I am from India (but away from India last 30 yrs except on holidays )i worked in many countries, dubai, kenya, tanzania, suriname, Jamaica and now in Trinidad ( west Indies ) .I worked many years for coca cola company as technical manager
§ I am a confident self-starter, Good Agitator - Goal Setter - Coordinator -Visualiser - Seeker & Achiever.
§ Consistently brilliant academic record, sustained interest in technical reading, top class proven Manufacturing/General Management capabilities, ability to comprehend and react fast with over-all OBJECTIVITY - rational, analytical & mature consideration, high IQ, effective communication Fair play, wide exposure to varied business & decision-making situations and management practices.
MANAGERIAL SKILLS & LEADERSHIP QUALITIES
Þ Develop and implement Strategic Plans for the Technical /Manufacturing department , including Technical Master Plans for each operation .
Þ Contribute to the success of the organization at large as a key member of the operating board. Continuously drive improvements in Manufacturing capability and performance delivery by resolute implementation of the Manufacturing Strategy.
Þ Set and manage Budgets for the Technical function of the business
Þ Ensure good Corporate Governance and controls in the Technical department , including compliance to all applicable local country statutory and regulatory requirements.
Þ Executive management of all the manufacturing assets ( Asset Care, optimize capacity utilization, Product & Brand integrity and Technical CAPEX plans )
Þ Human Resources and HR processes in Manufacturing
Þ Ensure a Safe and healthy work- and external Environment.
Þ Manage the Technical Departments Relationship with all its Stakeholders and customers
Competence , Knowledge and Experience
Þ Appropriate Technical qualification B.Sc., (chemistry), FIFST ( UK ) Fellow member of the Institute of food science & technology of the United kingdom )
Þ 29 years experience in Production / Manufacturing in a FMCG environment ( Brewing , Bottling or related industries), incorporating high speed packaging equipment.
Þ 15 years experience in a senior management position
Þ Experience in Modern Manufacturing philosophies and WCM work practices
Þ Sound knowledge and understanding of Asset Care and modern maintenance practices and techniques.
Þ Sound Human Resource Management experience
Þ Experience in the application of performance management processes
January 2007 - March ,2009 -General & Technical Manager
Serge Island Dairies Ltd.,
JAMAICA ( West Indies )
May 2003 - October 2006 - as Quality assurance & Product development Manager
SM Jaleel & Co., Ltd.,
TRINIDAD ( West Indies )
April 2002 – April 2003 - as Plant Manager
Rudisa Beverages & Juices NV
SURINAME South America
Soft drink,(RC-Cola ) & Mineral Water Bottling Juice packaging in TETRAPAKS
Aug 2000 - March 2002 as General Manager
Marvel Aqua Mineral
Hyderabad , INDIA
Soft drink, & Mineral Water Bottling
July 1999 -July 2000 - as General Manager
Maji Masafi (Kenya) Ltd.,
Mombasa, KENYA, ( East Africa )
Soft drink, & Mineral Water Bottling
May1995 - June 1999 -as General Manager
Pure Drinks Ltd.,
Dar es salaam
TANZANIA, ( East Africa )
Mineral Water Bottling
May 1993 - May1995 -as Group Quality control Manager
Dar es salaam
TANZANIA , ( East Africa )
COCA COLA Bottling(Three Coca Cola bottling plants)
Jan 1989 - March 1993 -as Production Manager
Sri Rama Pharmaceuticals
Cough syrups & Tablets
March 1975 - July 1988 - as Chief Chemist& Production Manager
Dubai Mineral water co., Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Soft drink, & Mineral Water Bottling
Juice Aseptic packaging COMBI BLOC
March 1973 - Nov 1974 - as Chemist
Feb 1972 - March 1973- Assistant Chemist
Hyderabad Bottling co., Hyderabad INDIA
Soft drink Bottling
§ Underwent successfully a short-term training in Industrial Management Conducted by Small Industries Extension Training Institute, Hyderabad, India
§ Underwent successfully introduction & training program with COCA-COLA AFRICA LTD, NAIROBI (KENYA).
§ Participated and contributed to water treatment seminar conducted by COCA-COLA AFRICA LTD at ARUSHA TANZANIA (east Africa )
§ Underwent Training course successfully conducted by TETRAPAK Operation of Process Room equipment, TETRATHERM ASEPTIC Pasteurizer ,and TETRA ALCIP CIP Unit in 2002 at Paramaribo, SURINAME
· In the first six months of my joining the COCA-COLA Group in Tanzania, I could bring down product rejects and wastage levels from 2.26% to less than 0.25% by introducing suitable critical control methods, check lists, personnel training and orientation.
· PURE DRINKS LTD., TANZANIA solved all technical problems in the water treatment process increased production by three folds .Developed market for bottled water in Tanzania.
· Consistently maintained HIGH PRODUCT QUALITY STANDARDS for 13 years with DUBAI MINERAL WATER CO.,
· At S.M.JALEEL &CO , TRINIDAD solved water quality problems, introduced new Product formulations both in carbonated soft drinks and Juices & Juice drinks. Effectively introduced cost cutting , optimum raw material utilization programs in the areas of Lab chemicals, sugar usage & yields, Product dumps, Process wastages, Product handling in Ware house, Effective stock rotation, Production planning, Proper care & storage of raw materials especially Concentrates.
