Stores Administrator

Date: 07-Jan-2021

Location: Mitchelstown, 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.


Kerrygold Park is Ornua’s new state of the art manufacturing facility and centre of excellence for the Kerrygold Brand. 


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 Stores Administrator will have responsibility for the day to day running of the Engineering Stores, purchases, and supporting maintenance activities in a continuous processing environment.


Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • Maintain accurate account of stock at all times.
  • Manage and coordinate all cycle counts and stock takes.
  • Provide budgetary input relating to stock.
  • Liaise with Engineering Team on stock requirements.
  • Establish efficient relations with OEMs.
  • Manage engineering stores and purchases.
  • Support the Engineering manager and team.
  • Drive for continuous improvement of the overall outsource service provision.
  • Monitor the overall stores performance against targets.
  • Provide Key Performance tracking and measuring reports.
  • Assisting with all concerns or issues that may jeopardize the successful operation and/or continuous manufacturing of the process and facility.
  • Support Site Health and Safety Strategy and KPIs.




Key Requirements & competencies


  • Experience in a similar role
  • Must have the ability to learn ERP system and Engineering CMMS system.
  • This role requires a candidate who is optimistic in outlook and is excited and enthused by the challenges of this role.
  • CUSTOMER FOCUS: Pays attention to customer satisfaction levels and builds good relationships.
  • OWNERSHIP:  Takes responsibility for and pride in delivering quality and results; is tenacious.
  • RIGOUR: Ensures excellence in own work, applies effective professional skill, analysis and decision making and planning and reviewing.
  • COMMUNICATIVE: Communicates confidently, adapting styles for different situations

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