Job Vacancies at GA Pet Food Partners.

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At GA Pet Food Partners we are committed to investing in the future. From manufacturing innovation to the ongoing support of our partners. In order to develop a sustainable future for GA, we have jobs available for talented people who want to join our family.

GA Pet Food Partners mission is to make and deliver the world’s finest pet food. With 2,000 partner brands located throughout the world, we strive to meet the demands and exceed expectations. The core values of the organisation are Quality, Innovation and Integrity; these values are embedded throughout the company and are intrinsic to everything we do. The company’s expertise and constant investment in innovative R&D brings a stream of new product development which the partner brands can seize and take to market with huge success. As a family-owned business GA has grown tremendously over the last few years and we are looking ambitiously towards further extensive growth.

At GA, we pride ourselves upon having a diverse and multi-cultural background with colleagues joining the GA family from all over the world. However, GA is also keen to recruit local talent to support the local community and give opportunities to people residing in the North West. GA welcome new people who have the desire to make a difference and the work ethic to deliver.

If you are interested in becoming part of the GA Team, we invite you to send your current CV to our HR Recruitment and Retention Champion recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk, along with a brief description of the role you are looking for.

Please no job recruitment agencies, we will contact those we wish to use.

GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. The below positions are being advertised internally and externally.

Best Companies One To Watch Award

GA Pet Food Partners is proud to have been awarded the Best Companies One To Watch Award. The b-Heard Survey invites our colleagues to score 70 statements about their wellbeing, pay and benefits, personal growth, their team, the leadership and much more. It is scored on a seven-point scale that allows for more nuanced responses than an agree/disagree model or five-point scale. This, combined with Best Companies unique 8-factor model, provides GA with a structured and accurate insight into how our colleagues feel. The b-Heard Survey is strictly confidential, allowing our colleagues to give honest responses without fear of reprisal.

Once the survey is complete, GA receives a Best Companies Index (BCI) score which measures workplace engagement. If the BCI score is high enough, GA earns an accreditation. One to Watch is a special status awarded to organisations where workplace engagement shows promising signs for the future. Achieving a One to Watch status requires a minimum BCI score of 600 and reflects organisations with ‘good’ levels of workplace engagement.

Partnership Manager : MyBrand

  • This post is on a full-time basis and hours will be 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Event
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Mon 03/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Monday 3rd May 2021 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

Based at our Head Office in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, this is an office based role, with occasional travel to the manufacturing site in Bretherton.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • You will play a key role in managing the day to day needs of your Partners.
  • Be the champion of GA products and services that support the delivery of the Partners strategy.
  • Plan and organize regular, strategic reviews to create opportunities to showcase NPD development and build mutually profitable growth
  • Deliver the ‘Partnership Agreement’ for your Partner Brands
  • Demonstrate a ‘Partner Centric’ approach in a prompt, professional and efficient manner
  • Deliver the sales growth target for each of your Partner Brands
  • With the support of our in-house training team, you will maintain and develop your own technical knowledge and skills
  • Maintain the in-house CRM system and ensure all Partner specific information is kept up to date

The Candidate:

Essential:

  • Educated to a minimum of A Level or with relevant experience
  • An effective communicator with the ability to engage at all levels
  • Commercially focused
  • Work in a fast-paced, demanding department and have the ability to hit deadlines to ensure that projects run smoothly
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team
  • Effective time management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Excel and Word

Projects Team Administrator : Maternity Cover

  • This post is on a full-time basis and hours will be 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Event
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Mon 03/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Monday 3rd May 2021 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

GA requires a Team Administrator to join the Projects Team to offer cover for maternity leave. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team. The role requires an enthusiastic and highly organized individual.  Reporting directly to the Head of Projects, the successful candidate will primarily be required to assist the Projects Team with a wide variety of administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of a multitude of packaging and formulation projects for national and multinational accounts. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Keeping the internal CRM system up to date
  • Answering internal and external calls in a professional manner and taking messages where required
  • Drafting internal and external documents
  • Creating and updating spreadsheets
  • Drafting meeting minutes/trackers and conducting follow up tasks
  • Organise and prioritise large volumes of emails
  • Drafting and updating processes and procedures
  • Supporting the Projects Team with any other administrative duties

The Candidate:

The candidate will be an organised and motivated individual who is confident working independently on given tasks and also as part of the Projects Team.  With excellent communication and time management skills, the ideal candidate will be comfortable communicating with internal stakeholders and service teams as well as senior managers within the business. The successful candidate will be required to provide support to the Projects Team.

