SELDA YURDAKUL

Quality & Hygiene Senior Specialist - THY DO & CO

Summary

Having 10 years experience in production and quality departments of international companies as production engineer, department chef and hygiene&quality manager, I worked for the certification of installation of ISO 22000, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 in Ankara unit of the company I currently work. Duties and responsibilities that I assume helped me develop a systematic method and strategic perspective for the work to achieve the desired results. I would like to continue my personal and leadership development in an upper position.

Work History

Work History
May 2013 - Present

Quality & Hygiene Senior Specialist

THY DO & CO
  • Ensuring the coordination of Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Systems in Esenboğa unit,  monthly evaluation  of system data with management team and reporting to senior management annually,
  • Maintaining and auditing all food safety-quality-environmental  systems,
  • Planning and implementing internal audits and evaluation of results (corrective / preventive actions)
  • Supervising and checking suppliers to ensure that they meet food safety-quality standards on a regular basis,
  • Implementing ongoing food safety and quality training for all employees  in accordance with the annual training plan,
  • Controlling pest control activities and  sanitation system,
  • Providing the necessary analysis of food and raw materials within the microbiological control plan (in internal / external labs),
  • Paying planned customer visits in order to monitor satisfaction level,
  • Reviewing customer complaints and determining the causes for such complaints by investigating with the management team and taking necessary measures,
  • Following legislation, notifications, regulations and codex about food industry, and adapting those to operation processes,
  • Following the legal proceedings related to food and environmental issues, maintaining relationships with government agencies.
Dec 2012 - May 2013

Quality Assurance Specialist

Real Hypermarkets
  • Under the guidance of the central quality department, managing the documentation processes of Food Safety, Quality and Environment  Management Systems,
  • Reporting daily checks of the store management team and central quality assurance department monthly, for continuity of the ISO 22000 system,
  • Reviewing customer complaints and determining the causes for such complaints by investigating and taking necessary measures,
  • Controlling of meat-chicken-fish products daily in goods  acceptance point,
  • Controlling pest control activities and  sanitation system,
  • Training employees about food safety,
  • Maintaining all relations with the public agencies related to fresh food departments of the store,
  • Leading monthly meetings with management team aimed at improving food safety and quality.
Sep 2008 - Dec 2012

Department Chef

TESCO KİPA
  • Managing all the operation processes (planning production, sale, loss, stock, inventory, forecast, income, expense, staff management) of Bakery and Ready-to-eat departments by planning and applying strategic and analytic methods to achieve commercial targets.
  • Monitoring food safety processes in the fresh food departments and reporting (in line with the BRC standard)
  • Training the  store staff about the basis of Health and Safety at Work, Food Safety, Vocational Risks, Hygiene Procedures,
  • Controlling pest control activities and  sanitation system,
  • Following up legislation, notifications, regulations and codex about food industry,
  • Making improvement plans for the  staff and following their performance, leading them to be the manager of the future.
Feb 2006 - Aug 2008

Production Engineer

CAN GIDA LTD. ŞTİ.
  • Controlling of food safety rules at every stage, from raw material to servicing goods, training of staff.

Education

Education
Oct 2001 - Jun 2005

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), Food Technology and Processing

Uludağ University

2.89 / 4

Sep 1993 - Jun 2000

Mathematics and Science

N.Karaoğuz Vakfı Anatolian High School

4.21 / 5

projects

In 2011, I worked as the project manager for fresh food departments and led the project preparation and pre-opening processes in Tesco Kipa's Isparta store. I managed all pre-opening processes of fresh food departments (setup, legal information labels, order, trial production, shelf layout, production plans, staff training, coaching) and coordinated the audit preparations of the store. With the dedicated efforts of my team I work with, Isparta store has received the value award from the CEO as the most successful store in its first audit (Food Safety-Quality-OHS) among the new opened about 30 stores.