Quality And Production Manager

Resume posted by idalezios in Manufacturing.
Desired salary: $70,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Palaio Faliro Attica, Greece

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Summary

Dear Madame/Sir,

I am a Food Industry professional, with 10 years significant experience in operations, quality, R&D, change management, and a proven track record of developing strategy, driving change and minimizing cost.
I hold an MS in Food Science from Cornell University, Ithaca, USA and a BS in the same discipline from the Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Main abilities include out of the box thinking, strong organizational and communication skills, proactive mentality, efficiently handling of projects within prescribed time frame and budget, critically appraisal of scientific information and communication of it.
My goal is to continue building a career based on excellence, innovation and safety.

Sincerely,
Isidoros Dalezios, MSc

Personal data:
Date of birth: November 17th, 1966
Place of birth: Boston, Mass., USA
Citizenship: US/Greek
Marital status: Single
Current address: 10 Poseidonos Ave., Palio Faliro 17561, Athens, Greece
Tel.: +306944286346, +302109820585
e-mail: dalezios@yahoo.com, idalezios@orbgroup.gr

Education

• Doctor of Philosophy in Microbial Physiology and Food Ecology
1998 – 2002 Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Food Science and Technology, Greece
PhD thesis (not submitted): ‘Interaction of lactic acid and propionic acid bacteria in hard cheese’ (Supervisor: Prof. George K. Kalantzopoulos)
Supported by scholarship from the Greek National Institute of Scholarships, in the field of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology.

• Master of Science in Food Science
1995 -1997Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA
Main field: Food Science Secondary field: General Microbiology
MSc thesis: ‘A comparative study of fuzzy-c-means, k-means and k-NN algorithms in the classification and identification of lactic acid bacteria’ (Supervisor: Prof. Karl J. Siebert)

• University Degree in Food Science and Technology
1986 – 1992 Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Food Science and Technology, Greece

Experience

➢ 08/2011 – to date: Lead Auditor, TÜV Hellas S.A. (TÜV NORD Group)
Certification and Inspections Company
Athens, Greece

➢ 11/2010 – to date: Chief Operations Officer, Orb Group
Consulting and Trading Company
Athens, Greece

➢ 11/2009 – 11/2010: Assistant Plant Manager, Credin Hellas S.A.
Producer of raw materials and mixes for the Bread Making and Confectionary sector
Oinofyta, Greece
Responsibilities:
• Quality Assurance, R&D & QC functions.
Indicative: a. Drive programs ensuring product quality and specification and regulatory compliance b. Internal and supplier audits c. ISO 9001:2008 & 22000:2005 implementation and validation d. Introduction of SPC culture e. Customer complaints management
• Maintenance department
Indicative: a. Definition and implementation of appropriate work order system b. Inventory establishment and organization c. Rationalization and implementation of preventive maintenance program
• Waste management
• Implement, inspect and improve cleaning protocols and program
➢ 09/2009 – 11/2009: Production Manager, Soya Mills S.A.
Soybean, Sunflower crushing and seed oil refinery plant
Corinth, Greece
Main Responsibilities:
• To produce top quality products
• To reorganize department in order to increase efficiency
• Implement, inspect and improve cleaning protocols and program

➢ 12/2007 – 11/2009: Quality Assurance & Customers Technical Service Manager, Soya Mills S.A.
Vegetable Oil Producer Company
Corinth, Greece
Main Responsibilities:
• Reorganize company’s Quality Assurance and Food Safety Systems
a. Alignment of QA team with Business Management, & Supply Management set goals b. Building programs ensuring product quality and specification and regulatory compliance c. Build intra-company confidence in product quality through communication d. Conformance to new EU legislation e. ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000:2005, BRC & IFS certification, validation and implementation h. Internal and supplier audits
• To perform Risk Analysis assessment of processes and products
• To act as liaison with Governmental and European regulatory agencies to provide compliance with GMP, GHP and Food Safety guidelines
• Customer Technical Service (Specifications, New Products, Improvement suggestions)
• Compliance to waste management National & European legislation
• To advice, communicate and assure distribution of current state of the art in Food Science through the company structure
• Quality control
• Implement, inspect and improve cleaning protocols and program

➢ 9/2006 – 11/2007: Chief Operations Officer, Lotus S.A. Business Consulting
Consulting firm in the area of Food Industry and Agribusiness
Athens, Greece
Responsibilities:
• Consolidate and improve company’s position in the sector, especially in the area of middle and large Food Industry companies
• Expand company’s line of products in the areas of: Crisis management, Legislation, Product development, Safety and Family businesses

➢ 2/2004 – 8/2006: Quality Assurance Manager, Creta Farms S.A.
Pork Meat Producer & Processing Industry
Rethymno, Crete (Head Offices & 1st processing plant)
Ag. Stefanos, Athens (2nd processing plant)
Responsibilities as Quality Assurance Manager (indicative):
• To implement company’s Quality Assurance and Food Safety Systems in order to increase efficiency
a. Implement and optimize Quality & Food Safety systems b. ISO 22000:2005, IFS & BRC certification c. Audits by customers (McDonald’s, US Navy, Greek Army, Carrefour etc) d. Internal and supplier audits e. Manage and troubleshoot consumer complaints
• To design and implement (as BPO) Quality Management module of SAP (live on 2/1/06)
• To act as liaison with Governmental and European regulatory agencies to provide compliance with GMP, GHP and Food Safety guidelines
• Direct involvement in designing, testing, launching and following up of the company’s R&D projects (for list of projects please refer to PROJECTS section)
• To compose and submit Patents
• To co-ordinate participation to European funded Research projects with Educational Institutes and the European Community (for detailed projects please refer to PROJECTS section)
• Implement, inspect and improve cleaning protocols and program

➢ 5/2002 – 2/2004: Quality Control Manager, Creta Farms SA.
Pork Meat Producer & Processing Industries
Rethymno, Crete (Head Offices & 1st processing plant)
Athens (2nd processing plan)
• Maintain and improve Quality Control Plan
• Act as liaison with external laboratories (customer’s, national, private, universities)
• Implement, inspect and improve cleaning protocols and program (Cleaning team of 21 persons)
• Responsible for pest control
• Direct involvement in designing, testing, launching and following up of the company’s R&D projects (for list of projects please refer to PROJECTS section)

Skills

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Windows, Mac OS X
  • Statistical analysis software: MINITAB, SYSTAT, SAS
  • SAP R/3

Specialties

    BRC, GFSI systems.
 Manufacturing in a regulated environment. Product development and claim substantiation. SAP BPO, IFS, ISO, Statistical Process Control.

Groups & Associations

    • Institute of Food Technologists • American Society for Quality • Institute for Food Protection • Society for Risk Analysis

Spoken Languages

    English