Resourceful and self-motivated Food Scientist / Food Technologist with expertise in the field of food product development, research, production and sensory evaluation. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills to deliver innovative and profitable solutions within time frame and budget. Worked on multitude of products as a versatile team player utilizing collaboration of cross functional teams to tackle complex and challenging tasks with efficiency. Effective communicator, verbally and in writing.
Food Scientist / Product Developer January 2007 to January 2013UNILEVER － Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Developed / formulated, launched and generated new product ideas, including powdered beverages, liquid concentrate, tea leaf, and ready to drink juice drinks.
Liaised with marketing staff and cross functional teams, evaluated and inspected suppliers, authored technical reports, led pilot plant production of samples for home use tests, central location tests and focus groups.
Developed and commercialized from lab prototype to pilot plant to production scale (utilizing key members of cross functional teams), 3 new tea based liquid concentrates for Pepsico / Lipton fountain business, resulting in increased business share of 20%.
Reformulated Brisk juice drinks in bottle and can format in order to reduce sugar and calories by 30%, using a combination of non-nutritive sweeteners, balancing acid sweetness / flavor ratio, resulting in a savings of 15%.
Reformulated Brisk tea and juice lines for fountain business using non-nutritive sweeteners, reducing sugar and calories by 30% with an increased savings of $7 -.
Program Manager January 2003 to January 2006KEYSTONE HOUSE － Norwalk, CT
Managed, trained and counseled supervisor and 8 - 12 employees for client business program, emphasizing safety first program.
Designed and managed budget and business plan with Supervisor and led weekly team meetings, strengthening overall program.
Trained employees through safety programs by educating safety first and zero tolerance of unsafe practices, resulting in no accidents and safer supervisors.
Senior Research Technician / Product Developer January 1997 to January 2003KRAFT FOODS － Tarrytown, NY
Supported developers and multiple projects with formulation, screening flavor work and production support.
Developed new powdered soft drinks for Kool Aid which increased sales by 15%.
Reformulated General Foods Instant Coffee using a lower cost vanilla flavor for a savings of 12%.
Reformulated Baker's Cocoa with decreased cost cocoa for savings of 25%.
Consulted with suppliers on project work and screened flavors for developers, supporting key projects.
Assisted with supervision of interns and summer support, improving training and support for overall projects.
Maintained laboratory and all equipment, making sure projects were completed on a timely basis.
Education and Training
BS : CommunicationsIona College － New Rochelle, NY
Member of IFT Institute Food Technologists
Delta Psi Omega
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