Product Development Technologist resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Versatile Food Technologist with experience in all phases of bakery product development.

  • Team player
  • Timely project completion
  • Good verbal/written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
Education and Training
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN Expected in Bachelor of Science : Foods Science - GPA :

Worked with customers and sales and marketing to develop new products.

Filled sample requests and sent out samples.

Compared products with competitive brands to gather information for development.

Assisted in adapting R&D formulas to full production quantities.

Developed processing methods to manufacture products in the plant.

Developed tests to allow quality control to evaluate functionality of finished goods.

Analyzed results and experimental data.

Reported and evaluated results of test batches for new and current products.

Performed tests on current production as required by customer or to evaluate complaints.

Tested alternate ingredients in order to evaluate suitability in existing formulas.

Ordered supplies and equipment for R&D laboratory.

Wrote product specifications for customer approval.

Developed nutritional labels for new products.

Maintained accurate computer files of all R&D work completed.

Developed product library to be used as a product development and sales and marketing tool.

Bunge - Product Development Technologist
Fort Worth, TX, 05/2003 - 04/2012

Part time temporary work as needed in the R&D lab.

Developed product library as data base for all products to be used as tool for sales and marketing and R&D employees.

Developed new products as needed and tested current products.

Worked in Technical Service department.

Koch Industries, Inc. - Project Manager
Halsey, OR, 1998 - 2003

Worked in all aspects of product development of cake and pastry fillings, icings, toppings, nut pastes, fruit butters, glazes, spreads and sauces.

Nestle International - Senior Product Development Specialist
Batavia, OH, 04/1994 - 11/1997

Responsible for product development of bakery and drink mixes. Developed products for marketing and customer approval.

Created product specifications and nutritional labels.

Bessin Corporation - Bakery Food Technologist
City, STATE, 02/1993 - 03/1994

Responsible for new bakery product development and line extensions. Implemented QC standards for current products.

Golden Dipt Company - R&D Manager, Project Manager, Food Technologist
City, STATE, 08/1987 - 02/1993

Responsible for supervision of employees and distribution of work in the laboratory for food service and in-store bakery projects.

Responsible for organization and completion of R&D projects from lab samples to production. Organized product demonstration for marketing and customers. Created nutritional panels for products.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Valparaiso University

Job Titles Held:

  • Product Development Technologist
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Product Development Specialist
  • Bakery Food Technologist
  • R&D Manager, Project Manager, Food Technologist


  • Bachelor of Science

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