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Food Safety Manager

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
March 09, 2020

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Suresh Gopalan.

B-*,Rail Nagar,Koyembedu,P.H.Road, Chennai-600 107.



June 2019 onwards with m/s Victor exports,Chennai,manufacturer& exporters of cookies.

Mabisco ltd, (Mayor biscuit company ltd)Lagos, Nigeria.

General Manager (Operations)

June 2017 TO December 2018.

Headed the Green field project, planning,procuring, erection & commissioning of the machineries and successfully running the production . Introduced TIC TAC TOE (hard dough), RICH TEA (hard dough) in to the market which is doing very well, .Handling the whole factory operations including quality dept, successfully completed SON AUDIT three times.

SAFETY: Introduced cow catcher in the entrance to avoid cattles entering the factory.

Fixed Fire Extinguishers all round the factory.

Covered the cutting & moulding area with cloths to avoid foreign body falling.


Removed all tube lights&bulbs,changed to sodium vapour lamps with plastic cover.

All glass measuring jars and flavor bottles eradicated, informed to supply in plastic canes,and introduced plastic measuring jars.


Checking of all raw&packing materials mandatory.vehicle check list introduced.

Daily 11’o clock meeting with all staffs& supervisors checking quality of yesterday’s production by random sampling.Marks given to each shift,displayed in notice board.

Hand washing system,pestoflash,air curtains introduced.


Conducted training for all regarding food safety,hygiene and house keeping every Saturday.Each one should talk about quality, how to improve,suggestins welcome.

Mock drills conducted once in six months to train them in case of emergency.

A fight happened between group of workers& HR of the company regarding salary and over time dispute.called them to the board room,held discussions for 1.5 days, solved the problem

Refusal of work by technicians, talked to them, used soft,hard, and loving words, made them understand, problem solved.

Globe Biscuits &Dairy milk Ltd, Bangladesh. Plant Head.

— April 2015 To October 2016.

Head of 3 biscuit lines having capacity of 800 T/ Month, running hard, soft, fermented varieties. Handled 1200 work force and head of pillow chips, wafers, toast, channa chur, cup cakes and factory admin work..Introduced TIFFIN STRAWBERRY, AND TIFFIN ORANGE (Enrobed biscuits)Into the market which was a hit in the market.

SAFETY:Arranged Gloves,gun boot,helmet aprons for technicians.

Extended water line around diesel storage area and made a pit to store sand.

FOOD SAFETY: Fixed potassium permanganate solution for hand washing.

Out of rest room area, fixed a nylon brush rollers for foot wear cleaning and displayed some photos reg hygiene.

Toilet cleaning made every two hrs and spraying of cleaning agents,exhast fan introduced.

QUALITY:Plastic drums given to store empty gunny bags and raw material bags.

Introduced Green,Blue,Red color dust bins for putting the scrap.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT&MANAGEMENT:Conducted “Biscuit manufacturing “ training for all every 15 days once.

Magnets introduced at cooling conveyor out point.

Taken two supervisor to m/s pran biscuits to see how they maintain the factory.

Plant Director,KFSC Addis Ababa — MAY 2014 to Jan 30th 2015..

Biscuit plant operations head, having single line with capacity of 200T /Month. main supply is to the army of Ethiopia..

SAFETY:Made a new washing room, breaking the old room and fixed tiles.

Fixed air extractor in the ceiling of addition area.

FOOD SAFETY:Bought S.S. containers for storage of raw materials.

Proper weighing scales with calibration arranged.

Rusted fat bins eradicated,made new with S.S.

Jewel policy,glass policy introduced.

QUALITY:Metal detector bought from India and fixing was on when I left.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT&MANAGEMENT:Classes taken regarding quality&food safety.

Factory manager Aachi spices & foods pvt ltd,Chennai, India.

Sep 2013 TO April 2014.

Looking after the production of pickles both veg & non veg,newly installed pure water plant at Red Hills, Chennai.

Plant Manager, Merec Industries ltd, Maputo, Mozambique.

June 2011 TO June 2013.

Heading the manufacturing plant, handling the production of biscuits, Pasta, and bread manufacturing .

At the time of joining in Merec, Mozambique, the tonnage was 70-80T of biscuits / Month, by implementing suitable measures, the tonnage raised to 200 T / Month.

SAFETY: Fixed wire mesh net for the windows. Humidification of factory started once in 15 days on Sunday.

Food safety: Bought plastic pallets for stores and FG Store.Walkin freezer commissioned in my period.

Fixed Gun metal trays under each packing machine to avoid spillage.

QUALITY: Made them understand to use powdered sugar in mixing.Introduced invert syrup and started using in glucose and Marie.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT& MANAGING:: Initially language was the problem, on seeing my work culture,they started obeying my orders.Taken regular classes how to make biscuits, raw material charecteristics,GMP,GHP.

Plant head, Ravi foods, Hyderabad, India. June 2010 TO June 2011

. In charge of the export unit, reduced the wastages from 2.5% to 1.5%. Efficiency every month at 86%. ·Planning, executing,labour management, keeping good harmony in the factory.Maintenance activities.

Production Manager,A&P Foods,Lagos,Nigeria.

Jan 2010 TO MAY 2010.

Developed the productivity by utilising the existing manpower to run the 3rd line.

Instrumental in erection of silo system.

Wastage reduction,training of workers.

Monitoring daily production & wastage and conducting daily production meetings.

Production officer,quality officer

Britannia Industries ltd.

Worked in Chennai,Pondicherry,Hospet.

March 1992 TO Dec 2009.

Managing quality control function in CP unit of BIL.

Ø Implementing Quality Control Systems and Procedures to assure quality of incoming ingredients, in process materials, finished products, packing and dispatches.

Ø Ensuring conformance to HACCP AND ISO 22000

Ø Managed entire production process right from mixing stage till finishing and packaging.

Ø Regulated operations parameters of critical process areas covering - oven settings, temperature control, mixing process, dough consistency and dough temperature maintenance.

Ø Implemented preventive, planned and predictive maintenance to maximize machines uptime.

Ø Periodically monitored condition of ovens / other equipments and initiated advance action to prevent major breakdown. Evolved quick break down solutions thru’ systematic root cause analysis.

Ø Appointed as Domain expert person in B.I.L.Chennai for Mechentronics set up in collaboration with SIEMENS.

Ø Key Coordinator for implementation of 5’S in B.I.L. organization. Member in E.M.S. audit team.

Ø Contributing significantly in web development and implementation resulting in reduction of canvas cost to the company.

Ø Deputed as B.I.L.representative officer at Hospet (Karnataka), one of BIL’S contract packing unit.

Ø Supervised operations of the production line for the manufacture of Britannia Biscuits. Observed process parameters including oven settings, temperature control, mixing process, dough consistency and dough temperature maintenance etc.

Ø Defined work allocations to the workmen and monitored their work performance.

Supervisor & S Power switchgear ltd,Ambattur,Chennai. Jan 1990 TO March 1992.

Ø Supervised production of Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCB) Spot Welding Section, Compression Molding Section

Ø Implemented process control/ quality parameters to ensure right quality output .


Vinayaka Mission University,Salem

B.E.Mechanical Engineering. First class 81%.

2004 to 2007.

B.C.A. Madras university,Chennai.. II CLASS.

2000 TO 2004. Correspondance course,

A.M.I.E Sec (A)

Institute Of Engineers,Calcutta.

Diploma In Mechanical Engineering, I st class 80%

1981 to 1984.

Seshasayee Institute Of Technology,Trichy

St.Anthony’s Higher Secondary School,Thanjavur.T.N.

Secondary schooling.. Upto April 1981.


CFTRI Course Mysore on Bread manufacturing.



Highly proficient with MS Office & Internet Applications.


§ Date of Birth : 07/12/1965

§ Address : B-6,Rail Nagar, Koyambedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,600107.

§ Phone : +919********* (india).

§ Languages English, Tamil, little Hindi speaking.

§ Passport no : Z2373941.valid up to Feb 2022.

§ Skype i.d. : GS1965TNJ1

§ Salary last drawn : 3000 usd/month.

§ Salary expected : Negotiable.

§ Joining time : Immediately.

§ Watsup : +919*********.

§ Linkedin : sureshgopalan.


Highly proficient with MS Office & Internet Applications.


· Production Planning Process Controls Quality Management

· Productivity Improvement / 5S Preventive Maintenance Breakdown solutions

· Wastage Control Workforce Management Cross Functional Coordination


State 8th Rank holder in SSLC


Mother tongue: Tamil.

Fluent in Tamil,English.

Little Hindi.

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