Supply Chain Design Manager

Date: 3 Jun 2023

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE, R95 DXR1

Company: Glanbia






Supply Chain Design Manager



About Tirlán

Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit


Role Profile:

We are looking for a Supply Chain Design Manager to join our Global Supply Chain. This is a newly created role that aims to form and deliver a holistic vision through digital & process transformation across Transport, Warehousing, Exports and order fulfilment. The scope of the role encompasses Supply Chain and Master Data Management end to end in a broad route to market. The successful candidate must have experience in designing and implementing digital and RTM designs in a large global manufacturing businesses. Key influencers of design will be cost and efficiency. A solid understanding of the full business and a sharp vision are important. The role is focused on the evolution of current IT platforms and functionality, whilst open to new implementations or innovations.

You will work closely with senior level stakeholders. You must be able to communicate and excite people for your vision and demonstrate cross-functional leadership skills.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and Influence logistics process strategy by partnering with business unit leadership, and through the optimisation of the business process value chain, provide strategic recommendations.
  • Consistently help to develop and support our vision for a digital supply chain together with other leaders and cross-functional partners.
  • Identifying synergies across the function and working with the different functions to change processes, identify bottlenecks, and implement solutions
  • Live link with the S&OP process and team offering real time impact analysis as it pertains to logistics.
  • Through the business process architecture that you propose, work towards achieving full end-to-end visibility.
  • Drive a consistent master data strategy that supports the improvement of our information quality and enables systems.
  • Work with our data scientists and advanced analytics team to create the KPIs that are needed for our managers to make better decisions.
  • Be an evangelist for the business process architecture that you propose, and you become a leading advocate for digital literacy in Tirlán’s supply chain.
  • Coordinating with cross-functional teams and researching the latest developments in technology applicable to the enterprise.


This role will support the broader team reporting to the Head of Logistics, and will work closely with all categories and functions.  


Key Requirements:

  • 3rd level education or equivalent in Supply Chain Management, or similar.
  • 5 or more years’ experience in or working within Supply Chain
  • Proven ability to influence and communicate strategy
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Strong knowledge of logistic route to market strategies
  • LEAN approach


If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up-to-date resume.


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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.


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


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

Tirlán owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 


About us:

The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries.  Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.

The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -