General Manager- South Asia

Date: 17 Nov 2023

Location: IN

Company: Glanbia

General Manager – GPN South Asia




Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 


The Opportunity 


South Asia has been one of GPN’s fastest growing regions with strong brand presence and exceptional talent. We are seeking a transformational General Manager who will lead this region to the next level in terms of building a robust portfolio, competitive & cost-effective product supply, omni channel RTM and motivated & engaged employees to achieve our growth ambition.


The Skills you will bring to the team:


  • Formulates business strategy and commercial plans to deliver the Region vision and annual budgeted growth plans.
  • Leads thinking and execution (through Marketing team) on portfolio & brand development strategy for Optimum Nutrition, SlimFast, BSN, Isopure and the broader portfolio of GPN brands.
  • Inspires the Marketing team to develop a network of key opinion leaders, brand ambassadors & influencers across sports and lifestyle social platforms   
  • Identifies new market opportunities and distribution partnerships, develops robust business proposals to support buy-in from key stakeholders and negotiates contracts with a view to develop long-term relationships 
  • Nurture & develop key channel partnerships including, existing Distributors, National Key Accounts, Gyms, Health stores and Online retail channels 
  • Lead capability development across Ecommerce, social media, Influencer Marketing
  • Owns the P&L in South Asia by managing business to meet the agreed Net Revenue, Contribution Margin and Operating Profit Targets.  
  • Builds, inspires and manages an effective team to drive growth and market share.  
  • Lives and breathes GPN core values and inspires others to be high performers.  
  • Fosters accountable and sustainable environment while motivating the direct reports and other employees to our best.  
  • Provides strong leadership, coaching, support, career development opportunities & drives performance reviews within the high performing team


What you will bring to GPN: 

  • Strong, hands-on Commercial and/or Marketing experience in FMCG or Consumer-facing industries.   
  • Strategic as well as operational, with full exposure to relevant areas of the business (Commercial, Marketing, Innovations/Product Development, Supply Chain, Regulatory Affairs, and HR).   
  • Significant experience in large-scale customer management, along with experience in delivering growth in grocery/convenience and digital/e-commerce.  
  • Experience in leading diverse and remote teams.  
  • Strong financial acumen to make clear trade-offs, to enable a healthy P&L. 
  • Experience in working with and/or leading Marketing Teams to grow brands.
  • Demonstrated capability in capturing external trends to create value. 
  • Passion for sports and the promotion of active lifestyles. 
  • Strong influencing and communication skills, proven capability in harnessing support across a matrix to drive performance. 
  • A collaborative leader who knows how to build, influence and motivate the team.   


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


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.
  • The opportunity to shape your career in our global organization that is championing the healthy lifestyle movement! 
  • Our Smart Working model advocates wellbeing by providing you with a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance. 



About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia 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 variety of candidates, 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 celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.