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Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Kilkenny OR Dublin, D, IE, D24

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Business Services

VAT Manager


An opportunity has arisen for a VAT Manager with Glanbia Business Services.  This is a permanent position based in our Citywest, Dublin or Kilkenny office with a requirement travel to our offices in Dungarvan to engage with the tax team as well as travel internationally to engage with the business.  The role will report to the Shared Service Centre, Group VAT Manager who has overall responsibility for VAT in the Glanbia Group.



The candidate will be responsible for the VAT function of the Glanbia Group with a focus on all locations outside North America. This will involve ensuring that declarations are submitted on time and that payments are made/refunds received in a timely manner on occasion directly and through a team. Increasingly this role will involve providing strategic VAT advice to the Group both for large-scale projects driven by restructuring, business integrations following M&A activity as well as deploying analytics to embed a risk management strategy to highlight risk areas for follow up by self and the team. The role with also have responsibility for business development of new service offerings with the Business Units in conjunction with the Group Tax Manager. It will also involve influencing senior stakeholders internally in our Business Units and Group Tax as well as key external parties such as multi-jurisdictional Tax Authorities and external Advisors.


Key Elements of the Role

  • Manage the VAT compliance for the Glanbia Group across a growing number of countries, currently 22.
  • Provide VAT advice to the Group to ensure it remain VAT compliant, to include direct involvement in various VAT projects driven largely by restructuring and M&A activity.
  • Develop a risk management approach in conjunction with the Group VAT Manager and the team giving the changing and evolving tax landscape across the various tax jurisdictions including the deployment of technology and analytics for effectiveness.
  • Lead the business development activity of the SSC in conjunction with the Group VAT Manager in the identification and offering of new services to the Business Units.
  • Be the point of contact for any VAT Audits and manage these effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with tax system set-up activity, testing and tax determination for new products and markets.
  • Provide guidance and support to a team of tax-qualified individuals, lead the team in the absence of the Group VAT Manager and work with the cross functional Senior Shared Service Centre Management Team.


Qualifications / Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in Finance/Accounting/Business/Legal
  • I.T.I. tax qualified
  • Strong technical skills and detailed knowledge of Irish and European VAT legislation with some experience in ASPAC legislation, an advantage
  • Experience in managing a VAT compliance function
  • Experience in advising on VAT and Indirect Tax matters
  • Experience in the management of professionally qualified individuals
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a professional Tax/VAT environment
  • Ability to explain technical concepts in a simple and comprehensive way to colleagues without a tax technical background
  • Ability to adapt to changing task priorities and work situations
  • Drive in relation to service delivery with strong commercial awareness
  • Effective research, verbal and written communication skills and customer service skills
  • Drive and initiative with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills with experience of meeting deadlines and prioritisation
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving ability
  • Sense of responsibility, initiative and high quality work standard
  • Team worker with the ability to coach and motivate a team
  • SAP experience an advantage
  • Customs experience 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
  • Self-managing with the energy, enthusiasm and drive to make it happen
  • Strong prioritizing skills with the ability to take on challenges as opportunities to find a better way
  • An effective team member, who plays their role in achieving the company’s vision in line with our core values.
  • 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.