Product Innovation, Strategic Partnership/Advisory
Hi, I’m Raphaelle. Your go-to F&B Expert specialized in food tech/science/chemistry.
Raphaelle O'Connor
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How I Work

Raphaelle is highly experienced in the ideation, development and commercialization of food chemistry, food science and food technology using strategic partnership, collaboration and systematic governance processes in the functional foods and beverages, health and wellness categories.

Acting as an innovation catalyst and ambassador for the product portfolio, leading and supporting the regions through sharing knowledge, technical support and collaboration within converging product categories. Currently, Raphaelle is supporting Amgen, a worldwide pioneer in biotechnology. She leads cross-functional technology transfers projects to Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs) and ensures adherence to client business processes and a robust transfer of clinical and commercial products, technologies and services.

Raphaelle has led numerous international and regional inter-disciplinary teams, supporting the implementation of product development projects with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Wyeth Nutritionals, Nestlé, Pfizer, and Amgen. Her range of experience also includes the introduction of several infant formula brands and maternal nutrition food and beverage dietary supplements, including functional powders, nutriceuticals, bioactives including probiotics, in numerous international markets, with a specific focus on China.

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Strategic Planning & Operations Manager (External Supply)・ Dublin, Ireland. 2022-Present

  • Manage all aspects of key initiatives and projects in the network of functions, with a special focus to Onboarding/Offboarding, Site Selection (SS), Technology Transfers (TT) and Life Cycle Management (LCM) projects.
  • Lead cross-functional TT projects of medium to high complexity to Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMOs) and ensure adherence to client business process to ensure a robust transfer of clinical and commercial products, technologies and services.

Technology Transfer Project Manager (External Supply) ・ Amgen 2020-2020

  • Coordinate communication with all areas of the enterprise that impact timeline, scope, budget, risk and resources of the work being managed for Amgen product portfolio and pipeline.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects that deliver measurable gain in quality, efficiency and alignment within the company. Apply the knowledge, skills, tools of project management / operational excellence (OE) to ensure optimal execution of projects, identity potential savings and continuous improvement initiatives

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Senior Project Manager (External Worker) ・ Ireland 2018-2020

  • Support proper execution of large multi-disciplinary capital compliance and capacity expansion and equipment replacement projects and maintain a continual focus on cost awareness.
  • Manage the projects in accordance with J&J objectives to ensure health and safety of all internal and external employees working on his projects and that there is no impact as to quality.

Nestlé Development Centre

Product Development Technical Lead ・ Ireland 2014-2018

  • Monitor transversal projects with key markets: set up trials design, participate in product development, innovation workshops and launch activities for Mom&Me and Materna brands.
  • Collect & listen global and regional market needs for optimization of current portfolio and potential new product creation in collaboration with internal (Inneov) and external R&D/CRO teams.

Wyeth Nutritionals

Senior Product Manager・ Ireland 2005-2012

  • Timely launch of seven innovation and renovation projects in four markets within time and budget.
  • On-site technical support of industrial scale trials and initial commercial batches, supporting the execution of manufacturing and packaging operations at external contact manufacturing sites.
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