Procurement Business Analyst

Date: 06-Jan-2022

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited



Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members; Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.  It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees.  Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.


The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.


Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold Avantage, Forto, and BEO.  Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.


Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.  Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.


 Key Responsibilities


  • Knowledge of Procurement (Core, Best of Breed systems (Ornua Source) and Best Practice Initiatives)
  • Arrange meetings (co-ordinate timings with stakeholders, circulate agenda, arrange logistics) with superusers and other stakeholders
  • Document workshops and meetings to capture decisions made and actions agreed
  • Track actions (via excel, Sharepoint, Microsoft teams as required) and follow up as required with those responsible
  • Document current business processes with superusers and identify differences versus evolve processes
  • Prepare evolve programme documentation as required (status reports, change log, RAID etc)
  • Prepare presentations and update evolve business process documentation as required
  • Become familiar with M3 functionality that supports Procurement
  • Support training activities
  • Support system testing with superusers e.g. document incidents arising
  • Support BPO and Procurement team in implementing Best practice initiatives and Best of Breeds (Ornua Source)


Required skills - Technical

  • M3 knowledge including familiarity with M3 / Movex transactions (not compulsory)
  • High level of competency in Microsoft excel and Microsoft office



Key requirements

  • Organisational skills including planning, time management and task management
  • Attention to detail
  • Report writing / Powerpoint
  • Clear communication skills (ability to prepare concise summaries and provide clear direction to others)
  • Drive to close out actions
  • Understanding of Procurement team activities, and interactions with other functions eg supply chain, quality, and finance
  • Willingness to get involved in areas that you initially are not familiar
  • Curious to learn / fast learner
  • Listener
  • Good relationship building


Key competencies

  • WORKING TOGETHER: Is supportive, co-operative, and inclusive.
  • FORWARD-LOOKING: Responds positively to change and looks ahead to anticipate tasks.
  • COMMUNICATIVE: Communicates openly and clearly.
  • OWNERSHIP: Takes responsibility for and pride in delivering quality and results. Is tenacious.

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