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Product Manager - Infant Nutrition

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Product Manager – Infant Nutrition

 

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, mymilkman.ie 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. 

 

Reporting to the Head of Product Management, contribute to the development of the ingredients category value-creation strategy and own the product management strategy execution plan with regards to the Infant Nutrition portfolio. Due to the nature of this role it plays a key role in achieving /exceeding annual budget targets in the Ingredients category (volumes and profitability) and deliver on growth targets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide the R&D innovation forum with clearly articulated project charters on what new products to bring to market, based on consumer, customer and market insights
  • Project manage new product introduction working with R&D, commercial, operations, supply chain, quality, finance for Infant Nutrition
  • Play a leading role in writing the Infant Nutrition product strategy and annual plan, in line with the overall Ingredients category goals
  • Execute the Infant Nutrition Roadmap (annual plan) and partner with R&D and other cross-functional colleagues to bring new products to market
  • Provide in-depth product expertise to customers, Ingredients category and New Scale Markets as requested
  • Work closely with the marketing team to build the go-to-market story, linking our USP’s to customer /market needs
  • Responsible for management of product datasheets for Infant Nutrition
  • Represent the commercial side of the category at the change control forum with regards to Infant Nutrition
  • Provide input into pricing required for new products
  • Conduct regular reporting on the performance of Infant Nutrition and recommend corrective actions when appropriate

     

Key Requirements:

  • Prior experience in product management or commercial roles in food/ingredients sector, with evidence that they are results driven, self-motivated and resourceful
  • Project management experience
  • Proven ability to develop and strengthen teams in order to maximize profitability and deliver against category objectives
  • Commercial understanding of new product development in similar industries

     

    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 - www.glanbia.com/careers