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Commercial Associate

Date: Sep 23, 2021

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia

Commercial Associate (2022 Start)

Pure Ambition Graduate Programme

 

Are you looking for a graduate programme to match your ambition?

At Glanbia we are dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. We differentiate ourselves by doing not only what is right for our business, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work. So if you’re looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage, ours is a journey you’ll want to share.

 

Being selected for our Pure Ambition Graduate Programme is a significant first step in an exciting and invigorating career.  At Glanbia, we nurture your talent and individuality.  We support you in fulfilling your potential and help who you are today become who you want to be tomorrow.  We want to grow and we want you to grow with us.  In recognition of our world-class learning and development environment and excellent career opportunities, we were incredibly proud to win the award for Best Graduate Training & Development at the Gradireland Awards in 2021!

 

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, or disability status. 

 

What you will be doing

Through the Pure Ambition Graduate Programme, you’ll have the opportunity to make a big impact every day both at a local level in your immediate team and also globally on our commercial priorities and growing business. We offer an engaging and immersive experience-driven development journey where you’ll learn and develop not just the skills required for today, but the skills required for tomorrow.

 

Working in our Product Management team, this role contributes to the development and execution of Glanbia’s ingredients category strategy, specifically the cheese and butter portfolio. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of technical skills and business expertise. As a Commercial Associate, you’ll be responsible for:

 

  • Supporting the sales channel in delivering the categories value-add targets
  • Supporting the development and management of the new opportunities pipeline
  • Partnering with R&D and other cross-functional colleagues to bring new products to market
  • Being the commercial lead, driving new business opportunities through the innovation forum
  • Providing in-depth product expertise to customers, Ingredients category and New Scale Markets as requested
  • Working closely with the marketing team to build the go-to-market story, linking our USPs to customer / market needs
  • Being a representative for the commercial side of the category at the Business Change Control Forum to enable commercialization of pipeline opportunities

 

Who we’re looking for

We know it’s our people and their passion for delivering superior quality and value to our customers that sets us apart. We’re looking for graduates with the following qualifications and attributes: 

  • High academic record to date and expected minimum of a 2.1 honours primary or Masters degree in food science, nutritional science, micro-biology, business / commerce, food business, marketing or related discipline.
  • A proven ability to utilise technology including digital and e-commerce platforms
  • Relevant sales experience through an internship or other related experience
  • Passion for sales and desire to grow our business
  • Ambition to progress successfully in a career in commercial in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment
  • Thinks commercially and delivers customer centric solutions
  • Drives collaboration and builds partnerships to meet shared objectives
  • Communicates clearly and can influence at all levels
  • Demonstrates a thirst for knowledge with a desire to continually learn and grow
  • Analytically minded with the ability to develop creative insights and execute change

 

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.