Category Specialist

Date: 8 Feb 2024

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 E866

Company: Glanbia

Category Specialist

Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey! 

The Opportunity 


The Category Specialist will be part of Glanbia’s Corporate Procurement team and will report to the Corporate Procurement Manager. The role will be responsible for managing a number of indirect spend areas and providing procurement process support to Glanbia’s stakeholders.


This role is a 12-month Fixed Term Contract.


  • Provide procurement category support across the Corporate Indirect spend areas covering a range of subcategories within Business Services, Professional Services and IT.
  • This will include building and maintaining category knowledge, supporting the sourcing and supplier selection process, contract negotiation and management and supplier relationship management.
  • Become a valued business partner for Glanbia’s key stakeholders, acting as a trusted advisor in the procurement process.
  • Manage and develop a variety of supplier relationships and continuously assess opportunities for improvement.
  • Support the Corporate Procurement Manager in driving continuous improvements in procurement while supporting day-to-day operations.
  • Develop and deliver key reporting metrics for the team.
  • Support stakeholder queries across a range of procurement process and system related topics including the use of SAP and Ariba (Glanbia’s procurement Systems).
  • Deliver procurement training to new and existing users including requisitioners and approvers.
  • Support supplier invoicing and payment queries and liase with appropriate stakeholders to resolve including Accounts Payable.
  • Work with Glanbia’s Business Services teams to define appropriate buying channels as well as assess opportunities for optimisation of the Procure-to-Pay process.




The Requirements & Skills you will bring to the team


  • 2-3 years Indirect Category experience
  • Experience with SAP/Ariba is advantageous
  • Commercial Contractual knowledge is advantageous
  • Strong communication skills/ability to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective Negotiation Skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office & Excel
  • Analytical skills
  • Good organisational skills


Where and how you will work  
The opportunity will be based in Kilkenny or Dungarvan on a hybrid basis.
What we would like to offer you! 
The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package. 

About Glanbia 
The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions:  Glanbia Performance NutritionGlanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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