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CV, Seeking Managerial Position In Food Production

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 47723
(02/04/1965, male)
List top 5 skills: consultancy, marketing, production management
Short Bio:

Over 10 years experience managing food production. 5 years experience as a business/production/marketing consultant. BSc degree in Fisheries Food) Science and Management and Master´s Degree in Business Administration. Work experience in Europe and Africa.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

Icelandic

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Manufacturing and Operations, Marketing, General Management

Spoken languages: 

english, Icelandic

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

austria, Belgium, bulgaria, Croatia, cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, spain, Sweden, switzerland, United Kingdom



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mar 2015 – Present.
UNOKA FOODS CC
CONSULTANT (PREVIOUSLY GENERAL MANAGER)  – UK BASED

The company is a start-up food processing company. Working from home in London UK, my duties include:

• Analysing and deciding on Production process and technology

• Deciding on staff needs and development

• Develop business processes

• Oversee writing of company ethos and manuals

• Create company culture

• Oversee regular business operations and develop

• Marketing and sales

Successfully identified and tested production process for the product. Factory is in development.

Quality systems, health and safety manuals are being developed

Retail markets have been accessed and B2B sales have started. Successfully created demand for the product.

Sep 2011 – Oct 2015
BR27 CONSULTANCY (OWN BUSINESS)
BASED IN NAMIBIA

Consulted on

• Mahangu Product development project at Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in collaboration with the Namibian Agronomic Board. Successfully developed 4 recipes of Mahangu cookies (Mahangu is worldwide knows as pearl millet). In the process conducted consumer research

• Successfully consulted on the production of the cookies at GB Mahangu Enterprises in Rehoboth Namibia

• Advising on marketing and general business aspects such as cash flow projections and profit analysis GB Mahangu Enterprises and later Maano Investments CC

• Business consultant for Nomad Spa from idea to start-up with all business decisions and writing of business plan. Since Nomad Spa has won the award as Best African Day Spa for 2015 at the World Spa Award.

• Created business proposal, cash flow analysis, location, logistics and potentials for some Ministry staff for establishing small scale poultry farm for the communal farmers in Namibia.

• Conducted feasibility study on rural poultry project for NCCI (Namibian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and wrote a following Business Plan

• Co-wrote Standard Operational Manual for the Analytical Laboratory at the Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

Jun 2012 – Oct 2015
TB BUSINESS CONSULTANTS – SENIOR CONSULTANT
BASED IN NAMIBIA

TB Consultancy is a The Business Support Service Programme certified consultancy for the Namibian Ministry of Trade and industry

Provided various consultancy roles for TB Consultancy CC, including:

• Feasibility study on a truffle garden in Namibia

• Marketing campaign for a cookie project

• Training Workshop for the Namibian Ministry of Finance (Operational Manuals)

Jan 2010 – Jul 2011
FIRST ASSIST LTD
INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR

FirstAssist specializes in 24 hour emergency assistance services for UK sold travel policies.

Dealt with medical emergencies where it is crucial to quickly evaluate the assistance needed for each case, sometimes co-ordinating emergency repatriation from places where there is no or little medical help.

Jan 2009 – Jul 2009
PEOCON HF
MARKETING MANAGER

The main focus of the role was to expand customer base in markets, especially the Scandinavian market. The company is specialized in visitor count for the retail industry. Successfully expanded experience of sales, business development and time management skills.

• Substantially exceeded set targets which were to have a sales meeting with one potential large customer every 6 months.

• To closely work with the research, development and technical department of the company in order to deliver best available product to our customer. This included continuously looking for solutions that would improve our products and price

• To communicate customer’s wishes and comments to the company staff

Within 3 months successfully landed one large customer, had sales meeting with 3 others of which two where in advanced stages of sales

Quit to relocate to UK for family reasons

Jan 2005 – May 2008
REYKJAGARDUR HF
PRODUCTION MANAGER – POULTRY  (BASED IN ICELAND)

• Plan production based on forecasted daily raw material imput

• Allocate about 100 staff into relative role to maximize throughput and KPI

• Liaise with sales office and customers to allocate raw material into product categories

• Obtain and report production quantity and yield figures

• Manage quality control and hygiene

• Logistics. Make sure everyday production was correctly placed and oversee logistics of final products via the company´s transportation contractor to ensure smooth workings of the supply chain both upwards and downwards

• Products research and development was also part of my duties. The company was constantly looking for new ways to add value to its product both in fresh and cooked products. We developed on average 4-5 new products each year, mostly from the fully processed and cooked product division.

Successfully assisted on the production process and equipment being revamped, were it was modernized and throughput increased. New equipment purchased and installed. Our product quality improved substantially

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Aug 2008 – Jun 2010
University of Iceland

Courses taken where: Advance Marketing I and II; Investments Appraisal and Feasibility Studies; Strategic Management; Performance Measurement and Management; International Business; Research Methods; Strategy, Organisation and Management; Corporate Financing; and Microeconomics of Competitiveness (Harvard School of Business Accredited course)

BSc (hons) Fisheries Science and Management, Jan 1990 – May 1994
University of Akureyri, Iceland

Courses taken included: Mathematics; Chemistry; Biology; Microbiology; Fishing technology; Management; Food Process Technology; Economics; Finance and Marketing