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Senior Product Manager Flavors

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Corona, CA, CA, US

Company: Glanbia

Product Strategic Manager Flavors


Supervisor’s Title:              VP - Aseptic & Emerging Platforms

Location:                             Corona, CA

Department:                        Product Strategic Management (PSM)

Exempt Status:                   Exempt



Job Summary

This position is responsible for the P&L of the Flavor business within Glanbia Nutritionals.  This position will be responsible for developing business initiatives and leading new market/business opportunities.


This position plays a key role in managing and directing development of our Flavors portfolio within Glanbia Nutritionals, P&I.   This position is a key link between supporting existing business and developing future growth. 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.


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for P&L management on a monthly and annual basis
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive strategy to support flavors including developing clear strategic thinking around business capabilities.
  • Responsible for setting customer pricing and ensuring contracts are executed to deliver the optimal customer mix to the business.
  • Work closely with R&D to develop new flavors, products and complete customer projects
  • Works closely with the production team to drive business performance.
  • Works with Market Research to more fully define the new target markets and opportunities.
  • Maintains opportunity pipeline for new markets which will roll into the overall operations.
  • Works with other departments to facilitate the onboarding of new customers into the business.
  • Maintains relationships with key customers.
  • Provides sales training where needed
  • Participates in joint customer calls on site with sales as the product expert


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects or action teams



  • The ideal candidate must possess excellent interpersonal communication and relationship building skills and an open mind to manage cross-functional teams
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred Masters or MBA), and have great attention to detail and analysis skills.
  • At least 5 yrs related experience with food ingredients, preferably with nutritional ingredients, and/or flavors
  • High degree of personal, commercial and professional credibility
  • Driven, energetic results oriented individual with the ability to thrive under pressurized conditions
  • Ability to motivate and influence a diverse group of people
  • Track record of achievement in driving performance and change





Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Constantly involves sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently talking or listening
  • Occasionally involves standing and walking, and reaching with hands and arms.

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, and works with the fingers.


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment or light traffic).


Travel Requirements

  • Minimal overnight travel (up to 40%) by land and/or air.



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.

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Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles