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.

IT Assistant

  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience.
  • This post is on a full-time basis and hours will be 09.00am to 5.00pm 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: Thu 11/03/2021

Closing date is planned for Thursday 11th March 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 IT Department for a Helpdesk Junior based at our R2 Chorley site.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • First-line support on IT Helpdesk
  • Booking in IT equipment and managing stock and locations
  • Assisting with moving equipment
  • Keeping the IT area clean and tidy.
  • Assisting with the installation of IT Equipment
  • Maintaining office and other IT related equipment

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be computer literate and to be able to work within a fast paced environment. They must demonstrate an ability to cope under pressure at times, and be able to use their initiative when required to do so.   

Essential:

  • Full clean driving license
  • Basic knowledge of IT systems
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues of all different levels
  • Positive working attitude
  • Be committed to a career in IT

Desirable:

  • Willing to take on any training that may be required

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: Fri 19/03/2021

Closing date is planned for Friday 19th March 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

Scheduling Assistant

  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience.
  • This post is on a full-time basis and hours will be 08.00am to 5.00pm 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: Tue 23/03/2021

Closing date is planned for Tuesday 23rd March 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:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Production Planning Team as a Scheduling Assistant. The role is based at our manufacturing site in Bretherton. This is an office-based role.

The role is varied and encompasses the following tasks:-

  • Liaising with the Sales division to determine customer requirements
  • Coordination production workflow for one or multiple products
  • Planning and prioritising operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay
  • Ensuring the production lines do not run out of available work
  • Address issues when they arise, aiming for minimum disruption
  • To ensure accuracy of scheduled jobs based on customer order requirements and Sales and Operation Planning stock levels are followed
  • Plan orders for various departments

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be computer literate and to be able to work within a fast-paced environment. They must demonstrate an ability to cope under pressure at times, and be able to use their initiative when required to do so.  

Essential:

  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Good knowledge of Excel and data inputting
  • Must be able to work using your own initiative, under pressure and to meet specific deadlines
  • Should possess the organisational skills and ability to effectively manage short term and long term scheduling by forecasting of volume demand in a fast turn-around environment
  • Strong mathematical skills and attention to detail
  • Flexible working approach to ensure daily workload is completed

Desirable:

  • Ability to work within a team and independently

Italian Speaking Assistant In-House Account Manager

  • £23,000 per annum.
  • 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: Fri 19/03/2021

Closing date is planned for Friday 19th March 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 Leyland. The role of the Assistant In House Account Manager is to support the European Senior Account Managers with the administrative tasks and provide cover when necessary. The role will entail the following:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide Senior Account Managers with Administrative Support
  • 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 to 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 with Senior Account managers and take minutes.
  • Prepare Documents for Projects such as Quote requests, Product Brief, Project Forms, etc.

The Candidate:

Essential:

  • Must speak and write Italian 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 empathise with a Partner’s needs.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.

German Speaking Assistant In-House Account Manager

  • £23,000 per annum.
  • 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: Fri 19/03/2021

Closing date is planned for Friday 19th March 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 Leyland. The role of the Assistant In House Account Manager is to support the European Senior Account Managers with the administrative tasks and provide cover when necessary. The role will entail the following:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide Senior Account Managers with Administrative Support
  • 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 to 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 with Senior Account managers and take minutes.
  • Prepare Documents for Projects such as Quote requests, Product Brief, Project Forms, etc.

The Candidate:

Essential:

  • 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 empathise with Partner’s needs.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.

Spanish Speaking Assistant In-House Account Manager

  • £23,000 per annum.
  • 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: Fri 19/03/2021

Closing date is planned for Friday 19th March 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 Leyland. The Assistant In House Account Manager’s role is to support the European Senior Account Managers with the administrative tasks and provide cover when necessary. The role will entail the following:

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide Senior Account Managers with Administrative Support
  • 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 to 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 with Senior Account managers and take minutes.
  • Prepare Documents for Projects such as Quote requests, Product Brief, Project Forms, etc.

The Candidate:

Essential:

  • Must speak and write Spanish fluently at the 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 empathise with Partner’s needs.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.

Assistant Account Manager

  • A starting hourly rate of £8.72 increases to £9.19 after three-month probational period.
  • This post is open to negotiable working hours between 25 -45 hours per week.
  • Bonus system
  • 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 23/03/2021

Closing date is planned for Tuesday 23rd March 2021 but may be closed earlier if the appropriate application is 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 require an Assistant Account Manager 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.

The Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • 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

New Business Development Co-Ordinator

  • The starting salary is £18,150 and will increase to £20,500 (Based on 40hrs per week) after successful completion of a probationary period.
  • The post is open to negotiable working hours. To be discussed at interview.
  • 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 17/03/2021

Closing date is planned for Wednesday 17th March 2021 but may be closed earlier if the appropriate application is 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 fantastic opportunity for a New Business Development Co-Ordinator based at our Head Office in Buckshaw Village. We are looking for a passionate person with a can-do attitude. You will be joining our rapidly growing business on a permanent basis. Reporting to the New Business Development Manager, this role is to identify sales leads, pitch goods and services to our new Partners then guide them through the opening of an account, ensuring that the partner relationship with GA is nurtured. You will be offered excellent career progression and the chance to develop your skills with a reputable brand.

The Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • A customer service background is essential. 
  • Ability to build relationships with new partners.
  • Objections handling. Clarifying, emphasising agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion.
  • Good business acumen obtained from a retail or business development working history.
  • An understanding of marketing principles.
  • Good communication skills with a positive attitude.
  • Able to take initiative.
  • The desire to always go the extra mile for our Partners.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, including Excel and Word.

Junior Pet Nutritionist

  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience.
  • This post is on a full-time basis and hours will be 08.00 am to 5.30 pm 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: Thu 22/07/2021

Closing date is planned for Thursday 22nd July 2021 but may be closed earlier if the appropriate application is 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 to be able to deal politely but confidently with our Partners, by both telephone and email. 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.