Formulation Scientist

Date: 7 Jun 2024

Location: West Haven, CT, US, 06516

Company: Glanbia


Formulation Scientist 




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


The Opportunity 


This position will be responsible for formulating nutrient premixes, based on customers’ or Account Managers’ requests, in compliance with relevant regulations, finished goods applications, shelf-life requirements, processing conditions and nutrient stabilities. The position may require creating representative laboratory samples and pilot batches, ingredient evaluations, fielding internal and external technical questions regarding Glanbia product blends and participating in commercialization processes for raw materials and new blend orders.  The position may be assigned to, and require participation in, various R&D projects as needed.   The position requires mastery of PDM formulation software as well as SAP and C4C software programs as they relate to R&D functions. This permanent position will report to the Formulation Scientist Manager.


  • Develop formulas for quotation based on customers’ requirements, using specialized formulation software
  • Communicate effectively with customers’ technical personnel and Glanbia Sales personnel
  • Ensure formula and ingredient compliance to customers’ specifications
  • Participate in R&D projects, as required
  • Assist in blend sample formulation and preparation, as required
  • Research application of nutrient ingredients, as necessary
  • Understand and support the research and development of new ingredients, applications, blends, processes, and finished products
  • Research, evaluate, and approve raw materials for use in manufactured products as required
  • Troubleshoot, resolve and answer technical inquiries regarding ingredients and manufactured products as required
  • Assist and communicate with other internal departments as required


The Skills you will bring to the team 

  • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in Food/Nutrition, Chemistry or Agricultural/Chemical Engineering
  • 2 years’ experience in the nutritional, food, beverage, supplement or related industries
  •  Understanding of compliance basics of cGMP, FSMA, GRAS, 21 CFR Food & Drug and HAACP regulations
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Self-motivated individual with high attention to detail, creative passion and curious nature
  • Optimum presentation skills
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to design and execute experimental studies
  • Results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team and organizational goals
  • Ability to handle multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities
  • Written and/or spoken fluency in Spanish is a plus
  • Ability to effectively learn and master PDM, SAP and C4C software
  • Business proficiency in use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs
  • Knowledge or prior use of web-based sharing programs such as SharePoint
  • Individual with high levels of energy and drive, who is proactive, forward-thinking and creative
  • Individual with the natural willingness to step up and take on projects/tasks necessary to support the business, without concern for where the responsibility “should” be
  • Well-organized and self-directed individual focused on achieving the organization’s strategic goals and initiatives
  • A decisive individual who possesses a strategic focus, as well as an operational, implementation and detail-oriented perspective
  • A good educator who shares knowledge and willingly serves as a mentor, while encouraging others to do the same
  • An excellent facilitator who is capable of resolving conflicts between different parties and promoting conflict resolution techniques
  • An individual who effectively handles multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities and works well under pressure
  •  Domestic travel (~5%)
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds 


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 West Haven, CT with hybrid working arrangements available through our Smart working model which allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance. 


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: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford