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Senior SAP Project Manager

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (US)

Senior SAP Project Manager


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior SAP Project Manager at Glanbia Business Services based in our Downtown Chicago, Illinois office. This is a permanent position and will report to the IT Programme Manager, GBS. 


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun?   If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful

So, who are we and what do we do?  Glanbia plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes. Our products are sold in over 130 countries worldwide and we employ over 5,200 people across 32 countries. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London stock exchanges (symbol: GLB) 


Are you an experienced IT or Finance Shared Services professional and see yourself working with our best people on global projects, creating and enabling new business practices or developing new technology platforms to support our business?  If so, then we want to talk to you!  


Key deliverables of the role

  • Manage the set-up and implementation of a SAP project
  • Ensure the successful delivery of  projects to plan and within budget, while ensuring that the deliverables meet the underlying business case.
  • Lead and manage project team from Initiation through Go-live & Hypercare.  
  • Create and manage project plans ensuring appropriate feedback and buy-in from all functional groups.
  • Proactively assess project issues and facilitate mitigation plan to ensure project success.
  • Present status updates and report on potential issues and mitigation plans to steering group.



  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Business or Engineering)
  • PMP Certification a distinct advantage


Skills & experience 

  • At least ten years experience of successfully managing complex business systems projects:involving significant business change / and including management of at least three full-lifecycle SAP ERP projects (involving Sale/ Warehouse / Finance / Purchasing) in Manufacturing or Consumer Products industry
  • Able to act as business change manager as well as project manager
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of a best-practice project management methodology
  • Experience of managing third-party vendors in a project implementation
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision making skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Experience in addressing key business issues with IT solutions
  • Commercially focused


  • Ability to display a high degree of professionalism in dealing with senior management and users.
  • The energy, enthusiasm and drive to make it happen.
  • A team player who has the ability to motivate others, making it fun while getting the job done.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better.


Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago