Food science professional with 15+ years experience in Product Development in Confectionary, Coatings, Custom Fillings for bars, Fruit Fillings, Chocolate and Icings.  Experienced managing technical staff, managing multiple projects and Commercialization of new products.  Strong business acumen and interfaces with customers extremely well.

Startup experience including Sales, Purchasing, Product Development and Quality in Confectionary Ingredients processing.

Worked with most of the major CPG’s in North America acting as a extension to you their internal R&D department. Successfully launched over 200 items since 2006 that contributed to significant growth within a leading international Confectionary organization.

Lead development team of cross functional group including purchasing, QA, operations during Commercialization of new item.

Developed and implemented Project Management System currently being used by entire organization for new product development.

Work within Quality Assurance on developing specifications, nutritional information, new ingredient sourcing, customer complaints and other internal issues.

Meet Your Recruiter

Joe Sommerfeldt

Account Manager and Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group. Joe has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Marquette plus 14 years of recruiting experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa. In addition, he started his career as an HR Generalist at a Food Processing Plant in Milwaukee. As a Kinsa Account Manager he is the primary business development contact for many of our Dairy, Food Ingredients, and Seafood category accounts. Let Joe put his network of food industry professionals to work for you when you’re in need of your next top talent professional, manager, director or vice president.
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