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Quality Assurance Product Development

Bengaluru, KA, 560038, India
April 28, 2016

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A dynamic & goal-oriented professional targeting for challenging & rewarding opportunities in Quality Assurance & Quality Control with an organisation of high repute

Location Preference: Bangalore / Overseas

Industry Preference: FMCG & Pharmaceuticals

Profile Summary

M.Sc. (Microbiology) & Trained Internal Auditor with 3.5 years of experience in Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Product Development and Research & Development

Currently working with Grover Zampa Vineyards Ltd. as Microbiologist

Expertise in leading the product / manufacturing process design & development and ensuring the compliance with quality standards

Familiar with application of CAPA, HACCP, FSMS, GLP & GMP system

Proficiency in implementing quality systems for certifications like HACCP, Supplier Quality Management System (SQMS), BRC, STAR (KFC) & ISO 22000

Possess knowledge of operating procedures of Spectrophotometer, PCR and ELISA Techniques

Experienced in conducting internal audits with reference to ISO 22000:2005 and making CAPA for NCs

Skills to analyse and interpret the unique problems, with a combination of experience and logical thinking to find the right solutions

Areas of Exposure

- Project Management

- Product Development

- Audit & Inspection

- Quality Assurance

- Safety Compliance

- Requirement Mapping

- Process Enhancement

- Team Management

- Regulatory Compliance

- Customer Compliants handling

-Sensory Evaluation

Organizational Experience

Since Dec’15 with Grover Zampa Vineyards Ltd., Raghunathpura, Doddaballapur as Microbiologist

Oct’12 to Nov’15 with Vista Processed Foods Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Growth Path

Oct’12 to Sep’14 Microbiologist

Oct’14 to Nov’15 Executive – QA

Key Result Areas:

Food Safety & Quality Assurance:

Devising and implementing quality assurance programmes in compliance with company requirements; prioritizing quality assurance responsibilities based on the integration of new designs and products into current production schedule; reviewing HACCP plans to ascertain the compliance with standards

Performing hygienic zoning, hygienic design risk assessments, sanitation & hygiene and allergen management

Coordinating activities in the branches; arranging for inspection of imported products and safe operations of quality control laboratory; reporting the status of the quality levels of staff, systems and production activities and participating in the improvement programs

Product Development:

Interfacing with the marketing team to enhance the company products and validating new lines & process during installation & commissioning to get the desired product

Conducting shelf life studies for trial products & existing products as well

Research & Development:

Coordinating product development customization functions including requirement analysis, finalizing of specifications, designing, prototype development & testing activities

Managing scale up and validation of processes to commercial level; monitoring the overall operations for new products or improvement of existing products with thrust on reducing product cost

Process Enhancement:

Developing processes to ensure smooth establishment of product commercially and conducting regular audits and food safety risk assessments for process compliance

Monitoring the harmonization of specifications for raw materials, sensory evaluation of the developed products and shelf life study of the finalized formulation

Regulatory Affairs & Consumer Affairs:

Evaluating compliances for new product development to national and international regulations

Resolving consumer issues & backward integration with plant operations for effective closures and process improvement


At Grover Zampa Vineyards Ltd.


Implemented quality systems for certifications like ISO 22000:2005, ISO 14000, in Vineyards

Prepared SOPs as per ISO 22000:2005, FSSAI guidelines

Compiled a report on performance of White, Red & Rose wine products and developed new activities for improvement purposes

Independently and successfully executed the New La Reserve wine project on product development

At Vista Processed Foods Pvt. Ltd.

As Microbiologist

Prepared media and operating instruments like Autoclave, Incubator, Hot Air Oven and so on

Completed testing on Environmental Microbial Monitoring as per SQMS & FSSC 22000

Escalated Overall Operating Efficiency (OEE) by 100% through measures such as Testing of SO2, Total acidity, Volatile Acdity, Brix(Sugar conc in Grape juice), PH & Density of the wine

As Executive – Quality Assurance

Successfully conducted internal training for employees on FSMS, HACCP and Personal Hygiene in Defined Frequency

Gained knowledge of CCP Validation and Verifications as FSMS team member

Conducting process capability study for continual improvement of the product

Preparing supplier feedback and sharing the existing issues about raw materials with the supplier

Performing internal GMP, Facility Sacurity and GLASS Audits in defined intervals, Conducting MRM(Management Review meeting) to evaluate the issues to the top management, Preparing SOPs and so on

Organisational Trainings

3 days Training Programme in HACCP, Internal Audit and Root Cause Analysis, Mumbai conducted by Lloyd’s Register (LRQA) in February 2014 by Mr. Vishal

Internal Audit Training Programme for ISO 22000-2005 conducted by TUV South Asia, Bangalore in March 2014 by Shrinivas

BRC and McDonalds “Third Version SQMS” conducted by SGS in February 2014 by Ashwini Bhargav

Academic Details

M.Sc. (Microbiology) from V. S. M College Andhra University, Ramchandrapuram in 2009

B.Sc. (Chemistry, Botany & Zoology) from A. S. M College Gulbarga University, Bellary in 2004

12th from JNV Kuknoor, CBSC, Kuknoor in 2001

10th from JNV Kuknoor, CBSC, Kuknoor in 1999


Certified to sell Mutual Funds; scored 73.75% in AMFI Exam, 02-09-2013

IT Skills

Applications: MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) & Internet Applications

Software: SAP

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 10th September 1983

Languages Known: English, Hindi, Telugu & Kannada

Address: H. No. 274, Ground Floor, 6th Main, I Cross, Motappanapalya, Indra Nagar, Bangalore- 560038

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