Commercial Data Analyst

Job description

Ornua (meaning “new gold”) is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, proudly bringing the unique taste of Irish dairy to the world for 60 years.

Are you a Data Analyst looking for a great opportunity to develop your career with a leading Irish company with global reach?

Ornua is currently recruiting for a Commercial Data Analyst to join our team, based in our Kerrygold Park office in Mitchelstown, By stepping into this role you will be Reporting to the Head of Commercial, you will provide insightful and value adding commercial information to support the manufacturing base supplying a wide range of markets.

Why Ornua?

  • Our co-operative ethos lies at the heart of how we do business as a purpose and values-led organisation, creating value for Irish dairy farming families.
  • Our Values lie at the core of everything we do. Our five values encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care, and Achieve Great Things Together.
  • We invest in our people and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Dynamic Working policy in place which facilitates flexible hours and hybrid working.
  • Career Progression including Global Mobility opportunities.
  • Comprehensive Benefits with regional specific offerings.

Why this role is valuable:

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious analyst/accountant where they will broaden and develop commercial skills alongside manufacturing and market colleagues. The role provides autonomy to the individual, whilst at the same time working closely across supply chain, brand, and finance teams in the business. The role will involve low level of travel to the markets.

The Commercial Data Analyst will have the responsibility of analyzing market data and trends to inform strategic decisions. They will need to develop close working relationships with central demand planning and key stakeholders in each market. This input will facilitate growth and drive investment in the right areas of the business.

12-month fixed term contract.


  • Market Analysis - Conduct in-depth analysis of market data including supply and demand dynamics and emerging trends. Highlighting risks and opportunities for the business.
  • Identify new opportunities for growth through the analysis of the market data and trends.
  • Analysis long-term data - the rolling 36 month and 5 yr market projections to advise and guide the business.
  • Gain a deep understanding of how the various markets roll-up their demand requirements.
  • Forecasting - Support the development and maintenance of accurate demand forecasts and market outlooks.
  • Reporting - Prepare and deliver regular reports and presentations to management, highlighting market insights and recommended actions.
  • Assessing the potential impact of external factors (e.g economic changes, retailer dynamics by market, industry trends) on business performance.
  • Link with the Kerrygold Park Supply Chain and Operations Teams to highlight risks and opportunities in servicing the markets.
  • Produce, analyse, and represent data clearly to facilitate commercial decision making.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop strategies.
  • Assist in analyzing data to advise on Capex expenditure.


  • Third level degree in a discipline with a high level of numerical, analytical and/or financial content (Commerce, Economics, Finance).
  • 3-5 years Industry experience in finance, economics, or business administration ideally within an FMCG environment.
  • Strong business acumen and commercial awareness is vital; possess strong analytical and critical thinking.
  • Strong communication skills are essential to articulate insights.
  • Intermediate level in Microsoft Office Suite with demonstrated proficiency in Excel, BI and database management.
  • Familiarity with statistical software and data visualization tools is beneficial.
  • High energy self-starter as well as collaborative team player

Ornua has ambitious growth plans and we’re building a team to help enable and accelerate that growth. We are looking for people who share our values, are curious, forward-looking, take ownership and work together to build a future for themselves and Ornua.

How do you want to make your impact?

To learn more, please visit Ornua at www.ornua.com

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