Sr. AP Specialist

Date: Sep 7, 2023

Location: Aurora, IL, US

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

Senior Accounts Payable Specialist  


Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 



The Opportunity 


An opportunity has arisen for a Shared Services Snr. AP Specialist based in Aurora, Illinois, with Glanbia Business Services and will report to the AP Manager.

The primary responsibility of this role is Accounts Payable support on initiatives related to process improvement, technology upgrades and expansion of Ariba platform: including onboarding, integration, catalog support and vendor troubleshooting. This role will be supporting the Accounts Payable and related teams in our Shared Service Center, and our colleagues in the business. Prepare reporting for Accounts Payable and Interpret data.

  • The duties of the Shared Services Sr. AP Specialist include analysis of the Accounts Payable process in a busy, fast-paced and goal oriented Accounts Payable team
  • Demonstrate flexibility in providing cover for team members across the Shared Service Centre where the need arises.
  • Updating monthly dashboards and reports with the key performance indicators (KPI’s).
  • Gathering data and analysing monthly reports.
  • Review and execute invoice uploads to various vendors.
  • Assist in system testing and transition of (new businesses) to the Shared Service Center
  • Invoice Processing
  • Conduct external calls to customers or suppliers as instructed
  • Participate in Site and Business Unit meetings to resolve issues
  • Resolve Landesk tickets/ email inquiries
  • Liaising with colleagues in our Business Units
  • Perform analysis of the P2P Process, & assist in identifying root cause to resolve any process issues, and document same
  • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with other departments  and colleagues
  • Communicate and follow up effectively with stakeholders on issues & resolution
  • Adheres to all department and company policies and procedures; and meets defined goals and activity metrics
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis, projects and any other assigned tasks and duties as directed, to support the Shared Services Center/Accounts Payable



The Skills you will bring to the team

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Evidence of any other professional qualifications and training, either completed or underway, would be highly desirable.
  • Strong Accounts Payable experience (4-6 years), preferably in a Shared Services environment. Ariba experience is a plus.
  • Advanced excel skills
  • SAP experience required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate in fluent English, in a clear manner to colleagues and customers.
  • High attention to detail and ability to handle large data with an excellent degree of accuracy.
  • Troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships
  • Capability to work collaboratively amongst Shared Service Center SSC teams and support business units.



  • Analytical thinking - Breaks down problems and issues into probable solutions.
  • Customer Focus - Has a service mind-set – goes the extra mile to show support and service for colleagues, internal and external customers. Looks for opportunities not only to resolve issues but helping to avoid them recurring again. Handles complex issues and potential complaints diligently and professionally.
  • Personal development - Shows insight and interest in self-development, pro-actively seeking learning opportunities and feedback from others in order to develop and improve.  Willingly shares knowledge, skills and guidance with others.
  • Collaboration - Understands the value and importance of collaboration, building internal network of relationships with peers, supervisors, and mentors. Develops rapport with others by demonstrating an understanding of their concerns, needs and issues. A team player, who has the ability to make it fun while getting the job done.
  • Results oriented - Works at a fast pace and in an efficient manner to deliver what is expected on time to a high standard. Actively seeks solutions to problems to ensure delivery of goals. Ability to work on own initiative and multitask.
  • Business insight - Broadly understands Glanbia's strategic direction, priorities and the drivers behind them ('the why'). Understands how own role contributes to the success of the team and the achievement of Glanbia's priorities.


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Aurora, Illinois withhybrid working arrangements available through ourSmart working modelwhich allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.  


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts and a competitive salary.





At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, 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 celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.


Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago