Front End Developer

Date: May 18, 2024

Location: US

Company: Glanbia

Company Description

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 located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. 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. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM 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.

 

Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category.

 

As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at: www.glanbia.com

 

 

Job Summary:  The role of Front End Developer involves collaborating with various stakeholders and utilizing multiple platforms to deliver engaging experiences that effectively communicate each brand's identity, offerings, and value propositions. It's a dynamic position spanning multiple brands and sites, requiring agility to transition between brand businesses and work with diverse CMS platforms for web and email content. Candidate will be responsible for using their knowledge of programming languages to develop superior user experiences which includes reducing consumer friction points, optimizing layouts and visual elements, identifying opportunities, and proposing solutions, and keeping our technology set up to date with latest industry advancements. Responsibilities include communicating with internal and external teams to identify their needs, optimizing websites for different formats like desktops and mobile phones, and debugging any issues that may arise. This role also will be responsible for maintaining multiple brand product catalogs on our commerce websites.

The ideal candidate is a proactive front-end developer with 2+ years of relevant experience and strong web, e-mail, and cross platform development skills in DTC.

 

 

 

 

Essential Functions

Duties and Responsibilities

Description

 

  • Oversee the management and execution of tasks across multiple DTC sites for various brands, each on different platforms and developmental stages.
  • Deploy and QA digital content and promotions across multiple brands using Website & CRM content management system platforms such as WordPress, Shopify, Amplience, SAP SmartEdit/Hybris, Deployteq, and Klaviyo.
  • Improve the front-end interface of the website to enhance user experience, including navigation, layout, and overall usability, leading to increased customer satisfaction and engagement.
  • Manage and update the product catalog on the e-commerce platforms, including adding new products, updating product information, and optimizing product listings for search and discovery.
  • Implement on-page and technical SEO best practices to improve website visibility, organic search rankings, and traffic from search engines, resulting in increased organic traffic and revenue.
  • Collaborate with with various stakeholders including designers, product managers, content producers, QA engineers and release engineers, driving projects throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Use understanding of technology and brand positioning to effectively create product and UX suggestions that balance development effort for the best ROI.
  • Utilize Google Analytics to analyze user behavior and propose enhancements to optimize the user experience and conversion rates.
  • Work cross functionally to ensure pricing, product and promo offers are up to date and fully functional across all sites.
  • Monitor website performance metrics, identify areas for improvement, and implement solutions to enhance website speed, responsiveness, and overall performance, ensuring a smooth and seamless browsing experience for users.
  • Ensure that the website is fully optimized for mobile devices, providing a seamless and user-friendly shopping experience for mobile users and maximizing mobile conversion rates.
  • Develop strategies to optimize conversion rates, such as improving product page design, streamlining checkout process, and integrating persuasive call-to-action elements, resulting in increased sales and revenue.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision Making/Problem Solving
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Prioritize bugs/issues to ensure timely product updates and balance business needs against what can be done. Identify gaps and opportunities on websites and e-mail and to recommend solutions.

Collaborate with internal and external teams to identify UX and SEO improvements.

 

 

Education

Education Requirements

Min/Preferred

Education Level

Description

BS in CS/CE/EE, or equivalent experience

 

 

 

 

 

Experience
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Years Of Experience

Minimum Years of Experience

Maximum Years of Experience

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2+ years of professional experience in related position

Extensive experience with web technologies.

 

 

 

 

 

Other Experience:

 

Strong communication skills. Collaborative team player. Seeks to understand user needs and understand how they want to interact with front-end and back-end data.

Strong modern cross-platform software development skills.

Proficient in JavaScript, HTML, CSS is a minimum.

Plus: Proficient in debugging DOM objects in Chrome or similar environment.

Plus: strong experience with web frameworks like react.js or knockout.js

Java: 1 year (Preferred)

REST: 1 year (Preferred)

 

Experience with multiple types of project methodology, including agile and waterfall

 

 

 

 

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.