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SAP Basis & DBA Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)

Date: Jan 2, 2021

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 K319

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

SAP Basis & DBA Specialist (fixed term)


An opportunity has arisen with Glanbia Business Services for an experienced SAP Basis & DBA Specialist.  This is a 12 month fixed term contract position for the purpose of covering maternity leave position and will report to the GBS Application Technology Manager.  This position can be based in our Kilkenny OR Citywest, Dublin office




Glanbia plc operates a suite of world-class SAP & Oracle based Business Systems (on premise and cloud-based) to support the business in reaching its objectives. The SAP Basis & DBA Specialist role is a senior position within the Application Technology  function and will be instrumental in the design, implementation, support, performance, and integrity of the group Business Systems ecosystem for the global business.


 Key elements of the role:

  • Identify and implement the technology roadmap to underpin the Group-wide, mission critical, suite of Business System IT platforms.
  • Provide technology leadership in the support of the overall Business Systems strategy.
  • Responsible for Administration & Support of the Glanbia SAP suite (which includes ECC , BW/HANA, BO, CRM , PI , Enterprise Portal , SRM ) , related sub-systems and Administration & Support of the Oracle based business systems.
  • Support  the in-house Application Development , Functional and Business Application Support Teams 
  • Work with internal Technical Teams and external resources to architect &  design the SAP and related environments and components needed to deliver the solution as required by the Business
  • Work closely with Third party providers to ensure systems operate within agreed SLA’s
  • Initiate and deliver technology evaluations and recommendations
  • Support business and IT strategic planning



  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field



  • At least 5 years SAP NetWeaver Administration experience in a multi-component SAP environment  (SAP NetWeaver certification desirable, along with experience of administrating Enterprise Portal, PI , CRM and SAP Solution Manager)
  • A demonstrable ability and track record of implementing Enterprise scale SAP based IT platforms, preferably in a Windows environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP platforms to include NetWeaver / HANA, and operational Basis administration
  • Strong experience with planning, design, installation, and technical configuration of SAP modules and components
  • Experience managing/working closely with a service provider would be an asset
  • Experience in cloud integration an advantage
  • Experience in Oracle database administration in an Enterprise environment desirable



  • The ability to persuade others through influence and inspiration
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to convey complex issues to diverse audiences in an easily understandable and actionable way
  • Able to engage collaboratively with people in diverse teams and geographical locations
  • The ability to bring new and innovative ideas into your work
  • Able to adjust to new, different or changing circumstances while still ensuring that the overall objectives are achieved
  • Developing yourself and informally others to create an environment that drives towards high levels of engagement, personal performance and outcome attainment.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the continuous focus is on improvement and the challenge of finding a better way