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Senior Director, Marketing & Insights

Date: Dec 21, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Company: Glanbia

Senior Director of Marketing & Insights


Supervisor’s Title:             Chief Commercial Officer, Cheese & Marketing

Department:                      Marketing & Insights

Exempt Status:                  Exempt

Location:                             Flexible


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Job Summary

Senior Director of Marketing & Insights will direct and oversee the global marketing and insights activities for Glanbia Nutritionals. This position will be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of effective marketing strategies that align with our business goals. This individual will own the Marketing department’s activities contributing to our company’s long-term success.


The Senior Director of Marketing & Insights reports directly to the CCO and will oversee internal Marketing and Insights teams. This role will also play a significant role shaping the company’s strategic planning.   

Essential Functions

  • Creates the 3 to 5 year strategic brand plan that translates into actionable 0-2 year marketing plans.
  • Develop and execute a clear, compelling, aligned growth strategy to maximize the potential of Glanbia Nutritionals, including identification of barriers to entry, product and portfolio, and innovation.
  • Establish holistic innovation/renovation plans to drive brand relevance and expansion based on market landscape opportunities.
  • Ability to understand and leverage marketing performance insights in order to improve marketing ROI and develop high impact activation plans.
  • Manage Insights and Marketing teams based in different locations
  • Oversee Corporate Marketing, Insights,Customer Marketing and Product Marketing that include the following functions; Digital Marketing, Content, Account Based Marketing etc.)
  • Partner with commercial organization to ensure optimal go to market strategy. 
  • Set current and long-term goals for internal teams
  • Design and review the Marketing department’s budget
  • Prioritize marketing projects and allocate resources accordingly
  • Prepare regular reports and presentations on marketing metrics for the CCO, Executive Leadership Team and CEO
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for growth
  • Provide guidance and ideas to organize effective marketing events
  • Participate in the quarterly and annual planning of the company’s objectives
  • Track competitors’ activities


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.


Qualification & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience managing/leading Brands and marketing teams.
  • P&L experience is required.
  • A successful track record of driving net sales and profit growth.
  • Proven track record in driving sustainable and profitable share growth.
  • Mastered functional expertise in classical brand management, deep understanding of consumer and customer insights and activation
  • A history of delivering outstanding business results within competitive and changing environment, proven ability to perform within a matrix organization.
  • Strong operational, project management, cross functional experience; excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Ability to grow and develop new leaders.
  • Ability to motivate and grow top performers.
  • Strategic agility – Ability to articulate a clear, compelling, and inspiring vision for the brand. Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Executing for Results- The ability to set clear and challenging objectives with a drive for results.  The ability to operate at 30,000 feet one minute and dig into the details at the ground level the next minute.  Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
  • Innovation management - Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace
  • Global perspective - Looks towards the broadest possible view of an issue / challenge; can easily pose future scenarios; can think globally; can discuss multiple aspects and impacts of issues and project them into the future. 
  • Collaborates - Understands the value and importance of collaboration, building an internal network of relationships across the organization. Develops rapport with others by demonstrating an understanding of their concerns, needs and issues. A team player, who has the ability to make it fun while getting the job done.
  • Customer focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Digital Experience / DTC – Has a fundamental knowledge and view point on D T C marketing and selling. Ability to recruit influencers and develop robust influencer type programs.


Typical environmental conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).
  • May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
  • May be exposed to dust, humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago