ICT Project Manager

Date: 14-May-2021

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 13 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.


Growth for Good

Ornua is the home of Irish dairy. Our cooperative ethos is at the heart of who we are and how we do business.  Our global success would not be possible without the close collaboration, care, and commitment of our 2,400 strong team.  Ornua cares about building sustainable livelihoods for all our people, who in turn care about driving sustainable profits for our co-op members and the Irish dairy farming families we proudly represent. 


Ornua 2025 is our strategic plan that will help realise our vision for growth in the next five years. It outlines what we will do well, what we will do with the profits we generate, and what additional services we will provide to our members. We will be guided by 3 guiding principles; focus, simplicity and adding value to our volume and we will clearly define what market we will play in.


Together, we will grow for good – creating value for our Irish farming families and for our 2,400 strong, committed, and proud global team.



The Role:


The ICT Project Manager is responsible for the management of and delivery of several projects.


The scope of the project management role includes management of several projects from initiation through to close out and being a role model in the effective use of the Ornua project delivery approach.


Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • Ensure detailed project, implementation and action plans are created for the duration of each project.
  • Ensure projects have requirements documented and agreed to ensure that project activity meets agreed project objectives.
  • Ensure monitoring of progress against all projects is timely and accurate and enables Sponsors and stakeholders have visibility and sufficient information to make the required decisions.
  • Run or attend (as appropriate) Project Boards or Steering Groups.
  • Ensure risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies (RAID) are being recorded, monitored and proactively managed to minimise disruption to successful delivery.
  • Participate in project reviews, approvals, and gating processes.
  • Ensure the appropriate and relevant level of testing are in place for all projects e.g. system, regression, UAT with stakeholder sign-off as part of the gating process.
  • Produce agreed levels of Portfolio reporting on all projects being delivered within the oversight of the PMO.
  • Deliver an effective and timely schedule of project communications liaising with the relevant Sponsors and stakeholders including the Communications Team.

Key requirements:


  • Project Management Methodologies and Tools Certifications such as PMP, Prince 2 or MSC in Project Management. Experience of Agile Methodologies will be of benefit. 
  • BSc Information & Communication Technologies or Relevant Third Level Qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years related Project / Programme management experience delivering technical projects
  • Experience in a PMO environment would be an advantage


Key competencies:


  • INTEGRITY: Empowers teams to demonstrate integrity
  • WORKING TOGETHER: Ensures own team effectiveness. Facilitates and leads cross functional working.
  • CURIOSITY: Creates an environment for innovative thinking. Rewards and recognises creative thinking and continuous improvement
  • OWNERSHIP: Makes decisions about sustainable growth and/or manages performance and ensures the quality and delivery of others’ work. Rewards and recognises success.

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