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Finance Business Partner - Growth

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia


Finance Business Partner- Growth

Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.

Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion-litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.

With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees.

The Finance Business Partner is responsible for helping the business optimise decision making by providing insight, challenge and support to the commercial team. They will have a deep understanding of the product Category and market. They understand the probable financial implications of decisions on the Category / Function, thereby having the ability to offer insightful advice and support to the Category and market. The role is responsible for partnering with a unit of the category/market and provide decision support to the business leaders in this area with a focus on sustainable profitable growth and risk management. It is a highly visible role and reports to the Senior Finance Business Partner in our Growth division.



  • Partner with Category/market to review current insights and prepare new insights on financial and operational analysis to evaluate, monitor and drive business performance.
  • Understand and drive performance by identifying, owning and developing the KPI’s of the commercial unit and related dashboards and reports.
  • Develop and challenge strategic/business plans and identify areas of risk and opportunity.
  • Work with commercial teams to develop and challenge budgets/forecasts and provide insights into variances, work with the commercial Finance Support team to develop and populate these budgets/forecasts
  • Support Commercial teams in business case feasibility and development and provide on-going monitoring and evaluation of actual performance against same.
  • Work closely with the Accounting & Control team to drive functional and business unit Operating Profit, Cashflow & Working Capital performance
  • Support the preparation of ad-hoc analysis and management reporting to assist commercial business decisions, including but not limited to, Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Commercial negotiations & Project appraisal
  • Have a deep understanding of the external commercial environment thereby providing commercial insight on pricing and margin trends
  • Working with the Commercial Finance Support team, perform calculations to support commercial negotiations such as price/volume analysis.
  • Where applicable, perform complex analysis to support Senior business partner in overarching Category/Function decision support
  • Work jointly with finance to support risk management measurement and reporting
  • Contribute to monthly commentary / insights in monthly reporting packs
  • Support process improvement and optimisation being the key finance player in commercial/lean projects from identification through to planning and implementation phases.



  • Commercial acumen
  • Planning
  • Drive for results
  • Negotiating
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Strategic agility
  • Organisational agility



  • Qualified Accountant or third level degree in a relevant finance or business discipline with relevant experience.
  • 2-3 years post qualification experience in a dynamic environment, working in FMCG/Retail or Supply Chain/Production environments is preferred but not essential.


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.


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

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -