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Value Architect - Dairy

Date: May 20, 2021

Location: kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia




Value Architect Dairy


Rooted in our rich heritage of family farming and embedded in our communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of our farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the world. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to our milk pool of three billion litres and our outstanding grains portfolio, we export innovative products and tailored ingredient solutions to more than 100 countries. We nurture a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches, serving our communities and delivering annual revenues of around €2 billion.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie, Glanbiaconnect.com, countrylife.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 


We are seeking a finance professional who is passionate about the industry and is able to effectively lead within a fast paced and dynamic environment and deliver and drive change.

The role will involve partnering with the various functional teams (Operations, Quality, Integrated planning and Finance) to deliver the change programme required to deliver value by aiding decision making and contribute to the success of the business, by providing insight, challenge and support to the various teams in the area of milk solids management.  You will understand the probable financial implications of decisions on the functions, thereby having the ability to offer insightful advice and support to the function.

If you are an ambitious professional with a “winning together” mind set, a natural collaborator and you wish to work in a challenging, fast paced environment, we’d love to talk to you about joining our team.


Key Responsibilities;

  • Assess the overall GI processes for measuring and tracking milk constituents (milk solids) throughout the process from weighbridge to warehouse in order to deliver value opportunities through optimising the process utilising data analytics and insights
  • Collect, analyse and utilise data and feedback to identify opportunities to engineer value in milk solids from the weighbridge through to the warehouse, and to maximise the collaboration and idea sharing opportunities cross functionally
  • Collaborate with Planning to refine and track yields and constituents assumptions to recommend improvements in process and optimise value
  • Collaborate with Ingredients Operations team to review current insights and prepare new insights on financial and operational analysis to evaluate, monitor and drive optimisation of milk solids performance in the plants
  • Collaborate with Finance to evaluate, track and report out on key initiatives. Also to ensure integrity of data so that it is fit for purpose for raw material costing through to stock management
  • Collaborate with Quality to ensure alignment and standardisation of testing regimes to ensure consistent data extracted from each site in order to optimise testing regime and identify opportunities that exist
  • Working with Process excellence/Integrated Planning/Operations/Finance/Quality and others to Identify initiatives that will deliver value through milk solids usage optimisation
  • Design and develop an automated “dashboard” reporting solution in conjunction with GBS catering for the requirement for each of the relevant work streams in order to deliver key insights/metrics in order to deliver value
  • Support Milk solids programme & governance to inform and steer Glanbia Ireland’s programme of mass balance projects
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of programme/project documentation and communication reports for key internal stakeholders.


Key Requirements:

  • Technically savvy with a strong understanding and aptitude for systems and IT.
  • Data focused but with an ability to interpret, analyse and use to drive results
  • Ideally financial background and a financial qualification
  • Strong overall business experience with a 6+ years’ experience in a senior role in an FMCG or milk production environment
  • Driver of change who will identify opportunities and work through people to achieve them
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills with an ability to deliver change initiatives
  • Organisationally savvy with an ability to get results in a complex environment
  • In depth knowledge and experience of SAP/BW preferred together with ability to use and exploit data warehousing and excel tools


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up to date resume.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Glanbia Ireland 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.


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Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation - www.glanbiaireland.com


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.