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Packaging Technologist (AA/EE Female), Ref: 1026223

Ref: 1026223

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: BSc Honours Technology Management
Other Formal Qualification: B.Tech: Biotechnology, ND: Packaging Technology (in progress)
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Current/recent job title: Packaging Technologist

Packaging Technologist (AA/EE Female)
Qualifications: BSc (Hons): Technology Management / B.Tech: Biotechnology / Diploma: Packaging Technology (in progress). Industry in: FMCG – beverage processing (mineral water/soft drinks). Years of experience range: d. 6 to 10 years. Gender: Female. Ethnicity: African/Black. Nationality: South African.

Career aspirations: interested in career opportunities in the fields of Packaging Technology / New Product Development / Brand Management & Marketing / Innovations & Continuous improvement. Open to positions both nationally and internationally.

8 years of experience in FMCG, 3 of which were spent in QA supporting the packaging department as a Packaging Technologist and 5 years in Brewing (various positions with same employer). Studying Packaging Technology to gain more exposure in packaging’s latest innovations and material engineering.

“My core functions is to supersede material trials, supplier management, governance of standards and I remain the trusted advisor for all material and product non-conformance on the line. I also am involved in New Product Innovations, whereby my core function is to do supplier audits, material sign offs and trial executions.”

Some of her achievements include having represented Trainees at the Career SA video recording for the Top Employer status of the Brewery. Chosen to be part of her employer’s Africa Middle East Talent pool-FLMDP (First Line Managers Development programme) – Projects completed to date includes 1) Reduction of risks at the Caustic intake area and 2) Reduction of missing blanks at the wrapapaks. Chosen to be a Project Leader for hazardous chemical coordination project – making sure that all chemicals in the brewery are accounted for and all risk assessments are done and awareness thereof. Reduction of minor stops at wrapapaks – led a team that focused on reducing minor stops by following a Unified Problem Solving. Successfully lead and managed a team of 5 personnel (1 year). Implemented a new email communication system amongst Team-leaders.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Northern Sotho, English, Zulu

Designation: Technologist

Highest qualification type: d. Honours

University: University of Pretoria

Company size: ‘501 – 1000

Division: Quality Control / Quality Assurance / Inspection

Seniority level: Technologist – Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender:                                    Female

Ethnicity:                                 African/Black

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  BSC Hons Technology Management

Current / most recent job title?

Packaging Technologist

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

I am responsible for packaging material and product quality. My main purpose is to provide packaging department with support when having any issues with material by use of TMP mythologies, I also manage suppliers making sure they deliver materials that are in accordance to employer specifications.

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

Communications of clear standards when there are changes in materials
Engaging the suppliers when packaging is faced with defective materials
Be a lead in problem solving when there are trends of losses or defects

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

By nature I am a creative person, I have passion for gifting as well as people. In my free time I do gifts for people, wrapping as well as create invitations for events. I also love organizing small events, the planning and finally seeing the final product is what fulfils me. So by nature I love to be with people, which is a quality I take with to work as well. I engage a lot with o many people daily and that’s my selling points. I also love to travel, I had the opportunity to travel to the most beautiful places

Ideal business title: 

New Product Innovations Technologist
Business Development Manager
Brand Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

To lead the portfolio of new products
Save costs
Visit clients and provide solutions for their packaging issues
Engaging with suppliers
Report writing

Skill area of competence:

Supplier audits and management
TPM tools methodologies
New product innovations process
Packaging technology and material engineering
Project management

Career summary:

3 years Packaging (Quality Assurance)
1 year Brewing Team leader
4 years Brewing (production)

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

I would like to be a New Product Development Manager and or a Business Development Manager, I also would like to have completed my MBA

What do you absolutely love doing?

Peoples development(I enjoy coaching people on being the best they can be, helping them fix their CV’s, support them)
I enjoy solving material issues on the Packaging line
I enjoy lengthy discussions with the suppliers about sustainable solutions they have or we have

Ideal company (culture and values):

I would like to work for a company that value its people, have a culture of respect and also promote “having fun at work” while reaching our goals. would like to work in an environment I can be myself, while helping the company achieve more. I am keen on career development, that’s what keeps me going at any company

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

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