Packaging Specialist (B.Tech: Analytical Chemistry), Ref: 1026137

Ref: 1026137

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Tech Analytical Chemistry
Other Formal Qualification: Packaging Technology
Annual Package Range: R451 000 – 550 000, per annum
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Current/recent job title: Packaging Specialist

Packaging Specialist

Qualifications: B.Tech: Analytical Chemistry / B.Tech: Project Management / National Diploma: Packaging Technology. Industry in: Plastic Compounds, Processing & Manufacturing / Packaging & Containers / Fine Chemicals. Years of experience range: 6 to 10 years. Annual package range: South African Rand (ZAR) 451 000 – 550 000, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: African/Black. Nationality: South African.

Career aspirations: seeking a career opportunity, nationally or internationally, as Packaging Specialist, Business Development Manager, Analyst or Continuous Improvement Manager.

Goal-oriented with progressive experience in Analytical Chemistry, Project Management, Packaging Technology and Management Systems and Schemes including ISO 17021,17023,17025,17065, 22003, 9001,14001,18001, British Retail Consortium and HACCP. 8+ years working experience in diverse fields such as manufacturing (Flexible Packaging), research and development (instrumentation, antioxidant, supramolecular chemistry, quality assurance, polymers, food) and service sector (accreditation). Experience involved managing staff, applying grid principles, solving problems, applying analytical skills, implementing visual management systems, managing quality assurance and control, implementing and developing systems, validating and authorizing product trials, applying analytical chemistry and project management tools and techniques, applying statistical process control techniques, developing and validating testing methodologies, compiling product specification, writing laboratory reports, writing standard operating procedures, conducting audits and working with different customers and suppliers. Currently studying Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) at Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Notable achievements: Youngest Quality Foreman appointed with 11 subordinates. Reduced customer complaints from 2.7 % to 0.5% against a target of 1% by improving product performance (decreased defective rate) and reducing internal and external audit findings from 6 to 1 against a target of zero –  achieved this by implementing systems that improved decision making processes and by equipping staff with product specifications and clear working instructions and making information available at the point of use. Nominated for the most improved learner during the first line management skills programme course which involved applying leadership concepts in a work environment, motivating and building teams, managing time and work process in a business environment, ensuring that organisational standards are met, solving problems, making decisions and implementing solutions and employing a systematic approach to achieving objectives. Nominated to be a Culture Champion, responsible for implementing a new culture in the organization, allowed for personal growth and improved leadership skills and forged strategic relations with senior management; well respected by shop-floor workers and was able to effectively communicate up and down.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Sesotho, English, Afrikaans, Sepedi

Designation: Compliance Officer

Highest qualification type: g. B.Tech

University: Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Company size:

Division: Quality Control / Quality Assurance / Inspection

Seniority level: Superintendent (all disciplines)

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 African/Black

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  B.Tech Analytical Chemistry

University in another country: South African Packaging Institute

Other Formal Qualification:    Packaging Technology

Current / most recent job title?

Internal Auditor

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Ensuring internal audit process and systems are implemented in accordance with relevant standards, with the purpose of meeting accreditation requirements.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Internal processes and systems within scope of control must operate effectively.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am a professional individual with a great vision and strong will for success. I have abilities to work with different people across all levels, and cope well under pressure and enjoy and accept challenges. I put all my effort into everything I do and I also stick to tasks until they are completed successfully and always strive for high standard of work. Responsibility and assertiveness taught me leadership skills, innovative, self drive, teamwork, initiative, strategic planning and prioritizing. I am dedicated and work smarter to deliver. My strength lies in the planning process that undertakes before embarking on a project. I am not afraid of putting in the long hours of work when it is necessary. I thrive under stress and uses stress as a way of pushing not only myself but to set new benchmark targets for the organization. For example in 2015 I was allocated projects with very tight and strict deadlines, I managed to deliver all the projects on time but most importantly the results were outstanding and added value to the organization.

Ideal business title: 

Business Development Manager / Analyst
Continuous Improvement Manager
Packaging Specialist

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Designing and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures.
Establishing policies that promote company culture and vision.
Overseeing operations of the company and the work of executives.

What do you absolutely love doing?

I love to read

Ideal company (culture and values):

I want to work for a company that treat everyone fairly.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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