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Formulation Scientist I

Date: 21-Nov-2022

Location: US

Company: Glanbia

 formulation scientist I



Location:                             Carlsbad, CA


Job Summary

This position will be responsible for formulating nutrient premixes, based on customers’ or Account Managers’ requests, in compliance with relevant regulations, finished goods applications, shelf-life requirements, processing conditions and nutrient stabilities. The position may require creating representative laboratory samples and pilot batches, ingredient evaluations, fielding internal and external technical questions regarding Glanbia product blends and participating in commercialization processes for raw materials and new blend orders.  The position may be assigned to, and require participation in, various R&D projects as needed.   The position requires mastery of PDM formulation software as well as SAP and C4C software programs as they relate to R&D functions.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)

  • Develop formulas for quotation based on customers’ requirements, using specialized formulation software
  • Communicate effectively with customers’ technical personnel and Glanbia Sales personnel
  • Ensure formula and ingredient compliance to customers’ specifications
  • Participate in R&D projects, as required
  • Assist in blend sample formulation and preparation, as required
  • Research application of nutrient ingredients, as necessary
  • Understand and support the research and development of new ingredients, applications, blends, processes, and finished products
  • Research, evaluate, and approve raw materials for use in manufactured products as required
  • Troubleshoot, resolve and answer technical inquiries regarding ingredients and manufactured products as required
  • Assist and communicate with other internal departments as required
  • Other R & D responsibilities as required
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position

Performance indicators (related to above Task & Responsibilities respectively)

  • Resolve and answer technical inquiries
  • Excellent technical communications with external and internal customers
  • Understand blending processes, raw materials qualification, and formulation software

Qualification & Experience Requirements

Education, Training:

  • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in Food/Nutrition, Chemistry or Agricultural/Chemical Engineering

Experience Required:

  •  2 years’ experience in the nutritional, food, beverage, supplement or related industries
  •  Understanding of compliance basics of cGMP, FSMA, GRAS, 21 CFR Food & Drug and HAACP regulations

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of personnel
  • Self-motivated individual with high attention to detail, creative passion and curious nature
  • Optimum presentation skills

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Ability to design and execute experimental studies
  • Must be able to effectively use team-based problem-solving skills
  • Results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team and organizational goals
  • Ability to handle multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities
  • Must be able to work flexible hours

Language, Computer &   Numeracy:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Written and/or spoken fluency in Spanish is a plus
  • Ability to effectively learn and master PDM, SAP and C4C software
  • Business proficiency in use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs
  • Knowledge or prior use of web-based sharing programs such as SharePoint

Personality, Characteristics:

  • Individual with high levels of energy and drive, who is proactive, forward-thinking and creative
  • Individual with the natural willingness to step up and take on projects/tasks necessary to support the business, without concern for where the responsibility “should” be
  • Well-organized and self-directed individual focused on achieving the organization’s strategic goals and initiatives
  • A decisive individual who possesses a strategic focus, as well as an operational, implementation and detail-oriented perspective
  • A good educator who shares knowledge and willingly serves as a mentor, while encouraging others to do the same
  • An excellent facilitator who is capable of resolving conflicts between different parties and promoting conflict resolution techniques
  • An individual who effectively handles multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities and works well under pressure

Travel requirements:

  •  Domestic travel (~5%)

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 20 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

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.