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CV, Food and Seafood Professional seeking job in Middle East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 9948

List top 5 skills: ms office
Short Bio:

Over 23 years experienced food professional capable of handling production, quality control, retail sales, distribution, branding and business development functions. Setup and operated f&b outlets, handled retail sales and distribution with high level of success.

Current location: 

Andhra Pradesh, India - View on map

Nationality: 

Indian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

General Management, Marketing, Retail Wholesale and Purchasing

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



WORK EXPERIENCE

Geekay Concepts Pvt Ltd., Chennai (India)

Freelance Consultant (Since Feb 2014)

Setting up Food Import & Distribution Business (Vegetables & Fruits)

Setup Warehouse & Distribution Facilities

Facilitate Sourcing & Imports

The Secret of Quality WLL, Doha (Qatar)

General Manager (June 2012 – Feb 2014)

Import and Retail Distribution – Coffee, Chocolate, Mineral Water, Dairy Products, Edible Oil, Frozen Vegetables

Franchise Operations – Slitti Cafe & Chocolate (Italy), Movenpick (Switzerland)

Sourcing of Food & Beverage Products

Branding – Slitti Coffee, Chocolates, Pure Swiss Mineral Water

Unique Concepts WLL, Bahrain

General Manager (April 2010 – May 2012)

Business Development Manager (2009April – March 2010)

Responsibilities

• Import of food products & Retail Sales

• Setup and operation of Franchise Restaurants

• Operation, Purchase, Inventory, Manpower Management

• Sales, Marketing and Business Development

• Catering & Delivery Services

• Overall P&L of the Company

Achievements

• Setup food import division

• Setup Fine Dining Franchise Restaurants – The Crepe Cafe, Hyderabad House & Bowl O‘ China

• Established Operational & Marketing Budget and handling entire operations within the set budget.

Oman Fisheries Co.

Project Manager – Seafood Retail Sales, Quality Control & Quality Assurance

(2002 January – 2009 March)

Responsibilities

• Fresh, Frozen & value added seafood sales

• Seafood sales to Hotels and Catering Companies

• Sales Promotions & Marketing Campaigns

• Launching New Products & Brand Promotion

• Liaise with Advertising Agencies & Distributors

• Responsible for Quality Control and Quality Assurance

• Seafood Sourcing

• Internal auditor of ISO Quality Management System & HACCP

• Fish Farm Projects

• Project proposals, feasibility studies and liaison with government agencies

Achievements

• Launched new Ready to Eat Seafood Brand Taqa

• Handled Brand Promotion throughout Oman

• Improved Retail Sales Value from 2 Million RO in 2003 to 6 Million RO by 2008

• Increased product range from just Frozen Seafood to Fresh & Ready to Eat Products

AFTM, Iran

Consultant – Seafood Quality Control and Export Marketing

(2001 February – 2001August)

• Short term contract

• Implementation of HACCP

• Assisted in Export Marketing to Europe & Japan

• Implemented Quality Control & Food Safety systems to facilitate export of seafood

• Improved the standards of seafood processing line from purchase to cold storage

Previous Assignments: (1990 – 2000)

Hilsa Aqua, India Jan 1996 – Dec 2000; Consultant – Seafood & Aqua Feed

The Waterbase Ltd, India, Sept 1992 – Dec 1995; Technical Officer – Feed Marketing & Solution Support

George Maijo, India, July 1990 – August 1992; Management Trainee – Seafood Processing & Aqua Feed Marketing

• Successfully completed ISO 9001-2000 Auditor Course in 2003

• Training in HACCP Principles for food safety and hygiene in 1990 & 2006

Education

• MBA, 2000 in Technology Management through distant mode from APESMA – Deakin University, Australia

• M. Sc., 1990 Marine Biology and Oceanography by research, Centre for Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University. INDIA

• B. Sc., 1988 Environmental Zoology, National College, Bharathidasan University. INDIA

IT SKILLS

• Well versed with Windows, MS Office and Internet applications.