All the Techies listed on this page are currently seeking a new career opportunity, if you have a suitable position then contact them via Linkedin.

Permanent

Name: Sonali Trivedi

Location: Cardiff

Looking for work in: Anywhere across the UK

Willing to relocate?: Yes

Looking for roles: Technical based Roles, specifications technologist/raw materials technologist, QA etc.

Qualifications: MSc Food Science and Technology, MBA in Operations Management, BSc. in Microbiology, HACCP Level 3, Food Safety Level 2 & Allergen Level 2 exam (all distinctions)

Contact me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonali-trivedi-bb99894b/

CV: Sonali1_CV

Bio

I am a hardworking, motivated and dedicated person with the main objective of graduating from University and working within the food industry in technical or quality assurance. I always push myself to get the jobs completed and have enjoyed working in various jobs. I am currently at the end of my placement term at Baraka Foods Ltd., having experience of over 16-months of working within the UK food manufacturing industry with ready-to-eat snacks and chilled and frozen ready-to-cook/eat meat products.

I have helped my previous companies achieve AA rating for BRC audits as a technical assistant, and hold experience in dealing with supplier management systems, risk assessments, internal and external audits, GMP audits, micro-testing, conducting taste panels, labelling, specifications, allergen management etc.

I am an international student currently on a valid student visa and right to work in the UK, however, would require Tier2 sponsorship from my future employers for any possible job opportunity.

Name: Fidelma Pogorelow

Location: I live in Surrey and will commute.

Looking for work in: London and the South East.

Willing to relocate?: No

Looking for roles:  Technical, quality assurance roles, part-time, interim or consultancy.  Flexibility in working hours.

Qualifications: 

National Certificate in Science: Applied Biology at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Management and Marketing certificate, University of London, Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate (CIEH), HACCP level 3 and 4, Quality Assurance Auditing certificate, IT competent on Word for Windows, Excel, 1: 1 Trainer and Group Training skills, Food Allergen Management, Foundation in Foodservice Sustainability, ALS Microbiology refresher training, Networking Course, FSA e -learning: Vacuum packing, Food labelling, Root cause analysis, Allergen, TACCP level 2

Contact me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fidelma-pogorelow-rfoodms-mifst-201abb198/

Bio

Over 25 years’ experience in various technical roles ranging from cooked, ready to eat food to raw meat and fish.

I have extensive experience working with Environmental Health Practitioners, Food Standards Agency Veterinary Auditors, senior management and have good customer interface skills. In management roles, I have been pivotal in changing food safety culture to meet the needs of the BRCGS version 8.

My experience includes implementing numerous HACCP systems in both high and low risk products for manufacturers who supply retail sectors e.g. CO-OP, Sainsbury’s and Pret A Manger. My work required good product knowledge, process knowledge, communication and organisational skills. I have also implemented verification and validation systems to ensure that end products are safe to eat. Along with HACCP, I have written many quality manuals to meet SALSA and BRCGS standards.

I have experience in writing a food safety induction pack for Pop up Kitchens to meet the requirements of the Safer Food Better Business for Caterers and have experience in auditing restaurants to improve their hygiene rating and train them in allergen awareness.

To support the HACCP and quality manual, I have carried out several training sessions. The sessions include food safety at level 1 (Induction), level 2 (6-hour course) and level 3 (Intermediate). I have also carried out allergen training and implemented pertaining procedures.

Recently, I have been responsible for writing and communicating COVID-19 control procedures to raw meat cutting plants. Implemented a health and safety risk assessment to re-open a children’s nursery, and the local church.

I am a member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). I am also a qualified auditor and mentor which is maintained through a Continuous Professional Development programme. I am a member of the IFST Food Safety Special Interest Group where I am group Secretary, who meet to discuss current topics. I am a member of a Learning Set Group who meet quarterly to discuss food safety related topics.

