Supply Chain Planner

Date: May 16, 2024

Location: Kilkenny OR Dublin, D, IE, D24

Company: Glanbia

Supply Chain Planner

Glanbia Nutritionals


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

The Opportunity 

An opportunity exists for a Supply Chain Planner EU. The role includes supporting the process of deriving a collaborative demand forecast, coordinating with the sales team and providing analytical guidance to ensure forecasts are updated as accurately and timely as possible, predictively planning for customer needs

  • Regularly analyze historical demand patterns to develop ‘baseline’ statistical forecast predictions.
  • Finalize consensus demand through collaboration with partnering functions; Commercial, Product Mgt. & Finance.
  • Provide ongoing ‘alerts’ to stakeholders for sales underperforming /exceeding forecasts.
  • Monitor forecast accuracy to drive improvements by determining root cause of variations.
  • Provide analysis and support in monthly demand reviews with key stakeholders (commercial, product mgt., finance, etc.) to illustrate forecast performance, risks, and opportunities.
  • Generate time phased supply plans according to established planning and inventory policies.
  • Monitor actual and projected stock levels versus target.  Highlight variances and drive cross functional actions as necessary to prevent, minimize, and correct stock exceptions.
  • Maintain appropriate safety stock levels to meet targeted goals for on time customer delivery.
  • Adhere to stocking principles, planning rules, SOPs, etc., keeping up with business changes. 
  • Participate in regular meetings with plant Operations teams to review scheduled production requirements for optimal plant scheduling
  • Lead & actively participate in monthly Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) meetings to guide commercial and financial business decisions based on current and projected supply positions.
  • Monitor aging and off spec finished product and communicate with stakeholders to maximize profitability and prevent obsolete stock.
  • Maintain systems master data and planning parameters (e.g. SAP, JDA, etc.). 
  • Meet regularly with Commercialization Manager, Product Managers, Research & Development and Quality Assurance to understand the new product pipeline.  Provide input to support the transition of products from commercialization to full scale planning. 
  • Support the Planning team in efforts to implement enhancements required to adapt to changing business environments, processes, or products.  

The Skills you will bring to the team

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Mathematics or a related discipline
  • Prior experience gained in a high volume, fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Prior experience in a SAP environment beneficial
  • Integrated S&OP process
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and other third parties, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Effective presentation skills
  • A problem solver with a continuous improvement mindset  

Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Kilkenny OR Citywest, Dublin 24 withhybrid working arrangements available through ourSmart working modelwhich allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.    

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 Nutrition, Glanbia 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, color, 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.