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Financial Analyst

Date: Apr 16, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Company: Glanbia

Financial Analyst, Operations Centers of Excellence


Supervisor’s Title:          Director Finance, Operations Centers of Excellence

Location:                          Chicago, IL 60606

Department:                     Finance

Exempt Status:                 Exempt


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Job Summary

This position is a part of the Glanbia Nutritionals (GN) Operations Centers of Excellence Finance team.  Our team is responsible for all financial reporting, planning, and analysis for the Operations Centers of Excellence.  The team is also responsible for creating and implementing standardized processes and reporting for all Operations Finance areas, which includes manufacturing plants across USA, Germany and China.


Essential Functions

  • Prepare weekly and monthly cost analysis for a number of the Centers of Excellence, which include Quality, HR, Procurement, Engineering, Supply Chain, Technical Services and Glanbia Performance System (Lean Manufacturing)
  • Prepare periodic plans for the Centers of Excellence, including outlooks, forecasts and the annual business plan
  • Analysis of the month end accounts for GN Central Manufacturing and Operations and advise on journal entries and accruals to be posted
  • Assist with tracking and reporting on capital expenditure across GN (> $50m budget per year)
  • Assist with tracking and reporting on annual savings across GN Operations
  • Assist with preparation of the monthly COO Report
  • Ad hoc analysis and project work as required by the Centers of Excellence or GN Operations
  • Collaborate with local GN Operations Finance teams in order to drive efficiencies and standardization of processes across the organization
  • Cross train with other analysts
  • Review work and test for reasonableness; identify questionable results and investigate root cause


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects or action teams



  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years related experience.  CPA, CMA or equivalent experience preferred
  • Track record of achievement in driving performance and change
  • Ability to motivate and influence a diverse group of people


  • High degree of personal, commercial and professional credibility
  • Driven, energetic results oriented individual with the ability to thrive under pressurized conditions




Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Constantly involves sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently talking or listening
  • Occasionally involves standing and walking, and reaching with hands and arms.

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, and works with the fingers.


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment or light traffic).


Travel Requirements

  • Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.



Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago