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Candidate: 241094
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Location: Tshwane (Pretoria)
Gender: Female
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Bsc Agric Food Science & Microbiology

Bsc Agric Food Science & Mircobiology:Food Chemistry, Introductory Food Science, Biochemistry of biological , Introduction to Microbiology, Foods Systems, Chemical Analysis of Foods, Enzymology , Microbial Diversity and Ecology Subjects: 3rd Year, Molecular Biology, Statistical Analysis, Microbial Physiology, Microbial Eukaryotic Diversity & Ecology, Pathogens and Immunity, Products from Animals, Products from plants, Food Engineering, Food Microbiology Subjects: 4th Year, Human nutrition, Food products from plants: advanced, Product development and sensory analysis , Dairy Science, Meat Science, Seminar in Food Science, Core Business Activities and General Management
Grade 12:Chemistry, Biology, Computer skills, Maths, Afrikaans, English, Physics
Syspro,SAP,SAGE,E-Mail,Internet,Visio,Exchange 2007,Microsoft,MS Outlook,MS PowerPoint,ISO 22000,MS Access,Annual Reports,R & D
Consumer Products - FMCG:Project Manager From 2017-05 To Current
  • Project manage development cycle from ideation to launch, depending on project stage, to meet agreed timeline and benchmarks, providing updates to Line Manager, following business processes. 
  • Develop & execute product development programme as chartered. 
  • Provide updates and coordinate with wider team and commercialisation to ensure activities are aligned. 
  • Play a key role in the cross-functional projects teams by representing R&D views/agenda. 
  • Influence other key stakeholders through understanding of both technical knowledge and business priorities (e.g. managing competing business priorities). 
  • Understand and demonstrate application of consumer product testing, sensory, analytical etc… tools to deliver superior products in line with optimum product design. 
  • Demonstrate effective use of available planning tools and processes to schedule work activities and goals with minimal supervision and find ways to achieve goals in a resource stretched environment. 
  • Leveraging expertise inside and outside the organisation to deliver development solutions.

Consumer Products - FMCG:Senior NPD Technologist / Technical Sales From 2016-08 To 2017-04
  • Position includes managing the Cavalier NPD department. (Growth, Research, Development and Keeping up with new trends in the market).
  • Leading new product developments from initial concept to launch. 
  • Assisting in updating existing product documentations when/if required.
  • Attaining all relevant documents for new ingredients and packaging.
  • Attaining all relevant documents for new suppliers.
  • Relationship management with customers, ensuring consistent communication regarding sales and new product development initiatives, requirements, feedback and follow-up. (Technical Sales)

Spices / FMCG:Innovation and Development From 2014-04 To 2016-07
  • Position included managing projects in the innovation, finance and procurement divisions. 
  • Also managing projects across various sectors in the Research and Development department.
  • Keen and fast learner, highly motivated and do not shy away from challenges easily.
  • Also like a continuous evolving environment while thinking on my feet.
  • Track record will indicate that I am meticulous regarding administration and implemented various systems at Bidvest to enhance the quality, manufacturing, pricing and quality control of our products, while adhering to legal regulations/requirements


Product Design Technologist
April 2014 – August 2015

  • To demonstrate and promote the sale of Crown Food Ingredient products into the Meat sector of the food industry. 
  • Translate the customer or client’s needs into a Product Design brief which highlights the criteria to be addressed during the development of the product. 
  • Ensure the project is sustainable and has a long life cycle. 
  • To provide technical expertise, advice and assistance pertaining to the product group, to customers, Crown branches and their staff, nationally. 
  • Ensuring continued volume growth of products produced by Crown Food Ingredients either as complete Functional ingredients systems or components of a food system. 
  • To optimise Crown Food Ingredients profits and control costs within budget parameters. 
  • Providing regular promotional activities to enhance the sale of the products pertaining to the market sector.


Bidvest Food Ingredients, Crown National
January 2014 – March 2014 (3 months)Cape Town Area, South Africa
Training includes Food Safety Programs, Presentation Skills, Sales Training, Introduction to Management, Understanding Business Strategy, Assertiveness Training, Finance for non-financial managers and Selling and Marketing.


Previous Trainings

Part time: Studying Basics of Financial Management
University of Cape Town
September 2015 – February 2016
Sound financial management is a crucial aspect of any thriving business. This course will give me a better understanding regarding the basics of finance and financial management within a business context, including how to budget, read financial statements, conduct a cash flow analysis, cut costs and perform several other finance-related functions. This knowledge will enable me to make good personal and work-related financial decisions, and gain important insight into the financial side of business in order to make a real impact in my career

Part time- Laboratory Assistant
University of the Free State
June 2012 – December 2013, Bloemfontein Area, South Africa
Various tasks include: To facilitate and support the work and research of professional, technical staff ; assisting in the production of biological products, performing tests on biological specimens, and assisting in the breeding and management of microorganisms.
Also assist professional and technical staff in the performance of analytical tests by preparing test samples, microscope slides, cleaning and preparing equipment, cleaning work areas and keeping them supplied with equipment and chemicals. I am capable of operating equipment and instruments such as autoclaves, fermenters, filters, refrigeration controls, PH meters, and scales


Bsc. Agriculture student
University of the Free State
January 2010 – December 2013, Bloemfontein Area, South Africa
Major subjects include: Food science and Microbiology. Other subjects: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Food Engineering, Food Microbiology, Statistical Analysis


Lab assistant
University of the Free State
2011 – 2011 (less than a year)Bloemfontein Area, South Africa

  • Temporary work on a research project analysing Opuntia Tuna plants. 
  • Commissioned by the University for a private client. Duties included the testing of various plant materials to be used as a consumable food product.


Grading assistant (Holidays)
GWK Limited
June 2009 – December 2011 (2 years 7 months)Douglas
Period worked: From 2009 to 2011 during June and December holidays.
Duties include: analyzing the moisture, quality, and nutrients in various grain and maize cultivars.
Assisting clients with test samples and administrating results.


Typist (Holidays)
@ office
June 2010 – July 2010 (2 months)Kimberley Area, South Africa
My duties included: typing all wedding, funeral, birthday and invent invitations. Setting up of CV's for clients and digitising dialogues.
Other duties: assisted in the making of copies and printing.


Waitressing at “Die Geelhuis” & Spur
June 2007 – July 2009 Douglas & Kimberley Area, South Africa
Working with customers and the computer at all times.
Duties were to keep the customers happy and to have a friendly attitude. 

Tshwane (Pretoria)
Pretoria Central
Johannesburg (Incl. Northern Suburbs),Tshwane (Pretoria),Johannesburg South,Johannesburg (West Rand)
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