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AP Lead Supplier Enablement - Contract

Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Dungarvan, WD, IE

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

AP Lead – Supplier Enablement


A vacancy has arisen for an AP Lead – Supplier Enablement at Glanbia Business Services (GBS) located in Dungarvan, Co WaterfordThis is a 12 month fixed term contract position and will report to the AP Manager


Position Summary:

The Glanbia Global Procurement team, along with GBS continues to deploy an initiative to integrate a web-based eProcurement module (Ariba).  Ariba is a SAP company that specializes in modules that allow for Catalogue Purchasing, Supplier Data Portals, eSourcing and eInvoicing.  The AP Lead - Supplier Enablement is responsible for

managing the Onboarding and Enablement of Glanbia Suppliers to Ariba, and migration from SAP Invoicing processes.


The successful candidate will be the Primary Liaison between Glanbia Suppliers, Glanbia Business units during deployments, and the Enablement Team at Ariba, and will play an important role in embedding the Ariba process in the Shared Services Centre.


Functional Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Ariba Supplier Enablement Lead & Glanbia Supplier Enablement Administrator to drive the enablement project and meet key project milestones
  • Act as knowledge expert on Ariba solutions, specifically Supplier Enablement configuration between Ariba and SAP
  • Manage supplier relationships, monitor and enforce supplier compliance in conjunction with Purchasing
  • Regular monitoring and troubleshooting of Ariba iDOC failures, working closely with GBS IT for timely resolution
  • Work with PMO team and business units to construct Wave planning for Tranche 2 based on business requirement
  • Provide key link between internal stakeholders such as SSC AP team, Procurement team, and GBS IT
  • Daily monitoring of activity within the Ariba buyer account
  • Promote the initiative internally with Category Managers, and Business Relationship Owners, AP group and externally with Suppliers
  • SSC Key user, technical point of contact between AP team and Ariba functionality
  • Draft & Manage Supplier Communications and Training Materials as required
  • Escalation owner for supplier and BU Ariba supplier issues
  • Work with AP manager, SSC director & other key stakeholders about future technology and any SSC impact
  • Provide weekly Ariba AP based reporting to Leadership Team
  • Facilitate and provide input on any new Supplier Enablement/ Accounts payable functionality testing.
  • Oversee and quality check the gathering of supplier contact data completed by supplier enablement Administrator
  • Compliance and Control reporting.
  • Pre and Post Go Live Master Data checks
  • Participate in separate weekly status meetings with Ariba, project team and Business Unit’s


Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge and understanding of AP and/or Purchasing, preferably in a Shared Service Centre environment
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge of Ariba Buying beneficial
  • Customer & Results focused
  • Methodical and Structured approach to tasks, with Strong Computer Literacy
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the Organization
  • Project Experience and working collaboratively across project streams desirable.
  • Ability to set Objectives for self and manage objectives for other team members
  • Ability to use professional judgment and problem solving skills to make reasonable decisions and recommendations, i.e. accountable for the project and team delivery.
  • Proactive, Positive, Flexible


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful. 

So, who are we and what do we do?  Glanbia is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with operations in 34 countries world-wide and turnover of over €3.6 billion per annum. We have leading market positions in sports nutrition, cheese, dairy ingredients, specialty non-dairy ingredients and vitamin and mineral premixes. Our products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. While Europe and the USA represent our biggest markets, we are continuing to expand into the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. We employ almost 6,000 people globally and our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB) 

Are you an experienced AP or Purchasing Professional and see yourself working with our best people on Global Projects, creating and enabling new business practices or developing new technology platforms to support our business? If so, then we want to talk to you!