Supplier Payment Specialist

Date: 19 May 2023

Location: Kilkenny,, KK, IE, R95 DXR1

Company: Glanbia






Supplier Payment Specialist – Milk Finance Team

12mth Fixed Term Contract

Hybrid working



About Tirlán

Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit


Role Profile

The Tirlan Milk Finance Team is responsible for managing all aspects of supplier milk payments (including delivery of necessary IT enhancements), supplier analytics & statistics (including support to milk forecasting function) and delivery of all Innovative new supplier initiatives (including supplier financial solutions).

A temporary vacancy has now arisen for a Supplier Payment Specialist within the payments team. Based in Abbey Quarter, Kilkenny, reporting to the Milk Finance Team Manager, the purpose of this role is to manage and co-ordinate all aspects of the supplier milk payments. Central to this role is the delivery of accurate and timely payments to our milk suppliers on a bi-monthly basis.


Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly accrual & charges for whole-milk purchases
  • Ensure milk system accurately reflects all current prices
  • Prepare timely reports for review and approval
  • Delivery of accurate and on-time payments to milk suppliers on a bi-monthly basis
  • Key contact for all milk payment related data with other group stakeholders
  • Maintain step action guides for all key processes
  • Ensure monthly milk volumes are reconciled to payments
  • Reconciliation of accounts on a monthly basis through Blackline
  • Journal preparation & posting in SAP
  • Assist with requirements definition for system developments and user acceptance testing


Key Requirements

  • Qualified/part- qualified accountant with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience in Audit and Compliance beneficial
  • Excellent IT skills including good command of Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP and Blackline is desirable
  • Exceptional analytical skills; detail oriented and well organized
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships at all levels
  • Motivated, with a drive to improve process & development
  • Knowledge and understanding of dairy/agricultural industry advantageous


If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up-to-date resume.


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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.

At Tirlán, 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, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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

Tirlán owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 


About us:

The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries.  Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.

The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -