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Food Technologist II

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

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!, 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.

 

The Food Technologist II position will work both independently and in conjunction with their manager and other Food Technologists on the development of powder, bar, ready-to-drink projects from concept through execution. Successful candidates must demonstrate a proven track record in the development and execution of bringing new concepts to market. 

 

 

 

 

New Product Development

  • Formulate and Develop foods and supplements including: powdered and RTD beverages, capsule, and tablets. Includes: formulation, validating ingredient and ingredient vendors, preliminary costing and preparing nutritional/supplement panels.
  • Create and flavor prototypes.
  • Organizes sensory panels. Refines formulations until desired characteristics are achieved.
  • Oversees pilot plant experiments and scale-up manufacturing runs
  • Initiates raw material and factory trial analytical testing.
  • Enters raw material specifications and formulas into product development software.
  • Reformulates to bring formulations into compliance with changing government regulations or customer requirements.
  • Monitors product stability.
  • Guide and mentor junior team members as needed

 

Documentation

  • Documents all formulations, variables tested, product stability, and other pertinent details and enters into lab notebooks and Formula Management System.
  • Produces formula cost information; works with purchasing, finance, and sales teams to help establish final product pricing; initiates new item forms for all product introductions.

 

Collaboration

  • Works with Regulatory to generate compliant Supplement/Nutrition facts panels and ingredient listings for product packaging/artwork and proofreads for accuracy.
  • Raw material specification advisement and review.
  • Contributes to innovation, trouble shooting, and brain storming ideas in a team environment.
  • Works with key suppliers to keep abreast of upcoming trends, novel ingredients, and new application ideas.

 

SKILLS:

 

  • Knowledge and development history of powders
  • Knowledge and application of sweet systems is essential
  • Development experience in one of the aforementioned formats (Tabs/Caps, RTD, RTE, etc…) 
  • Understands daily lab processes and production processes
  • Working knowledge of  MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), nutritional software, and SAP

 

 

Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. 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.

 

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago