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International Strategy Manager

Date: Jan 14, 2021

Location: London, LND, GB

Company: Glanbia

Join us at GPN and inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals!

At Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), our mission is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals! We are a global leader in the performance nutrition industry and have a portfolio of nine brands including Optimum Nutrition (ON), BSN, Isopure, SlimFast, Body&Fit, Nutramino, ABB, Think! and Amazing Grass. Our products are sold in over 130 countries and our brands are in the top three performance nutrition brands in more than 20 countries. We are the fastest growth driver within the Glanbia group with a revenue ambition of $2bn in 2020. Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) is headquartered in Dublin, ROI, with operating facilities in Illinois, California, South Carolina, Florida, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia. GPN employs more than 1,800 people globally and has revenues of approximately $1.5B. We are a values led organisation focused on driving sustainable business performance. Join us on our journey today!


The opportunity where you will make an impact:


Reporting to the Director, International Strategy & Corporate Development, GM - Europe, responsibilities are centred on identifying and supporting growth opportunities across the business:
• Work closely with the International Leadership Team and Regional GMs to help develop the Company's 1-year and 3-year plans, ensuring full alignment of all Business Unit plans with Group requirements
• Provide strategic support to senior regional management
• Project manage a variety of Strategic growth initiatives
• Support corporate development activity (e.g. help identify acquisition targets, build business cases, manage aspects of due diligence)
• Engagement with and possibly leadership of diverse range of projects that cross functions/geographies and as such have no obvious owner


The successful candidate must be a thought leader, able to develop and synthesize complex market and competitive information across multiple segments, markets and channels, identifying market trends and opportunities.  This role uses multiple data sources and inputs to identify and anticipate customer needs, transforming analysis into actionable recommendations for portfolio growth, market expansion, investment, or operational enhancement.  The role must effectively share ideas and work closely with GPN leadership to evaluate strategic actions and establish priorities.


This role requires leadership, communication, and presentation skills coupled with the ability to ensure exceptional execution of solid, fact-based analysis and business case development in a fast paced environment.  In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the incumbent is involved with day-to-day commercial, operational and people issues and projects such as sales force effectiveness, organizational structure and near-term business planning.

What you will bring to GPN:
The candidate selected for this position will be a creative, out-of-the-box thinker who is intellectually curious with a demonstrated interest in learning. This person will also need to be a self-motivated, high-energy individual who can easily function in a high demand, performance-driven environment. He/she must be accustomed to working on multiple tasks in parallel. This professional must demonstrate strong leadership skills, best demonstrated by the individual’s ability to gain credibility with team members and senior management.


• Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related subject required; MBA strongly preferred
• 5-8 years of professional experience – which must include at least 3 years of Strategy experience gained either as a Strategy consultant or as a manager within an in-house strategy function
• Strong analytical skills with the intelligence to develop clear insights for the business
• Action-oriented individual, able to cut through clutter/ambiguity and quickly drive meaningful business results
• Ability to structure, write and deliver insightful presentations independently
• Strong project management capability
• Track record of success in dealing effectively with complex projects entailing frequent interaction with senior executives
• Ability to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect, with peers, team members and executives
• Broad-based business acumen
• Experience participating in commercial due diligence
• Able to lead an acquisition search and to strategically evaluate acquisition targets
• Ability to work independently with credibility at all levels of the organization
• Happy to work on the details and on big-picture tasks
• CPG and Retail experience advantageous
• Food/nutrition sector experience is a plus
• Flexibility and willingness to travel


What we would like to offer you:
• The opportunity to shape your career in our global organisation that is championing the healthy lifestyle movement!
• Our Smart Working model advocates wellbeing by providing you with a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.
• Create your own nutrition formula with a discount on our GPN products!


Applications for this position close on 5th February 2021.