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Senior Manager Scientific Affairs - Health and Nutrition - Danone Canada


Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Boucherville ou Mississauga, QC, CA

Company: DANONE

Danone Canada is the country’s largest consumer-facing B Corporation. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.


Danone Canada is looking for a Senior Manager Scientific Affairs - Health and Nutrition - Danone Canada in Boucherville ou Mississauga.


Mission: Responsible for anticipating and tackling major public issues regarding health, nutrition and alimentation, advocating to support the businesses, building credibility and reputation of the company by managing relations with external specific influential stakeholders and associations. Responsible to provide ongoing support and to be actively involved with internal  teams, more specifically but not limited to, sales, marketing, R&D  and general secretary, by providing expert guidance, advice and training on scientific, health and nutrition topics related to our categories and our products. 


The Senior Manager has a key and equal important contribution internally and externally in all matters related to health, science and nutrition for Danone’s businesses in Canada. Moreover, the Senior Health and Nutrition Manager is responsible of managing the relationship and insuring ongoing exchange and communication with Danone North America and the Danone S.A global team.



  • Coordinates relations with key scientific health and nutrition Key Opinion Leaders, Key Opinion Formers to support brands, credibility, company reputation and growth of categories.
  • Defines relevant key stakeholders mapping and engagement plan
  • Ensures a consistent deployment of Danone’s positions regarding nutrition and health
  • Watches, grasps emerging health & nutrition issues, and deliver risk/opportunity analysis for the business;
  • Contributes to health & nutrition brands communication & innovation.
  • Anticipate health trends and public policy issues related to health and influence through network of key scientific health and nutrition KOL, KOFs
  • Develop, validate and adapt scientific messages and claims for local use and lead discussions and projects with the Danone global team for scientific dossiers related to new or existing claims.
  • Acts as expert and as liaison with the Danone global team for all external inquires related to scientific dossiers, nutrition or health
  • Supports other functions (R&D, marketing, regulatory affairs, external communications) in identifying, developing and validating messages and claims and in building innovations;
  • Supports Public Affairs by contributing to forming company positions on health & nutrition matters.
  • Assist with responding to consumer, customer, media, government and healthcare professional requests.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition.
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in the agri-food industry, pharmaceutical or governmental sector.
  • Strong Key Opinion Leader network (nutrition, probiotic).
  • Strong communication skills (scientific and nutrition).
  • Experience with industry associations and/or government consultation process (clinical study assessment), in the agri-food or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Bilingual (French and English), both written and spoken.




Danone Canada is a business unit of Danone and operates from headquarter offices in Boucherville, Quebec, and Mississauga, Ontario. Danone Canada is the country’s largest consumer-facing B Corporation, demonstrating that the company meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Danone Canada’s ambition is to produce healthful dairy, plant-based products and coffee creamers and beverages; create economic and social value; and nurture natural ecosystems through sustainable agriculture. Its portfolio of brands includes Activia, Oikos, DanActive, Danone, Silk plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious Dairy Free and more.

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