Company: Glanbia Nutritionals
Location: West Haven
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Formulation Scientist - 12-month Contract
Reports To: Formulation Project Manager
Department: Research & Development
Location: West Haven, CT
Exempt Status: Exempt
At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy
and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver
ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the
mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional
nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based
nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of
American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed
the bar and beverage categories - bringing increased levels of
protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to
market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with
manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and
international sales and technical offices around the world.
Glanbia is searching for a temporary Formulation Scientist who will
assist in product research and development activities to drive the
Premix business. This position would provide technical support to
internal and external stakeholders, including Customers,
Operations, Quality, and Procurement teams. The ideal candidate
would have extensive knowledge of Food and Supplement ingredients,
broad understanding of Food Safety and Quality concepts, and be
able to work independently to prioritize initiatives and meet
This is a full-time contract position with benefits. Estimated
project length is 12 months and will be evaluated at that time to
determine if an extension is needed.
- Develops complex combination of vitamin and mineral premixes to
meet customer needs.
- Communicates and follows up with customers and sales regarding
product development projects.
- Supports customers, sales and production as required and or
- Represents R & D support at customer sites as required and or
- Writes product specification sheets and other related
- Stays current with food fortification market trends and apply
knowledge to product / prototype development.
- Performs organoleptic accelerated product comparative analysis to
meet customer's needs.
- Performs mathematical and formulation calculations.
- Writes complex batch sheets used in the production of customer
- Checks own work and work of others to ensure 100% accuracy of
formulations and other critical documentation.
- Plans, prioritizes and completes multiple tasks effectively and
efficiently on a timely basis.
- Represents R&D interests in company-wide Quality efforts.
- Participates in training of newly hired personnel and
- Willing to get more training via websites or life situations.
--- Bachelor of Science degree, Masters preferred
--- Minimum of 1-3 years of technical experience in the nutritional
or dietary supplement industries. Preferred 3-5 years of relevant
--- Understanding of food and supplement formulation concepts,
functions of excipients and basic testing parameters
--- Understanding of regulatory compliance with cGMP, FSMA,
--- Understanding of food and supplement technical specifications,
industry monographs, manufacturing records, and other product
Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:
Knowledge of Food R&D fundamentals and ingredient interactions
within complex systems.
Knowledge of Food Processing and subsequent impact on food
Knowledge of Vitamin and Mineral functionality in foods
Awareness of relevant domestic and international food regulations,
demonstrated familiarity operating within them.
Quick to learn new software and concepts
Strong planning, time management and organizational skills to
ensure completion of tasks to meet project timelines
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and
verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive
or negative situations.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel and
customers in a professional manner.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Able to work in a team environment applying team-based problem
Language, Computer & Numeracy:
Proficiency in spoken and written English
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and
TYPICAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
--- Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20
--- Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with
the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
--- Involves moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous
daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
--- Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly
at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that
can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are
fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships,
and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
Typical Environmental Conditions
--- May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment,
--- May be exposed to moderate to high noise levels (i.e.
production equipment, forklifts, heavy traffic).
--- May be exposed to humidity, intense heat and cold, outdoor
weather conditions, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
--- May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground
with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.
- Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.
Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or
without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without
causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above
statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.
They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so
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
At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that
together we are more.
Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and
make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity
to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and
innovative environment that is all about making you and our
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