R D Manager Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Food product development professional with 15+ years food industry experience in restaurants, frozen dough, batters, pasta and dry packaged dinners product development. Master's level educational background in Food, Nutrition and Biological Sciences. Passion for building teams through emphasis on project management and continuous improvement in an innovative organization positioned for business success.

Areas of Expertise
  • Stage gate execution
  • MBTI team building
  • Tolerance testing and shelf life design
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Microsoft office professional
  • Safety, Health and Wellness Program development
  • Continuous improvement
  • John Wooden leadership
Education and Training
Carlson School of Management Minneapolis, MN Expected in 2013 Continuing Education : Finance for Non-Finance Majors - GPA :
University of Minnesota St. Paul, MN Expected in 2007 Master of Science : Food Science and Nutrition, GPA 3.94 - GPA :
  • Research in Whole Grain Foods and School Foodservice
University of Minnesota St. Paul, MN Expected in 2001 Bachelor of Science : Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, GPA 3.01 - GPA :
  • English minor
Professional Experience
Honeywell - R&D Manager
Mount Laurel, NJ, 09/2010 - Current
  • Lead the development and management of key technical needs of the operating unit through the stage gate process with the goal to reduce overall project load by 30% over 2 years.
  • Manage 5 person product development team in customer presentation and execution of 70+ annual reformulation and new product innovation opportunities for the private label dry packaged dinners industry resulting in 20MM+ sales growth over 3 years.
  • Partnered with cross-functional teams to develop and roll-out systems including product lifecycle management (PLM), SAP, and product data management including execution of 500+ dry dinner sku label audit with full specification development resulting in significantly increased business efficacy.
3.1 Phillip Lim - Product Development Manager
Philadelphia, PA, 2010 - 09/2010
  • Led team of 2 in development and launch of dry packaged dinners reformulation, quality improvements and new product development.
  • Executed all regulatory, label development and package design functions in support of all company product development launches.
Advansix Inc - Sr. R&D Technician
City, STATE, 02/2003 - 2010
  • Key frozen muffin batter developer on customer accounts, common base, zero trans-fat, and flavor matching projects from benchtop to commercialization.
  • Product Integrity Squad coordinator focused on development of centralized shelf life studies and tolerance testing utilizing customer's back-of-house procedures.
  • Significant frozen dough RA account expert with leadership from benchtop to commercialization.
  • Consistent leader in Safety and Wellness development and implementation.
Medina Entertainment Center - Banquet Chef/Line Cook
City, State, 09/1995 - 03/2001
  • Developed back of house culinary expertise and organizational skills through long-term fast-paced team foodservice experience.
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Professional Member
  • American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC)

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School Attended
  • Carlson School of Management
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota
Job Titles Held:
  • R&D Manager
  • Product Development Manager
  • Sr. R&D Technician
  • Banquet Chef/Line Cook
  • Continuing Education
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science