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Abdul Azeem Shah Senior Team Manager-Laboratory, Manufacturing & Eng. (IPNC)
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A highly trained individual with over 16 years of experience; excellent interpersonal skills; can manage effectively work related issues ;proficient in computer skills; ability to meet deadlines; great attitude towards work and peers. Having an experience of around ten years in the similar plant empowered me with diversified experience of testing of different types of products, actively involved in plant qualification, Qualification of Lab, lab equipment and method development & validation. Responsible for lab personnel training, equipment calibration, management of chemicals inventory, QC lab budget calculations, test cost calculation,Liaison with other departments

Work Experience


Almarai-IPNC
Senior Chemist (Feb 2014 to Jun 2019) 5 Years & 4 Months
• Analysis of Raw materials, Finished Good and Intermediates • Delegation of QC Lab Testing • Costing of QC Lab testing including chemicals and manpower, compilation of monthly in-house lab testing cost to other departments. • QC Lab Calibration Coordinator-Responsible for the in-house and outsourced calibration of QC Lab Equipment • Training Coordinator - Responsible for QC Lab Personnel Training as per approved training matrix • Method Development of QC Lab • Quality Assurance-Daily visits to the Canning line, RTD/RTF lines and Sachets line to make sure the adherence to the GMP Practices, adoption of right batch codes and good documentaion procedures.
Almarai
Team Leader (Chemist) (Sep 2011 to Feb 2014) 2 Years & 5 Months
• Analysis-Analysis of FG,RM,Intermediates & water • Calibration-Responsible for calibration of Equipment in QC Lab • Inventory and ordering of chemicals and standards-Responsible for Inventory of chemicals for QC Lab • QC Lab Equipment Qualification- Coordinated for the QC Lab Equipment Qualification
OBS Pvt. Ltd (formerly Merck Sharpe & Dohme)
Chemist (Oct 2008 to Sep 2011) 2 Years & 11 Months
• Analysis- Lab based analysis on FG/RM and water • Calibration-calibration of Equipment • GLP and Good Documentation Practices-Helped maintain throughout the GLP and good documentation practices in Lab • Inventory of Chemicals-Responsible for Lab materials • Waste management of Lab based organic waste & leftover medicinal waste
Ahmed Foods Pvt.Ltd- Pakistan
Chemist (Oct 2005 to Jul 2007) 1 Year & 9 Months
• Analysis- Lab based analysis of Raw materials, finished goods and water • Internal audits-responsible for planned and unplanned audits of different departments inside the company • GLP and GMP-Active member to help maintain GLP and GMP inside the company
Opal Laboratoriesh Pvt. Ltd- Pakistan
Research Officer (Jan 2005 to Jul 2005) 6 Months
• Manufacturing- Manufacturing of Lab scale batches to study the required trends of the products • Preparation of dossiers-Responsible for the dossiers of medicines for export • Analysis-Involved in the analysis of the pilot batches • Real time stability data- involved in the gathering and compiling of real time stability data of different experimental and pilot batches aimed for the desired approved changes.
Almarai-Infant Nutrition Plant
Senior Team Manager (Jun 2019 to Present) 2 Years & 6 Months
• QC Lab Testing of of raw materials, finished goods and semi finished goods • Sensory Evaluationof IPNC products-Organize Sensory Evaluation of routine products, new formulations, and complaint samples through IPNC trained sensory panel • BOM calculations-Checking and reviewing BOM calculations whenever required by Production • SAP functions-well versed at all Lab related sap functions for data entry, data extraction and CoA retrieval of a batch, BOM viewing of a product, creating PR,PIDs, service entries and GRN Creation for received services and materials • Lab Inventory - responsible for complete inventory of QC Lab materials from supplier communication till material receipt, new materials SAP code creation, PR creation. Responsible for weekly accrual report of received materials/services, conducting sap reservations of issued materials organizing quarterly stock count of lab materials • QC Lab Budget Evaluation-Responsible for calculation of lab testing cost, non routine testing cost to other departments, releasing weekly and periodic Quality expenses summary report along with allocated budget • QC Lab equipment -Responsible for in-house and external PM/calibration of QC lab equipment. Coordination with internal engineering team and external vendors for breakdown maintenance in case of malfunctioning of lab equipment releasing weekly summary report of equipment status and maintaining KPI target of 95%. • QC Lab Training Coordinator-Scheduling and conducting training of QC lab personnel & maintaining record.

Education


University of Karachi- Pakistan
Masters(2003 - 2004) 
University of Karachi- Pakistan
B.Sc. (Chemistry,Bio-Chemistry & Microbiology)(2001 - 2002) 
Alvi Homeopathic Medical College
D.H.M.S(2006 - 2010) 

Featured Projects


Installation Qualification of Sterile filing machine at OBS
Played active role in Qualification of the filling machine and nomination for best performance award/certificate on successful qualification.
Qualification of Infant Nutrition Plant
IPNC Plant Qualification- extended full support in terms of analysis of Qualification batches with different formulations and analysis of the results towards successful qualification of the infant nutrition plant.
Achievement in terms of QC Lab Equipment Qualification and lab setting
Extended full support to Line Manager in setting lab equipment from the beginning towards successful qualification and smooth running of the equipment.
Change Control Procedure
Involvement and Responsibility for raising change request to cover the transient or permanent changes in BOM, Preparation of Trial Protocol to cover the changes and responsible for the required documentation thereafter.
Cost Saving Project
Participated actively and helped Line manager in Lab Costing Saving Project in terms of providing the realistic cost of tests and customization of analysis wherever required.
Lab Methods Transfer and methods Development and capability
Actively Participated in lab methods transfer from Mead Jhonson during initial stages of Lab Qualification and then transfer towards international standard methods based on AOAC, and food codex meeting local regulatory and international standards of testing infant nutritional ingredients and finished goods. Actively participated in new methods development and methods validation.
Leadership Initiatives
Implementation and provision of quality training for the development of peers and junior QC staff towards better understanding of Lab related activities and enhancement in learning towards smooth running of equipment and troubleshooting wherever required.
Implementation of Food safety management system 22000 at IPNC Plant
Actively participated as member of the HACCP team in terms of successful Implementation of FSMS 22000 in IPNC Plant and achieving the milestone of obtaining Food Safety System Certification for FSMS 22000.
Quality related Skills set and ISO trainings
Received almost all the important quality related ISO training on FSMS 22000, ISO 9001-2015, AIBI lead auditor course, ISO 17025 lead auditor accreditation course, HACCP Certification course etc.,
Setting up of QC Lab related rapid methods
Actively worked along with line manager towards setting up rapid lab methods and achievement of testing cost saving and provision of timely and accurately results to help production meet their targets on time.

Technical Skills

  • Lab Testing
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  • Sensory Evaluation
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  • Equipment calibration
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  • Lab Chemicals Inventory
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  • Training of Lab Personnel
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  • Method Development/Validation
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  • Routine /non routine test costing
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Personal Skills

Adaptable

Goal Oriented

Innovative

Ambitious

Team Player

LANGUAGES

Urdu
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
English (UK)
Full Working Proficiency

PERSONAL

Nationality
Pakistan
Date of Birth
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Driving License
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Certificate Courses

- 1. HACCP training/certification 2. FSMS 22000:2005 (implementation in IPNC) 3. ISO 9001-2004 certification 4. ISO 9001-2015 QMS review 5. ISO/IEC 17025 course/certification 6. AIBI lead auditor
- 7. Decision making and creative problem solving 8. Achieved training certificates over 20 courses in year 2018 through Lynda almost 25 courses through Linked in learning during year 2020
- 8. HPLC/GC Agilent Certified training, ICP-OES, LECO, NIR On-job courses