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Strategy & Corporate Development Intern

Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: US

Company: Glanbia

Impact Lives on a Global Scale 

Ever wonder if your contribution really matters? At Glanbia Performance Nutrition, we can honestly say it does. Established as one of the world’s largest sports nutrition companies, we’re now developing innovative products for the lifestyle market, too. We are on a journey to actively improve lives globally and invite you to do the same. You’ll have the chance to work with great brands, such as Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Amazing Grass, think! and SlimFast, as well as exciting development opportunities.  Join us and pursue a meaningful career within a category that can truly change lives for the better. 


Company Summary: 

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide. 


Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet and gyms in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries. 



Job/Project Summary: Be a key contributor to the GPN team as an Corporate Strategy Intern 


Learning Objectives: 

  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Strategy & Corporate Development function.  

  • Understanding of how to work in ambiguity and take research / analysis into actionable insights 

  • Experience in quantitative (e.g., business case development, price / volume analysis) and qualitative (e.g., competitive intelligence, market trends) research and the ability to take insights to recommendations 

  • Story telling via different methods including formal presentations  

  • Strong understanding of CPG / Retail space and Food / Nutrition sector 


Expected Outcomes: 

  • Intern team project and final project presentation 

  • Strong Team collaboration 

  • Active participation in intern activities 


Job Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and/or time spent): Job duties would include, but not be limited to: 

Reporting to the Manager of Strategy & Corporate Development, responsibilities are centered on aiding the Strategy & Corporate Development team in identifying and supporting growth opportunities across the business. Responsibilities include: (1) Work closely with Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development to help develop the Company's 1-year and 3-year plans, assisting in slide & narrative development, market trend research, competitive intelligence, and consumer / category insights; (2) Support corporate development activity (e.g., research to help identify acquisition targets, support business case development); (3) Engage with and support a diverse range of projects that cross functions / geographies; (4) Provide necessary support to a variety of Strategic growth initiatives 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ideal candidate will be a creative, intellectually curious thinker who is self-motivated and has demonstrated interest in learning.  

  • Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related subject 

  • Action-oriented individual who is comfortable working in ambiguity 

  • Possesses strong analytical skills  

  • Has a broad-based business acumen 

  • Has ability to quickly establish rapport, credibility, trust, and respect with peers & team members; Experience working in Microsoft PowerPoint & Excel is a plus 

  • Interest in CPG / Retail and the Food / Nutrition sector 




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, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


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