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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 worldwide, we strive to meet the demands and exceed expectations. The organisation’s core values 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 tremendous success. GA has grown tremendously over the last few years as a family-owned business, and we are looking ambitiously towards further extensive growth.

We have many varied job vacancies for exceptional people. At GA Pet Food Partners, we pride ourselves upon having a diverse and multi-cultural background with colleagues joining the GA family from all over the world.

At GA Pet Food Partners, 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 of England. GA welcomes new people who desire to make a difference and have 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.

GA Pet Food Partners are proud to be awarded the Best Companies Good To Work For Award

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, team, 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 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 and 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 future labour market requirements. Runshaw is working with employers like GA, at the heart of the community, across various sectors, who can inform them about their industry, 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

Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards 2022 – Large Business Award Winner

The Red Rose Awards is where Lancashire business, commerce and industry are celebrated. It provides the best possible platforms to promote success and to encourage inter-trading in the county.

Lancashire Business View created the event to acknowledge business excellence, provide the best possible platforms to share successes, and encourage trade in the county.

GA Pet Food Partners proudly announce that we won the Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards 2022 Winner for the Large Business Award.

Engineering Stores Buyer

  • Salary is dependent based on knowledge and experience
  • The candidate will be required to work Monday – Friday, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • 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 and covering letter along with details of current remuneration if applicable and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Mon 12/09/2022

The closing date is planned for Monday 12th September 2022 but may be closed earlier if enough applications are 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, we have a fantastic opportunity for an Engineering Buyer to work within our Engineering Department. Reporting to the Engineering Procurement Manager, the successful candidate will play a key role within our Engineering Department in obtaining or buying Engineering Goods and Services.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Source suppliers of ad-hoc products as required and negotiate cost reductions.
  • Expedite outstanding orders with vendors so that delivery dates align with goods requirements.
  • Liaise with customers in receipt of direct orders to confirm that the delivery of goods ordered has been achieved, receipt and confirm deliveries into Computerised Maintenance Management System (Shire).
  • Be able to interrogate supporting procurement systems to the Shire to identify customer names and contact details.
  • Edit current stock lines in the system, description, supplier and inventory level changes.
  • Identify poor service levels from vendors and report to Engineering Stores Supervisor. 
  • Identify the number of aged orders over two weeks that should have been resolved at the store level and report to the Engineering Stores Supervisor. 
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers.
  • Interface with other departments and Suppliers for all matters related to the procurement of Project materials, equipment and sub-contract services
  • Provide progressing support to customers/ key vendors who make direct telephone or email enquiries.
  • Interrogation of Shire Materials Management to determine/recommend optimum min/max levels and ROP / ROQ levels based on usage.
  • Analysis of KPIs and Metrics to continually improve engineering stores’ Service Levels.

The Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have previous experience within an Engineering Stores environment and demonstrate a good working knowledge of stores, inventory management, and experience dealing with suppliers and contractors. Additional experience in customer relations is preferable as this is a customer-facing role.

Essential:

  • Previous purchasing experience 
  • Strong sense of customer service
  • Good organisational skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and previous use of CMMS
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and customers via telephone and email
  • A track record in supplier sourcing and negotiation

Desirable:

  • Clean driving licence

 

Closing Date Mon 12/09/2022

Human Resources Junior Apprentice

  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience
  • 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 and covering letter along with details of current remuneration if applicable and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Mon 22/08/2022

The closing date is planned for Monday 22nd August 2022 but may be closed earlier if enough applications are 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 for a Human Resources Junior Apprentice to join our busy Human Resources Department. The role is based at our Plocks Farm site, Bretherton. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operational work of the department.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Add all rotas to the relevant folders on a Friday, ready for the week ahead. Change overtime and shift swaps to show the work area of the colleague coming in for overtime or a shift swap. 
  • Assist with the appraisal process, i.e. generate forms, chase up managers etc.
  • Inputting agency new starter information into Snowdrop
  • Interact with colleagues at different levels of the organisation. 
  • Demonstrate ongoing knowledge within the HR function. 
  •  Producing security sheets each Friday
  • Scanning documents and placing them in the relevant folders and emailing them out to colleagues if necessary 
  • Creating new starter document packs 
  • Supporting the team with any administration duties that may arise 
  • To support with any roles and responsibilities of the Human Resources Office Junior when on Annual Leave.
  • To undertake any general administrative roles given by the Human Resources Manager. 