Essential:

  • Highly adept at using Microsoft Office. Particularly Excel and Word.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Desirable:

  • 1 – 2 years of administration experience is desirable.
  • An interest in pet food or projects work would be beneficial

Assistant In-House Account Manager

  • This post is open to negotiable working hours on the basis of a full-time working week
  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Event
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Tue 18/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Tuesday 18th May 2021 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

Based at our Head office in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, this is an office-based role, with occasional travel to the manufacturing facility in Bretherton. The role will entail the following:

  • You will play a key role in developing our Partners in a specified region.
  • You will become a solutions specialist and enhance the product offering to our Partners by delivering competitive and accurate solutions for growth.
  • Carry out incoming/outgoing calls in a polite and professional manner
  • Develop productive business relationships with Partners in your region
  • With the support of our In House Training Team, you will maintain and develop your own technical knowledge and skills
  • Regularly updating the in-house CRM systems
  • Proactively managing your workload in the Line Managers absence
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners

The Candidate:

Essential:

  • Communication skills with a positive attitude
  • Ability to analyse and utilise and finical and commercial data
  • Able to listen and engage with Partners and respond with appropriate solutions and recommendations
  • An enthusiastic approach with a willingness to learn
  • Effective time management skills
  • Target driven
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Excel and Word

Spanish Account Manager

  • This post is open to negotiable working hours on the basis of a full-time working week
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Event
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Tue 18/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Tuesday 18th May 2021 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

Based at our Head office in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, this is an office-based role, with occasional travel to the manufacturing facility in Bretherton. The role will entail the following:

  • Respond efficiently to queries and concerns from customers via email and by phone
  • Take and process orders
  • Deal with delivery queries and issues
  • Deal with any customer complaints and liaise with the Customer Care Department
  • Put together and send information packs where necessary (Brochures, samples, bags, templates etc)
  • Keep CRM up to date and log all activity
  • Create Leads in CRM and assign them to the Account Manager once converted
  • Cover for holidays and take phone messages when necessary
  • Monitoring SOPS and SLAs for customers holding stock at GA
  • Attend customer meetings
  • Prepare Documents for Projects such as Quote requests, Product Brief, Project Forms, etc

The Candidate:

Required:

  • Must speak and write Spanish fluently at mother tongue level
  • English Grade A to C GCSE or equivalent preferable.
  • Good IT skills and be able to use databases and spreadsheets.
  • An organised, respectful and enthusiastic individual willing to learn.
  • Ability to work within the company structure but also take the initiative when required.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to empathize with Partner’s needs.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.

Dutch Account Manager

  • This post is open to negotiable working hours on the basis of a full-time working week
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Event
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Tue 18/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Tuesday 18th May 2021 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

Based at our Head office in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, this is an office-based role, with occasional travel to the manufacturing facility in Bretherton. The role will entail the following:

  • Respond efficiently to queries and concerns from customers via email and by phone
  • Take and process orders
  • Deal with delivery queries and issues
  • Deal with any customer complaints and liaise with the Customer Care Department
  • Put together and send information packs where necessary (Brochures, samples, bags, templates etc)
  • Keep CRM up to date and log all activity
  • Create Leads in CRM and assign them to the Account Manager once converted
  • Cover for holidays and take phone messages when necessary
  • Monitoring SOPS and SLAs for customers holding stock at GA
  • Attend customer meetings
  • Prepare Documents for Projects such as Quote requests, Product Brief, Project Forms, etc

The Candidate:

Required:

  • Must speak and write Dutch fluently at mother tongue level
  • English Grade A to C GCSE or equivalent preferable.
  • Good IT skills and be able to use databases and spreadsheets.
  • An organised, respectful and enthusiastic individual willing to learn.
  • Ability to work within the company structure but also take the initiative when required.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to empathize with Partner’s needs.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.

German Account Manager

  • This post is open to negotiable working hours on the basis of a full-time working week
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Event
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Tue 18/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Tuesday 18th May 2021 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

Based at our Head office in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, this is an office-based role, with occasional travel to the manufacturing facility in Bretherton. The role will entail the following:

  • Respond efficiently to queries and concerns from customers via email and by phone
  • Take and process orders
  • Deal with delivery queries and issues
  • Deal with any customer complaints and liaise with the Customer Care Department
  • Put together and send information packs where necessary (Brochures, samples, bags, templates etc)
  • Keep CRM up to date and log all activity
  • Create Leads in CRM and assign them to the Account Manager once converted
  • Cover for holidays and take phone messages when necessary
  • Monitoring SOPS and SLAs for customers holding stock at GA
  • Attend customer meetings
  • Prepare Documents for Projects such as Quote requests, Product Brief, Project Forms, etc

The Candidate:

Required:

  • Must speak and write German fluently at mother tongue level
  • English Grade A to C GCSE or equivalent preferable.
  • Good IT skills and be able to use databases and spreadsheets.
  • An organised, respectful and enthusiastic individual willing to learn.
  • Ability to work within the company structure but also take the initiative when required.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to empathize with Partner’s needs.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.

