Sr Innovation Manager - Marketing

Date: May 13, 2024

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is the number one sports nutrition company in the world, with leading brands in performance and lifestyle nutrition. Our mission is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence.



The Innovation Marketing Manager is a new role and will be responsible for driving short term growth and assisting in long term growth, while supporting to building consensus across the organization.  You will work closely with Insights, R&D, Brand Teams and the Sales Organization to drive new differentiated propositions into market.



Primary Responsibilities to support the development of the Innovation Pipeline:

  • Support the development of the long-term innovation pipeline in alignment with overall business and brand objectives.
  • Lead the execution of the brand innovation pipeline; managing timing, proposition and channel delivery (brick and mortar as well as eComm).
  • Help to identify emerging food trends, market gaps, and consumer insights to inform product development and marketing initiatives.

Lead the Proposition Launches:

  • Drive end-to-end proposition development (from concept development through new product launches), collaborating with cross-functional teams including Insights, R&D, Operations, and Sales.
  • Develop and execute go-to-market plans, ensuring seamless integration with overall brand messaging across the different channels.

Drive with Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Work closely with R&D to understand product capabilities and unique selling propositions.
  • Collaborate with Sales to create effective sales enablement tools and ensure successful product launches in the market.
  • Collaborate with Insights to ensure consumer centric innovation.

Lead Performance Measurement:

  • Help to develop key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of propositions and platformer
  • Analyze performance and consumer feedback to continuously optimize and iterate propositions.



Key Qualifications

  • 4-6 years’ experience in Food or Beverage; Supplements experience preferred
  • Proven experience in leading and launching new production innovation in both fuzzy front end innovation and close in innovation
  • Proven experience leading multiple cross functional teams towards a shared execution in a condensed timeframe
  • Proven experience moving innovation through a matrix organization at a rapid pace.
  • Proven experience managing a brand or innovation team with P&L responsibility.


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.


What we would like to offer you!  
The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  
About Glanbia  
The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance NutritionGlanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  

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.