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Benefits Specialist, International

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Citywest, D, IE

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia plc


Benefits Specialist, International


An opportunity currently exists in Glanbia plc for an experienced Benefits Specialist based in our offices in Ireland (Dublin Or Kilkenny)  This is a permanent opportunity and will report to the Senior Manager Reward International


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).


Role Summary 

The Benefits Specialist will support the Senior Manager Reward International in delivering Glanbia’s Benefits Programs across the region. The purpose of the role is to manage the operational delivery of our Benefits strategy, programs and services, under guidance from the Reward & Benefits Lead, to support the achievement of Glanbia’s People and Business objectives. The role will support the delivery of key initiatives across the Benefits, Health & Wellbeing agenda to support business specific initiatives. The role will also manage and maintain key processes and provisions, research benefits topics, analyse data and provide advice and guidance to HR colleagues and People Leaders on Benefits issues.



The base location of the role will be in Ireland in either of our office locations in Kilkenny or Citywest, Dublin 24 with hybrid working arrangements available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.


Key Accountabilities

  • Play a key role in the delivery of the annual benefits cycle for the region in collaboration with HR colleagues
  • Supports the development of benefits communications and training to educate HR, management and the broader employee population on benefit policies, processes and practices
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc benefits reports and analysis
  • Support global and regional benefits projects as required
  • Support HRBPs and People Leaders to leverage and promote a diverse range of benefits across the region
  • Vendor and broker management to deliver agreed benefits plans and activities
  • Promote and contribute to our Wellbeing agenda
  • Constantly look for opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of benefits delivery
  • Keeps abreast of the external environment for emerging trends, regulatory changes, best practices, and providing highlights as appropriate
  • Develop procedures to monitor, assess and improve the delivery of existing programs
  • Liaises with the People Success organization to ensure the effective delivery of benefits processes



  • Degree in a relevant discipline e.g. HR or Finance



  • Previous experience working as a benefits professional, supporting  multiple countries in a large complex organisation
  • Experience with vendor and broker management
  • Proven record of successfully working with others to implement the benefits agenda across a region
  • Strong operational understanding of benefits policies and programs
  • A continuous improvement mind set, driven to deliver best practice
  • Excellent analytical, communications and stakeholder management skills
  • A strong teammate that can work independently as part of a Global team
  • Highly resourceful and a consistent ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented and self-driven


Key Competencies

Functional & Technical Competencies

  • Proven track record in supporting the implementation of successful benefit programs
  • Project management and communication skills
  • Ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-paced environment; calm under pressure
  • Experience in manufacturing/food industry preferred


Leadership Competencies

  • Agile and able to lead self and others through change
  • A continuous improvement mind set, driven to deliver best practice
  • Passionate about working in partnership with internal colleagues and external providers
  • Passion for using your expertise to develop innovative solutions that add value to the business



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, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.