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Senior Technologist UHT

Date: Mar 10, 2019

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia



Senior Technologist – UHT Dairy


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 – UHT Dairy will report into the R&D Manager for UHT and will manage and deliver projects designed to achieve best in class efficiencies in UHT operations for Glanbia Ireland. Working within the R&D department, but with key contacts in Operations, Process Excellence and Quality this individual will execute projects focussed on new product development, process development and technical support. This position requires an experienced Technologist with in-depth dairy product knowledge, technical skills and project management experience.



Key Responsibilities

  • Development of concepts and products across the Glanbia Consumer Foods UHT Cream and Beverages portfolio.
  • Bench and Pilot scale trials on site and off site.
  • Up-scaling developed products in factory environment.
  • Presentation of product range/new ideas/concepts 
  • Follow through the launch of new products
  • Complete product specifications
  • Sourcing of ingredients and ingredient specifications from Suppliers
  • Understanding consumer trends in relation to the product range and identifying and formulating technically and commercially viable new products
  • Keep up to date on market trends and technical developments
  • Re-engineering of existing products and optimising formulations and manufacturing processes.
  • Communicating with other functions within the organisation and external suppliers
  • Any other task as requested by Product Development Manager


Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Posses a min. a 3rd level qualification in Food Technology/Science or a related subject.
  • A relevant masters or PhD will be an advantage but not essential.
  • Experience in Dairy UHT which could include UHT Cream , UHT Beverages/fortified drinks , Stabilising systems ( Hydrocolloids and emulsifiers )
  • A logical , structured , scientific approach combined with good record keeping.
  • 5-7 years experience working on the development of dairy products in a multi-disciplined team environment in the manufacturing/catering industry or similar experience in a research setting will be an advantage.
  • Good Project Management and Presentation Skills
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Be computer literate
  • Full driving licence


    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 Career portal on the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

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