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Development Technologist

Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Middlesbrough, UK, NYK, 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), SlimFast, Amazing Grass, Body&Fit, Nutramino, ABB, Think! BSN and Isopure. Our products are sold in over 130 countries and our brands are in the top three performance nutrition brands in more than 20 countries.

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 now!


The opportunity where you will make an impact:


As a Development Technologist, you will be based in our UK manufacturing plant in Middlesbrough and report into a Senior Development Technologist. Your role will involve working closely with other members of the R&D Team and our suppliers to create formulae and processes suitable for the new products.

Our R&D Team consists of a group of highly trained scientists and professionals who are focused on supporting GPN by delivering a long-term science strategy that is aligned to business strategy.


  • Prototype formula development of the protein portfolio to demonstrate application of new ingredients within different product categories.
  • Build internal knowledge and understanding of existing ingredients, product categories and processes via training, project support and appropriate documentation.
  • Management of new ingredient and finished product testing, through sensory, analytical and shelf-life testing.
  • Identify the most appropriate methods and techniques for assessing new ingredients, finished products for analytical and shelf-life testing, taking into account processing requirements.

What you will bring to GPN:

  • A degree in Food Science or equivalent
  • Food Safety awareness
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook) and SAP if possible
  • Personal interest in Sports Nutrition would be an advantage.
  • Creative mind willing to try new ways of working
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • Accuracy & attention to detail
  • Product development and organoleptic assessment skills gained from experience in a NPD function within the food industry.
  • Creates fresh, innovative and creative approaches to solve challenges.
  • Rigorous and disciplined approach to managing workload.
  • Team player, building relationships and supporting others via open and honest communication.
  • Engaged with continuous improvement culture, constantly seeking ways to optimise the way we work to be more effective/efficient.
  • Takes personal responsibility to ensure results are delivered, showing courage in confronting challenges and openly enthusiastic.
  • Passionate about personal development and learning, while being able to influence others with a blend of passion and reason.


What we would like to offer you:

  • The opportunity to shape you 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 20th January 2022


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.