R&D Application Specialist

Date: Nov 22, 2023

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

R&D Application Scientist  
Glanbia Nutritionals  

Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey! 
The Opportunity 
•    Design concepts and products using Glanbia Nutritionals ingredients across a variety of applications (bars, beverages, baked goods, fresh dairy etc.).
•    Advise and support European commercial and marketing team, providing necessary research, technical and application support.
•    Compile nutritionals, application sheets and prototype samples as required.
•    Provide technical applications support for distributors and European customers.
•    Work in close collaboration with the US R&D centre and adapt US recipes for EU market and support technical transfer of US products to Europe.
•    Keep up to date on market trends and technical developments.
•    Participate in design and implementation of sensory research, and analysis of data.
•    Support the Quality Manager on customer queries.
•    Communicate with other functions within the organisation and external suppliers.
•    Research competitor, existing and new nutritional ingredients and trends from an application, scientific and regulatory standpoint.
 The Skills you will bring to the team
•    Science based degree/qualification, preferably to post graduate level (Food Science, Dairy Science or a related field)
•    Relevant technical and/or operational experience in a value-add dairy or related high-end nutrition industry.
•    In-depth dairy product knowledge with nutritional, chemistry and formulation expertise
•    A logical, structured, scientific approach combined with good record keeping. 
•    Strong business understanding and orientation and effectively handles multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities. 
•    Passionate about the business, will be a strong external ambassador / advocate for the business and will be highly collaborative with the ability to work successfully across teams, regions and functions.
•    Strong cultural awareness based on past exposure, experience, and successful business dealings.  
•    Highly detailed with a systematic approach, sense of responsibility and positive customer focus
•    Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly in positive or negative situations.
•    Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with the utmost professionalism.
•    Works with supervision while remaining productive at all times.
•    Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team goals.
•    Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is a must.
•    Possesses a passion for learning new skills.
•    Fluent in written and spoken English required.
•    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Excellent Project Management and Presentation skills
•    Excellent skills in Microsoft package


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!
Where and how you will work  
The opportunity will be based in Kilkenny.
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.  
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, colour, 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.