Applied Food R&D Management
Key Industries worked: Snacks, Culinary (Cooking, baking and desserts), Fish processing, Beverages (Coffee, mineral water, cordials, wine), Breakfast cereals, Fruit and Vegetables Canning, Pasta and Petfoods.
Senior Research Scientist- Technology Transfer
National Food Technology Research Centre, Botswana
From August 2011
Planning, co-ordination, implementation and evaluation of technology transfer and commercialization of NFTRC R&D outputs
Food Technologist - Production Manager -Head Group Technical Development
Cairns Foods Ltd, Zimbabwe
August 1986 - July 2011
As a Food Technologist(Junior Food Technologist - Aug 1986-Aug 1988, Senior Food Technologist- Sept 1988-Aug 1991,Chief Technologist -Sept 1991-Aug 1993; Production Manager (Sept 1993-Aug 1997) and Head Group Technical Development (May 1997- July 2011) was responsible for:
Applied Research & Development function
Designing & maintaining products, processes and specifications
Developing and improving food packaging and storage methods.
Developing and implementing technical plant & process improvements and troubleshoot resolution.
Providing technical leadership, management and support throughout the NPD cycle.
Investigating technical issues, conducting new product and processes technologies feasibility studies and implementation.
Quality Assurance Function
Developing and implementing food safety, hygiene, quality assurance, environmental management programmes for product manufacturing processes including product Standard Operating Manuals, HACCP, Hygiene & Housekeeping, ISO 9001 and ISO14000 operating procedures.
Developing and improving quality control criteria for product quality conformity testing protocols and other special customer requirements.
Production function and facility management
Developing and managing food manufacturing systems, standards and productivity improvements.
Sales and Market Development Technical Support
Partnering with Sales and Marketing in developing and implementing key customer needs audits and technical support
Technical Human Resources
Developing the skills and knowledge of technical personnel and relevant value chain staff
Key Stakeholder Management
Ensuring company products and processes to regulatory compliance and standards.
Providing institutional industry link on collaborative projects with products technology partners, related industry, government, standards & compliance bodies, and academia.
Qualifications & Certifications
Master of Science ( Food Science & Technology)
University of Zimbabwe
Bachelor of Science
National University of Lesotho
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