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SAP Security/ GRC Architect

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS)

SAP Security/GRC Architect


A vacancy has arisen for the role of SAP Security/GRC Architect on a permanent or contract basisbased in our Aurora, Illinois office.


While likely to be initially working remotely due to current restrictions, the base location of the role will be Aurora, Illinois, upon return to the workplace with a blended working arrangement available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.



The SAP Security Architect is senior position within Glanbia IT and will be instrumental in defining and driving Glanbia’s access approach across the whole SAP and non-SAP application landscape.


Key elements of the role

  • Responsible for defining and driving a consistent business role and application identity and access strategy.
  • Design and support the building and testing of roles, authorisations and data restrictions in line with the application Identify and Access Management (IAM) strategy.
  • Collaborate closely with technical and application security teams as well as functional solution architects on building a consistent application business role and IAM model.
  • Communicate with business, IT, and audit teams to ensure application roles, IAM designs, and solutions are in line with business and compliance requirements.



  • Minimum of a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of core SAP Security, IDM and GRC AC Design, Analysis, Configuration, Compliance and Implementation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key SAP Authorisation concepts including security role design/build, user administration, and SOD.
  • Working knowledge of security concepts in solutions such as SuccessFactors, Hybris, Concur, and SAP mobile & cloud platforms



  • Experience in designing and implementing application business roles.
  • Strong experience in the integration of SAP security in SAP modules and in overall business processes with the focus on design and architecture.
  • Experience of implementing Role-Based Access Control across SAP and non-SAP solutions – cloud and hybrid environments a plus.
  • Experience in designing and implementing SAP Cloud Platform Authentication (IAS) and Provisioning (IPS) a plus.
  • Systems audit and ERP implementation experience a plus.



  • Strong communication skills and the ability to convey complex issues to diverse audiences in an easily understandable and actionable way.
  • Able to engage collaboratively with people in diverse teams and geographical locations.
  • Able to adjust to new, different or changing circumstances while still ensuring that the overall objectives are achieved.
  • Developing yourself and informally others to create an environment that drives towards high levels of engagement, personal performance and outcome attainment.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the continuous focus is on improvement and the challenge of finding a better way.




At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.



Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago