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Counsel, Associate Regulatory Affairs

Date: May 15, 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, Inc. (GPN) 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 90+ countries.


GPN 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 GPN, 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


Job Summary


To provide legal advice to ensure regulatory compliance of GPN’s food/dietary supplement products with applicable laws and mitigate attendant risk, including monitoring relevant enforcement actions of FDA, USDA and FTC, relevant litigation trends in the food/dietary supplement industry, intellectual property rights (trade secret, trademark licensing, copyright, etc.), California Proposition 65, privacy and data security, sweepstakes and contests, and consumer protection and perform such additional tasks as assigned by the Managing Counsel, Global Regulatory Affairs.


Reports to : Managing Counsel, Global Regulatory Affairs

Work Location: Downers Grove, IL or Palm Beach Gardens, FL



  • Independently handle basic legal matters and regulatory projects. Recognizes when to elevate certain matters to the attention of the Managing Counsel for the Regulatory Affairs Department.
  • Assist with regulatory due diligence on potential acquisitions, strategic investments, and divestitures.
  • Participate in the design of new product launches by providing regulatory and advertising expertise on product formulation, package design, labeling, and claims development including mandatory nutrition labeling, health claims, nutrient content claims, ingredient declaration and allergen labeling.
  • Review and approve regulatory/nutrition components of final packaging artwork, label copy, advertising, promotional, and educational materials, press releases, and research concepts for substantiation and compliance.
  • Consult and collaborate across functions to help develop strategies, policies and procedures to lower legal risk in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Marketing, R&D, Quality and Scientific Affairs to substantiate claims, or suggest alternatives, to ensure compliance with applicable FDA, USDA and FTC regulations.
  • Assist with developing and presenting FDA food labeling and FTC food advertising workshops and other training materials and resources used internally to ensure best practices for compliance.
  • Monitor global regulatory legal developments through participation in industry trade associations, monitoring of newsletters and government websites and other methods, and communicate significant issues to management.


Education/Experience Requirements

•          J.D. from accredited law school and license to practice law required

•          Status of attorney in good standing in a state bar association










Minimum of 3-5 years of related legal experience, preferably with time spent in both a top-tier law firm and/or global consumer products company in the Food/Dietary Supplement industry.



Other Experience


  • Excellent knowledge of US regulations and requirements (FDA/USDA/FTC) for food and/or dietary supplements
  • Knowledge of international food regulations a plus
  • Ability to solve or seek out answers in order to provide guidance on regulatory matters
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, work in a fast pace environment and have attention to detail
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Strong written, analytical, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, think creatively and achieve results
  • Sincere commitment to professionalism and collegiality
  • Strong professional judgment
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams
  • Ability to travel: 10-25%









Nearest Major Market: Chicago