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Coordinator, New Product Introduction

Date: May 12, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Company Description

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide.


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. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category.


As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at: www.glanbia.com


General Position Summary: This is a cross-functional position, with persistent contributions to the overall bottom-line and goals of management for raw material approvals within the Procurement Department.  A key contributor and liaison among Category Managers, R&D, Quality, Marketing, Supply Chain, Legal, and Regulatory to ensure timely execution of new product launches. Communicate project status on raw material approvals while balancing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.



  • Source, qualify and set-up new raw materials for new products and second sourcing opportunities for branded, contract and international R&D teams.
  • Request and collect all documentation from suppliers for material and facility approval packets, including co-manufacturing ingredients.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with all suppliers and communicate quality requirements.
  • Constant interaction and consultation with appropriate Category Managers for guidance on preferred suppliers, navigate lowest total cost, suggest cost reduction opportunities, review Bill of Material’s and make recommendations to reduce raw material supply risks and create an ease of transition from the product development team to manufacturing team.
  • Initiate non-disclosure agreements and licensing agreements.
  • Prepare weekly status update reports.
  • Participate in weekly project meetings involving raw material approval status, facility approvals, form updates, samples, and process improvement.
  • Provide feedback or Find a Better Way to enhance current processes that will offer consistent results.
  • Attend trade shows, supplier meetings, webinars and seminars.
  • Partners with Marketing, R&D, and Quality for all GPN brands to understand product functionality, timing and requirements for projects.
  • Support innovation platform through PQRS, by proactively sourcing and approving raw materials for innovation projects.
  • Work directly with Suppliers to ratify technical specifications alongside R&D and Quality.



Experience, Skills, Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university, preferably in communications, business administration or supply chain.
  • Familiarity with supplement manufacturing, suppliers and ingredients as a whole is preferred but not required.
  • Basic computer skills required, including proficiency with Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • SAP experience is preferred but not required.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Able to work in a results-based and fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in diverse, cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments.
  • Strong willingness to learn.
  • Ability to find a better a way and develop new processes.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago