We're excited to announce our first BRC Global Standards Professional for the Americas region, Saeid Rad, Quality Assurance Corporate Manager at FGF Brands in Canada.
Saeid recently completed all requirements to become recognised as a BRC Global Standards Professional, so we asked him to tell us a bit about himself and why he chose to join the programme.
Why BRC Global Standards Professional?
I had always wondered why there was no professional designation in food safety similar to PMP for project management or P.Eng for engineering.
So when I received the very first email from BRC Global Standards about the Professional recognition programme, I knew I had to go for it.
How has the recognition programme impacted your work?
I feel this scheme has already increased my ability to have a positive effect at work, enabling me to guide my team with more confidence. As well as this, I feel proud of the personal achievement of being a member of BRC Global Standards Professional; it is motivating.
I have been very lucky to have the strong support of my manager, Christa Lovelock, as well as the company management who feel very passionately about food safety.
Tell us a little about your career to date.
I have been working for FGF since June 2011. I began as a Quality Assurance Supervisor for one of their facilities and was promoted to BRC Global Standards and Audit Manager after 18 months. A year after that I was promoted to Food Safety Corporate Manager; and to Quality Assurance Corporate Manager a year after that.
How do you see your career progressing?
In the short term, I aim to increase my responsibilities by progressing to more senior positions. However, my long-term plan is to go into the auditing and consulting sector.
John Kukoly, BRC Global Standards' Americas Director, and Nadia Narine from Lumar Food Safety Services, one of our BRC Global Standards Approved Training Partners, presented Saeid with his BRC Global Standards Professional pin and certificate on Monday 20 November 2017.
Find out more about the BRC Global Standards Professional recognition programme.
If you have any questions about the programme or would like to know more about any of our courses, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our recent webinar presented by Nadia Narine, CEO of Lumar Food Safety Services (as well as auditor, consultant and our Approved Training Partner of the Year for 2017), and John Kukoly, our Americas Director, provides more information on the BRC Global Standards Professional recognition programme. You can now view the webinar on demand.