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SAP Security Architect

Date: May 3, 2022

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS)

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Architect


A vacancy has arisen for the role of an Identity and Access Management (IAM) Architect at Glanbia Business Services. This is a permanent role and the base location of the role will be Citywest, Dublin 24 OR Kilkenny, 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 Identity and Access Management (IAM) Architect is senior position within Glanbia IT and will be instrumental in defining and driving Glanbia’s access approach across both SAP and non-SAP application landscapes.


Key elements of the role

  • Responsible for defining, driving, and owning the IAM strategy across the organization.
  • Design and support the building of roles, authorisations, and data restrictions in line with the application IAM strategy.
  • Communicate with business, IT, and audit teams to ensure application roles, IAM designs, and solutions are in line with business and compliance requirements.
  • Collaborate closely with technical and security teams as well as functional solution architects to build consistent application business roles and IAM model.
  • Advise IT leaders, project teams, business stakeholders, and third-party partners on IAM best practices.
  • Be a thought leader throughout the design, development, testing, and implementation of appropriate IAM and security controls during the project lifecycle.
  • Ensure the IAM architecture is integrated, optimized, and aligned with the company’s overall systems architecture.
  • Promote a centralized access management architecture within Glanbia as well as the automation of provisioning and governance for current and future integrated applications.



  • Minimum degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or a related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience of core SAP security and role design.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key SAP Authorisation concepts including security role design/build, user administration, and segregation of duties.
  • Working knowledge of security concepts in solutions such as SuccessFactors, Ariba, Hybris, Concur, and SAP mobile & cloud platforms.
  • Has participated in at least one large security transformation engagement.



  • Strong experience designing and implementing a global IAM strategy.
  • Strong experience designing and implementing application business roles.
  • Strong experience with the integration of SAP security in SAP modules and in overall business processes with the focus on design and architecture.
  • Experience with SAP IDM, GRC Access Control Design, Analysis, Configuration, Compliance and Implementation.
  • Experience with S4/HANA a plus.
  • 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