Senior SAP Project Manager

Job Description

At Glanbia Business Services (GBS), the Global IT and Finance Shared Services division of Glanbia, we currently have an opportunity for an experienced Senior SAP Project Manager to join our team. This role can be hired on a permanent basis or as a daily rate contractor.



The base location of the role will be Citywest, Dublin 24, Kilkenny or Dungarvan, Co Waterford upon return to the workplace 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.



Key elements of the role

  • Manage the set-up and delivery of a number of projects for Glanbia business units.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of projects to plan and within budget, while ensuring that the deliverables meet the underlying business case.
  • Lead and manage project teams from Initiation through Go-live and transition to BAU.  Particular focus on establishing appropriate governance structures at the outset of the project.
  • Early identification of the key performance measures to manage the project and instil a rigorous set of interim checkpoints to ensure successful project outcomes
  • Create and manage project plans ensuring appropriate feedback and buy-in from all functional groups.
  • Proactively assess project issues and facilitate mitigation plan to ensure project success.
  • Present status updates and report on potential issues and mitigation plans to steering group.  



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline.


Skills & Experience

  • At least ten years’ experience of successfully managing complex, business-facing projects, both IT and non-IT, involving significant business change.
  • SAP Project Management experience essential
  • Able to act as business change manager as well as project manager.
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of best-practice project management methods.  PMP certification an advantage.
  • Experienced in managing projects in a matrix organisational structure
  • Experience of dealing with and managing third-party consultants in a project implementation.
  • Strong people management skills.
  • Strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision making skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Experienced in managing project budgetary requirements and constraints
  • Experience in addressing key business issues with IT solutions.
  • Commercially focused.



  • Ability to display a high degree of professionalism in dealing with senior management and users.
  • 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.
  • Ability to lead a cross-functional team working across diverse Business Units in a global landscape.
  • Comfortable working in an adaptive role and leading others through a series of change management activities.
  • Ability to succinctly define the AS-IS versus TO-BE status and provide the leadership, direction and team focus to navigate the journey

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Senior SAP Project Manager


  • Date Posted:Nov 30, 2021

  • Location:Ireland

  • Job Role:Senior SAP Project Manager

  • Salary: Not disclosed

  • Category:Other

  • Work Type:Not Disclosed

  • Work Mode:Not Disclosed