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SAP Business Analyst - SD

Date: Oct 27, 2021

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS)

SAP Business Analyst – Sales & Distribution (SD)


A vacancy has arisen for the role of SAP SD Business Analyst at Glanbia Business Services, based out of our offices in Kilkenny or Dublin. This position will report to the Lead Business Analyst, SCM Sales & Distribution, within our GBS Supply Chain Management Centre of Excellence. 




The base location of the role will be Citywest, Dublin 24 OR Kilkenny with a blended working arrangement available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.



Are you an experienced SAP SD IT & process professional, and see yourself working with our best people on global projects, deploying our Global SAP solution, and enabling new SAP-based business practices? If so, then we want to talk to you! At Glanbia Business Services (GBS), the Global IT and Finance Shared Services division of Glanbia, we currently have an opportunity for an experienced SAP SD Senior Business Analyst to join our team.

The GBS SAP SD team play an integral role in supporting our global businesses on integration of acquisitions, systems support for strategic process-related initiatives, as well as ongoing systems and process innovations. We operate in a dynamic, exciting and progressive environment using best-in-class solutions and methodologies. The role offers the opportunities to work not just on developing our advanced SAP Core Model, but also to learn and work in adjacent platforms such as the Hybis E-Commerce platform, Sabrix and Meridian sales tax solutions, and on complex integrations with non-SAP Supply-chain planning and Trade Compliance platforms. The role also offers the experience to work on integrations with related SAP modules – such as LE, FICO, WM etc.

We operate a single Global Core Model, currently based around a single instance of SAP ECC 6.0, with evaluations currently started to plan out our migration to S4 HANA.


Key deliverables of the role

  • Participate in an SD Analyst role on multiple (and sometimes concurrent) implementation and continuous improvement SAP projects, including working on activities such as:
    • Definition of SAP SD scope, based on workshops with business representatives, and knowledge of Glanbia’s Global SAP SD solution.
    • Definition of SAP SD blueprint in consultation with relevant process representatives from the business.
    • SAP SD build activities including configuration, investigation of enhancement points and definition of techo-functional programming specifications, unit testing etc.
    • SAP SD testing cycles, and training material preparation.
    • Cut-over planning and execution for the SD area and providing initial hyper-care post-live support.
    • Hand-over of SAP SD design to application support team, post project.
  • Provide SAP expert knowledge in the functional areas of Sales and Distribution, to respond to business requirements, and to contribute pro-actively to continuous improvement to Glanbia’s SAP implementations.
  • Design, develop and deliver enhancements in the form of specific mini-projects and change requests in the SAP SD area.
  • Develop and enhance SAP SD Power User capabilities, through the design and delivery of targeted Webinars and Process reviews.
  • Collaborate closely with business stakeholders to drive business benefits from the implemented SAP solutions, including:
    • Understanding relevant business operational KPI's and working with the business stakeholders to influence business outcomes positively.
  • Technical mentoring and development of graduates and less experienced team members, where required.
  • Provide assistance to the Application Support team in the resolution of complex support calls escalated by them.



  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in IT, Supply Chain or related discipline.
  • Ideally SAP Certified in SD module for ERP 6.0.
  • Knowledge of SAP S4 HANA Sales and Distribution solution is not necessary but would be an advantage.


Skills & Experience:

  • At least three years’ experience in hands-on configuration and implementation roles within the SAP SD module.
  • Experience as an SAP SD Analyst role in at least three significant SAP end-to-end deployment projects.
  • Strong cross-functional knowledge in relevant SAP modules – i.e.  Logistics Execution (LE), Materials Management ( MM/WM) (including Batch Management) and Finance (FICO) (including integration to PA value fields and to FI postings).
  • Significant experience in development of functional and techno-functional specifications, including strong working knowledge of relevant SAP enhancement points around user exits, custom routines, forms, and interfaces, and experience  in debugging simple ABAP code / routines.
    • Note – this is not an ABAP Developer role (writing code is not a part of the role) - but the role does require a strong techno-functional understanding, in order to propose and successfully realise sustainable SAP changes that are best-fit to business requirements.
  • Detailed configuration experience in cross company and intercompany processes, in pricing configuration and customisation, and in the configuration of sales tax and outputs are required, as these are important areas within our Global SAP Solution.



  • Ability to display a high degree of professionalism in dealing with managers and users.
  • Technically and commercially focused, high levels of enthusiasm and energy.
  • A team player who has the ability to motivate others, making it fun while getting the job done.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better.


At Glanbia, 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more