Production Materials Administrator

Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Leek, United Kingdom

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited

Job Description


Job Title:                    Production Materials Administrator

Reports to:                MES Controller

Location:                    Ornua Foods UK, Sunnyhills Rd, Leek

Salary:                        Up to £25,000 per annu dependent on skills and experience. 

Hours:                         Monday to Friday rotating shifts 08.00 to 16.00 / 16.00 to Midnight

Benefits:                         Free Onsite Parking, 31 Days’ Holiday , Company Pension, Subsidised Staff Canteen, Company Shop (offering discounts on products), Sports & Social Club, Staff Lottery, Discount on Bikes and Tech Scheme, Confidential Employee Assist Programme.



Company Background


About Ornua

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.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Engage with the Teams in the Factory (incl Manufacturing Services and Technical) to grow the understanding around Manufacturing Orders
  • Closing all Manufacturing orders -timely and accurately
  • Investigating Manufacturing orders where there is a variance out of tolerance
  • M3 system superuser - able to support their shift to problem solve issues - (full training will be provided)
  • Manufacturing Execution System product editor and expert - (full training will be provided)
  • Engage with the teams to better understand the issues related to Manufacturing Execution System
  • Process product change requests and new product set up forms (includes engaging with other areas of the business)
  • Weekly Reporting and Ad Hoc reports


Key requirements


  • Attention to detail
  • People skills - able to communicate confidently and effectively 
  • Understanding of production preferable
  • Working with all levels of employee's 
  • Can work alone but also good team player
  • Good excel skills (basic formula/ data)
  • Flexible (when overtime is run, Manufacturing Order closures are on the Saturday)
  • Confident / Firm but approachable
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Logical thinking/problem solving


Key competencies


  • COMMUNICATIVE: Communicates confidently, adapting style for different situations
  • RIGOUR: For projects that involves others, applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making, and planning and reviewing
  • CURIOSITY: Open to asking questions and willing to learn and continuously improve.
  • OWNERSHIP: Takes responsibility for and pride in delivering quality results. Is tenacious.

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