Product development work-stream leader for all innovation projects touching the US spreads business
Subject matter expert on fats and oils, supporting all Unilever food categories
Super user for SAP-PLM specification systems; responsible for establishing best practice, conducting training, and helping end-users troubleshoot problems.
Collaborates with fats and oils suppliers to improve quality of incoming oils to our factories
Product development leader in Value Improvement Projects, accountable for the reformulation of various SKU's achieving $?MM in savings
Developed vegetable oil spreads using a new, proprietary technology
Helped commission new equipment and run product trials to set process specifications
Coordinated extensive shelf life and product stability testing across new product lines
Collaborated with factory production and quality staff to address production issues
Spent one year at the factory to continue R&D support for the factory after commissioning was complete
Developed expertise in fats and oil processing and quality through training, supplier factory auditing, and engagement of suppliers to address oil quality issues
Partnered with Chefs and Marketing to develop foods for the Bertolli and PF Changs Brand from bench top through commercialization.
Wrote detailed finished product and ingredient specifications.
Supported commercialization and troubleshooted and reformulated products to address production issues and improve efficiency
Reformulated to reduce salt with product parity upon consumer testing.
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