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Senior MES Business Analyst

Date: May 11, 2022

Location: Dublin OR Kilkenny, L, IE

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS)

Senior MES Analyst


A vacancy has arisen for the role of Senior MES Analyst at Glanbia Business Services. This is a permanent position reporting to the MES Manager.


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. 




Our MES solutions support our manufacturing operations in our dairy and Powder Blending facilities across Ireland and the USA. The Senior MES analyst will be part of the Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (CoE) and will work closely with internal and external IT teams to ensure the Data gathering reporting and analysis solutions are reliable and optimised to support our manufacturing operations and will work with our process specialists to manage the constant evolution of these solutions.


Key elements of the role

  • Lead large scale MES implementation projects as part of the technical team.
  • Work with Internal IT Groups and external solution providers to develop a MES core design for the Organisation.
  • Colaborate with 3rd party Solution providers to develop innovative MES solutions for our manufacturing locations.
  • Document solution architectures and detailed design specifications.
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge constantly updating them.
  • Pro-actively engage with customers in order to define to overall solution deliverables.
  • Develop Solution test plans to assist transition from development to live running.
  • Work in multidiciplinary project teams delivering new MES implementations.
  • Provide expert knowledge to assist troubleshooting efforts in existing implementations.
  • Provide assistance to Plant personnel and management teams in the effective use their MES systems.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement through the use of MES.
  • Understand Manufacturing processes and and provide useful information visualisations.
  • Perform high level technical analysis activities such as requiremements gathering, high level technical design, detailed technical design.
  • Comply with Glanbia Change processes when recommending or implementing system modifications or enhancements.



  • Degree in Computer Science, Maths or an Engineering dicipline.
  • 5 years Experience with MES/MOM technologies and their objectives.



  • Proven ability to Work with large data sets.
  • Excellent real world problem solving skills.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good knowledge of SQL.
  • Competence with common IT Applications. (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Visio,Project)
  • Ability to quickly learn complex manufacturing processes.
  • Exposure to Plant automation technologies & terminology, PLC, DCS, SCADA, HMI is an advantage



  • The energy, enthusiasm and drive to make it happen.
  • 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.