Any time you step into a new role or start at a new company, you want to put your best foot forward. This is especially true when you get promoted from an individual contributor to manager. Those first 90 days are a chance to prove yourself and show the company they made the right decision selecting you for the job.
Females in Food Member Spotlight
We are honored to recognize Gabriela Eyng Rattin for this month’s Females in Food Member Spotlight. Through her hard work, focus, and inspiring leadership Gabriela has become a subject matter expert in grain science while blazing a multi-national career between Brazil and the United States. In this short Q&A Gabriela opens up about her career journey, accomplishments and how she can help other women in the food and beverage industry.
Q. Tell us about your current role.
A. In my current role, I lead initiatives related to Global Product Development for a key Biscuit brand within the RD&Q Department at Mondelēz International.
Q. What has your career path entailed?
A. I joined Mondelēz International (Kraft Foods at that time) in 2011 as an Associate Scientist. I started working in Wheat and Flour Science and Technology Research applied to Cookies and Crackers. In 2015, I moved to a Global Product Development position under the Biscuits Category, which enabled me to gain more responsibility while expanding my professional network. In addition, this experience has given me more insights into how the business connects with Consumers.
Q. What accomplishments you are most proud of?
A. I’m proud to have been recognized by the invention of a Trade Secret. I am also proud of being bi-lingual and to have initiated a career abroad in a multinational Food Company.
Q. What are your areas of expertise for Females in Food members to connect with you on?
A. Wheat flour functionality, Baking Science, Product Design and specifications, Product prototype validation with consumers, troubleshooting manufacturing problems, working with people from a different culture/geographic areas. I also enjoy discussing new ideas and brainstorming.
Q. What do you enjoy doing most in your free time?
A. Exploring new places, culture, foods; Catching up and spending time with great friends, Enjoying moments with my husband, daughter and family.
Q. What do you want to accomplish in 2020?
A. Learn new skills by taking advantage of all the relevant webinars and sessions offered by Females in Food; continue to expand my network, identify growth opportunity and work towards it.
Every business has its secret to success. While we don’t know your trade secret, we do know most companies aren’t successful on their own. They have a team of supporters behind them and a slew of resources, keeping them on track and organized. Whether it’s your business, your side hustle, or a passion project, there are tools you can implement today to take your work to the next level.
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