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ESG Reporting & Assurance Manager

Date: 01-Mar-2023

Location: Kilkenny or Dublin, L, IE, R95 E866/

Company: Glanbia

ESG Reporting and Assurance Manager

Glanbia plc


The opportunity

Glanbia is recruiting for the position of ESG Reporting and Assurance Manager. Based in Ireland, this role entails driving the development of the ESG reporting and its integration within Glanbia’s wider reporting structures, to ensure data transparency and reliability, focused on meeting reporting and regulatory requirements for both internal and external needs.

The focus will be, working with internal and external subject matter experts, on developing and rolling out an effective framework for the identification, assessment and management of all required ESG metrics and reporting requirements to meet regulatory requirements. Including meeting the upcoming mandatory EU Sustainability Reporting Standards under the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive  (CSRD),  EU Taxonomy and recommendations under the Taskforce for Climate-related Disclosures.

The ESG Reporting and Assurance Manager will report to the Head of ESG Governance and Reporting,  and will be a core member of the ESG Team. This role is expected to evolve over time as we navigate the ESG agenda and strengthen the ESG partnership relationships across the Group, with adaptability and a passion for growth being key drivers in this role. 



The base location of the role will be Glanbia House, Kilkenny; or Citywest, Dublin 24, 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.


The ESG Reporting and Assurance Manager will:

  • Participate in and be the ESG Reporting lead in the strategic projects that will be the cornerstones of Glanbia’s evolving ESG strategy.
  • Work as part of the Group wide ESG Team on the development and delivery of core ESG metrics and data points to support Group wide priority programmes, such as the adoption of the Global Reporting Initiative standards.
  • Engage and have close alignment with other key stakeholders across the business including the Group Finance, Business Unit Finance Teams. Procurement, IT, Corporate Affairs, Investor Relations and Internal Audit.
  • Establish (define and document) appropriate processes and key controls within ESG Reporting to capture and analyse relevant data to ensure the Group can meet its reporting obligations.
  • Responsible for preparing key non-financial disclosures including the TCFD report and EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities disclosure.
  • Liaise with the auditors and other key stakeholders to ensure unqualified and timely assurance of our disclosures.
  • Develop an understanding of the evolution and impact of ESG requirements on external reporting, ensuring the necessary structures are in place to fully comply with obligations.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects as required.


Experience / Qualifications:


  • Ideally you will have a blend or one of the following qualifications and experience: ACA, ACCA or CIMA with substantial post qualification experience, ESG process and reporting experience, working with reporting standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
  • Competence in reporting systems, project management and regulatory compliance is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong people engagement skills given so many dependencies across the Group.
  • Self-starter with an appetite to embrace new challenges as they arise.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to analyse complex sustainability topics and the impact on financial reporting relative to our business.
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail in their daily work, and a high level of accomplishment and motivation.
  • Possesses motivational skills oriented towards encouraging people’s best performance possible

Glanbia is a global nutrition company and the global leader in the performance nutrition industry with a portfolio of performance and lifestyle nutrition brands. As a nutritional solutions provider in the B2B arena, we commercialise specialty nutritional, functional ingredients and precision premixes to meet our customer needs. Glanbia’s growth has been achieved both organically and via targeted M&A to scale positions and build into adjacencies in attractive segments aligned with our purpose.

  • B2C: each of our own brands has its own consumer appeal. We are the #1 global sports nutrition brand with a growing presence in lifestyle nutrition.
  • B2B: our portfolio of both nutritional ingredients and cheese products gives us strong market reach and customer relevance. We work closely with our customers to develop products that exceed their expectations.
  • D2C: our digital platforms enhance engagement with our consumers at multiple touch points throughout their purchasing decision journey. We will continue to connect with consumers through creative excellence and new digital layers of services. 

Employing over 6,000 people across 32 countries, our products are sold or distributed in over 100 countries with total Group revenue of €5.6bn. We have three segments: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals and Joint Ventures & Associates. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB).






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.