Þ Able to think effectively and able to work under pressure.
Þ Able to work in an unstructured environment ,Very high tolerance for ambiguity and ability to see the bigger picture.
Þ Attention to details and high energy level ( Bias for Action ) while maintaining a , big picture , perspective and be results driven.
Þ Good communication skills ( Both verbal and written )
Þ Adaptation skills in ever changing environment , Very Flexible and non judgmental.
Þ Ability to be a leader with a desire to develop other people.
Þ To work effectively in a team.
Þ Emotionally robust and Resilient Very able to manage, handle stress.
Þ High Emotional Intelligence
Þ To recognize a mission and have a vision
Þ Culturally sensitive , respect and tolerance for cultural diversity
Technical Management & Manufacturing Capabilities
§ Standard Chemical Treatment
§ Sodium cycle softeners for Boiler feed water, Bottle washer, & Cooling Towers
§ Water Disinfecting (Ozonisation, UV, & Chlorination )
§ Water Filtration (Sand filters, Activated Carbon purifiers, Polishers, & Micron filtration )
§ Conversant with water standards ( soft drink product water, Bottled water & Industrial water )
§ Water Analysis ( Physical, Chemical & Microbiological standard test methods )
§ Chemical calculations related to water treatment
§ Syrup room sanitation & CIP
§ Simple Syrup preparation & Pasteurization
§ Final syrup preparation in accordance with recipe & Quality Standards
§ Reconstitution of fruit juices, Nectars and 10% juice or pulp drinks
§ Homogenization to prepare pulp based fruit drinks ( Mango )
§ Brix, Sugar, syrup & Mixing ratio calculations
§ All records pertaining to syrup preparation
§ Familiar with ISO 9000 Total Quality Management & GMP ( Good manufacturing practice ) and HACCP
§ To set up Laboratory( Physical, Chemical & Microbiological ) for testing water, soft drinks, and juices
§ Sanitation, Cleaning & Disinfection , CIP ( Three stage & Five stage ) of all equipment and machinery
§ Complete lab Management to check Quality of ( Carbonated soft drinks in Glass & PET bottles, Aseptically packed juices, and Bottled Water )
§ incoming raw materials ( Sugar, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Carbondioxide, Concentrates, Water treatment & sanitation Chemicals, Packaging materials, Preforms, ROPP caps, Crown corks, labels, Glue etc.,)
§ In line Product quality monitoring
§ Incubation & Observation of samples ( Aseptically filled packs )
§ Physical, sensory, Chemical & Microbiological tests to evaluate and maintain standards ( Appearance, Colour, Taste, Brix, Gas Voulme, Yeast and mold, Coliform, Fill height & Contents, Torque & Crimping, Bottle & label condition)
§ Shelf life study
§ Statistical Process Control
§ All records, work instructions , Flow charts ,standards, Procedures, Test methods pertaining to `Quality Assurance Department`
§ Specialized experience in ‘Product development’ (Soft-drinks, Mineral Water, Fruit-Juices, Milk base drinks, Diet drinks, Isotonic & health drinks, Flavored Milk, low fat Milk, Whole Milk, & reconstituted Milk, Nutrition based drinks Developed many fruit drinks and fruit juice combinations, very popular and successful in market in many combinations like ‘Pineapple-Ginger’, ‘Guava- Pineapple’, Mango-passion’ ‘Fruit punch’ ‘Orange-Carrot’
§ Milk based beverages like ,’Peanut punch’ ‘chocolate Milk’ ‘Almond Milk’ ‘Pistachio Milk’, Flavoured Milks, Nutritional beverages for school feeding programs, Soya beverages and Milk & Juice combination drinks.
§ Developed juice based fruit drinks
§ Juice based carbonated soft drinks
§ 100% juices by reconstitution from fruit concentrates
§ Knowledge of Nutrition panels, FDA requirements
§ Knowledge of FDA approved food colors
§ EU food regulations
§ Knowledge of labeling information declarations for
USA, Europe and other latin American and caribbean countries
§ Production Planning
§ Over-all supervision of all Process & Production operations
§ Identifying the causes for Production losses ( Raw materials, Utilities , Machine down time, Man hours & Product ) and apply appropriate corrective action & critical control methods )
§ Materials Management
§ Production Reports , Yield reports & Production Statistics
§ Statistical Process Control studies
FOOD TECHNOLOGIST/GENERAL ,TECHNICAL & BUSINESS MANAGER” with 29 years experience in Beverage industry – Soft drink Bottling ( COCA COLA & Rc COLA ) Aseptic packaging of Juices UHT ,(TETRAPAKS & COMBOBLOC),- MINERAL WATER Bottling , DAIRY ,Distilleries,Wineries, Breweries & confectionery covering technical & commercial aspects, Production, Quality control, Product development, Business Planning, Finance ,& Marketing, in INDIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, KENYA , TANZANIA( east Africa ) , SURINAME ( South America) TRINIDAD (West Indies).and currently in JAMAICA ( West Indies ) as General & Technical Manager for the biggest Dairy & Juice packaging company .