Senior Nutrition Manager

Glanbia - Ballyragget, County Kilkenny

Ballyragget, County Kilkenny

Date: Mar 12, 2020

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Senior Nutrition Manager
Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market. Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries. With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees.
Job Overview The Nutrition Senior Manager reports directly to the Head of Applied Research and is responsible for providing nutritional and scientific leadership to the R&D teams to meet business needs on NPD initiatives. They will manage the Nutrition team to drive knowledge, motivation and engagement within the team. They will coordinate and manage the timely delivery of scientific and nutritional dossiers to internal and external stakeholders. They will engage in external nutritional and scientific collaborations to drive the nutrition agenda for the benefit of Glanbia Ireland.
Key Responsibilities;
  • Manage and lead the Nutrition team, supporting their career progression, learning, development and training
  • Support the Head of Applied research to inform and steer Glanbia Ireland’s nutrition agenda
  • Develop and build strong, effective relationships with Glanbia Ireland’s R&D, Marketing & Sales and Regulatory & Compliance teams
  • Manage a pipeline of pre-clinical and clinical studies and the execution of these through a third party
  • Provide nutrition expertise and guidance at the product design stage for products that are destined for either domestic or international markets to ensure nutrition superiority, zero mistakes and complete regulatory compliance
  • Maintain oversight of Glanbia Ireland’s Nutrient Monitoring Programme and leverage for NPD purposes
  • Within the Nutrition team, coordinate the preparation of scientific dossiers, product communication reports for key internal stakeholders as well as customers
  • Liaise with the Market Research & Insights team to identify emerging nutritional market trends and to translate these for Commercial and Marketing
  • Collaborate with Marketing on the external nutrition communication agenda to inform key stakeholders
  • Keep informed of nutrition research and an understanding of the nutrition regulatory landscape relevant to Glanbia Ireland
  • Identify and leverage external partners, including KOL’s to realise Glanbia Ireland’s nutrition agenda
  • Represent Glanbia Ireland in external research collaborations e.g. Food for Health Ireland

Key Requirements:
  • 7 + years industry experience in the food industry preferably in infant and clinical nutrition
  • Nutrition based qualification – PhD
  • Writing scientific dossiers and the translation of the science into recommendations for the business
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence setting up and executing clinical studies

Desirable Criteria:
  • Experience in Food Regulatory Affairs
  • Experience in the dairy industry

  • Customer Focus
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Written Communications
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Strategic Agility
  • Presentation Skills

Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.
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