R&D/Product Development Manager or Director (East Coast, targeting relocation to New York City) – Plant-Based Foods, Frozen Sandwiches, Beverages, Technical Ingredients, Sauces


Food Scientist/Product Developer with 9 years of experience in diverse food/beverage categories.  Concept to commercialization expertise while utilizing project management methodologies including Stage Gate.  Has collaborated with both internal and external teams and partners.  Has developed teams of direct reports.

Master’s degree in Food Science, Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition

Key skills include: in-house commercialization, co-manufacturing, clean-label, retail, foodservice, industrial, culinary



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Laurie Hyllberg

Laurie champions Kinsa Group’s position as the top food and beverage recruiting firm in the nation and its presence in the global FMCG marketplace. To her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Business Management, and Marketing she adds over 20 years of executive search experience in the food and beverage industry at Kinsa. Building a network of executives and professionals through membership in the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Institute of Food Technologists, FaB Wisconsin, Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network, and maintaining professional expertise in recruiting as an Executive Board Member for the Recruiters Of Wisconsin association, Laurie is able to connect top talent in the food industry with food and beverage processors and foodservice providers growing their teams at the C-Suite, VP, Director, and Management level. Connect with Laurie today!

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