Ornua – The Home of Irish Dairy, is an agri-food commercial co-operative which markets and sells dairy products on behalf of its members, Ireland’s dairy processors and in turn the Irish dairy farmer. The business is structured across two core platforms; Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.
Based in Leek, Staffordshire, Ornua Foods supply over 40% of the hard cheese sold in UK retailers. We employ 650 people at our state of the art cheese cutting and packing plant which is one of the largest and best invested facilities in Europe. Additionally, we are also the leading supplier of British and Irish Cheddars and territorial cheeses to the UK retail market and have built strategic partnerships with First Milk, Parkham Farms, and Belton Cheese which has resulted in also being the largest buyer of British cheese in the UK.
Our vision is to be the category leader and preferred supplier to UK Grocery as well as being a beacon of best practice for ways of working, innovative thinking and behaviour. Our aim is to become the regions preferred employer resulting is us being Europe’s most efficient cheese packing facility.
In addition to this, Ornua Foods is also home to Pilgrims Choice; one of the UK’s leading cheddar brands and Kerrygold. For Pilgrims Choice, we work tirelessly with our suppliers from around the world to select only the best cheese for the brand and our team of cheese loving experts have spent their lives studying aroma, texture and flavour to make sure only the very best cheddar goes into each pack.
At Ornua we live and breathe our values:
Strive to be the best
Act with integrity in everything we do
Deliver on our promise
We work with the largest supermarkets in the UK including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Co-Op and with our customers growing year on year, this requires skilled and knowledgeable candidates to join our expanding business