IT Systems Administrator

Date: 18-Jan-2023

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Member Co-ops; Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers. It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,400 employees. Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 12 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.


The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.


Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Forto and BEO. Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and the US.


Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world. Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.



Ornua’s Values


At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.



Dynamic Working



Ornua have a Dynamic Working policy in place which facilitates flexible hours and hybrid working.



Job Summary


Working in the Project Delivery and Solution Architecture team, you will contribute to the design and implementation of successful projects by providing all-round technical knowledge within the Microsoft technology stack namely but not limited to Windows Server, Active Directory and the full Microsoft 365 suite. 


Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • Provide technical support to solution architects in translating business requirements into deliverable solutions.
  • Configure Windows Servers, install software and document technical requirements for other ICT teams e.g. Firewall Security, DBA, Infrastructure monitoring etc.
  • Produce project handover documentation and knowledge transfer to the Infrastructure and Service Desk teams.
  • Assist with end user training and documentation as part of user adoption program for new solutions.
  • Work with the Service Desk and Infrastructure teams to address problem tickets within the ITIL framework.  
  • Manage multiple tasks to deadline, communicate progress at regular intervals and participate in project planning meetings.
  • Develop a technical understanding of Azure and Microsoft 365. Utilise knowledge gathered to improve efficiencies.




Key Skills & Requirements:


  • Experience in a system administration or service desk role.
  • A good working knowledge of Window 10, Windows Server and Active Directory. 
  • Exposure to Azure and Microsoft 365 with hands-on experience an advantage.
  • Understanding of PowerShell to query Microsoft environments.
  • Commitment to continuous technical development within Microsoft’s technology stack.
  • Highly motivated, learn quickly on your own initiative
  • A proactive manner and the ability to work comfortably within a team environment.
  • Time-management and organisational skills to manage a variety of tasks and meet deadlines.
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritise your workload.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills and customer focused


Key competencies:


  • INTEGRITY: Supports and encourages constructive outcomes for others by demonstrating integrity.
  • RIGOUR: To ensure excellence in own work applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making, and planning and reviewing.
  • Forward-looking: Responds positively to change and looks ahead to anticipate task.
  • OWNERSHIP: Takes responsibility for and pride in delivering quality and results; is tenacious.











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