Sharon Mayho

Gavin Taylor
Process Waste Technologist
Email: GJTaylor@cardiffmet.ac.uk
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My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre

My role is to look at the identification of waste and profit losses within food processing companies, the development of proposed corrective action and provide support for companies in their application, where requested.
 
The aim is to identify key process development and optimisation shortfalls in industrial partners’ operations through the analysis of product processing, observations, and internal audits.
 
In addition to this, we will aim to determine business partners’ training needs and identify appropriate corrective action plans to encourage continuous improvement in waste reduction, factory waste controls, process design and development.

Previous Experience

My role is to look at the identification of waste and profit losses within food processing companies, the development of proposed corrective action and provide support for companies in their application, where requested.

The aim is to identify key process development and optimisation shortfalls in industrial partners’ operations through the analysis of product processing, observations, and internal audits.

In addition to this, we will aim to determine business partners’ training needs and identify appropriate corrective action plans to encourage continuous improvement in waste reduction, factory waste controls, process design and development.


Cost Analyst, EPC - Billingtons Foodservice (2014 – 2021)

A key role costing NPD products for food service and retail, ensuring an accurate breakdown of costs covering raw materials, packaging, labour overhead and utilities, while targeting company profit margin aspirations.

Assisted the FD in the preparation and submittal of capital expenditure projects and analysed variances in raw materials and labour usage as well as generating reports for operations review. I was also responsible for the completion of Valpak submissions, calculating packaging usage and cost with a view to reduce wastage throughout the operational processes.

Planning Manager & Production Analyst - BAR Foods Ltd (2003 – 2014)

Responsible for the complete production planning of three factories, covering sauce, ready meal and baby food production. I created and implemented a planning department, and the planning models used, as well as KPI systems and reports for use throughout the business.

In addition to this, I also reported and gathered data on process variances, ingredient losses as well as reporting on costs against expected standards, as well as stock control and management of orders totalling over £23 million per annum.

Production Manager - BAR Foods Ltd (2000-2003)


Managed 15 staff over 3 shifts, ensuring all HACCP controls were in place and followed whilst ensuring manufacturing deadlines were met efficiently and labour and waste control were closely managed.

Responsible for staff training and mentoring as well as all health and safety for the area including risk assessments. Also responsible for capital expenditure for and supervision and installation of new plant machinery for the production area.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • ILM Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership and management