Innovative Business Development and Commercial Leader | Alternative Protein Subject Matter Expert
Wake Forest, NC
Visionary commercial leader with business-to-business experience in the biotechnology, cleaning, food ingredient, and distribution industries. I offer a unique combination of an MBA and a MS in Molecular Biology with experience merging these fields with a strong emphasis on the customer. My core strengths include representing the voice of customer to address unmet needs to cross-functional teams. I enjoy developing customer-driven products, processes, and market positioning to drive growth. Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mar 2020 - Present
Director Product Strategic Management, Plant Nutrition
Oversee the global plant nutrition business strategy and execution to achieve aspirational goals. Work with cross-functional teams to define and drive functional innovation while supporting core business activities. Key product lines include vegan meat, vegan cheese, pea protein, oat flour, flax, chia, plant protein, plant-based innovation.
Apr 2017 - Mar 2020
Sr. Product Manager, Food Ingredients
Manage business strategy and execution for key suppliers by leveraging best practices and relationships in the food industry. Key suppliers include: BASF, Dow, DuPont, Dow Silicones, ICL, Innophos, Axiom Food, Solvay Key product lines include: plant-based proteins, hydrocolloids / cellulosics, surfactants, phosphates, vanillin, silicone anti-foam
Dec 2014 - Apr 2017
Business Manager, Household & Industrial Care
Manage business strategy and execution for key suppliers by leveraging best practices and relationships in the home care and industrial cleaning industry. Key suppliers included: BASF, Corbion, Dow, DuPont, Solvay Key product lines included: chelants, enzymes, polymers, solvents, specialty acids (EPA registration), surfactants
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
Regional Marketing Manager - North America, Household Care
Develop the enzymatic Household & Industrial Cleaning market in the United States and Canada to achieve growth targets.
Oct 2007 - Jul 2011
Regional Marketing Manager, North America
Manage the commercialization of FlexmiR microRNA assay. Regionally managed the launch of FlexMAP 3D and MagPix multiplex instrumentation, software, and reagents from a field-based position. Manage relationships with key distribution partners in the Life Science Research market (Bio-Rad, Millipore, Life Tech) including global markets (Europe, Japan)
Mar 2006 - Jul 2007
Assoc. Product Manager
Ambion spin-out: Joined the commercial team to launch microRNA profiling services to the life science research market using the detection technology developed at Ambion.
Jun 2003 - Feb 2006
Developed and launched mirVana miRNA detection kit as the first commercially available microRNA detection assay. Investigated diagnostic and therapeutic applications of miRNAs, contributing to intellectual property forming the basis of two spin-outs, Asuragen and Mirna Therapeutics.
2002 - 2003
siRNA oligonucleotide purification, helped establish a biology department and set up a tissue culture lab, ran biological assays using siRNAs to generate commercial data