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SAP BI Analyst (Finance)

Date: Apr 15, 2019

Location: Dublin OR Kilkenny, D, IE, Dublin 24

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS)


SAP BI Analyst (Finance)


A vacancy has arisen for a SAP BI Analyst (Finance) at Glanbia Business Services. This is a permanent opportunity and will report to the Head of CoE for BI and Data Analytics. This role can be based in Kilkenny OR Citywest, Dublin 24.


The FI Business Performance Management (FI BPM) team are responsible for delivering system driven reporting solutions to support financial reporting & commercial decision making across all divisions in Glanbia. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior SAP BI Finance professional to join team.


Glanbia is a complex and rapidly changing organisation, and this role will be supporting the finance teams across the global business to ensure that their reporting needs are met and that the solutions delivered are robust, aligned to FI BPM principles and bring best practice thinking to financial reporting in Glanbia.


This role requires experience as a designer and developer of SAP BW / BO reporting solutions in the area of Finance, primarily P&L.


Key deliverables of the role

  • Design, develop and deliver sustainable / scalable, global SAP BI solutions that are aligned to core Glanbia FI BPM design principles and meet the requirements of complex business scenarios
  • Develop an understanding of the diverse business processes across Glanbia and in particular understand Glanbia financial data from technical point of view.
  • Lead requirements gathering and detailed design workshops with business finance community
  • Work with BI developers to deliver appropriate data models to support finance requirements and develop best in class BI (BW / BO) reports for business users on these data models.
  • Develop business partnering relationships with key finance stakeholders around their financial reporting solutions across the Group
  • Participate on multiple (and sometimes concurrent) implementation and continuous improvement projects
  • Compliance with Glanbia documentation standards
  • To contribute pro-actively to continuous improvement of Glanbia’s BI systemised reporting
  • Some international travel to project locations will be required as part of the role




  • 3rd level qualification in Finance, Business or Computer Science


Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years working as a reporting solution developer / designer in SAP BI (BW & BO).
  • Deep expertise in designing and developing SAP BI reporting solution across COPA, PCA, CCA.
  • Experience in SAP BW and Business objects. (Back end cube level development is not a requirement.)
  • Demonstrate experience in working with finance professionals to gather requirements and turn these into finance reporting solutions.
  • Demonstrate a sound level of experience and understanding in SAP ERP and the relationship between the core SAP modules.
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and business partnering skills and a strong team player
  • Demonstrate an ability to accurately understand and analyse very detailed, complex business processes (including going back to source data) that is relied upon to define an issue/opportunity and support effective decision making.
  • Proven track record of taking the initiative and driving continuous improvement in your organisation



  • Demonstrate ability to identify issues, communicate & business partner to implement change
  • Ability to display a high degree of professionalism in dealing with Group-wide Finance stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Commercially focused with high levels of enthusiasm and energy.
  • A team player who has the ability to motivate others, making it fun while getting the job done.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better.
  • Able to take direction as well as work under own initiative