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Business Analyst

Date: Jul 29, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Business Analyst


An exciting opportunity has become available in Glanbia Ireland’s Agribusiness Growth Category. Reporting to the Agri Value Architect and based in Kilkenny, this role is responsible for utilising data analytics to drive the identification and realisation of new value opportunities in the agribusiness category. They are also responsible for supporting the Agri Value Architect in the development of risk management tools and forecasting to inform the S&OP process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Agri Value Architect in managing volatility risk schemes and financial / hedging arrangements through engagement with customers and both external and internal stakeholders including Commercial, Legal, Finance and Internal Audit
  • Work with the business to proactively identify opportunities for analytics to add value in Agribusiness and to support the preparation of GI customer, supplier and third party proposals
  • Work with Group Legal in the relevant contracting processes
  • Allocate milk volumes under fixed milk price schemes and perform monthly refresh and forecasting
  • Prepare periodic scheme customer pricing, outlooks and reconciliations
  • Assist with the development of monthly and multi-year milk forecasts based on census, market and metrological data
  • Assess growth rates of milk pool and identify trends, opportunities and segments
  • Contribute to the generation of monthly and multi-year milk quality and composition forecasts milk supply to feed GI S&OP
  • Elicit, gather and capture data requirements ensuring they are well defined, clearly scoped and universally understood
  • Support business stakeholders interpret the analytics outputs they receive, working closely with them to ensure they understand both the underlying method and the meaning of outputs
  • Participate in project based work and support the management and development of the end-to-end definition, development and launch of new analytics initiatives and farm analytics platform in agribusiness

Key Requirements:

  • An accounting and/or related third level qualification.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant finance/business analyst role.
  • Solid knowledge and experience in Excel, PowerPoint and Visio also an advantage.
  • Strong business report writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain good working relationships at all levels in an organisation.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Excellent commercial and financial acumen.
  • Proven track record of analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated with a proven track record of working on own initiative.


  • In-depth understanding of the dairy industry would be a distinct advantage.


If you are interested in this position, please apply through the Career portal on the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

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