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Senior SAP Project Manager

Date: May 13, 2023

Location: Chicago / Connecticut, US

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

Senior SAP Project Manager, North America


At Glanbia Business Services, we currently have an opportunity for an experienced Senior SAP Project Manager to join our team. This role can be hired on a permanent basis or as an external consultant. 



Our primary office locations are in Chicago / Aurora / Twin Falls with hybrid working arrangements in place through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.  Within that this role requires travel bi-weekly to Connecticut for a major project during July 2023 to March 2024.


Key elements of the role

  • Manage the set-up and delivery of a number of projects for Glanbia business units.
  • 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 teams from Initiation through Go-live and transition to BAU.  Particular focus on establishing appropriate governance structures at the outset of the project.
  • Early identification of the key performance measures to manage the project and instil a rigorous set of interim checkpoints to ensure successful project outcomes
  • 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 bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. 


Skills & Experience

  • At least 7 years’ experience of successfully managing complex, business-facing projects, both IT and non-IT, involving significant business change & including management of at least four full-lifecycle projects in Manufacturing or Consumer Products industry
  • SAP Project Management experience essential
  • Able to act as business change manager as well as project manager.
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of best-practice project management methods.  PMP certification an advantage.
  • Experienced in managing projects in a matrix organisational structure
  • Experience of dealing with and managing third-party consultants in a project implementation.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Experienced in managing project budgetary requirements and constraints
  • 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.
  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team working across diverse Business Units in a global landscape.
  • Comfortable working in an adaptive role and leading others through a series of change management activities.
  • Ability to succinctly define the AS-IS versus TO-BE status and provide the leadership, direction and team focus to navigate the journey

Glanbia - Our Business

Glanbia is a global nutrition company and the global leader in the performance nutrition industry with a portfolio of performance and lifestyle nutrition brands. As a nutritional solutions provider in the B2B arena, we commercialise specialty nutritional, functional ingredients and precision premixes to meet our customer needs. Glanbia’s growth has been achieved both organically and via targeted M&A to scale positions and build into adjacencies in attractive segments aligned with our purpose.

  • B2C: each of our own brands has its own consumer appeal. We are the #1 global sports nutrition brand with a growing presence in lifestyle nutrition.
  • B2B: our portfolio of both nutritional ingredients and cheese products gives us strong market reach and customer relevance. We work closely with our customers to develop products that exceed their expectations.
  • D2C: our digital platforms enhance engagement with our consumers at multiple touch points throughout their purchasing decision journey. We will continue to connect with consumers through creative excellence and new digital layers of services.


Employing over 6,000 people across 32 countries, our products are sold or distributed in over 100 countries with total Group revenue of €4.2bn. We have three segments: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals and Joint Ventures & Associates. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB).

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.