Finance Business Partner

Date: 21 Nov 2023

Location: Kilkenny, IE

Company: Glanbia






Finance Business Partner

Hybrid working



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

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

A talented team across Ireland, the US, MEA and China, delivers annual revenues of over €3 billion. Our purpose is to nourish the world, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.


Role Profile

We are seeking a finance professional to effectively lead within a fast paced, dynamic environment. This role will report to the Senior Finance Business Partner – Agri and Milk, and will involve partnering with the Commercial / Sales or Operations 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.


You will understand the probable financial implications of decisions regarding the specific Category, thereby having the ability to offer advice and support to the business.  Ideally you will have a strong understanding of Tirlan operations with experience working in a similar industry an advantage.


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



  • Partner with the business to offer insights on financial analysis to evaluate, monitor and drive business performance, optimise working capital and manage risk using the latest data analytics, data visualisation and AI tools
  • Understand and drive business unit / sub-unit performance by identifying, owning and developing the PI’s/KPI’s of the business and related digital dashboards
  • Develop and challenge strategic/business plans and identify areas of risk and opportunity
  • Work with the business to develop and challenge budgets/forecasts
  • Support the 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 and value-add commercial initiatives from identification through to planning and implementation phases.



  • Qualified Accountant or third level degree in a relevant finance or business discipline
  • 2-4 years post qualification experience in a dynamic environment, working in a similar environment is preferred but not essential
  • Good knowledge and experience of SAP accounting environments preferred together with ability to use and exploit data warehousing tools and excel
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Collaborative approach to dealing with stakeholders and a desire to win
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Live the core values of Tirlán


We offer

  • Hybrid working (flex Fridays)
  • Free parking incl. EV charging
  • On-site gym free to use for employees
  • Parenting room
  • Work/life balance and collaborative work culture
  • Career progression opportunities


About us

Formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, we are now Tirlán. 

Through our expertise in research and development, customer insights, food safety and state-of-the-art manufacturing we bring innovative food and nutrition solutions to a global market.  Our new and vibrant headquarters in Kilkenny City operates as a collaboration hub where multi-functional teams come together in a hybrid work environment.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in the value of difference. We know that different perspectives, life experience and backgrounds can drive innovation and deliver growth.

We welcome people from all walks of life without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


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Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation