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Intern, Finance

Date: Oct 20, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Impact Lives on a Global Scale

Ever wonder if your contribution really matters? At Glanbia Performance Nutrition, we can honestly say it does. Established as one of the world’s largest sports nutrition companies, we’re now developing innovative products for the lifestyle market, too. We are on a journey to actively improve lives globally and invite you to do the same. You’ll have the chance to work with great brands, such as Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Amazing Grass, think! and Slim Fast, as well as exciting development opportunities.  Join us and pursue a meaningful career within a category that can truly change lives for the better.


Company Summary:

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 headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet and gyms 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.



Job/Project Summary: The Finance Intern will learn and further their understanding around the FP&A (financial planning and analysis) function through exposure to multiple FP&A areas within a large global CPG company. The Finance Intern will have the opportunity to work on a wide-range of areas within the GPN North America Sports Nutrition segment including, but not limited to, month-end reporting, forecasting, and ad-hoc analysis around GPN’s Gross Revenue (product shipments), Trade Spend (discounts, deductions and allowance), and Operating Expenses (selling costs, general & administrative costs, and research and development costs). While formally reporting to the Director of FP&A, the Finance Intern will work directly with multiple individuals within the finance department.


Learning Objectives: The Finance Intern will learn about the FP&A process at GPN and the various FP&A functions that fall within the finance department. Furthermore, the Finance Intern will learn about GPN culture, GPN organizational structure, products sold, and the Company’s route-to-market.


Expected Outcomes: By the end of the internship, the Finance Intern will have a high-level understanding of how a CPG FP&A department functions and how the FP&A function fits and works within the overall Company structure. Additionally, the Finance Intern will have a high-level understanding for how GPN forecasts and analyzes Shipments, Trade Spend, and its Operating Expenses.


Job Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and/or time spent): The Finance Intern will be responsible for assisting individuals within the finance department across various FP&A-related tasks and analysis. Ultimately, the Finance Intern will be expected to work on an ad-hoc basis across different areas which will be best achieved through maintaining a good attitude and strong willingness to learn.


Minimum Qualifications: Working towards earning a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university. Prior exposure and experience with Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and Word strongly preferred.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 


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.

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