I manage a Food Retailer account on behalf of a Global Certification and Accreditation provider. We provide auditing services, training and ad hoc technical expertise.
Day to day I ensure the training services we are providing run smoothly. I put together proposals for new new business and I support the customer with the services we deliver.
I’ve been working in the Food Industry for almost 20 years now!
I have a BSc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition
I worked for my current employer in a variety of technical roles in the UK. An opportunity came up to move into account management in Australia and I was keen to take up the challenge.
So many things! I have loved the versatility of working in the food industry where I have done product development, technical roles and now commercial.
I love the variety that my job provides, I am also always learning and researching as the customer is always keen to explore new avenues of learning.
The administration! A necessary evil.
I think one of the main qualities for this role is the technical background. It has worked well for the client that I have the knowledge to back up what I am doing. I also think its important to be able to communicate well and form positive working relationships.
Be open to opportunities that come your way as you never know where they will lead. For me working in a wide variety of food factory environments has benefitted me no end.
I carried out an audit with someone who was in labour! She was very keen to ensure the audit was completed before she started her maternity leave but it was one of the most surreal experiences of my life to date!