Nutrition Manager

Date: 16 May 2023

Location: Co. Kilkenny,, KK, IE, R95 E064

Company: Glanbia






Nutrition Manager


About Tirlán

Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit



Role Profile

The Nutrition Manager working within the Tirlán 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 Tirlán 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.


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.
  • 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 collateral to be used to promote the nutritional benefits of the portfolio.
  • Communicate nutritional benefits of Tirlán products using various means including media contact, HCP’s, schools visits and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide nutritional scientific support to Marketing & Commercial as required.
  • Contribute to research and innovation strategies and pipelines to enable Tirlán commercial strategy and translate nutrition and health science insights into commercial opportunities
  • Manage external research activities.
  • Create and maintain documentation to support product claims development.
  • Represent Tirlán 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.
  • Undertake scientific literature searching and preparation of scientific reviews.
  • Keep well informed of research in the field of Nutrition and Sustainability.
  • Keep up to date on market trends, technical developments and legislation.


Key Requirements

  • 5 + years relevant commercial nutritional science/nutritionist experience ideally having worked in dairy, plant based, medical or sports nutrition.
  • 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 FMCG



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


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


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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Tirlán embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.

At Tirlán, 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, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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

Tirlán owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 


About us:

The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries.  Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.

The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -