restocking display areas on a regular basis to ensure product availability at all times.
    • Maintaining the highest standards of store presentation and cleanliness including shop floor, garden centre and display areas.
    • Managing point of sale processes, including cash, card & credit transactions.
    • Adhering to policies and procedures for the security of cash and merchandise.
    • Participating in regular stock taking including daily cycle counting and stock counts.
    • Flexibility across a range of departments.
    • Product coding, pricing and updating of prices on goods for re-sales.
    • Adherence to all Society policies & procedures, Health & Safety procedures and reporting of any hazards to the Branch Management.

    Candidates for this position should have:

    • Previous relevant experience in Horticulture / Landscaping / Gardening
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • A keen customer focus
    • An ability to work on own initiative

    Interested candidates should forward a copy of their cover letter and CV to: HR Department, Dairygold Agri Business, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co. Cork or e-mail: careersdg@dairygold.ie

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

     

    Email us to apply

  • Marketing Executive (Fixed-purpose contract – Maternity Leave cover), Retail Division, Lombardstown, Co. Cork

    The Society wishes to invite applications for fixed-purpose (Maternity Leave cover) contract of Marketing Executive. The Marketing Executive will work closely with the Marketing Manager and Marketing team to ensure the successful execution of campaigns in line with the marketing plan and budget in order to drive sales both instore and online. The successful candidate will be based in Lombardstown, Mallow, Co. Cork.
    The successful candidate will have:

    -A 3rd level marketing qualification
    -Proficiency in MS Office is essential
    -Visual Communications or Graphic Design qualification an advantage
    -5+ years role-related competence, ideally in retail
    -An ability to implement effective online and offline marketing campaigns
    -An ability to roll out promotions across a network of stores in a timely and effective manner based on a promotions calendar, while adhering to brand guidelines
    -A proven track record of strong organisational skills, an ability to prioritise tasks and to focus on and meet task deadlines
    -Strong Interpersonal skills, with a positive attitude and the ability to build & maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders including Stores, Finance, Retail Operations & Merchandising teams
    -A customer focus with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    -Strong Financial Acumen

     

    Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include, but are not limited to, the following:
    -Roll-out of the annual marketing plan which includes media buying, development of creative campaigns in conjunction with external agencies, ensuring deadlines are met and effective roll-out to stores while also ensuring that marketing spend is in line with agreed marketing budgets
    -Provide post campaign improvement recommendations to be leveraged for future campaigns
    -Development, design and implementation of all in-store marketing communications including co-ordination of ordering, allocating and delivery of promotional material to the stores
    -Liaising with the extended team and with external agencies including design agencies, PR consultants and printers to ensure all Point-of-Sale material is implemented and effective, delivering a clear value message to customers
    -Responsible for the collation of content for monthly newsletters and the co-ordination of design, layout and print of same
    -SMS Marketing which includes maintaining and growing the customer database in line with GDPR rules and regulations. Timely communications to customers via this channel
    -Provide administrative back-up & support to all aspects of the marketing function
    -Support in PR, event management and content writing for digital marketing & social media
    -Support in sponsorship campaigns – ensuring maximum brand exposure for Co-Op Superstores
    -Ensuring corporate branding and brand guidelines are reflected in all communications
    -Managing and co-ordinating the marketing portfolio of branded products for retail stores and events
    -Responsible for weekly reporting on marketing activities
    -Ensuring that this role is carried out pro-actively with passion and energy

    Interested candidates should forward a copy of their cover letter and CV to: HR Department, Dairygold Agri Business, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co. Cork or e-mail: careersdg@dairygold.ie

     

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

     

    Email us to apply

  • Engineering Manager, Food Ingredients Division, Leeds, United Kingdom

    As the number one cheese ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers DFI UK have achieved rapid, double digit growth over the last five years and have ambitious plans for this to continue.

    DFI Leeds is a highly automated manufacturing facility producing 9,000t soft and cultured dairy products annually. With a sophisticated SCADA operating system and significant investment into our plant machinery, robust engineering support is vital to minimise downtime, enhance performance and improve efficiencies. We pride ourselves on our BRC A Grade and ISO 14001 standards which we retain through maintenance of our site policies and strict adherence to Health & Safety requirements.

    To drive this engineering support and continue to develop our high standards, we now have an exciting opportunity for an Engineering Manager. Reporting into the Operations Manager, this role will manage the Engineering team to ensure that building, plant and equipment is serviced, maintained and operationally safe. The role holder will be a key member of the site management team, with full accountability for the site’s facilities and Health & Safety standards including control of contractors and permits to work.

    Key Responsibilities will include:

    • Develop and implement a PPM schedule to ensure all plant and equipment is fit for purpose
    • Develop and drive a programme of TPM that supports efficiency gains and up-skills colleagues
    • Monitor and manage daily priorities of team of Shift Engineers
    • Monitor and ensure breakdown issues are resolved as quickly and cost effectively as possible
    • Record all weekly downtime, monitoring machine issues and closing out corrective actions
    • Control contractors, completing permits and observing insurance and H&S requirements
    • Maintain, update and communicate relevant Engineering policies and procedures
    • Forecast annual budget for engineering and manage activity and stock levels within budget Work closely with Shift Engineers and production to support with machine training
    • Support capital investment projects and project manage defined projects as required
    • Continually assess and identify improvement initiatives to support engineering development

    Who are we looking for?

    You will have 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). You’ll also have experience of developing a programme of TPM and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of lean manufacturing and CI.

    A clear and professional communicator with experience of successfully managing a shift team, you will be proactive in upskilling colleagues to optimise machine performance. You will demonstrate enthusiasm and forward planning skills with a drive to resolve problems quickly and efficiently. With a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, you’ll be comfortable recording and analysing data to present to peers and senior colleagues to drive improvements on site.

    The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme. If you are a team player, yet a strong leader who is interested in joining a team of like-minded people in a market leading, KPI focussed, quality driven, business then look no further. To find out more visit www.dairygold.ie  and to apply send your details to recruitment@dairygold.co.uk

  • Retail Sales Assistant, Retail Division, Dairygold Co-op Superstores, Carrigaline, Co. Cork

    Dairygold Co-Op Superstores is a leading supplier of hardware, homewares and farm inputs in the Munster region, providing customers with quality, competitively priced products & unrivalled service.

    Co-Op Super Stores are seeking to hire experienced retail professionals for Carrigaline, Co. Cork.

    Retail Sales Assistants report to the respective branch manager and work as part of a cohesive team to achieve maximum sales through the delivery of excellent customer service.

    Core responsibilities for this role include:

    • Delivering best in class service to our customers including expert advice on our products.
    • Dealing with all customer queries including telephone queries, in an efficient and professional manner.
    • Restocking display areas on a regular basis to ensure product availability at all times.
    • Maintaining the highest standards of store presentation and cleanliness including shop floor, garden centre and display areas.
    • Managing point of sale processes, including cash, card & credit transactions.
    • Adhering to policies and procedures for the security of cash and merchandise.
    • Participating in regular stock taking including daily cycle counting and stock counts.
    • Flexibility across a range of departments.
    • Product coding, pricing and updating of prices on goods for re-sales.
    • Adherence to all Society policies & procedures, Health & Safety procedures and reporting of any hazards to the Branch Management.

    Candidates for this position should have:

    • Previous relevant experience in Retail / Warehousing or Agri.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • A keen customer focus
    • An ability to work on own initiative
    • A valid forklift licence is an advantage

    Interested candidates should forward a copy of their cover letter and CV to: HR Department, Dairygold Agri Business, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co. Cork or e-mail: careersdg@dairygold.ie

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

    Email us to apply