Carien Schoeman (Economically active)
Reference number: A-0116
Preferred Geographical Work Area:
I would be available:
4week notice period
My Career Aspirations:
I’m an enthusiastic person that love being creative with every project I approach. My focus is on R&D and NPD with speciality products that are technically challenging being my preference.
Summary of Work Experience:
Quality Assurance & Innovation Manager
(April 2017 – Present)
Cinmark One Pty Ltd. (Tribeca Coffee Company)
Cinmark One is a coffee roastery with main customer being Woolworths Foods. Responsible for ensuring that high quality standards are achieved consistently by managing the Quality Assurance department. Work closely with production, receiving and procurement departments to strategically improve processes by implementation initiative’s. Liaise with customers on new product development and current product improvement based on current trends.
Technical & Product Specialist
(Mid-February 2016 – March 2017) Savannah Fine Chemicals
Savannah Fine Chemicals is an import and distribution company of raw materials for food, cosmetics and chemical industries. Provided product development, technical assistance and problem solving to manufacturing customers utilizing Savannah food ingredients. Product Services/ Key Account Manager of the ADM account. Consulting closely with customers, Sales, Imports and Logistical departments.
Head of Food Product Development & Quality Assurance Department
(August 2015 – Mid-February 2016)
Sunpac (Pty) Ltd. a subsidiary of Mainstreet Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
Sunpac (Pty) Ltd acquired the brand Olli Organics with the aim to enlarge the product range by local manufacturing or import of new products. Led development of Organic baby and toddler food products equivalent to international standards to diversify current market offering in South Africa. Worked closely with local and international manufacturers in developing new products based on international product ideas. Liaisedj with Procurement, Imports, Financing, Key Accounts and Marketing departments to ensure that products meet costing requirements.
Senior Food Technologist in Product Innovation, Research & Development Department
(February 2012 – July 2015) African Dynamics Group
Led product development to meet customers’ requirements based on their nutritional specifications, selected benchmark products, product cost requirements, products technical requirements and shelf live requirements. Worked closely with Marketing/ Business Development, Procurement, Financing and Production departments to meet all the customer’s requirements posed for each product.
Education & Achievements Summary:
MSc Food Science (2009 – 2014)
• Awarded and completed the SKILL program – Attended Wageningen University in the
Netherlands for the Advanced Food Quality Management course (2011)
• Awarded the Canadian Commonwealth Exchange Program – conducted part of MSc
laboratory research at the University of Manitoba.
• Masters project title: Effect of gastric pH aqueous extracts of wheat, sorghum and their
cookies on oxidation of human low-density lipoprotein.
BSc (Hon) Food Science (2008)
• Honours project title: Phenolic composition and antioxidant activity of wheat, wheat-based
breads and Marama beans.
BSc Food Science (2004 – 2007)
• Awarded the SAAFoST Aubrey Parsons Study Grant for academic excellence in the final year
of undergraduate study at the University of Pretoria (2007) American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (2002-2003)
• Award for the best academic first year student at Allenby Campus (2002)
Matriculated from Pro Arte Alphen Park (2001)
• Received National qualification from THETA in the field of hospitality studies
Reference number: A-0116
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