French Account Manager

  • This post is open to negotiable working hours on the basis of a full-time working week
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Event
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Tue 18/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Tuesday 18th May 2021 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

Based at our Head office in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, this is an office-based role, with occasional travel to the manufacturing facility in Bretherton. The role will entail the following:

  • Respond efficiently to queries and concerns from customers via email and by phone
  • Take and process orders
  • Deal with delivery queries and issues
  • Deal with any customer complaints and liaise with the Customer Care Department
  • Put together and send information packs where necessary (Brochures, samples, bags, templates etc)
  • Keep CRM up to date and log all activity
  • Create Leads in CRM and assign them to the Account Manager once converted
  • Cover for holidays and take phone messages when necessary
  • Monitoring SOPS and SLAs for customers holding stock at GA
  • Attend customer meetings
  • Prepare Documents for Projects such as Quote requests, Product Brief, Project Forms, etc

The Candidate:

Required:

  • Must speak and write French fluently at mother tongue level
  • English Grade A to C GCSE or equivalent preferable.
  • Good IT skills and be able to use databases and spreadsheets.
  • An organised, respectful and enthusiastic individual willing to learn.
  • Ability to work within the company structure but also take the initiative when required.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to empathize with Partner’s needs.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.

Italian Account Manager

  • This post is open to negotiable working hours on the basis of a full-time working week
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Event
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Tue 18/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Tuesday 18th May 2021 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

Based at our Head office in Buckshaw Village, Chorley, this is an office-based role, with occasional travel to the manufacturing facility in Bretherton. The role will entail the following:

  • Respond efficiently to queries and concerns from customers via email and by phone
  • Take and process orders
  • Deal with delivery queries and issues
  • Deal with any customer complaints and liaise with the Customer Care Department
  • Put together and send information packs where necessary (Brochures, samples, bags, templates etc)
  • Keep CRM up to date and log all activity
  • Create Leads in CRM and assign them to the Account Manager once converted
  • Cover for holidays and take phone messages when necessary
  • Monitoring SOPS and SLAs for customers holding stock at GA
  • Attend customer meetings
  • Prepare Documents for Projects such as Quote requests, Product Brief, Project Forms, etc

The Candidate:

Required:

  • Must speak and write Italian fluently at native level
  • English Grade A to C GCSE or equivalent preferable.
  • Good IT skills and be able to use databases and spreadsheets.
  • An organised, respectful and enthusiastic individual willing to learn.
  • Ability to work within the company structure but also take initiative when required.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to empathize with Partner’s needs.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.

Food Safety Assistant

  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience.
  • This post is on a full-time basis and hours will be 08.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Event
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Mon 26/04/2021

Closing date is planned for Monday 26th April 2021 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

Based at our manufacturing site in Bretherton, the role of the Food Safety Assistant is to ensure compliance and Food safety standards are met.  The role will involve:

Food Safety Inspections and Auditing

Glass and Plastic Audit

  • To carry out a High and Low-risk Glass and Plastic Audit as per schedule – this will be done using a tablet.
  • To log any damages onto the engineering ‘pirana’ system and to follow up with engineers to ensure this has been completed.

GMP/ Food Safety Inspections

  • Carrying out GMP audits as per audit schedule. – this will be done using a tablet.
  • Food Safety inspections
  • Development of KPI’s to identify problematic areas/ issues
  • Chair a monthly meeting with production to discuss KPI results

Environmental Monitoring

To follow the Environmental schedule and to report any fails for investigation

  • To work with the hygiene team and production to validate after a clean down – this will require using an instant result ‘ATP’ machine and swabs to be sent externally. Areas include Meat Kitchen, Extrusion lines, Packing and IBC yard
  • To support the Food Safety team during investigations to carry out ‘non-routine’ swabs
  • To take fines from extrusion and send to the lab to be micro tested
  • Water testing once per month to check the chlorine levels and report findings to Environmental
  • Water testing sample once per year to be sent for micro testing
  • To monitor stock levels for equipment

Calibration

  • To ensure all equipment is internally calibrated in line with the schedule
  • Management of the Calibration log
  • To organise external calibration with the accredited company – liaise with Engineering for this.
  • To liaise with external calibration companies if equipment is not working or broken

Quality Assurance Team

  • To attend a monthly department meeting to discuss areas of concerns and KPI’s, produce slides to present
  • To use a QA tracker to update projects and tasks
  • To Support the members of the QA Team as and when required.
  • Providing cover as required and working in co-operation.

The Candidate:

Essential:

  • Experience of working in a Quality Department working to Quality Standards ISO9001
  • Food Safety knowledge (advantage)
  • Internal Auditing experience (preferable)
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Professional level of communication – both verbal and written
  • Good time management, organisation skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and complete tasks with limited supervision
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible approach