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Nutrition Manager

Date: May 17, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

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 Manager working within the Glanbia Ireland R&D function is responsible for providing nutritional and scientific expertise to the R&D teams to meet business needs on new product development initiatives. They will prepare scientific and nutritional dossiers for internal and external stakeholders. The Nutrition Manager will collaborate closely with Glanbia Ireland Regulatory & Compliance, Marketing and Commercial teams as well as continuous engagement within the R&D team.  This role will provide nutrition support for projects focussed on innovation and NPD.

The successful candidate will be based in Ballyragget or Kilkenny and will be required to travel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Undertake scientific literature searching and preparation of scientific reviews.
  • Liaise with the Regulatory & Compliance team and Marketing to establish scientific and marketing claims to support the product portfolio and marketing story. 
  • Co-develop with Marketing a tool box to be used to promote the nutritional benefits of the portfolio.
  • Communicate nutritional benefits of Glanbia Ireland products using various means including media contact, HCP’s, schools visits and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide nutritional scientific support to Marketing & Commercial as required.
  • Manage pre-clinical and clinical trials and associated activities via a third party.
  • Create and maintain documentation to support product claims development.
  • Represent Glanbia Ireland at external science and nutrition events.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external scientific experts and KOL’s.
  • Understand and remain abreast of consumer trends in relation to dairy and non-dairy food products.
  • Keep well informed of research in the field of Nutrition and Food Science/diet.
  • Keep up to date on market trends, technical developments and European legislation.


Key Requirements:

  • 5 + years relevant commercial nutritional science/nutritionist experience
  • Food Nutrition and Health Sciences based qualification – 3rd level
  • Writing scientific dossiers and translate same into recommendations for the business
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams (R&D, Marketing, Commercial, Regulatory & Compliance)
  • Experience in interacting with external experts and KOL’s
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate project management and exhibit aptitude for planning and delivering projects to completion


Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Food Regulatory Affairs
  • Experience in the dairy industry



  • Customer Focus
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Written Communications
  • 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.


If you are interested in this position, please apply through the Career portal on the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

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