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Senior Technologist Infant Formula

Date: Apr 16, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Senior Technologist (Infant & Toddler Nutrition formulations)


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. 


The Senior Technologist IFT (Infant & Toddler Nutrition formulations) will report into the R&D Manager for IFT Development and will manage and deliver projects designed to develop, test and validate IFT products for Glanbia Ireland. Working within the R&D department, but with key contacts in Commercial, Operations and Quality this individual will develop projects focussed on innovation, new product development, and technical support. This position requires an experienced Technologist with in-depth dairy and nutrition product knowledge, technical skills and project management experience.


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive for results and encourage an atmosphere of excellence in achieving robust and sustainable manufacture of IFT products
  • To assist with R&D, Product Management, Marketing and Sales teams to develop new and existing opportunities to realise the maximum value from our R&D pipeline
  • Take on new product briefs and from this develop products that are cost effective and production friendly Ability to organize, execute, manage and document all pilot and plant trials in compliance with all R&D procedures
  • Drive or support plant capability measurement & manufacturing optimisation projects
  • Progress projects adhering to agreed timelines for product sign off, line trials, data submission to customer’s Statistical analysis of analytical data and circulate information, highlighting any issues identified
  • Assist in the periodic review of both process control and finished product data and critically review of analytical data
  • This role will involve direct liaison with all internal departments to co-ordinate and drive the completion of all activities in the development process from brief through to full production
  • To develop and manage prioritised R&D projects resourced with GI staff and external ecosystem providers, and with key third party providers
  • Demonstrate project management and exhibit aptitude for planning and delivering projects to completion using the GI Project management systems
  • Keep technically abreast of relevant developments in the field



  • Problem solving
  • Drive for results
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Team Player
  • Disciplined and organized
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Effective report writing abilities and a proficient user of Microsoft Office especially Excel and Word


Key Requirements:

  • Science based qualification in food science/nutrition
  • Preferred 5+ year’s relevant technical and/or operational experience in a value-added dairy, IFT or related high-end nutrition industry
  • Dairy processing technology and food chemistry
  • Managing internal technical projects and external suppliers to deliver projects on time, in scope and in budget
  • Ingredient development, technology transfer understanding an advantage



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.

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