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SAP Security Architect

Date: Dec 23, 2021

Location: Kilkenny, D, IE

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS)

SAP Security Architect


A vacancy has arisen for the role of SAP Security Architect at Glanbia Business Services in Ireland. This can be a permanent or contract position.


While likely to be initially working remotely due to current restrictions, the base location of the role will be Citywest, Dublin 24 OR Kilkenny, upon return to the workplace 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.



The SAP Security Architect is senior position within Glanbia IT and will be instrumental in defining and driving Glanbia’s access approach across both SAP and non-SAP application landscapes.


Key elements of the role

  • Responsible for defining and driving a consistent business role and application identity and access strategy.
  • Design and support the building and testing of roles, authorisations and data restrictions in line with the application Identify and Access Management (IAM) strategy.
  • Collaborate closely with technical and application security teams as well as functional solution architects to build consistent application business role and IAM model.
  • Communicate with business, IT, and audit teams to ensure application roles, IAM designs, and solutions are in line with business and compliance requirements.



  • Minimum degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or a related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience of core SAP Security and Role Design.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key SAP Authorisation concepts including security role design/build, user administration, and Segregation of Duties.
  • Working knowledge of security concepts in solutions such as SuccessFactors, Hybris, Concur, and SAP mobile & cloud platforms
  • Has participated in at least one large security transformation engagement.



  • Experience in designing and implementing application business roles.
  • Strong experience in the integration of SAP security in SAP modules and in overall business processes with the focus on design and architecture.
  • Experience of implementing Role-Based Access Control across SAP and non-SAP solutions – cloud and hybrid environments a plus.
  • Experience with SAP IDM, GRC Access Control Design, Analysis, Configuration, Compliance and Implementation a plus.
  • Experience in designing and implementing SAP Cloud Platform Authentication (IAS) and Provisioning (IPS) a plus.
  • Systems audit and ERP implementation experience a plus.



  • 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.
  • 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.



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, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


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