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Food Technologist III

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia. 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. 


The Food Technologist III will be expected to work both independently and in conjunction with their manager other Food Technologists on the development of powders, tablets & capsules,  ready-to-drink, and ready-to-eat  items from concept through execution. Looking for proven track record of developing and executing new concepts through to market & launch, and the candidate must demonstrate knowledge and a proven formulation history in powdered beverages. 



New Product Development

  • Formulate and Develop foods and supplements including: powdered and RTD beverages, RTE items, capsules, and tablets. Includes: formulation, validating ingredient and ingredient vendors, preliminary costing and preparing nutritional and supplement facts 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.



  • 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 documents and set-up for all product introductions.


  • Guide cross functional discussions in relation to projects
  • 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.
  • Provides Leadership in a team environment.
  • Contributes to innovation, trouble shooting, and brain storming ideas in a team environment.
  • Identifies & overcomes barriers to successful innovation by developing strong interdepartmental relationships with customer, manufacturing, supply chain, accounting, quality, and purchasing teams.
  • Understands customer needs.
  • Works with key suppliers and purchasing team to keep abreast of upcoming trends, novel ingredients, and new application ideas.
  • May have 1 direct report
    • Work with line manager to set SMART goals for direct reports that are tied to core company initiatives
  • Discuss and Review PDPs with direct reports


  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition or related experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience working in food, beverage or dietary supplements 
  • In-depth knowledge in Powders and one of the following formats (Bars/RTE, Tabs/Caps, RTDs, etc.) is a must
  • Knowledge and development history of powdered beverages
  • Knowledge and application of flavor systems is essential – easily able to troubleshoot challenges to flavor
  • Understands daily lab processes and production processes
  • Raw material and stability knowledge is essential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), nutritional software and MRP/SAP  systems



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