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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

Area Sales Manager – Midlands & Western Region

Area Sales Manager – North England & Midlands

Head of IT

Shift Maintenance Fitter – Fermoy

Apprentice Training Programme

 

Area Sales Manager – Midlands & Western Region

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in Ireland and the 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. The company won the Ernst & Young Ireland Industry Entrepreneur award in 2010, a Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Award in 2013 and the TTJ Softwood Trader of the Year 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022. Glennon Brothers supplies both Irish and the 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. Glennon Brothers has operations in Longford and Fermoy in Ireland, Troon and Edinburgh in the UK. Following the acquisition of Balcas Timber and Balcas Energy in November 2021 with facilities in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland and Invergordon in Scotland, the groups turnover has doubled, and headcount increased to over 900 employees. Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Glennon Brothers is now expanding its sales team to appoint an Area Sales Manager covering the midlands and western region of Ireland.

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 midlands and western region of Ireland. The key responsibilities include:

  • Repeat selling to an established customer base as well as generating new business.

  • Responsible for proactively managing their accounts,

  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships with key accounts and Buying Groups across the region.

  • Own, hit or exceed annual sales targets and key milestones from a personal and company perspective from achieving sales targets, to maintaining a high level of customer service.

  • Demonstrate a strong willingness to grow, lead and manage the sales territory.

  • Ensure that the sales process and CRM are maintained from a key account and customer service perspective.

  • Strong journey planning and account management experience.

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 organization up to Director level.

An attractive package is available for the right candidate.

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV to salescareers@glennonbrothers.ie using reference code ASMMER.

 

 

Area Sales Manager – North England & Midlands

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in the UK and Ireland 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. The company won the Ernst & Young Ireland Industry Entrepreneur award in 2010, a Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Award in 2013 and the TTJ Softwood Trader of the Year 2019, 2020, & 2021. Glennon Brothers supplies both the UK and Irish 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. Glennon Brothers has operations in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. Following the acquisition of Balcas Timber and Balcas Energy in November 2021 with facilities in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland and Invergordon in Scotland, the groups turnover has doubled, and headcount increased to over 900 employees. Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Glennon Brothers is now expanding its sales team to appoint an Area Sales Manager for North England and Midlands.

The 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 North England and Midland. The key responsibilities include:

  • Repeat selling to an established customer base as well as generating new business.

  • Responsible for proactively managing their accounts,

  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships with key accounts and Buying Groups across the UK.

  • Own, hit or exceed annual sales targets and key milestones from a personal and company perspective from achieving sales targets, to maintaining a high level of customer service.

  • Demonstrate a strong willingness to grow, lead and manage the sales territory.

  • Ensure that the sales process and CRM are maintained from a key account and customer service perspective.

  • Strong journey planning and account management experience.

 

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 organization up to Director level.

An attractive package is available for the right candidate.

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV to asmgb@glennonbrothers.com using reference code GBASM.

 

Head of IT

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. The Group 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 900 employees with plants in Troon, Invergordon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy, Arklow and Enniskillen in Ireland. Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Over the past five years it invested over €50 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 group prepares for continued growth and investment in the UK and Ireland, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its management team to appoint a Head of IS.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance,  this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to lead the IT function and execution of the IS / IT strategy to grow the business. This person will be responsible for devising the group’s IS / IT strategy and ensure that all infrastructure and systems necessary to support its operations as well as manage the IT teams across Ireland and the UK. The successful candidate must have a successful track record in leading IT teams and ensuring the delivery of best-in-class IS / IT services.  There is a requirement to frequently travel in Ireland and the UK as part of this role.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Set objectives and strategies for the IS/IT department.

  • Select and implement suitable technologies to improve business operations using public cloud, private cloud or on premise solutions as appropriate

  • Ensure the security of the entire information stack including hosting, network, servers and storage, backup, end user devices and applications

  • Select and manage appropriate IT suppliers and partners

  • Responsible for the development, review, and certification of all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans.

  • Oversee the IT technological infrastructure in the organisation and ensure optimal performance

  • Plan the implementation of new solutions and provide guidance to the IT team and managed service partners and other staff within the organisation

  • Prepare annual budget for the IT department including budgeting purchases of IT equipment and software

  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage

  • Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise the board on suggested actions

 

Candidate Profile

  • Proven experience as a Head of IS or similar managerial role

  • Excellent knowledge of IS / IT systems and infrastructure

  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.

  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.

  • Knowledge of IT hardware and software and cloud solutions and the ability to manage the entire spectrum of information technology operations.

  • Experience with implementation of information technology integrations in a large division/company.

  • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation

  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • A strong strategic and business mindset

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

  • BSc/BA in information technology, computer science, engineering or relevant field; MSc/MA will be preferred

Applications with an accompanying CV should be sent to: ITcareers@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Shift Maintenance Fitter – 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 five years it invested over €50 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 and the UK, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its management team to appoint a Sales Operations Manager. 

 

Role

Reporting to the site maintenance manager the role of maintenance fitter is to provide mechanical support to ensuring that equipment asset performance is maximised. A high maintenance standard is a must as is adherence to safety and regulatory standards. Analyse downtime and implement cycle of continuous improvement to drive plant uptime by focusing on maintenance best practice.  Implement preventative maintenance routines from heavy log handling equipment to sophisticated log and board scanners.  Provide technical leadership and ownership for site mechanical systems.

Key tasks

  • Safety

  • Ensure compliance with external law, rules and regulations relevant to the plant and internal safety standards and procedures. 

  • Develop and implement new standards, work practices and procedures to improve safety standards

  • As a Maintenance Fitter you will be responsible for:

  • Completing plant and equipment fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance to enable the plant to operate safely and efficiently

  • First response for all mechanical breakdowns on-site

  • Complete process improvements, preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance

  • Maintenance must be carried out on:

  • Motors and gearboxes from fractional horsepower to up to 125kW.

  • Chain drives and chains transporting anything from a few boards to several tonnes of logs.

  • Hydraulic systems, including servo driven hydraulic systems

  • Pneumatic systems

  • Mobile plant including log handles and forktrucks

  • Boilers and drying kilns, including low pressure hot water systems

  • Manufacture or adapt spare parts to include Milling and turning Arc and TIG welding Cutting and burning 

  • Ensuring equipment is well maintained to ensure maximum uptime by carrying out routine maintenance and inspections..

  • Ensuring any spares used are documented so replacements can be sourced

  • Supporting a wide range of equipment including for a Sawmill process

  • Supporting with plant upgrade and continuous improvement projects.


Education and Training

Likely to be educated to be a time served mechanical fitter in the areas of Mechanical Automation and Maintenance, Manufacturing, Toolmaking or similar.  Consideration may be  given to persons with heavy construction plant and/or mining qualifications

Additional training in safety related areas such as Safe Pass, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms, etc.

5 years’ experience post qualification in a similar role, possibly as a maintenance fitter

Heavy industry experience and used to working indoors and outdoors year round

 

Please Send CVs to:

Glennon Bros Cork Ltd,

Farran South,

Fermoy,

Co. Cork,

 

Email: maureen.sage@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Glennon Brothers is an equal opportunities employer

 

Apprentice Training Programme

We are currently recruiting for our Apprentice Training Programme

Apprenticeships offered in,

  • Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting

  • Electrical

  • Saw Doctor

 

Get the experience, the skills and the world class qualifications you need to succeed

  • 4 year paid programme

  • Class room based learning combined with practical experience

  • Operate in a team environment

  • Combines college and on job training

  • Work indoors and outdoors

  • Internationally recognised qualification QQI advanced level 6 trade certificate

 

Candidates need to be 16 years of age on January 1st, 2021.

Please Send CVs to:

Glennon Bros Cork Ltd,

Farran South,

Fermoy,

Co. Cork,

 

Email: maureen.sage@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Glennon Brothers is an equal opportunities employer