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Marketing Specialist EMEA

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Dublin, D, IE

Company: Glanbia

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Marketing Specialist EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

Job Description January 2019

Reports To:                          Marketing Director

Department:                        Marketing

Location:                              Dublin, Ireland

Exempt Status:                    Exempt


Job Summary

The Marketing Specialist is responsible for developing, managing, and executing the marketing communications program for a specified segment of the business to drive sales growth and meet company P&L objectives.  A hands-on position, responsibilities include acquiring deep knowledge of the business, collaborating effectively with Product Management/Sales/Business Leadership, proactively generating marketing ideas, marketing planning, project management (from developing to executing marketing programs), creative writing, creative oversight, managing budgets, meeting deadlines, and evaluating results.  Responsibilities also include serving additional needs of the Marketing department as required.


Essential Functions

  • Execute marketing strategies, objectives, plans and programs for specified segments of the business in the EMEA region.
  • Identify emerging market trends and unmet customer needs and distill these insights into actionable programs to support sales growth and expand the business.
  • Create compelling/memorable messaging and written content for promotional campaigns across multiple media including printed materials, direct marketing, web, video, advertising, presentations, digital, etc. to ensure that programs effectively deliver business communication priorities.  
  • Drive customer engagement by actively participating in tradeshows, customer innovation/learning events, and other customer events. 
  • Support trade public relations by generating press releases and industry related articles in conjunction with the PR firm as required.
  • Collaborate actively and partner effectively with Product Strategic Management, Sales and other business functions to develop and execute successful activities to serve the needs of the business.
  • Partner with Product Strategic Management and R&D to develop regionally-relevant product prototypes and samples for use in sales demonstrations, trade shows and customer events.
  • Develop content and creative for social media. Provide input on regionally-relevant social media and online platforms for customer engagement and education in conjunction with Global Digital Team. 
  • Assist in the development of the marketing operating budget as well as monitoring and controlling expenditures to conform to budgetary requirements.
  • Coordinate and prioritize activity with the Marketing Director to align with the needs of the business globally.

Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Marketing, or related field.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience,  B2B marketing  preferable:
    • Experience in a matrix-designed organization preferred
    • Ad agency experience a plus
  • Knowledge of European nutrition industry and/or food/beverage/supplement market and trends
  • Hands –on marketer with proven experience in executing marketing initiatives including creating content independently of agency partners
  • Creativity and ingenuity to be effective in overcoming challenges of limited resources and budget constraints
  • Experience with social media and Direct Marketing programs and content development in the European market highly desired
  • Native English speaker.
  • Fluency in German preferred, fluency in other languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian) helpful.
  • Strong creative skills preferred.
  • Experience managing budgets essential.
  • Experience in Account Based Marketing, Data Driven Marketing and Content Marketing a plus.
  • Proven experience in executing marketing initiatives including creating content independently of agency partners.


  • Ability to effectively communicate in English verbally and in written form with co-workers, top management, internal and external customers including excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Effective collaborator able to work in project teams and across changing structures within a high-growth business.
  • Effective organizational skills in scoping and managing projects.
  • Ability to be resourceful in locating information needed to complete projects.
  • Excellent content development skills including ability to craft visual and/or written narratives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and possess team-based problem solving skills.
  • Must be oriented toward accomplishment of team goals and results focused.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs.
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking.
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.


Typical Environmental Conditions

May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).


Travel Requirements

10% travel by land or air


Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.