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Advanced Analytical Senior Manager

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Advanced Analytical Senior Manager


Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.


With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 Agri branches and over 1,800 employees. 


Job Overview:          

The Advanced Analytical Senior Manager reports directly to the Head of Applied Research and is responsible to provide in-depth analytical support and direction for NPD projects and technical support projects. They will manage the Advanced Analytical agenda for Glanbia Ireland R&D to drive knowledge, motivation and engagement within the R&D team.  They will coordinate and manage the timely delivery of technical reports to internal and external stakeholders.  They will engage with third party analytical providers and act as a point of contact with the Glanbia Ireland Quality and Compliance function on analytical related topics. The successful candidate will be based in Ballyragget or Teagasc, Moorepark and will be required to travel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert analytical support and direction to the R&D teams e.g. in trouble shooting customer complaints, challenges during NPD
  • Proactively identify and deliver product improvement opportunities
  • Manage and lead the Advanced Analytical Manager, supporting their career progression, learning, development and training
  • Develop and build strong relationships with R&D Managers, Product Managers, Operations and  Quality & Compliance teams
  • Deliver technical reports etc. for key internal stakeholders as well as customers
  • R&D SPOC for Glanbia Ireland’s Quality and Compliance team on analytical related topics
  • Manage the analytical systems for R&D within Glanbia Ireland  and provide analytical guidance to Glanbia Ireland’s Nutrient Monitoring Programme
  • Glanbia Ireland’s R&D Technical point of contact with third party analytical providers
  • Keep technically abreast of relevant analytical developments in the field of dairy based products and translate to new opportunities and solutions for existing and new products


Key Requirements

  • 7 + years analytical experience in the food / dairy industry
  • Science based qualification – 3rd level Food Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry
  • Writing technical reports to include recommendations for the business
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem solving and critical thinking
  • Knowledge on food structure analyses
  • Prior experience in analytical techniques such as Chromatographic techniques; Electrophoresis, Rheometry, Microscopy – light, fluorescent  or confocal scanning laser, Heat Stability, Hydration/solubility assessment techniques
  • Demonstrate project management and exhibit aptitude for planning and delivering projects to completion


Desirable Requirements:

  • Dairy processing 
  • Sensory characterisation
  • Cereal characterisation



  • Customer Focus
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Written Communications
  • Problem Solving
  • Presentation Skills


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.


If you are interested in this position, please apply through the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -