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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:48 AM

Since 2008 I am working in a RTE food processing company. I am working here as Deputy Management Representative. As title indicates, I am managing all the activities related to certified management system. Since beginning I contributed a lot as an active team member of food safety team to develop, implement and get certified the quality and food safety management system. Now come to the dilemma. By qualification, I am Mechanical Engineering Graduate. Also IRCA Certified QMS Lead Auditor. Since 2008, I have attained some professional courses on food safety from third party also such as FSMS Lead Auditor Course, FSMS Internal Auditor Training. Now-a-days I am reviewing my career growth and career planning. I have no technical background of food sector and no technical experience of mechanical engineering. My only expertise is management system activity (designing, development, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement). Do somebody help me to sort out whether I could proceed my career in the food industry. Whether there exist any hope for having some opportunity to be engaged with good food industries especially in European and Canadian States.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

In my experience deputy usually means the person who does the work.

It seems you're an 'all rounder' without the in-depth qualifications and sometimes this can limit growth even though you could probably do the job standing on your head.

What kind of job are you looking for, what would be your ideal role and in what business?

Maybe exploring this will lead to a gap analysis.


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