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Natalia Elízabeth Lescano


Last update: 02.05.2020

Quality External Consultant, Food Industry Technologist, Table Olives and Olive Oil Expert

Graduation: Food Technologist, Certified Lead Auditor
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Negotiable, will depends of the scope of the project
Languages: English (Full Professional) | Portuguese (Native or Bilingual) | Spanish (Native or Bilingual)


Quality Assurance Quality Control Quality Management Database Table Olives Olive Oil Research and Development (R&D) Certification Documentation translation Lean Manufacturing Laboratory techniques Chemical Audit plans Auditor food safety Food Technologist Production Industry new product Developer Documentation


Natalia Elizabeth Lescano rev ENG- CV.pdf


Professional with vision of continuous improvement. Extensive experience in quality management and audits, product development and control, process optimization. Analysis of suppliers, imports and export of products.
Successful coordination of American and European certifications with extremely high standards. Teamwork.
Has excellent communication and leadership with a passion for being a catalyst for change consistently resulting in win-win outcomes.
  • Quality & Safety Food (FSSC 22000, BRC, IFS, ISO standards, Gluten Free, Kosher, etc)
  • Table Olives & Olive Oil
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Feasibility & Concept Study
  • Technology and Business Alignment
  • Industrial Process Optimization
  • Audits (Internal/ External/ Third party)
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Quality Assurance Documentation
  • Project Cycles & Management
  • Team Management & Teamwork

Project history

07/2019 - 04/2020
Quality External Consultant

Quality External Consultant
Project: HACCP System Certification


* Formation of the work team, implementation and certification of HACCP (Hazard Analytical Critical Control
Points) System with SGS certification company.
* Implementation of procedures: Quality Control checks in production lines, GMP (Good Manufacturing
Practices), SSOP (standardized sanitation operational programs), internal and external analyses, ETC
* Training for all plant employees, including management and directors.
* Advice on structural changes and monitoring of modifications.

09/2018 - 04/2020
Quality External Consultant

Quality External Consultant
Project: FSSC 22000 System Certification
Responsible for development of new products line.


* Quality consultant responsible for the implementation and certification of FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System
Certification) with the SGS certification company.
* Responsible for the organization of teamwork, construction improvements, document adaptation, training for
all personnel, generation and application of new procedures for the company to achieve the feat of certifying
an extremely demanding standard, without having previously implemented any certification.

01/2019 - 12/2019
Quality External Consultant
José Nucete e Hijos S.A.

01/2018 - 01/2019
Quality External Consultant
Vale Fértil Ltda

04/2017 - 09/2018
Production Manager

Production Manager
Project: Lean manufacturing system application


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* Management of production activities, optimizing processes with excellent performance and a strong vision of cost
* Reduction of resource losses (raw materials, inputs and teamworks)
* Optimization of labor and reduction of overtime to produce more quantity and quality with fewer operating
* Drive improvement projects
* Eliminate production flow bottlenecks
* Develop set ups and run conditions on all new products.
* Customer Focus
* Technical manager of the plant.
* Production team coordination (105 operators, 1 supervisor and 4 section managers).

01/2017 - 01/2018
Production Manager
Vale Fértil Ltda

04/2012 - 04/2017
Quality Control Manager

Quality Control Manager
Project: Implementation of GMP and SSOP Procedures.
Development of new products. Launching of two innovative product lines in the Brazilian market


* Technical plant manager.
* Responsible for developing new products.
* Coordination and management of the implementation GMP, SSOP procedures.
* Approval of suppliers of inputs and raw materials.
* Implementation and adaptation of statistical control systems.
* Verification of application of legal documentation and normatives of the company (DPF, ANVISA, MAP,
INMETRO, Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegan product, etc...)
* Prioritize, schedule, and delegate work assignments. Directly supervise quality control personnel to ensure
compliance or exceeding quality specifications and standards.
* Establish and implement quality procedures and specifications, test procedures and standards for raw materials
and products in process and finished.
* Audit quality and safety systems, initiating corrective and preventive actions as necessary.
* Develop and recommend inspection and sampling techniques and quality assurance plans.
* Develop process control procedures that guarantee the production of finished products that meet quality and
safety specifications and standards.
* Develop training and provide training for employees on quality related practices and system requirements.
* Provide technical assistance to customers, suppliers and other company departments.
* Review all complaints received from customers to determine corrective action.
* Review and approve equipment purchases related to quality assurance.
* Ensure compliance with all cleaning procedures and all quality and safety standards.
* Quality team coordination (6 people)

01/2012 - 01/2017
Quality Control Manager
Vale Fértil Ltda

01/2008 - 12/2012
Quality Control Manager

02/2008 - 03/2012
Quality Control Manager

Quality Control Manager
Project: BRC Certification.
Development of new products.


* Coordination, laboratory analysis and management of product and process controls (olive fermentation,
packaging, supplies, customer complaints, among others)
* Monitors analytical and chemical testing procedures throughout the plant.
* Management of internal and external audits (customer and third party audits)
* Reviews and maintains all procedures, forms and documents that comprise the Quality System of the company.
* Approval of suppliers
* Implementation of actions to meet customer requirements (90% American customers)
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* Development of new products, specifications for inputs and new product composition formulas.
* Monitoring and management of the corresponding national and international legal standards for the different
products and destinations. (FDA, USDA, CODEX, CAA)
* Preparation and management of the quality management system documentation and training in laboratory
equipment (moisture analyzer, microscope, glass materials, oil analyzer).
* Training of the team in HACCP, ISO 9001, ISO 22000, BRC, Food Defense.
* Maintains and reviews all HACCP, Food Defense and Recall plans.
* Maintains company compliance for any new FDA, CODEX and any Regulatory Requirements.
* Manages internal GMP and others audit programs.
* Manages Organic, Kosher and Gluten-Free Certifications and supporting programs.
* Administers third-party testing programs for ingredients and finished good to meet HACCP plan requirements.
* Management of quality staff (8 people).
* Development, management and training in all the procedures, sanitation plans, GMP and all the schedule for the
production team (82 people)

01/2011 - 01/2012
Assistant Teacher
UNLaR (National University of La Rioja)

01/2005 - 01/2008
Quality Control Laboratory Analyst

Quality Control Laboratory Analyst
Project: GMP Audits.
Development of Quality Procedures.


* Control of inputs, process lines, fermentation of olives.
* Monitors analytical and chemical testing procedures throughout the plant.
* Operator training in GMP, HACCP
* Preparation of the quality manual for HACCP Certification system
* Coordination of Quality and GMP audits, computer knowledge and database management

01/2005 - 01/2008
Laboratory Analyst
Agroaceitunera S.A.. Aimogasta

03/2004 - 12/2004
Research Assistant

Research Assistant
Project: Bio Diesel based on jojoba seeds.


* Carrying out of pilot scale tests of extraction of soxhlet with solvents.
* Data entry of test results.
* Microbiological and physicochemical analysis of drinking and non-drinking water from cities near the research

01/2004 - 12/2004
Research Assistant
CONICET Anillaco

Time and spatial flexibility

Currently 100% available (and around the world remote access, due to cov-19).
Mendoza, Argentina zip code 5500

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