PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGERFind Out More
I have been part of Moy Parks Innovation and Development team since 2005…a lot of has changed in that time. I am responsible for leading Innovation and Development for one of our strategic customers, and no two days are ever the same! I have the opportunity to work with many departments across our business, taking projects from ideation to launch and making plans for what the future looks like. Moy Park is a great team to be a part of, ever changing and evolving and with a real focus on supporting colleagues to be the best they can be.
HEAD OF CULINARYFind Out More
I joined the Moy Park team eight years ago and my role within the company has given me the opportunity to work with the best and most inspirational people in the food industry. I have had the pleasure of working with Jamie Oliver and his team to develop a range of higher welfare chicken. I am also fortunate to work with a diverse range of people who motivate me practically every day. From members of my culinary team who are a constant source of new and exciting ideas through to my colleagues on the factory floor who bring our culinary vision to life. Moy Park is a truly inspirational business. I am extremely proud to work for the company and have the opportunity to continually develop personally and professionally.
JBS Food Company Global Head of Operational ExcellenceFind Out More
I started at Moy Park as a Graduate Management trainee in 1998 and have never looked back.
I was offered a number of opportunities to work in different departments within the company (such as Industrial Engineering, Product Development, Technical Laboratory, Despatch and Projects) before deciding that I wished to explore life in Operations.
I began as Department Manager in a Prepared Foods Facility and progressed to Factory Manager in 2002. I then took an opportunity to move location from Northern Ireland to England in 2004, where I led a Facility as General Manager until 2008 , then moved to Director of Operations Prepared Foods until 2018 where I was responsible for three facilities – this was an excellent experience for me to Learn, Lead Teams and deliver improvements for the business.
In 2018 my next opportunity came my way by leading the Operational Excellence Team – responsible for Designing and Implementing an enterprise wide Cultural Change Programme.
Throughout my journey in the company I have had support and guidance from leadership and colleagues alike. The camaraderie, fellowship and inter-departmental connections in the company are very strong.
In 2020 I joined the JBS Team with support from the Moy Park Executive to lead the JBS Global Operational Excellence Team. This role allows me to travel the world to identify and understand internal best practice, work with very diverse teams and support the company to improve results.
During my career Moy Park has supported me with excellent training and development opportunities to ensure I have been ready for each step and continue to do this today.
I have taken my chances to develop and grow both personally and professionally. Moy Park offers fantastic career opportunities to talented and committed individuals in many different functions.
Production ManagerFind Out More
Since joining Moy Park over fifteen years ago, I've worked my way up from the shop floor. I'm now a Business Unit Leader, so I lead the team to produce the highest quality products for our customers. At the same time, I make sure everyone works together to increase efficiency, which improves our profitability.
The management at Moy Park are really supportive and encouraging. Whatever your background, you'll have lots of opportunities to develop your career through sheer hard work and commitment. They've definitely invested in me - I've had loads of training over the years and I'm still going on courses!
Craigavon General ManagerFind Out More
I joined Moy Park in 2005 as a Technical graduate, where the foundations set by the graduate programme helped me to grow within the organisation.
I worked in a number of roles as the opportunities came up across different sites and functions. On completion of the graduate programme, I secured a QA Manager role at our Dungannon site and went on to cover various management roles within Technical.
In 2014 I relocated to England where I was the site Technical Manager at one of our Fresh sites, an opportunity to be part of the site leadership team.
Today I lead the Craigavon site as the General Manager, a role that is full of excitement and pace. I support the team with the day to day running of the site and lead over 1500 employees, whilst strategically thinking and planning for the future of the site. My experience within other departments and sites across Moy Park has proven to be the key to my success in this role.
I have been able to confidently move from Technical to commercial to operations because I have approached each role with an open mind to learn and grow. The support I have received throughout my career has been fantastic and instrumental to my professional journey to date.
Head of Quality Assurance- AgricultureFind Out More
I started at Moy Park as a Graduate Management trainee in 2006 and quickly progressed to the technical manager for Agriculture and I am currently leading the technical department for Agriculture to make sure that the highest technical standards and best practice are met across agricultural sites in terms of bio-security, hygiene, and animal welfare, working closely with Customers/Statutory bodies, consultation, reviewing and implementation of the new legislation and customer standards and Agriculture group policies
There's an amazing atmosphere here in Moy Park, the interdepartmental communication is excellent and all of the people are really friendly! Since joining the company I have been given lots of training and plenty of opportunities to progress.
