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Manager Product Development

New York, New York, United States
October 22, 2016

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Deirdre Lawlor – Food Science Professional:

T: 917-***-**** E: License Type: Full Clean Drivers License

Profile: Excellent communication and technical skills, a team player with a can-do work ethic.


University College Cork, Bachelor of Science, Food Science – 2.1 Honors

Core Modules:

Advanced Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Technology, Fundamentals & Advanced Food Packaging, Food Quality and Legislation, Food Product Development & Innovation, Food Biopolymer Ingredients and Mixtures, Food Shelf Life Control, Food and Industrial Microbiology & Food Safety, Advanced Food Chemistry, Food Marketing, Rheology & Macromolecules in Food, Cereal Processing & Analytical Testing.

“Buffalo Buff” – Research & Development Project:

Created a water buffalo salami product from start to finish which became first of its kind on the Irish Market, now distributed nationally by Musgrave’s LTD.

Laboratory work included: Compositional analysis testing, Microbiological testing, Safety analysis, Shelf life testing, Sensory analysis.

A H.A.C.C.P plan was developed. Constructed and designed packaging for “Buffalo Buff”.

Laboratory Experience: Rheology Testing; Compositional Testing; Baking Trails with different cereal, grains and powder dimensions; Milk, Cheese & Yoghurt Processing and Analysis; Organoleptic property testing; HPLC, GC and Texture Analyzer experience; microbiology testing.

Relevant University Projects: Research and analysis of “Brewing with Adjuncts”. Research and laboratory work of “Nutritional Implications of Pesticides in Food”.

Additional Education: ECDL Certified, Certificate in Food Protection from the NYC Health Department.


Bioscience Nutrition Ireland: Co. Limerick, Ireland, Packaging Coordinator Sep 2015 – Aug 2016

Redesigning labels to comply with legislation

Working with high speed labeling and counting systems ensuring fast pace and accuracy

Contract packaging of powder blend, liquid blend, and tablet products.

Ensuring protection of product with heat sealing systems and tamper evident packaging

Identifying suitable laminates which would give high quality, maximum shelf life at a competitive cost for each company’s product

Ensure the entire food packaging chain laws are abided to such as environmental legislation, labeling laws, fit for purpose & use and warehouse laws

The Rising Sons Brewery, Assistant Brewer, Cork, Ireland 2015 June –2016 July & 2013 Aug – 2014 March.

Completed assigned projects for the master brewer

Worked with specific starter cultures and yeasts to develop the desired end product (lager, ale, stout)

Conducted yeast counts, identified and tested for spoilage bacteria

Daily tasks included: filtration, anaerobic incubation, malting, wort boiling, different fermentation mechanisms, clarifying, homogenization, carbonation, record control, quality assurance testing, bottling/ kegging

Kepak Meat Division: Co. Cork, Ireland, Quality Control Manager & NPD Mar 2014-Sep 2015 (University placement)

New Product Development of “slow cooked convenience products” and stage gate procedure meetings

Daily duties included pre-production checks, micro sampling, control of chemicals and dilutions, reporting, supervision on production lines in slicing/vacuum-pack /retail rooms

Conducted internal hygiene audits including maintenance of glass and hard plastic

Responsible for Critical Control Points, Cooking, Cooling, and Metal Detection

Created and updated nutritional labels of food packaging, including the “traffic light” rating system. Handled customer claims against the companies products


Vicarstown bar & BDSM: Bartender: Co. Cork Ireland, Manager Aug 2011 – Aug 2013


UCC Foodies Society: Student of the Year (2011), Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award (2015).

Played International golf, Piano (London Academy)

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