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Procure-to-Pay Systems Analyst (SAP MM & Ariba)

Date: 18-Mar-2023

Location: Dublin/ Kilkenny, L, IE, D24 W283/

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS)

Procure-to-Pay Systems Analyst (SAP MM & Ariba)
At Glanbia Business Services (GBS), we have a requirement for an experienced  Procure-to-Pay Systems Analyst 
(SAP MM & Ariba) to join the team. This is a permanent role and will report to the GBS Ariba Solution Owner.


Glanbia offer flexible bended working arrangements, incorporating the optimum blend of remote and office-based working, tailored for individual’s circumstances. This role can be based out of our offices in Kilkenny, or Citywest Dublin.


Glanbia have a single Global Instance of SAP ECC 6.0 (migrating to S/4 HANA in 2023), and an experienced in-house team of SAP / Ariba systems analysts based in a number of offices globally, who deal with ongoing P2P projects for implementation of SAP & Ariba into new acquisitions, as well as process improvement and re-design projects, change requests across our existing user-base,and activation of new functionality.


Our SAP Ariba solution elements include:

  • Strategic eSourcing RFPs and Contract authoring and management for all Suppliers and material types,
  • Purchase to Order (P2O) PO and Invoice automation for direct and indirect (i.e. non-stocked) materials and services, including order confirmation processing direct from Suppliers
  • Catalogue management for non-stock items and services,
  • Supplier Information and Performance Management (SIPM New / SLP Lite),
  • Supplier enablement via Ariba Network for invoice automation,
  • Standard SAP Ariba integration between SAP Ariba and core SAP ECC 6 transaction system.


Key deliverables of the role – working as part of the existing SAP / Ariba P2P team

  • Design, blueprint, develop(build), test and deliver enhancements based on requirements from specific projects, mini-projects and change requests in the SAP MM / Purchasing area and the Ariba procurement tool.
  • Liaising with business functions and internal customers to document and agree blueprints during the project definition phase, configuring the change, planning and executing testing and post go-live hyper-care.
  • Translating and changing business processes into the business team’s procurement technology solutions.
  • Provide techno-functional specs for the programming team where needed, and partnering with them on enhancement realisation – via unit testing etc.
  • Troubleshooting, validation checking, support and maintenance of our Procurement systems and interfaces between SAP MM and Ariba.
  • Solution and deliver assigned support incident work and enhancement work relating to the SAP ECC MM platform – including but not limited to integration with SAP Ariba.
  • Solution and deliver assigned support incident work and enhancement work relating to the SAP Ariba platform including modelling of business requirements via the Ariba business rules, and assessment and implementation of relevant additional functionality and associated integration.
  • Management of monthly Ariba software releases.
  • Provide SAP & Ariba expert knowledge in the functional areas of MM, to respond to business needs, and contribute pro-actively to continuous improvement in Glanbia Procurement toolset.
  • Technical mentoring and development of graduates and new joiners to the team where required.
  • Some limited travel to project locations may be required as part of the role.



What background and experience are we looking for?



  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in IT, Finance, Supply Chain, Business or related discipline.
  • SAP Certification in MM module for SAP ECC 6.0 or SAP HANA would be an advantage.


Skills & experience

  • At least three years’ experience in hands-on configuration, development and/or support roles within a Procure-to-pay systems environment – ideally SAP MM & Ariba.
  • Techno/functional troubleshooting experience – i.e. more than functional work on repeated template roll-outs etc.
  • Experience of configuring and implementing P2P systems – ideally SAP Ariba, ideally including integration with SAP MM.
  • Experience in design and implementation of integration flows to / from ERP and P2P systems



  • Ability to display a high degree of professionalism and respect in dealing with peers, managers and users.
  • Technically and commercially focused, high levels of enthusiasm and energy.
  • A team player who has the ability to motivate others, utilise their peers while making it fun and getting the job done.
  • A curious problem solver who has the perseverance to close out issues, good communication and enjoying working with people, gets a kick from being customer champion.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better.


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.