Software DeveloperFind Out More
I joined the company in 2004 as a Graduate Trainee within the IT department. I have worked across a range of roles and projects which has given me a broad experience and understanding of the business, which really helps in my current role as a Software Developer. Working in the food industry gives you great exposure and experience working across a variety of business critical systems – ERP, HR and Payroll, EAM, Sharepoint and a wide variety of factory systems. The speed at which our business operates means no two days are the same and there are always challenges that need IT solutions.
Hatchery ManagerFind Out More
I joined Moy Park as a Graduate Management Trainee in 1998 as part of the Carn Hatchery team after completing a HND in Agriculture followed by a Degree in Agriculture with Animal Science.
I progressed to Donaghmore Hatchery Manager in 2000. This was an exciting time as the site was completely redeveloped in line with a major Moy Park expansion programme. This position provided me with experience in hatchery development, production planning, incubation, hygiene control, health and safety, personnel management, logistics and dealing with customers and suppliers.
My next challenge was to come in 2017 when I took on the role of Hatcheries and Egg Logistics Manager for Northern Ireland which assumed responsibility for 3 broiler hatcheries and the operational aspect of the eggs sales division.
In 2019 I took up the position of Chick Performance Manager. This focus of this role is on the delivery of a high level of early chick performance through collaborating with various teams within the supply chain.
Moy Park is one of the few complete integrators in the industry, so there's the opportunity to develop your career across different areas of the business within Moy Park but also as part of the wider global business.
Project EngineerFind Out More
No day in the life of a project engineer is ever the same. My day-to-day responsibilities range from installing equipment, such as a new oven or belt in the factory, to overseeing redevelopment work on site. I manage projects from the drawing board (so to speak) to completion.
For me it's the completion of a project - I love taking a piece of work from the initial concept and making it happen! With new equipment installation I have to factor in factory layout, supply of services, drainage, safety and time scales, whilst ensuring any work I carry out is in line with the day-to-day running of the factory. I have to think of all possibilities to avoid any surprises - even basic things like checking the equipment fits through the doorways! I really enjoy being part of a team.
Agriculture Coordinator (McDonald’s Secondment)Find Out More
I have been working for Moy Park since relocating to the UK in 2015, starting in the Technical Supply Chain before moving on to work with the Breeder and Broiler operations in Agriculture. I am currently working as a brand ambassador for Moy Park in McDonald’s as their Agriculture Coordinator. This role is to support the function of the McDonald's Sustainable Sourcing team and the UK and Ireland Supply Chain Department.
From the moment I began working for Moy Park I have been given plenty of encouragement and opportunity to, not only better myself, but to improve in a professional capacity as well. Through training courses and apprenticeships, I have been able to expand my knowledge and progress within the company. The team culture is fantastic and I have gained some great friends along the way. My career path within the company has been an amazing journey and I am very proud to be part of the Moy Park team.
Director of Operations & HRFind Out More
I started my career with Moy Park Beef Orléans in France when it was McKey Food France as HR Director in 2003
I have moved from HR to Operations in the 2000’s with the great opportunity to redesign Orléans’ factory lines to create a safe environment for our people and to improve efficiency
Since 2014 I have been given the opportunity to extend my role in HR & Operations to the whole Food Service Division with responsibility for Kitchen Range, AVZ, Hénin, Marquise and Orléans sites.
An important part of my role is to ensure that our team members understand & live our values and I take time to facilitate workshops with our leaders and team members to explore these.
I have been able to participate in some excellent development programmes including the opportunity to work and learn with team members in the US, Mexico and Australia. One of the many benefits of working for a large diverse business.
Food Safety and Quality ManagerFind Out More
I started working for Moy Park in July 2017 as a Technical Apprentice, during my time I have worked in supply chain with the specifications team, I have worked within the factory learning the processes from intake through to despatch and then I moved into Technical in February 2018. Despite being based at Grantham I have had the opportunity to work at Anwick and experience primary processing as well as spending four weeks at Henin in France. My most recent role is Quality Assurance Manager predominantly looking at QSR for Line 4.
As part of my technical apprenticeship I am studying BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University on a part time apprenticeship programme.
Moy Park have always supported both my studies and professional aspirations, there are many opportunities for you to progress and develop your career through the business with a good support network surrounding you.