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be computer literate and be able to work in 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:

  • Ability to prioritise a range of tasks and deadlines and work unsupervised for periods of time.
  • Ability to use own initiative and propose or identify solutions.
  • Time management skills to prioritise their workload.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Dealing with sensitive information in appropriate ways.

Desirable:

  • GCSEs or equivalent in Maths and English to at least grade C.
  • Willingness to learn.

 

Closing Date Mon 22/08/2022

Occupational Health Administrator

  • The salary band for this role is £20,998 – £24,554, dependent upon knowledge and experience
  • This post is on a full-time basis working Monday to Friday, 8.00 am – 4.30 pm
  • 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 and covering letter along with details of current remuneration if applicable and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Mon 12/09/2022

The closing date is planned for Monday 12th September 2022 but may be closed earlier if enough applications are 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, this is an office-based role. The Occupational Health Administrator’s role is to undertake various routine medical screening tests under the supervision of the Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner. The role can potentially develop into an Occupational Health Technician role. 

The role will also involve:

  • To help provide a user-focused service that reflects NHS and DoH guidelines and HSE Legislation.
  • To ensure service delivery in line with Departmental requirements. 
  • To provide Occupational Health technician services, including a defined range of tests and procedures under clinical supervision.
  • To provide an efficient, confidential and ethical service whilst remaining sensitive at all times to the needs and concerns of the service user.
  • To initiate and/or maintain all required records associated and occupational health testing, screening and medical examinations in electronic and/or paper form.
  • To undertake various medical screening tests as part of recruitment campaigns and medical assessments, as directed by and under the supervision of the OHNP.
  • To ensure that the OHNP is made aware of all abnormal results and recordings.
  • To maintain all confidential records, to be accountable for the accuracy of their content and to ensure they are in accordance with the standards of professional record keeping.
  • To record all test results on the relevant systems.
  • To provide administrative support to the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Department.

The Candidate:

Desirable:

  • Have experience in occupational health within a manufacturing environment
  • Be able to demonstrate collaborative working with other professionals
  • Be an effective communicator and able to positively influence and engage others at all levels
  • Have excellent organisational skills and the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrate the highest levels of clinical competence and professional standards at all times
  • Computer literate in all Microsoft programmes

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Closing Date Mon 12/09/2022

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
  • 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 and covering letter along with details of current remuneration if applicable and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Mon 22/08/2022

The closing date is planned for Monday 22nd August 2022 but may be closed earlier if enough applications are 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 for a Junior Pet Nutritionist to join our busy Technical Services Department. The role is based at our Head Office in Buckshaw Village, Chorley. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing existing recipe formulations and providing technical support as required for GA My Label Partners. You will work alongside key stakeholders and assist in the maintenance and new product development when needed.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Inputting and extracting nutritional data using the in-house systems
  • Creating and updating our Product Databases
  • Assisting our Nutritionists by handling queries within the set lead time
  • Completing Nutritional Procedural documents
  • To create label information, ensuring that it is compliant with relevant EU/UK legislation and regulatory guidelines
  • Ensure recipes adhere to relevant legislation, e.g. FEDIAF, export to specific countries, organic status etc.
  • Assisting Nutritionist in creating Technical Data Sheets
  • Working alongside the Production Team and other key stakeholders to ensure recipes are running efficiently
  • When required, working alongside R&D and other key stakeholders to develop new recipes
  • Assist in creating nutritional content for internal and external publications
  • Handling Partner enquiries within the response time of 24-48 hours

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will be computer literate and be able to work in 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:

  • Educated to A level within a relevant scientific course
  • Desired experience/knowledge of the pet food industry
  • Ability to engage with people and sustain good working relationships under pressure

Desirable:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Excellent time management skills

