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SAP PP - Senior Business Analyst

Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Kilkenny OR Dublin, D, IE, R95 YTD5

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

SAP PP - Senior Business Analyst


An opportunity has arisen for a SAP PP - Senior Business Analyst with Glanbia plc.  This is a full time position based in our Kilkenny or Citywest, Dublin office and will report to the Senior Specialist Business Systems Analyst.




The SAP PP - Senior Business Analyst is a key role within Glanbia’s Manufacturing & Operations Centre of Excellence. Working on global projects, creating and enabling new business practices or developing new technology platforms to support our business.


Key Elements of the Role


  • Providing SAP Expert knowledge in the functional area of Material and Production Planning and Execution in response to business requirements and to position potential solutions.
  • Participating in SAP cross functional implementation projects and continuous improvement initiatives including design, configuration, testing and implementation;
    • Definition of SAP PP scope, based on workshops with business representatives and knowledge of existing core model.
    • Definition of SAP PP blueprint and securing sign-off by relevant process representatives from the business.
    • Leading out the SAP PP build activities including configuration, investigation of enhancement points and definition of technical programming specifications etc.
    • Leading Cut-over planning and execution for the PP area and providing initial hyper care post-live support.
    • Hand-over of SAP PP design to application support team post project.
  • Coordinating system and process changes while ensuring compliance with internal change management processes.
  • Providing assistance to the Application Support team in the resolution of complex support calls escalated by them.
  • Developing an understanding of the Glanbia SAP processes, configuration and enhancement points for the Production Planning (PP) module across our various divisions.
  • Working with Key Business Users to drive the effectiveness of the SAP solution.



  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Business / Information Systems or related fields.
  • SAP certification is an advantage.



  • Minimum 3 years’ experience required in the core skills of SAP PP (BoMs, Routings, Production Orders, Printing, Confirmations, etc.). Experience with MM, QM, SD, WM modules is an advantage.
  • Experience in an SAP PP / Manufacturing configuration and development environment a distinct advantage.
  • Deployments of SAP PP/SAP manufacturing solutions in a global company.
  • Strong knowledge of the ERP process integration points with other modules such as FI-CO, MM, SD, QM and WM. 



  • Problem Solving - Keeps up to date with developments in own field and uses this information to promote best practice, solve problems and improve performance.
  • Communication and Influencing – Effectively explains / conveys key, and at times complex, information (technical, legal, regulatory or procedural).
  • Collaboration – Develops diverse networks both internally and externally and actively nurture those relationships to facilitate mutual sharing of ideas, knowledge, expertise and resources.
  • Planning and Prioritisation – Sets priorities and time parameters to accomplish tasks and projects.
  • Strong Work Ethic - Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make things better.
  • Thrives in a multicultural and global working environment.



  • 20% travel required to the US and other locations where Glanbia conducts its business