~ Dedicated Quality Management Professional eager to contribute exceptional talents in directing continuous improvement programs and procedures toward supporting a dynamic employer in optimizing supplier performance. ~
Significant experience in the food and beverage packaging industry with proficiency in engineering, testing, commercialization and quality management. Extensive experience with PET (polyethylene terephthalate bottles) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene) bottles, closures, induction and heat seals. Offer considerable skills with glass, metal cans, ends, foil, labels, paperboard, and corrugated cases. Highly respected for versatility, diligence, and problem solving abilities; adept at conducting capability studies to rapidly identify and resolve manufacturing disparities affecting quality in final product. Exemplary supplier management, decision-making, organizational, and communication skills with advanced knowledge of HACCP requirements and beverage production and laboratory practices. Excel in designing, implementing, and maintaining innovative systems that significantly boost productivity, enhance product quality and lower costs.
- Created product qualification procedures for PowerAde 32-ounce Icon bottles to result in successful launch.
- Launched The Coca-Cola Quality System via the Supplier Quality Systems Certification Program for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging supplier facilities.
Increased consumer engagement and revenue growth by coordinating several promotional packaging projects such as Prize Can Canada, Coca-Cola Summer and other under the cap promotions.
Championed successful commercialization of Discover Can , an innovative promotional prize delivery system, and played a pivotal role in the development and production stages.
- Initiated, organized and directed offsite filling and cycling activities for Refillable PET at West Point, Georgia facility.
- Employed advanced quality control expertise to design, develop and launch laboratory certification program for division laboratories.
The Coca-Cola Company, 1989 to Present
Quality Systems Auditor C Corporate Quality & Coca-Cola North America, Atlanta, GA, 2001 to Present
Decisively evaluate and authorize packaging suppliers policies, procedures, systems and strategies to ensure quality meets or exceeds stringent corporate quality system requirements.
Relied upon to consistently ensure customer satisfaction and expedite problem/issue resolution.
Create in-depth quality programs including all documentation and exhibit outstanding troubleshooting talents to resolve quality issues related to glass, PET and corrugate bottles.
Navigate package sample retrieval process by directing suppliers in prompt corrective action and compliance.
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Professional Experience continued
Conduct primary and secondary packaging supplier audits to assess extensive criteria such as: quality systems/programs, GMPs, laboratory practices, staff training, pest control, sanitation controls, equipment maintenance and calibration, record keeping, corrective/preventive action, process monitoring and control, finished product management, HACCP, product traceability, and security.
Assembled and maintain comprehensive supplier database.
Administered laboratory acceptance program by identifying third-party and supplier laboratories, and validating qualifications and suitability to conduct authorization tests for The Coca-Cola Company.
Project Engineer C Corporate Packaging, 1997 to 2001
Planned, orchestrated, and completed a broad range of packaging-specific projects to increase operational efficiency, enhance material usage, and meet operational business plan requirements.
Oversaw packaging laboratory s quality system and led efforts to elevate quality levels.
Teamed with package development team in conducting key supplier negotiations and chosen to manage off-site production facility engaged in simulated production of product samples.
Applied dynamic leadership talents toward establishing ozone production/testing capability and analytical testing capability in packaging laboratory.
Piloted full-scope process management in packaging laboratories to measurably improve quality.
Engineering Laboratory Manager C Corporate Packaging, 1989 to 1997
- Spearheaded daily operations of Package Development Laboratory, supervising, motivating and empowering team of technicians in achieving and displaying excellent performance and cooperation.
Seamlessly partnered with Corporate Packaging, USA Packaging and Minute Maid Company on various developmental and promotional projects geared at increasing marketshare.
Combined strong planning and organizational skills to expeditiously complete an average of 200 development tests per week.
Resourcefully formulated customer quality index to maximize overall performance of packaging laboratory.
Leveraged well-honed team-building capabilities to motivate staff, emphasize accountability, and encourage cohesive project efforts and activities.
Analyzed and established a diverse range of developmental testing plans for internal customers.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavior Science, National Louis University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
ISO 9000:2000 Lead Auditor, IRCA Certified Training Course
Project Management, Georgia Technical Institute
HACCP, The International HACCP Alliance / Professional Food Safety Ltd.
Member, ASQ (American Society for Quality)
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