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R&D Food Scientist, Regulatory

Location:
Alhambra, CA
Posted:
October 12, 2018

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DANIA DIAZ

ALHAMBRA, CA • CELL 818-***-**** • ac7c7s@r.postjobfree.com

LINKEDIN.COM/IN/DANIADIAZ

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Professional Food Scientist with exceptional leadership skills and a personable positive demeanor; specialized in hands-on Research & Development work and project management.

SKILLS & ACTIVITIES

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Windows OS.

Excellent verbal & written communication skills, in both English & Spanish.

Proficient in NDS, inventory & formula software. Experience in SAP, WMS, Genesis and Vivid.

SCIFTS member since 2013. Attendance in IFT 2016 Chicago and Natural Products Expo West.

EXPERIENCE

February 2013- August 2018 BakeMark, USA Pico Rivera, CA

Research and Development Technologist

Goal oriented, self-motivated, highly focused with outstanding organizational skills. A team player and able to work independently (e.g. on mass data analysis and validation projects).

Launched new and modified products from development through commercialization: bench work, sensory evaluations, and plant trials. Established specifications, OPL for Sugar mill products, and QA testing.

Developed, modified, and verified formulas for a variety of baked good dry mixes and wet line products.

Excelled in various fields simultaneously, e.g. QA, R&D, and Regulatory, consistently managed multiple projects.

Built professional relationships within a cross-functional team and throughout the chain of command, facilitating synergy and increased productivity.

Lead training and presentations for peers and new staff. As project lead, delegated assignments to colleagues and interns in multiple departments. Also assisted and supported fellow scientists in a variety of projects as needed.

December 2008-2013 Petco, USA Glendale, CA

Customer Specialist

Mastered multi-tasking while tending to cashier transactions and customer service in a professional manner.

Trained in all departments, gaining product and animal wellness knowledge, to provide excellent customer satisfaction in a fast-paced environment.

February 2007-2008 Nestle Corporation Glendale, CA

Sensory Lab Contractor

Performed a variety of tasks from assisting participants and serving samples to data entry of test results.

Prepared and conducted various sensory lab tests on beverages, frozen meals, and candy.

EDUCATION

2006-2013 California State University, Northridge Northridge, CA B.S., Food Science, Nutrition, and Dietetics with a Minor in Spanish



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