Product and Project Management Professional with 8 years of progressive experience in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, including expertise as a Strategy Analyst. Demonstrated expertise in leading end-to-end product life cycles, from ideation to launch, and identifying opportunities for cost reduction and product improvements. Adept at serving as a liaison between Operations, Marketing, and Sales, ensuring efficient communication and alignment. Proven track record of keeping projects organized, compliant, and on time while maintaining excellent client satisfaction. Looking to leverage my skills as a Strategy Analyst to drive business success in a dynamic organization.
The program emphasizes management and business theory in the food industry along with hands-on cooking.
Reporting directly to the VP of Business Development and Strategy and working cross-functionally with key stakeholders in Sales, Operations, Finance, and Supply Chain to drive growth within the Prepared business. Continuously investigate areas needing focus to improve top and bottom-line performance. Critical in supporting the company’s key initiatives by ensuring the business performs efficiently and effectively in achieving results.
Led the development and implementation of a customized CRM tool, streamlining sales processes, improving datamaagement and enhancing communication among teams.
Implemented a streamlined company brand catalog that resulted in a 25% increase in efficiency, providing team members with easier access to accurate information. Conducted virtual training and recorded sessions, resulting in improved team member performance and decreased project timelines.
Served as a key liaison monitoring details and deadlines between Sales, R&D, PD, Operations, and Marketing regarding new retail products entering the Stage-Gate process.
Reviewed current trends in the produce and food industries, contributing to product pipeline innovation while ensuring the product line aligns with marketing objectives and operational capabilities.
Stakeholder in transitioning our current development process into a cloud-based platform, SpecRight, Salesforce. Reviewed all new features and organized/conducted all User Acceptance Testing (UAT) sessions with team members impacted, ensuring new features were thoroughly tested and ready for implementation.
Transitioned over 17,000 product records into SpecRight. Increased product lifecycle by 30%.
Led creation and oversight of 1,700+ product designs for CPG produce and deli, resulting in improved accuracy and reduced unplanned changes.
Optimized product workflows and reduced costs through collaboration with PD, Sales, and Operations leaders at 7 production plants.
Supervised and trained a high-performing team of 3 Specification Coordinators and a Nutrition Specialist
Successfully led a project to update over 500 labels to comply with FDA NLEA update, ensuring compliance for all impacted products by 2020.
Coordinated sample requests for key clients, managing over 700 requests with a flawless, on-time record.
Assisted client and production plants across 16 divisions, received orders, uploaded specs into the internal database, generated product reports, and updated developed tracking for ordered and processed units; helped ensure on-time and accurate production of over 35,000 units daily.