R&D Bakery Manager

Date: 27 Mar 2024

Location: Twin Falls, US, 83301

Company: Glanbia

R&D Bakery Manager

  Glanbia Nutritionals


Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 

  The Opportunity 

 This position will be responsible for applying a highly scientific approach to bakery research efforts, including; grains processing, new ingredient development, applications research, technical support, and designing experiments for scientists. This position will work with and coordinate across multiple research sites in the US. This person will work closely with business development to meet business needs. This position will report to the Director of R&D.


  • New Product Development of bakery and other food products related to utilizing specialty grains, proteins, dough conditioners, enzyme technologies, mold inhibitors, emulsifiers, gluten-free and egg-free systems, etc.
  • Work with suppliers and contract manufacturing as needed in developing processes and new ingredients.  
  • Oversees R&D work streams to launch products supporting Glanbia’s Innovative mindset by mentoring other scientists to develop new ingredients or process solutions that contribute to the bottom line.
  • Manage day-to-day bakery R&D applications teams locally and remotely, with emphasis on collaborative prototype development and providing technical support to the sales team and customers.
  • Can identify areas to be optimized, resulting in patent development of intellectual property.
  • Travel to customers, plants, etc. for technical and processing support of Glanbia’s bakery and grains businesses.
  • Prepare and give technical presentations, and provide technical support for trade shows.
  • Technical training to business development, sales, and plant personnel in areas of basic bakery and grains chemistry, baking, and milling-sifting processes related to Glanbia’s bakery and grains businesses.
  • Be familiar with lab protocols, and FSMA regulations; work closely with QA to support customers.
  • Continuously drives self-development and development of others building an effective team.


  The Skills you will bring to the team

  • A master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; ACF-certified CMPC, CMC, or CEPC with a combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Must be familiar with various baking processes and have a strong understanding of the physiochemical and functional properties of various bakery ingredients and baking systems. Experience working in commercial baking facilities and be familiar with grain processing, particularly milling, sifting, and heating grains.
  • Able to write and present speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Twin Falls, ID fully onsite with relocation assistance available. Regular travel (up to 40%) by land and/or air to bakery and grains facilities located in New Haven, CT, and Sioux Falls, SD, and travel to support customers as necessary.


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  


About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, 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 celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.




Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls