I’ve always been interested in how businesses grow and expand, through both technology and their workforce. Therefore, I knew that the Glanbia Pure Ambition Graduate Programme, with its structured learning and development framework and the company’s high investment in continuous innovation, would prove to be a great fit. I’ve spent the past year working in the Global Technology Centre in Kilkenny as a Business Analyst Associate within the Centre of Excellence for Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (CoE). Our team is responsible for the systems and processes that manage data / information supporting reporting and performance management across Glanbia. The CoE is also a key enabler of Glanbia becoming an insight led organisation.
I began working in the Master Data function, implementing and introducing various data collection tools and technologies, before moving in recent months into the finance planning function. Working as part of a company which spans multiple time zones is a fantastic experience, along with being part of a business intelligence function supporting business units across North America and EMEA.
The role is one which will add greatly to my own personal skills and development whilst enabling me to gain invaluable global experience through contributing and learning within a very dynamic project team. Glanbia’s collaborative approach and culture of constantly finding a better way, allows graduates to make a big impact on projects through their ideas and contributions. For me, this has been a key factor in working in a position which is constantly challenging and diverse within a friendly, innovative and productive environment.