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.

Runshaw College Employer Partnership Board

As part of its commitment to working collaboratively with educational establishments in the vicinity of its sites, GA Pet Food Partners is pleased to announce that it will be joining the Employer Partnership Board (EPB) of Runshaw College. With campuses in both Leyland and Chorley, Runshaw College has been delivering outstanding teaching and learning since 1974, as well as offering exceptional pastoral care. As a result, students have access to a wide range of opportunities and experiences to help develop skills that will prepare them fully for higher education and employment.

The EPB was formed to ensure the college continues to offer courses and apprenticeships that will progress its students and meet the needs of future labour market requirements. Runshaw is working with employers like GA, at the heart of the community, across a range of sectors, who can inform them about their sector, future skills needs, skills gaps and opportunities. Employers combined professional input in these areas will feed into Runshaw’s future curriculum plans. New courses and apprenticeship programmes will be researched and sourced using this information, enabling Runshaw to offer the best possible provision to its students.

The purpose of the EPB is:

  • To share key industry information
  • Identify future demand & skills shortages
  • Enhance curriculum & programmes: Sixth Form College, Adult College & Apprenticeships
  • Provide curriculum intent & propose changes from findings

I am delighted that GA Pet Food Partners has become a member of the Employer Partnership Board at Runshaw College. We are proud to work in close collaboration with a broad range of employers so that we can fully understand and meet the future skills needs in our region. Our employer partners enhance and co-create the curriculum so that all our students (whether they are young people, adults or apprentices) are well-prepared for their role in the future workforce.

Clare Russell

Principal & CEO, Runshaw College

Electrical Assistant

  • This role is on a full-time basis working Monday to Friday, 7.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Competitive salary dependent upon age and experience
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Training opportunities for the right individual (IPAF, PASMA, FLT)
  • Free car parking
  • 28 days annual holiday, including bank holidays.
  • Up to 40% off Blackpool Pleasure Beach and other locations
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Thu 20/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Thursday 20th 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 production facility in Bretherton, Lancashire, you will become a valued member of our electrical installation team working alongside our team of electricians and electrical assistants. In addition, you will be working on a wide variety of new projects throughout the manufacturing site as we continue to roll out our exciting investment plans.

The role of the Electrical Assistant is:

  • Work with the electrical team to complete their assigned work
  • Installation and clipping of cables
  • Fabrication and installation of bracketry and cable containment
  • Mounting and installation of electrical hardware
  • Movement of parts and materials throughout the site to the specific work areas
  • Working at height using access equipment

The Candidate:

Essential:

  • Experience within an industrial or construction environment
  • A can-do attitude to all assigned work from the electrical supervisor
  • A team worker with good communication skills (verbal and written) able to engage with staff at all levels
  • The work requires physical fitness and the ability to work at height
  • A good attitude to working safely and adhering to all site Health and Safety rules

Junior Pet Nutritionist

  • The candidate will be required to work 8 am – 5.30 pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Competitive salary based upon experience.
  • 28 days annual holiday including bank holidays
  • Pension contribution and 3 x salary for death in service
  • 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, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Fri 28/05/2021

Closing date is planned for Friday 28th 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:

A vacancy has arisen in our Nutrition Department for a Junior Pet Nutritionist, based at our Head Office in Chorley. Reporting to the Senior Pet Nutritionist, the successful candidate will be involved in and assist with new product development, managing the upkeep of existing recipes and provide technical support as required for an assigned portfolio of Partners.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work in conjunction with the team of Nutritionists and Account Managers to develop and enhance potential and current Partners product ranges.
  • Discuss with current and potential Partners their requirements for new recipes and create sample recipes for discussion with the Partner.
  • Working alongside R&D, and other key stakeholders, to develop new recipes
  • Accompany Nutritionists & Account Managers on Partner visits when required
  • Ensure recipes adhere to relevant legislation, e.g. FEDIAF, export to specific countries, organic status etc.
  • Assisting Nutritionists in reviewing feeding trials in conjunction with Partners
  • Assisting Nutritionists by handling Partner queries within the set lead time.
  • Assisting Nutritionist in creating Technical Data Sheets

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be computer literate and be able to deal politely but confidently with our Partners by both telephone and email. In addition, they must demonstrate an ability to cope under pressure at times and be able to use their initiative when required to do so.

Essential:

  • Educated to degree level within a relevant scientific course
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team

Desirable:

  • Experience in Pet Nutrition
  • Additional Nutrition Qualifications
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing environment and experience of formulation
  • Knowledge of the current legislation relating to formulation work and packaging.

Payroll and Human Resources Office Administrator

  • This post is on a full-time basis, and hours will be 9 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday.
  • The initial salary will be based on knowledge and previous experience.
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Free car parking
  • 28 days annual holiday, including bank holidays.
  • Up to 40% off Blackpool Pleasure Beach and other locations
  • 3 x salary for death in service, pension contribution and cycle to work scheme
Please send a current CV, covering letter with details of current remuneration and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Thu 03/06/2021

Closing date is planned for Thursday 3rd June 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 distribution centre at Buckshaw Village, the role will report to the Payroll Manager. The Payroll & HR Department deals with all employees and agency staff at GA across the business. We are looking to recruit an office administrator to assist within the Payroll Department Experience in administration within an office environment is essential.

The key areas of this role will include the following:

  • General HR & Payroll Administration
  • Administration of the Time and Attendance System, Inputting of Holidays, Absences missed clocking’s etc., to ensure the clocking data is correct prior to the processing of the 4-weekly payroll.
  • General Administration during pay week including but not limited to the printing of time card reports, sorting of pay envelopes etc.
  • Typing and Printing of letters
  • Scanning and Photocopying
  • Electronic and Manual filing
  • Calculation and administration of holiday entitlements.
  • General office and other duties as determined by the Payroll Manager

The Candidate:

Essential:

  • Confidentiality is the most important aspect of this role.
  • Attention to detail and effective time management
  • Ability to be patient, tactful, diplomatic and approachable
  • Have good spoken and written communication skills
  • Be able to use databases, spreadsheets and word processing packages (Microsoft Office)

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.