Closing Date Mon 22/08/2022

Pest Control Technician

  • The candidate will be required to work Monday – Friday, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Competitive salary band of £25,636 – £27,603, depending 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 and covering letter along with details of current remuneration if applicable and availability to
recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk

Closing Date: Mon 12/09/2022

The closing date is planned for Monday 12th September 2022 but may be closed earlier if enough applications are 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 at our Plocks Farm site for a pest control technician. Ideally, you will be a highly motivated individual with proven ability and relevant pest control qualifications to BPCA Level 2 or equivalent and hold a full clean driving license. As the Pest Control Technician, you will be monitoring and controlling pest activity in all internal production areas as well as external perimeter pest monitoring and several offsite storage areas. Based at the Plocks Farm manufacturing site, you will be responsible for the day-to-day control of pests and completing the necessary reports and associated paperwork.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • To carry out routine site inspections regularly and identify infestations that present a risk to the business.
  • Report all infestations found and take the appropriate corrective action or treatment. 
  • To investigate all reported sightings and infestations to identify the problem’s source and carry out the appropriate corrective action.
  • To complete the necessary written reports and keep the Pest Control file up to date.
  • To be present at third-party audits (FEDIAF, OF&G, etc.)
  • Work within the current Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Identify areas where improvements can be made, such as proofing of buildings or hygiene-related issues.
  • Plan your own workload to complete all tasks in a timely manner.
  • To identify any pests which are present on site.
  • To keep up to date with all changes in legislation.
  • Look at new technologies and ensure that all pest management activities are always carried out using best practice methods.
  • To help with the investigation of customer complaints and look at putting in place corrective actions to reduce the number of customer complaints.

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will take responsibility for all aspects of pest control in a large manufacturing facility. They will carry out all pest control operations, making sure that all work is carried out to the highest possible standards whilst maintaining all aspects of Food Safety and Health and Safety. This is a hands-on pest control role where you will need good interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritise and multitask. The job can be physically demanding, and there is a need to climb vertical ladders to access higher areas. There will also be a need to work in some difficult-to-access areas.

Essential:

  • A good understanding of pest control techniques is needed. The candidate should be qualified to BPCA Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of pesticides, rodenticides and their use is required.
  • Be able to work under current legislation and be aware of any changes in legislation.
  • Must be computer literate as the generation of reports in Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
  • Strong level of English.
  • Able to work cross-functionally amongst the operation, interacting with the production, engineering, technical and other teams.
  • Willing to take on any training that may be required.
  • Excellent timekeeping. 
  • Positive working attitude.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in a food production environment would be useful.
  • Experience with SPI insect identification and treatment techniques. 
  • Food Safety certificate.
  • IOSH (Working safety).
  • COSHH awareness.
  • CSCS Card holder.
  • Member of Basis Prompt CPD scheme.

Closing Date Mon 12/09/2022

Técnico Comercial / Representante de Vendas

Nós oferecemos:

  • Formação interna
  • A oportunidade de apresentar e implementar as suas próprias iniciativas
  • Pacote salarial atrativo, incluindo bónus
  • Um emprego permanente numa empresa em expansão
  • Carro da empresa, telemóvel e computador portátil
  • Trabalho independente e autónomo
  • Uma equipa altamente motivada, empenhada e útil

Como se candidatar:

Envie a sua candidatura com o CV para: recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk. Por favor inclua a data mais próxima possível que poderá começar.

Closing Date: Mon 22/08/2022

Envie a sua candidatura com o CV para: recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk. Por favor inclua a data mais próxima possível que poderá começar.

Descrição do trabalho:

Para a nossa sucursal em Portugal, estamos à procura de um Técnico Comercial / Representante de Vendas na Área Norte de Portugal para se juntar à Equipa Europa, com experiência na área de Pet Food, para desenvolver estratégias de captação de novos clientes e de vendas. Pretende-se que este vendedor crie novas oportunidades e concretize vendas para atingir quotas de mercado. O candidato escolhido terá um papel fundamental na criação e aumento de receitas na sucursal portuguesa. O vendedor deverá ser capaz de gerir e negociar com os clientes, qualificando perspetivas e potenciais clientes, ganhar novas contas e aconselhar sobre previsões de vendas. Como representante de vendas, também terá que pesquisar e estar atualizado relativamente à concorrência.

