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Nandakumar N.K

Food and Dairy Quality Aspirant

A Post graduate in Microbiology, holding Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, having short, yet diversified experience in Quality Control and Marketing within the healthcare sector, with competencies in auditing and quality control, technical coordination and driving business growth. Currently seeking a dynamic position in the food and dairy quality sector (HACCP) to implement acquired expertise and academic qualifications to catalyze organizational excellence.

Work experience

Jul 2014Present

Marketing and Sales Executive

Spot Medical Equipment LLC

• Serving as a Marketing and Sales associate for a leading firm in the field of Bio-medical equipment trading and maintenance to deliver high quality products to hospitals/labs across UAE.
Developing business and ensuring sustained growth in the region, by setting up extensive sales networks and providing excellent healthcare solutions by understanding people's needs, and ensuring superior services.
Responsible for managing the sales/ marketing of company’s products -of medical devices, CSSD solutions, medical consumables, biomedical spare parts, medical furniture and infection control solutions, by developing marketing /sales strategies and leading them to maximize turnover within stipulated geographic areas.

Jul 2011May 2014

Quality Control - Microbiologist

Biocon Ltd.
  • Supervised the day to day operations of the Microbiology department, conducted Quality assurance by testing for contamination - in Process samples.
  • Contributed to team building, training and problem solving initiatives, trained new employees on quality processes and coordinated with them for Quality.
  • Performed Inoculum Scale up for fermentors- Alfa Laval - 300l, 3Kl and 30KL and Media Optimization and characterization of media for Streptomyces Sp.
  • Evaluated new microbiology methods  and specialized in using microbial techniques like cultivation, preservation, identification, enumeration and characterization of various microorganisms.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, SDS PAGE as well as Vitek compact system for identification of microorganism.
  • Efficiently handled testing of various air/liquid filters using a PALL FLOWSTAR INTEGRITY TESTER, thereby testifying the integrity and quality of the filters used in the fermentation and also for the filters used in air filtration.
  • Identified and troubleshoot equipment and software problems, used ERP [Enterprise resource planning] efficiently and used Kaizen [5S training and implementation in Quality Control].

  • Oversaw the Environmental monitoring of clean rooms, and actively participate in internal assessments and regulatory audits as required.
  • Managed forums for Microbiology at various sites of Biocon and effectively trained new employees in Quality control.
  • Efficiently handled Qualifications and Re qualification processes  of equipment's independently for the department. 

Jan 2011May 2011

Research Intern

Central Food Technology Research Institute(CFTRI)

• Rapid Detection of Salmonella species in Food & Water Samples -Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP)
• Performed sampling and amplification of the invA gene  of Salmonella Sp. for rapid Salmonella sp detection in food and water samples, as part of my Major project for my Masters Degree.


Jun 2009Jun 2011

Masters Degree in Applied Microbiology

Vellore Institute of Technology
Jun 2006Apr 2009

Bachelors Degree in General Microbiology

St. Joseph's College of Arts and Science


Feb 2016Present

Lean Sigma Sigma Green Belt Professional

International Quality Federation - USA

A SSGB is a professional who is well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology who both leads or supports improvement projects. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects within the phases of D-M-A-I-C. They understand how to perform and interpret Six Sigma tools and how to
use standard principles of Lean in order to improve quality of processes in any institution


Audit Handling
  • USFDA - Audit for Immunosuppressants
  • KFDA - Audit for Immunosuppressants
  • ISO
  • GMP/ India Pharma Regulatory Authority audits
  • Environmental Health and Safety Audits
Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Testing
  • Validations
  • Equipment Qualifications and re qualifications
  • Media Optimization and process development
  • Documentation
  • USFDA Regulations for In process Testing and immunosuppressant processing     
Process Development and Handling of Fermentors
  • Inoculum Scale up for fermentors- Alfa Laval - 300l, 3Kl and 30KL
  • Media Optimization and characterization of media for Streptomyces Sp
  • Media Optimization for Upstream Processing
  • Liaising with Research and Development and Production department for optimization of Streptomyces sp.
ISO Clean Room Handling
  • Oversaw the Environmental monitoring of clean rooms - ISO Class 2 ( Both Dynamic and Static Conditions)
  • Fumigation
  • Identification of Environmental contaminants
  • Raising an OOS/OOT when necessary
  • Corrective and Preventive action
Quality Control Methodologies
  • DMAIC Methodologies 
  • Kaizen Implementation in Quality Department (5S)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB)
  • Laboratory Implementation Management Software (LIMS)
  • Good Documentation practices as per cGMP module
  • Quality Assurance


  • Spectroscopy in analysis of food constituents 

      Central Food Technology Research Institute, India ( September 06-10, 2010)

  • Aloe Vera Processing and Production of Fruit Beverages

       Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, India (July 06-08, 2010)


Personal Details

Date of Birth                     17 october 1988

Gender                               Male

Nationality                        Indian

Passport Number            L3569666 (Issued At Bangalore, India)

Current Residence         Abu Dhabi

Languages                        English, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi

Marital Status                  Single