Experienced Food Technologist and General Manager

I am a dynamic Food Technologist and Farming Management Professional who’s passionate for food safety,
food security and human development. With my professional background and experience, I’m able to steer teams of organisations towards a sustainable future. I have recently been named one of the Top 100 Mail & Guardian Women Changing South Africa (Aug 2019 issue).
Professional Highlights:
Leadership - Together with Operations Director developed a vision and strategic plan to guide the
operations of the organization
Operational Planning and Management - Developed an operational plan which incorporated goals and
objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization. These included cost-reduction
exercises while improving production yields.
Program Planning and Management - Oversaw the planning, implementation and evaluation of the
organization's operational, technical, quality and food safety programs and services.
Human Resources Planning and Management – whilst managing day-to-day, also identifying potential
for growth and development. Successfully upskilled a security guard to Human Resource administrator.
Operational Financial Planning and Management - Putting together annual turnover budget and cascade to weekly targets. Improving cash-flow by implementing shorter cash conversion cycles
relevant to type of product which was sold.
Community Relations/Advocacy - employed 80% of staff from local community. My sociable
personality enables me to work well with people at all levels
Operational Risk Management – Swift and precise action on GlobalGAP, Food Safety Audit findings
Authority – I possess the authoritative quality to lead an investigation & decision-making processes &
possess the necessary Food Safety knowledge to execute a successful product recall. My 15 years’ experience in Food Retail is evidence to this, as seen in the content, one of the biggest achievements
was a 100% successful Food Safety Recall.

Technical Food Safety & Security

Staff Management & Development

Operational Planning & Management

Improve Production Yields

Cost-Reduction Control &

Quality System Management

Human Resources Planning &

Operational Financial Planning &

Cash Flow Management
Budget Management, Planning &

Risk Identification

Stakeholder Engagement

Administration & Recordkeeping

Information/Data Analysis

Business Process Improvement

Asset Management

Business Plan Development &

Crisis & Change Management

Contract Management

Strategy Development

Implementation of Food Policies &

Query & Conflict Resolution

Audit Product Specifications

Analytical Thinking

Interpersonal Skills

Last Resume Update Jun 27, 2020
Address Equestria, Pretoria East, South Africa
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