A FUNÇÃO IRÁ IMPLICAR O SEGUINTE:

  • O objetivo principal corresponde à aquisição de novos clientes na área Norte de Portugal.
  • Representar a nossa empresa com os clientes já existentes e será responsável pelo desenvolvimento e expansão da relação comercial.
  • Analisar o potencial de vendas dos clientes (ou parceiros, como chamamos na GA) que lhe serão atribuídos, sendo também responsável pelo seu volume de negócios.
  • Apresentar e vender ativamente os nossos produtos e reportar diretamente ao seu supervisor numa base semanal.
  • Estar em contacto constante com o escritório de vendas e com a equipa de gestão de produto.
  • Participação em feiras e eventos.
  • Responder a todas as consultas dos parceiros via e-mail, telefone e também visitas pessoais de clientes.
  • Usar os nossos sistemas seguindo os procedimentos e as necessidades de mudança do negócio, por ex.: o nosso sistema de CRM.
  • Apoiar os parceiros na venda de novos produtos com a sua própria marca e concentrar-se nos produtos da GA Pet Food Partners.
  • Resolver situações de assistência ao cliente presencialmente, caso seja necessário,
  • Previsão de vendas com visão para diferentes métodos de venda.
  • Participar em reuniões e formações em vendas.
  • Compilação de dados financeiros e estatísticos

 

O seu perfil:

  • Elevada disponibilidade para viajar.
  • Formação Académica com foco em vendas/distribuição, marketing ou similar.
  • O conhecimento e experiência em vendas da indústria de alimentos para animais de companhia é uma vantagem.
  • Línguas: Português nativo, bom Inglês falado e escrito e temos também preferência por Espanhol.
  • Capacidade de negociação e confiança para lidar com diferentes grupos de clientes.
  • Saber trabalhar em equipa e gosto pela área de vendas.
  • É necessário residir na área de vendas (ex. Porto).
  • Forte capacidade de comunicação e organização com uma abordagem auto-suficiente ao trabalho.
  • Bons conhecimentos de MS Office (especialmente Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Carta de condução e passaporte atualizado, para poder visitar a sede da GA no Reino Unido.

Closing Date Mon 22/08/2022

Packing Operative

  • Starting salary of £26,485, potentially increasing to £31,068 as you progress within the Department
  • Auto-enrolment pension contribution and 3x death in service benefit
  • Access to Cycle to Work scheme and discounted Blackpool Pleasure Beach tickets
  • Annual family fun days and Christmas party
Please send a current CV and covering letter and current remuneration details if applicable and availability to recruitment@ga-petfoodpartners.co.uk. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Closing Date: Sat 26/11/2022

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 has arisen in our Packing Department for Packing Operatives to join the teams at our Plocks Farm site in Bretherton.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • To ensure that all product is packed and stacked to the required standards
  • To regularly check the quality of the product and ensure that it is at the required standard
  • To step and seal products
  • To work as part of a team to maximise output whilst adhering to the agreed H&S, GMP and quality standards.
  • Reporting non-conformances where necessary
  • Ensuring the work area is kept clean and tidy but adopting a ‘clean as you go’ attitude.
  • To undertake any other relevant duties as determined by the Line Leader/Team Leader/Packing Supervisor.

The Candidate:

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

Essential:

  • Good level of English speaking skills
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues of all different levels
  • Positive working attitude  
  • Ability to work within a team 

Desirable:

  • Ability to work within a team and independently 
  • Willing to take on any training that may be required

Du Pont Shift Pattern:

Du Pont Shift Pattern operates as follows:
Week 1: 4 Night Shifts (Monday – Thursday)
Week 2: 3 Day Shifts and 3 Night Shifts (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Week 3: Day Shifts (Thursday – Sunday)
Week 4: Week Off

Closing Date Sat 26/11/2022