Grant will be responsible for driving growth of the snacking portfolio in the region, including customer facing support, business development and forward-looking strategy
Glanbia Nutritionals has announced the appointment of Bernadette Grant as Senior Strategic Product Manager for healthy snacking in the EMEA region.
Working alongside two other Strategic Product Managers, Grant will be responsible for driving growth of the snacking portfolio in the region, including customer facing support, business development and forward-looking strategy.
Having been in the industry for more than 20 years, Grant has worked for food and snacking brands in local, European and global emerging markets. Previously, she led the strategy for the health portfolio of cereal products at Kellogg’s, creating a five-year pipeline of food innovations for global brands such as Special K, and was responsible for the launch of brands such as W.K. Kellogg.
Speaking about her appointment, Grant said: “I am really passionate about health and nutrition, and the role that food and lifestyle can play in that. I really wanted to join an organisation that provides high quality innovative nutrition solutions which help keep consumers healthy and strong in their life journey, which is why this role at Glanbia Nutritionals is a perfect fit.”
Grant studied at University College Cork (UCC), where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Food Business. She went on to a achieve a Graduate Diploma in Management Practice from University College Cork, a Graduateship in Marketing from The Marketing Institute, as well as a diploma in Digital Marketing.
Outside of work, Grant is a Non-Executive Director of the charity Aware, a national charity in Ireland providing free support, education and information services for those impacted by anxiety and depression.
Brad Meyers, Senior Director for Product Strategic Management at Glanbia Nutritionals said: “Bernadette brings with her a wealth of experience, alongside a proven track record of successfully bringing products to market. We know that our customers will value her unique understanding of the ideation and project management process.”