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Senior Food Technologist

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Downer's Grove, IL, US, 60516

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence.


As the Senior Level Food Technologist position you will work on the development of primarily Ready-to-Drink items, along with ready-to-eat items, powders, and tablets & capsules from concept through execution.


Role includes but not limited to:



  • New Product Development: Formulate and Develop foods and Ready To Drink, RTE, tablets & capsules.
  • Create and flavor prototypes.
  • Organizes sensory panels. Refines formulations until desired characteristics are achieved.
  • Oversees/Conducts pilot plant experiments and scale-up manufacturing runs.
  • Initiates raw material and factory trial analytical testing.
  • Documents all formulations, variables tested, product stability, and other pertinent details and enters into lab notebooks and Formula Management System.
  • Works with Regulatory to generate compliant Supplement/Nutrition facts panels and ingredient listings for product packaging/artwork and proofreads for accuracy.
  • Works with key suppliers and purchasing team to keep abreast of upcoming trends, novel ingredients, and new application ideas.



Experience needed:

  • Advanced knowledge in more than one of the aforementioned formats (Ready-To-Drink)
  • Knowledge and development history of RTE applications
  • Knowledge and application of flavor systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) as well as nutritional software.
  • Detail oriented, well organized, and follows GMP lab and factory guidelines.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience working in the food, beverage, or dietary supplement industry
  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Nutrition or similar; Masters degree preferred




At Glanbia, we have re-considered how we structure work and re-shape expectations about the employee experience. To enable our people in navigating this new way of working we have formalized our flexible working models through the launch of Smart Working at Glanbia. We offer M/D/V/PTO/401k and more.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago