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Corporate Development Manager

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia PLC

Corporate Development Manager


Glanbia - Our Business

Glanbia is a global nutrition company and the global leader in the performance nutrition industry with a portfolio of performance and lifestyle nutrition brands. As a nutritional solutions provider in the B2B arena, we commercialise specialty nutritional, functional ingredients and precision premixes to meet our customer needs. Glanbia’s growth has been achieved both organically and via targeted M&A to scale positions and build into adjacencies in attractive segments aligned with our purpose.

  • B2C: each of our own brands has its own consumer appeal. We are the #1 global sports nutrition brand with a growing presence in lifestyle nutrition.
  • B2B: our portfolio of both nutritional ingredients and cheese products gives us strong market reach and customer relevance. We work closely with our customers to develop products that exceed their expectations.
  • D2C: our digital platforms enhance engagement with our consumers at multiple touch points throughout their purchasing decision journey. We will continue to connect with consumers through creative excellence and new digital layers of services. 

Employing over 6,000 people across 32 countries, our products are sold or distributed in over 100 countries with total Group revenue of €4.2bn. We have three segments: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals and Joint Ventures & Associates. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB).



As a member of the Corporate Development team, you will be responsible for performing financial and strategic analysis to support Glanbia’s ongoing M&A strategy.  Glanbia is a seasoned acquirer of consumer products and ingredients businesses worldwide. You will play a key role in preparing financial models and the due diligence process to evaluate potential acquisitions, strategic investments, and joint ventures. This is a high visibility role with opportunities to interact with senior-level executives and advisors.

This is a permanent opportunity and will report to the Corporate Development Director



The base location of the role will be in our offices in Chicago with a hybrid working model in place through our smart working model which allows for a greater choise in how you work and live, giving ou a better work-life balance


Key responsibilities

  • Analyze acquisition, strategic investment, and business partnership opportunities in line with corporate strategy and growth objectives
  • Develop operating financial models to evaluate a target’s financial projections, valuation, accretion dilution, and returns analyses
  • Work with business partners to create and deliver high quality presentation materials to support acquisition recommendations for senior leadership and other internal stakeholders
  • Support transaction execution through project management and due diligence tasks
  • Manage analysts and continue to develop a pipeline of future talent across the organization
  • Collaborate with internal business unit leaders to support ad-hoc strategic finance projects


Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or other relevant concentration
  • Three to five years of financial analysis experience in investment banking, corporate development, transaction advisory preferred


Experience required:

  • Strong analytical, financial modeling, and research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and resources in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive cross-functional relationships
  • Broad financial acumen in accounting and corporate finance principles
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Desire to learn about global food, dairy, and ingredient industry dynamics and trends


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago