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Supply Chain Planning Systems Business Analyst (JDA / Blue Yonder)

Date: May 11, 2022

Location: Dublin 24, D, IE, D24

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services (GBS)


Supply Chain Planning Systems (JDA / Blue Yonder) Business Analyst 


The Company:


Glanbia plc is a global nutrition business with leading global positions in the dairy, premix and sports nutrition markets. Glanbia is headquartered in Ireland and has very significant operations and markets in the US. We have the #1 Global Portfolio of Sports Nutrition Brands, and are the #1 producer of America Style Cheddar Cheese. For more information about Glanbia, visit .


Glanbia Business Services (GBS) is the Global IT and Finance SSC function which serves all of Glanbia’s global locations and operations. Our Business Solutions team support Glanbia’s global businesses in the provision of best-in-class business systems to enable and digitise their business strategies. We base our solutions on best-in-class solution suites – including SAP for ERP and JDA / Blue Yonder for Supply Chain Planning.


The Role:


A vacancy has arisen within Supply Chain Planning business systems team for a Supply Chain Planning Systems (JDA / Blue Yonder) Business Analyst . This position sits within the Global SCM Systems COE team and reports into the Lead Business Analyst, SCM Planning.



Glanbia offer flexible blended working arrangements incorporating the optimum blend of remote and office-based working, tailored for individual’s circumstances. This role can be based out of our offices in Kilkenny, or Citywest Dublin.


Key deliverables of the role

  • Participate in multiple (and sometimes concurrent) implementations and continuous improvement projects on JDA systems, including working on such activities as:
    • Definition of project scope, based on workshops with business representatives, and knowledge of Glanbia’s Global JDA SCM Planning solution.
    • Definition of JDA systems blueprint based on workshops with business representatives.
    • Systems build activities including configuration, investigation of enhancement points, and integrations, and writing techo-functional programming specifications, unit testing etc.
    • Systems testing cycles, and training material preparation.
    • Go-live planning and execution and providing hyper-care post-live support.
  • Design, develop and deliver enhancements in relation to specified mini-projects and change requests in the JDA solution area.
  • Handle application support tickets for the JDA solution
  • Develop and enhance JDA Power User capabilities, through the design and delivery of targeted Webinars and Process / Day-in-the Life reviews.


Qualifications and experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in the implementation and configuration of the supply chain planning platforms in the context of a manufacturing environment – ideally using the JDA platform, however candidates with suitable experience in other planning systems platforms (APO, Kinaxis, Logility, OMP, etc…) will be considered
  • Experience of working on implementation projects and of working with third party systems integrators and business stakeholders.
  • Strong Knowledge of end-to-end supply chain planning, demand forecasting through supply replenishment.
  • Understanding of supply planning concepts – consumption, safety stock, production rates/constraints etc... (APICS certification preferred).
  • Demonstrable complex problem solving skills and attention to detail.



  • 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.


Our Purpose & Values
At Glanbia we are dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. We differentiate ourselves by doing not only what is right for our business, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work. So if you’re looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage, ours is a journey you’ll want to share.