Finance Business Partner

Date: 18 May 2023

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 DXR1

Company: Glanbia






Finance Business Partner – Consumer Category

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 2,300 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion 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

We are seeking a finance professional who can lead effectively within a fast paced and dynamic environment.  The role will involve partnering with the Category teams to deliver the insights required to aid decision making and contribute to the success of the business, by providing challenge and support to the team. 


The successful candidate will understand the probable financial implications of decisions on the Category, thereby having the ability to offer advice and support to the Category team.  A deep understanding of the consumer environment and experience in an FMCG environment is advantageous.


If you are an ambitious professional with a growth mindset, a natural collaborator and you wish to work in a challenging, fast paced environment, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team.


Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Category team to offer insights on financial analysis to evaluate, monitor and drive business performance.
  • Understand and drive category unit / sub-unit performance by identifying, owning and developing the PI’s/KPI’s of the Consumer commercial unit and related dashboards and reports on business objects.
  • Develop and challenge strategic/business plans and identify areas of risk and opportunity.
  • Work with Consumer category to develop and challenge budgets/forecasts
  • Support the Consumer Category team in business case feasibility and development and provide on-going monitoring and evaluation of actual performance against agreed targets.
  • Support the preparation of ad-hoc analysis and management reporting to assist in business decisions, including but not limited to, Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Commercial negotiations & Project appraisal.
  • Support process improvement and optimisation being the key finance player in commercial/lean projects from identification through to planning and implementation phases.


Key Requirements

  • Qualified Accountant or third level degree in a relevant finance or business discipline.
  • 3-5 years post qualification experience in a dynamic environment, working in FMCG environment is preferred but not essential.
  • Good knowledge and experience of SAP/BW accounting environments preferred, together with ability to use and exploit data warehousing tools and excel.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Collaboration with key stakeholders and a desire to win.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Live the core values of Tirlán.


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 -