Interim or permanent

Name: Lesley Roberts

Location: Greater Manchester (1 year max contract) Flexible (anywhere UK/Europe/Global)

Looking for work in: n/a

Willing to relocate?: West country (Penzance) intend to move there 2021

Looking for roles: Interim preferred, quality manager, technical manager, laboratory manager, specification technician, part-time or full-time

Qualifications: BSc Food Science, Advanced HACCP, Food Safety for Supervisors, Lead auditor (ISO22000), MSc Food Science & Innovation (pending)

Contact me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesley-roberts-338b2413/

Availability: From 13th July (on completion of assignment for my degree)

CV: Lesley Roberts CV – june 2020

Bio

Experienced & self-motivated food industry professional with NPD, Quality, Technical & Laboratory experience. Familiar with quality and retailer standards, retailer specification systems, Halal, Kosher, and Organic standards & allergen control. Knowledge of food testing methodology & significant auditing experience (United Kingdom, Europe, South/Central America).

I am a versatile & tenacious team player, with proven leadership, managerial, organisational, & interpersonal skills. A variety of diverse roles (Bakery, Meat, Ingredients, Dairy, Cereals, Chocolate) have enabled me to communicate effectively at all levels and in all spheres.  Diligent and focused with a collaborative approach, I require a minimum of managing and have a proven track record of delivering results.

Interim

Name: Nadwa Khan

Location: London based, however I can travel for interim roles

Looking for work in: n/a

Willing to relocate?: n/a

Looking for roles: Interim spec tech /technical support roles

Qualifications: BSc Hons in food science. I’ve done courses in EU labelling regs, HACCP level 2, internal auditing, food safety and Chinese & Hong Kong food regulations

Contact me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadwa-khan-18366649/

Bio

When I started in the food industry, I had no knowledge or experience of the industry. Within three years, I had my own team of three to manage, in four and a half years I was managing my own department within Technical. This shows that, within short spaces of time, I can grow and learn to succeed. With experience as a senior member of teams, including Technical Services Manager, across sites in Samworth Brothers, my knowledge of HACCP and Food Safety, complimented with a driven approach and excellent IT skills are perfectly suited to assessing and improving systems to drive improvements to quality, compliance and audit performance.

I’ve worked in all areas of Technical in action if not in name. I led the QA team through a BRC audit three weeks into a different role due to a staffing shortage, I’ve managed the lab team and regularly reported on speciation and micro testing internally and to retailers. I have done time and projects on the factory floor and feel comfortable in that and office environments. Though primarily working in Raw Materials and Technical Services, I’ve covered all aspects of Technical and can do so with confidence.

Name: John Moule

Location: Chetnole Dorset

Looking for work in: UK & EU

Willing to relocate?: n/a

Looking for roles: Interim Technical Manager / Technical Consultant

Qualifications: BSc.(Hons) Food Quality | HABC Level 4 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing |CQE Lead Auditor | Level 3 Culture Change Coaching |Advance Food Hygiene Certificate |Level 3 Legal Labelling |Campden TACCP Training |Animal Welfare Officer | NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Occupation Health and Safety

Contact me at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-moule-bsc-hons-776b5514/

Bio

A seasoned professional interim with fifteen years’ experience as a Senior Technical Manager gained through both own label and branded food manufacturing. A track record in successfully developing companies by strengthening teams, improving key business drivers and going beyond customer and legal expectations.

Combining both theory and practical knowledge, I have a detailed understanding of the context and compliance within UK legislation and EU directives in relation to Food Safety, Legality and the Environment. Ability to disseminate knowledge in a clear, concise and accurate manner to all concerned parties. Always striving for continuous improvement in every aspect.

Product Knowledge: Raw and cooked seafood, frozen and chilled ready meals, frozen desserts, raw and cooked meats, raw and cooked poultry, chilled savory pastries, canned & flexible pouch retorted meals, dairy , confectionery, and filled pasta products.

I am happy to undertake both short and longer-term contracts while subsidising my own expenses.