Your Expertise – Our Success. Join the GA team.

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 look for talented individuals to join us.

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 are 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 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.

Assistant Account Managers

  • A starting salary of £19,500 with bonus scheme subject to qualifying period
  • Position is full time 8:00am to 5:00pm (or 9am to 6pm) 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: Fri 06/11/2020

Closing date is planned for Friday 6th November 2020 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:

Due to significant growth throughout the business GA requires two Assistant Account Managers to join the UK accounts team. Based at our Head Office in Buckshaw Village, this is an office-based role with the occasional travel to the manufacturing facility in Leyland. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the account manager to deliver sales targets and increase our customer base.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Key orders taken by the customers and assist in answering Partner queries
  • Liaise between customer and relevant departments to resolve any queries and request
  • Review orders and amend the information to ensure no problems arise later on
  • Accounting assistance to remind them when invoices are overdue and help manage their finances with GA
  • Manage Stock Levels through sales forecasting programme ensuring SLA’s are delivered
  • Support the Partners to manage stock levels ensuring constant supply for their customers
  • Accurate recording of communication on CRM system

The Candidate:

  • Educated to GCSE/ A level standard or with equivalent work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, exceptional customer focus and highly efficient planning and organisation skills
  • An effective communicator with the ability to engage at all levels
  • Commercially focused
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to work within the company structure and take the initiative when required
  • Ability to engage with people and build good working relationships with customers and colleagues alike

Technical Writer

  • Starting salary from £20,873 to 25,249 after 12 months, following completion of quarterly pay reviews
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Free car parking
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Up to 40% off Blackpool Pleasure Beach and other locations
  • 3x salary for death in service, pension contribution and cycle to work scheme
  • 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 02/11/2020

Closing date is planned for 2nd November 2020 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:

A vacancy has arisen in our Production Team for a Technical Writer. Based at our manufacturing site in Bretherton, the responsibility of the Technical Writer is to develop Standard Operating Procedures, visual standards and various other Production Documents whilst working closely with the Production Teams and Management.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Working with relevant departments to identify key points required for a procedure
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures into the most suitable format to use as a training guide
  • Support the Process and Production Data Team when required
  • Working with relevant departments to develop Production Documents; including Risk Assessments

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be computer literate with the ability to be personable and comfortable dealing with internal and external stakeholders. They will have excellent organisational skills with good time management and the ability to prioritise responsibilities; in order to complete simultaneous tasks whilst meeting conflicting deadlines. They must demonstrate an ability to cope under pressure at times, and be able to use their initiative when required to do so.  

Essential:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to coordinate with team members and management
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • 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

In House Czech Account Manager

  • £23,166 per annum
  • This post is on a full-time basis over five days per week, hours are 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.
  • 28 days annual holidays including bank holidays and contribution to pension plus a 3 x death in service award.
  • Access to Cycle to work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach vouchers
  • Annual Family Fun Day and Expenses Paid Christmas Events
Please send a current CV with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Mon 26/10/2020

Closing date is planned for Monday 26th October 2020 but may be closed earlier if there are enough applications received; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Based at our Head Office in Chorley we have a fantastic opportunity for an In House Czech speaking Account Manager within Team Europe. Reporting in to the Head of Team Europe, the successful candidate will play a key role in developing the Czech Republic market for GA.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Daily communication with potential & existing partners in the Czech Republic ensuring they continue to receive the excellent customer service they have come to expect from GA.
  • Identifying and contacting new leads in Czech.
  • Working closely with Partners to help develop NPD projects and assist in bringing them to market.
  • Providing a link between the Partners and GA to help manage finished product and empty packaging stock levels thus ensuring product availability.
  • Forging strong relationships with other teams within GA in order to be able to help partners with any requirements they have.

Essential:

  • Fluent Czech language skills (additional languages would also be an advantage).
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to empathize with Partners needs.
  • An ability to spot opportunities that will help our Partners develop.
  •  A structured approach to account management and the recording of contacts using a CRM system.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.

GA Pet Food Partners is an Equal Opportunities and Age Positive Employer.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK and have relevant identification documents. This position is being advertised internally and externally.

Process Design Manager

  • Competitive salary of up to £25 per hour dependent upon experience
  • Candidate will be required to work 45 hours per week, Monday-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: Wed 28/10/2020

Closing date is planned for Wednesday 28th October 2020 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:

An attractive position has arisen for a driven and pragmatic Process Design Manager to join GA Pet Food Partners at our Manufacturing Facility in Bretherton, Lancashire. This role will focus on delivering capital projects alongside a team of project engineers while reporting to the Senior Project Engineering Manager. Within this role, you will take responsibility for your own design, planning, installation and commissioning for a vast range of engineering projects, from small scale improvements through to complete plant installations.

Duties:

  • Development of Concept Designs and Budgets.
  • Accountable for Individual Project’s Schedule, Budget and Quality.
  • Management of a Multidiscipline Engineering Team.
  • Management of Simultaneous Projects.
  • Maintaining Health and Safety Standards.
  • Creation Of P+ID Drawings.
  • Creation of Designs In Auto CAD Or 3D With The Support Of  GA’s In house Design Engineer.
  • Full Project Management from Cradle To Grave.
  • Presentation of Project Design and Costs for Approval.
  • Identification of Plant Improvements
  • Calculation of Process Requirements

The Candidate:

Essential:

  • Proficient Using Microsoft Packages (Visio) And Auto Cad
  • Experience as A Time Served Engineer.
  • Demonstrable Project Delivery Skills
  • A Skilled Negotiator and Communicator
  • An Understanding of Health and Safety Requirements Within An Industrial Environment
  • A Degree, HND Or Equivalent Qualification in An Engineering Related Discipline

Desirable:

  • Proficient using Autodesk Inventor