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We always welcome hearing from people interested in a career in the timber processing sector. To enquire about current vacancies, email careers@glennonbrothers.ie

Since 1913, Glennon Brothers has been manufacturing high-quality timber products and is now the premier name in the Irish and UK timber processing industry. Through Glennon Brothers plants in Longford and Fermoy, and Windymains Timber and Adam Wilsons in Scotland, we supply both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. We also supply timber frame and engineered roof trusses through Dempsey Timber Engineering in Ireland and Alexanders Timber Design in Scotland.

Products include kiln dried graded carcassing, pallet and packing case material, CLS for the timber frame manufacturing industry and machined whitewood for the garden shed industry. In addition, we offer Glendeck timber decking and fencing for outdoor use.

Vacancies

Plant Manager - Fermoy

Head of Internal Sales - Troon

Area Sales Manager - South of England

 

Plant Manager - Fermoy

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in Ireland & UK with a strong growth story. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, Glennon Brothers is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans. Turnover has more than doubled since 2009 and the company won the Ernst & Young Ireland Industry Entrepreneur award in 2010 and a Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Award in 2013. Glennon Brothers supplies both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. It also manufactures timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses for the house building sector. It has over 500 employees with plants in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Over the past four years it invested over €30 million across the Group including value added processing in Fermoy and a state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Troon. As the company prepares for continued growth and investment in Ireland, Glennon Brothers is now seeking to appoint a Plant Manager for the Fermoy sawmilling business which us the largest sawmill in the country employing 120 people.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge and experience as Plant Manager with a proven track record in good manufacturing practice and lean principles. They will be responsible for all Production, Maintenance and Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) on the Fermoy sawmill site.  They will work closely with Forestry, Sales and the Head of Group Operations to manage the Fermoy sawmill production capacity to deliver on the Group’s strategic objectives.  They will work closely with the Group Capital & Development team on Site capex and new products introduction.  Work very closely with the Longford site as production on both sites is interdependent and ensure there is a strong working relationship as this is critical to the overall business.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Actively promote and prioritise a safe working environment for our people.

  • Working closely with SHEQ Manager, ensure appropriate policies, procedures, staff and processes are in place to meet the safety, health environment, and quality assurance standards.

  • Develop the Fermoy sawmill production plan to maximise the return to the business from the sawmill, working closely with Forestry and Sales managers.

  • Contribute to the development of the overall production strategy for the Group.

  • Monitor the production performance of the Fermoy sawmill against the budget through set of agreed KPIs.

  • Drive efficiencies at all levels in the sawmill, through short/medium term projects.

  • Drive standardisation of approaches, practices and reporting across the sawmill through a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Lead and support the people agenda on site from a recruitment, onboarding, development and employee engagement perspective in conjunction with HR.

  • Establish a regular pattern of (daily, weekly and bi-weekly) production meetings within the sawmill to ensure the delivery of the production plan.

  • Form strong working relationships with supervisors to support them in their roles and to enable them to share knowledge and best practices.

  • Contribute to the development of the capital investment strategy plan and the implementation of capital and NPD projects for the Fermoy site.

  • Oversee smooth and efficient operations across the sawmill from log intake through primary and secondary production.

  • Develop a strong culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Qualification in Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience.

  • Minimum 5 years’ Plant / Site Management experience is essential; sawmilling experience is an advantage.

  • Knowledge and experience to promote a safe working environment and ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory standards.

  • Reduces complexity and increases efficiency in processes to maximise outcome/return.

  • Leads by example, with a "can do" approach, passion, energy and a strong work ethic.

  • Very strong organisation skills and attention to detail.

  • Drive to exceed goals and push self and others towards high levels of performance.

  • Makes good decisions and delegates responsibility and accountability to the appropriate level.

  • Understands the importance of managing and developing people.

  • Creates a climate in which people can do their best.

  • Open to change with a capacity to deal comfortably with risk and uncertainty.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build trusted relationships.

 

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV by email to Scott Shiells at: PMFermoy@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Head of Internal Sales - Troon

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in Ireland & UK with a strong growth story. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, Glennon Brothers is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans. Turnover has more than doubled since 2009. Glennon Brothers supplies both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. It has 500 employees with plants in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. As the company prepares for continued growth and investment in Ireland and the UK, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its sales team to appoint a Head of Internal Sales based in Troon, Scotland.

Role

Reporting to the Head of Group Sales, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join and lead a dynamic sales team and have ownership of new and existing sales business. This is a sales management role and the key responsibilities include:

·         Managing the internal sales team in Troon to achieve their targets.

·         Achieving annual sales targets.

·         Repeat selling over the phone to an established customer base.

·         Resolving customer queries and issues

The Candidate

This role is ideal for candidates who enjoy selling, are achievement orientated, and thrive on the challenge of managing a diverse team to exceed expectations. The ideal candidate will have timber sales experience, or experience selling to builders’ merchants, be success driven, and enjoy a dynamic and challenging environment.

The ideal candidate will also have:

·         Experience in managing a sales team. 

·         Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

·         A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

·         Excellent attention to detail.

·         A college/university qualification would be an advantage, but is not essential.

This is a permanent, full time position.

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV to by email to Mike Glennon at: mpdirector@glennonbrothers.com using reference code GBHIS.

 

Area Sales Manager - South of England

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in Ireland & UK with a strong growth story. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, Glennon Brothers is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans. Turnover has more than doubled since 2009. Glennon Brothers supplies both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. It has 500 employees with plants in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. As the company prepares for continued growth and investment in Ireland and the UK, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its sales team to appoint an Area Sales Manager for the South of England.

Role

Reporting to the Head of Group Sales, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a dynamic sales team. This is a field sales role, covering the South of England, involving repeat selling to an established customer base as well as generating new business. Candidates will be fully responsible for proactively managing their accounts, from achieving sales targets, to maintaining a high level of customer service.

The Candidate

This position would suit an ambitious, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual, with a proven ability in selling timber or building products. Experience of selling timber products into the builders’ merchant sector would be an advantage. Good communication skills are essential as well as the ability to deal with people at all levels of the organisation.

An attractive package is available for the right candidate. In the event that relocation is required, assistance will be provided.

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV to by email to Mike Glennon at: mpdirector@glennonbrothers.com using reference code GBASM.