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Taryn Eisnor

seeking an R&D Manager/R&D Director position in the Food Industry.  To date, a Corporate Management Professional with 12+ years developing dressings, sauces, and marinades

Work experience

Jun 2014Feb 2015

Summit Retail Solutions/Crossmark

Brand Ambassador/Event Specialist

Various Locations- BJ's, Walmart and Petco

Direct Sales, Brand Promotion, Live Infomercials, Product Demonstrations:

Utilized persuasive sales techniques for both food and non-food consumer products.  Sales techniques encompassed Impulse Factors, positive attitude, In-depth knowledge of products through sales training and aesthetic attraction

Nov 2006Nov 2012

R&D Manager

Ken's Foods

R&D Manager-Foods

Marlboro, MA

Dressings and Sauces:

Executed Dressing, Mayo, Wing Sauce, Savory Sauces, Marinades, Dipping Sauces and Glazes from Ideation Concept through Feasability, Capability, Launch and Post-Launch/Maintenance for Foodservice, Retail and Internal Customers, managing fast-tracked timelines and prioritization of many projects at once with the help of my two direct reports(Food Scientist and Technician). Spearheaded the new" Minnovation" Program, which showcases Trendy, Innovative, and Functional Products Semi-Annually to drive Field Sales Growth. Pioneered the new" Seasonal Sauces" Program, working hand-in-hand with the Culinary Team to deliver 6 New themed concepts each quarter to our top-volume Foodservice Customers, driving LTOs, building customer relationships and confidence as our Innovation Partners. R&D Lead for 1st ever Project Launch Management System(PLM) Created, Developed and Commercialized Branded(Ken's/Sweet Baby Ray's) Retail Items, including the launch of Ken's new retail line Chef's Reserve, a. Partnered with management team to develop and implement in-store programs to increase sales. Effectively prioritized tasks and organized workflow to increase efficiency.

May 2003Oct 2006

Senior Food Scientist

Unilever Foodsolutions

Senior Food Scientist

Lisle, IL

Responsible for new product development and reformulated products in the Dressings, Condiments, Sauces and Marinades categories from Bench-top to Full Scale Commercialization within both Branded and Custom Arenas-Food Service. Project Manager & Developer for Hellmann's and Wishbone Brands. McDonald's Wendy's KFC Optimized, Qualified, and Commercialized National Accounts' Custom Products R&D Lead for Key and Strategic Accounts such as McDonald's, Wendy's and KFC. Managed projects with project leaders and cross-functional teams to guide projects through the Innovation process, presented Project Plans and Learnings to Senior Management. Pioneered new Innovation Process Management Process, plant trial protocol and shelf life protocol. Completed Sensory Training for Savory, Dressings and Sauces categories per customer requirements. Launched consolidation initiatives across all ingredients utilized within all plants, as well as cost-reduction initiative across the dressings category. Addressed and resolved formulation and production challenges based on emulsion expertise and experience acquired via the industry. Mentored interns and secondments Managed project prioritization and paperwork applicable to Custom Wet Development Team.

Dec 2001May 2003

Senior Food Scientist

Cains Foods LP (now owned by Treehouse Foods)

Food Scientist

Ayer, MA

Responsible for all Salad Dressings, Marinades, Sauces, Mayonnaise product development all aspects from new products from bench-top to commercialization. Formulated product lines for major food institutions. Formulated meat, poultry, and fish marinades utilizing savory notes and spice blends. New dressing formulation won Retail Dressing of the Year per The Association of Dressings and Sauces 2002. Revamped Genesis Labeling program to reflect most current FDA regulations and ingredient information Provided label declarations and nutritional info for products developed on a regular basis Developed, instituted, and managed In-House Microbiological Lab Instituted new and/or improved GMP's and SOP's Troubleshooted Quality and Analytical Issues with New and Products.

Dec 2000Dec 2001

Nutritionist Assistant

UMASS Memorial Medical Center

Nutritionist Assistant

Worcester, MA

Coordinated and proofed patients' menus to ensure that their choices and menu type were aligned with their current medical status and diagnosis. Prepared neonatal and infant formulas, as well as total parenteral solutions according to concentration and standard procedures. Maintained database of Patient Menu Records and deliveries. Delivered the corresponding meals to various patient floors and rooms, being certain to have a smile and a cheerful attitude


Aug 1994Aug 2000

B.Sc Food and Nutrition Science

Florida State University
Aug 1994Aug 2000

B.Sc Chemistry

Florida State University
Aug 1994Aug 2000

Minor: Biological Science

Florida State University

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