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Marketing Project Specialist - NA Marketing, Optimum Nutrition

Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) is a leader in sports nutrition, is a full line manufacturer of protein supplements, ready-to-drink beverages, nutrition bars and performance enhancement products. Glanbia has evolved to become a leading global performance nutrition and ingredients group employing more than 5,800 people across 34 countries worldwide.


The Marketing Assistant is responsible for directing, organizing and controlling project activities, reporting to the Brand Manager on the Optimum Nutrition brand.  The primary responsibility of this position is to organize, coordinate, and support activities surrounding product & packaging development.


This position will gather information and requirements from other cross functional team members, track project activities and escalate any breakdowns in process or timing.  Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple projects and must demonstrate good organizational, analytical, and communication skills.


The Marketing Assistant needs to effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to the project team. 


Required Skills:

  • Set up cross functional meetings and assist with determination of project requirements
  • Manage projects through the product & packaging development process
  • Analyze project plans by using project management tools
  • Communicate effectively and accurately all relevant project information to the project team/Director
  • Create & Monitor timelines to ensure efficient, on-time delivery
  • Organize & Maintain Project Tracking Log
  • Evaluate & manage contemplated changes to project timelines & risks
  • Robust planning skills to accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks, objectives, and goals Manage cross-functional project teams for packaging changes, activation-marketing programs, and product reformulations.
  • Create reports that analyze business trends, competitive activity and region performance.
  • Perform day-to-day business management activities, and executes other projects or activities as requested such as invoicing, product orders, etc.
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities, deal with ambiguity and work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability for multi-tasking, attention to detail, accuracy of figures/mathematics


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience supporting project management
  • Proficient in MS Project and the MS Office Suite of products. SAP experienced Preferred
  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills


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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago