Vijay I

Director of Quality - 20 Years of Experience - Near 19130


Director of Quality


Philadelphia, PA

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Vijay A. Inamdar Director-Consultant Food Safety & Quality Solutions 46, Lochana, 353 / 5B, R.B. Mehta Marg Email: Ghatkopar East, Mumbai 400077 Res.Phone:91- 022 25068101, 91-2256293532 Mobile No. 8454844299 PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS A dynamic professional with nearly Three decades of extensive experience in Quality Management Systems, Food Safety Management System, Business Process Re-engineering for Retail Industry , Food Industries and Beverage Industries. Started own consultancy establishment ‘Scientific and Technical Consultant” for providing Food a guidance, implement Food Safety Management Systems and Quality Management Systems.( August 2012 - ). Presently working on Harmonization of Food Safety Laws of India with Codex and Other International Food Safety Laws for FSSAI. Worked as a Consultant to complete Beverage project for Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd, During the projects, I was associated with product formulation, package selection (Can and Pet Bottle), Food Safety Regulations, FSSAI formalities, Filling and Capping machine selection and installation, Product Trails and approvals, Production and Product – Brand URZZA launched all over India,( April 2014 – September 2014,) Associated as Senior Consultant SL for providing guidance and support for implementation of Food Safety systems, Product and Process Quality requirements, ISO 22000 and ISO 9008 Certifications for Fruits and Vegetable processing units at Reliance Fresh Food Supply Chain.(2010-2012) During July 2011, F & V processing unit -Hyderabad received Food Safety – ISO 22000-2005 and ISO 9001-2008 Certifications through International Certification group- TUV-Nord. Associated with Reliance Retails-Mumbai as Assistant Vice President-AVP (National Head for QA and Process).( 2006- 2010), Successfully Lead the QA department and implemented Food Safety, Statutory requirements across the value chain of Reliance Retails ( Foods and FMCG). Possess a clear understanding of the Beverage Industry, Package Drinking Water, Supplier Risk Management, Retail industry technology trends with the distinction of instituting Food Safety, Quality Assurance practices to achieve business excellence at the lowest overall cost. Distinction of participating in resolving Belgium Coke issue, worked as part of Audit team which conducted Plant Audits in Italy, Poland and Asia Pacific region. Nominated as Senior Auditor for Asia Pacific Group, The Coca-Cola Company, reporting to Atlanta Corporate office during 1996 to 2000. A competent administrator with adeptness in leading profit centre involving Raw Material Planning, Production Planning, Improving productivity, Wastage reduction and Induction of new technology. Excellent communication & interpersonal skills with strong analytical, problem solving & organizational abilities. Education : B. Sc. (Technology.) in Foods Technology (Post Graduation) Chemistry & Physics (Graduation) CERTIFICATIONS Completed - ISO-9000-2000 - Q M S -Lead Auditor -May -2002 –Quality Management International - EMS ISO 14000 – Environment Management System - Feb -2005 – EQMS INDIA - ISO 17025 - Laboratory Quality System -Sept. 2002 - Indian Institute of Quality Management. - OHSMS-OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Hazard and Safety - Feb -2005 – EQMS INDIA - SA-8000-2001 - Labour Practices and Safety. – Nov.– 2003 – DNV - HACCP - FOOD SAFETY - Jan 2004 – DNV - SPC - Statistical Process Management - Jan. 2000. -Coca-Cola Company. - Sensory Evaluation - GEORGIA Tea Coffee Flavors – Jan 2003 – Coca Cola India - SIX SIGMA - Green Belt - Jan.2006 - STQC Govt. of India - SIX SIGMA - Black Belt. – March 2006 - STQC Govt. of India - White Belt - Leaders As Coaches – May 2007 - Reliance Retail. CORE COMPETENCIES ; Food Safety and Quality Management Systems o Providing strategic consultancy to clients for achieving quality certification as per Six Sigma, FOOD SAFETY,ISO, QMS & EMS standards as well as appraising the status of system implementation. o Developing a framework of Food Safety standards, quality standards, Product Specifications, Regulatory requirements, Food Safety implementation procedures & systems and overseeing smooth implementation at entire value chain and client end. o Revamping workflow processes for integration of quality systems and effective implementation of Quality Management systems. Business Process Re-engineering o Rethinking & radically designing business processes for dramatic improvements in meeting needs and other external strategic demands. o Analyzing various processes & recommending modifications to enhance operational / process efficiency. o Identifying capacity limitations & bottlenecks and process problems, plant upsets reasons for production shortfall for taking corrective action. Team Management / Training & Development o Managing Team functions viz. manpower planning, recruitment, performance appraisal, etc. o Leading, mentoring & monitoring the performance of team members to ensure efficiency in process operations and meeting of individual & group targets. o Creating and sustaining a dynamic environment that fosters development opportunities and motivates high performance amongst Team members. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ; As Senior Cosultant SL and Assistant Vice President –Quality Assurance and Process ( From December 2006 to June 2012. ) with Reliance Retail Ltd. Mumbai , Brands: All Staples, Milk and Milk products, Foods and Beverages, Processed Foods, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Non Veg. Prepared Quality Specifications and Operation Manual for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Achieved ISO 22000-2005 and ISO 9000-2008 Certificate for Hyderabad Processing Centre during 2011. Lead team of experienced Sr. Managers- Quality Assurance , providing guidance, leadership, support to implement Quality Systems, Food Safety requirements across the Value chain of Retail Industry for Foods and Non-Foods FMCG products. Support and create the documentation, checklist to strengthen Food Safety audit program. Implementing Document Management Program. Communicate and Update the Food Laws and Regulatory requirements changes to Management. Developing the Technical Talent through training and assessments by skill gap analysis. Imparting regular coaching on findings and communications.(RR requirements, food safety, hygiene and sanitation) Developed the vendor development program and implemented at all vendors across the value chain. August 1994 to August 2005 with Coca-Cola India Division, Gurgaon; Brands: Coca-Cola, Thumps Up, Sprite, Fanta Orange, Limca, Kinley Soda, Kinley Package Drinking Water, Maaza Mango. Sr. Manager -Quality Systems Audit Head (1996 to 2005) Led a team of experienced Quality Systems Audit Managers and provided leadership to Quality Systems Audit operation. o Implemented & established Quality Systems Audit Program o Conducted Quality Systems Audit for Beverage Plants, Package Drinking Water Plants, Distribution Centers, Contract Packing Units, Fountain and Dispensing Units for Beverages and Tea & Coffee at Market Place in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Maldives. Conducted o Quality Systems Audit for all Primary Ingredients Packaging material suppliers and assist supplier management for authorization process. Implemented Quality Systems & TPM at Beverage Plants and Package Drinking Water Plants. o Developed Technical Talent , Auditing Skills of Internal Auditors. o Prepared Quality Systems Audit Protocols and Audit Documents. o Conducted Supplier Audit Program. Distinctions o Selected to participate in resolving Belgium Coke issue, worked as part of Audit team which conducted Plant Audits in Italy, Poland and Asia Pacific region. o Nominated as Senior Auditor for Asia Pacific Group reporting to Atlanta Corporate office during the period (1996 to 2000). Introduced Risk Analysis for Suppliers and Hygiene Index for Fountain Dispenser. Quality Systems Audit Experience: o 125 Manufacturing Units o 40 Distribution Centers o 51 Supplier Systems o 450 Fountain Outlets o 75 Tea & Coffee Outlets o Conducted assessment of Contract Packers for Kinley-Package Drinking Water as per BIS requirements. (Bureau of Indian Standards). Established Quality Systems and BIS requirements for Kinley water manufacturing units. Area Quality Assurance Manager (1994-1996) Established Quality Standards, Specifications and Systems for Western Region Plants and supported other regions plants (India). Functioned as Project Team Member for o Start up of Kinley Package Drinking water in PET bottles (1 litre) and Bulk water (20 L). o Greenfield/ Brownfield Beverage Plant Projects for Quality Departments, GMP Standard, Setting of Quality Lab, Process Standardization –Water Treatment, Syrup & ETP Systems. Initiated PET & CAN line at Pune and established all India Fountain Market with SS canister as packaging container. Played a key role in the successful launch of Kinley Water in India at 20 manufacturing units. Led a team of experienced Quality Assurance Manager of plants of Western Region- India. Previous Assignments; May 1992 - April 1994 with National Mineral Water Co., Sultanate of Oman as Factory Manager Led operations for the profit centre head involving Raw Material Planning, Production Planning, Improving Productivity, Wastage Reduction & Induction of new technology. Played an instrumental role in executing new project of o Changing Press Cap to Screw Cap o Installation of Screw Cap machines for in-house Cap production o Converting PVC bottles line manufacturing to PET bottles o Installation of Bulk Jar Line. o These projects helped improve productivity and reduced inventories. Led a team of experienced Managers, Supervisors and Operators, manufacturing the Bottled Mineral water. October 1990 - April 1992 with Associated Distilleries and Breweries Ltd., Mumbai as Senior Executive Responsible for improving productivity and maximize plant efficiency. Worked in close coordination with a team of experienced Supervisors & Operators. January 1978 - July 1990 with Chellaram Industries (Gambia) Ltd., The Gambia, West Africa. Franchise Bottlers of Coca- Cola as Factory Manager Responsible for Production, Quality and Operations/ Maintenance of the facilities at the plant and implemented Good Manufacturing Practices at plant. Quality Awards Received by plant for product quality includes - Gold Medal in 1982 - Silver Medal in 1980 - Bronze Medal in 1979. Led team of experienced Managers, Supervisors and Operators. July 1976 - December 1977; commenced professional career with Pure Drinks (P.) Ltd. Worli , Mumbai as Quality Control Incharge. Monitored the Quality of Incoming raw material & final product quality; determining sanitary & hygienic condition of processes through Microbiological analysis. EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS 1976 B.Sc. (Food Tech.) from Bombay University, Dept. of Chemical Technology, (BUDCT), Mumbai 1973 B.Sc. (Chemistry & Physics) from Mumbai University LANGUAGES KNOWN: English, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati and Elementary Arabic DATE OF BIRTH: 29th May, 1952