Glanbia Nutritionals appoints Bernadette Grant as new healthy snacking lead
Bernadette Grant will now serve as senior strategic product manager for healthy snacking in the EMEA region for Glanbia Nutritionals.
Working alongside two other strategic product managers, Bernadette will be responsible for driving continued profitable growth of the snacking portfolio in the region, including customer facing support, new business development, management of the innovation pipeline and the forward-looking strategy.
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Bernadette has worked for food and snacking brands in local, European and global emerging markets. She says her experience identifying trends, using consumer insights and bringing new products to market gives her a unique perspective on how to effectively collaborate with Glanbia Nutritionals’ customers.
Previously, Bernadette led the innovation strategy for the health portfolio of cereal products at Kellogg’s, creating a five-year pipeline of food innovations for a range of global brands such as Special K, and was responsible for the launch of new to market brands such as W.K. Kellogg. Bernadette also led the launch of W.K Kellogg By Kids as the first no added sugar, Nutri-Score A cereal for children.
Speaking of her new appointment at Glanbia Nutritionals, Bernadette 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.”
Bernadette studied at University College Cork (UCC), where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Food Business. She went on to 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.
Bernadette continues her relationship with the university and was recently part of the judging panel at UCC’s Business Idea Challenge for undergraduates. She also lectured at its Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Summer School for secondary school pupils, inspiring the next generation of nutrition professionals.
Outside of work, Bernadette 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 commented, “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.”