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Alistair Green

Alistair Green

Process & Formulation Engineer
Birmingham, Birmingham

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About Alistair Green:

Passionate and proactive food scientist with over 8 years’ experience spearheading formulation and process engineering projects for food companies of all sizes; developing and deploying new and existing products and processes, writing product and process specifications, conducting HACCP reviews and consulting on compliance. Looking forward to using my formulation and process experience to help develop new and existing products and processes within a complex and rewarding field. Vast experience within academia and industry, combining methods from each to develop best practice, for prioritising competing workloads and delivering projects on-time and to budget. Capable of persuading and positively influencing stakeholder decisions through strong communication and negotiation skills. Agile and adaptable at rapidly assessing new situations to obtain, understand and interpret information to resolve technical issues.

Experience

Oct 2020 – Sep 2021        Research Fellow

University of Birmingham, Birmingham

  • Lead research project to investigate the effect of artificial saliva on the tribology of high alcoholic beverages.
  • Designed and executed laboratory experiments.
  • Collected and analysed data from multiple sources.
  • Provided technical input to meetings with senior-level stakeholders.
  • Collaborated with other researchers to develop new testing procedures.

 

Jan 2019 – Jan 2020         Engineer II – R&D

Mondelēz International, Birmingham

  • Worked closely with central and regional teams to create, collate and maintain accurate consumer centric process specifications.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to deploy new chocolate confectionery products.
  • Provided technical support to margin management, product development and non-compliance issues.
  • Collected, interpreted and analysed appropriate process information from plant trials and vertical start-up productions. Proactively identified how processing capabilities impacted the finished product to ensure consumer-led specifications were reliably met.
  • Handled multiple process projects; prioritising and managing activities.
  • Wrote and presented technical reports to improve collective team knowledge.
  • Maintained verbal and written updates for use within the team.

 

Oct 2016 – Dec 2018        Food Innovation Engineer

University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington

  • Independently planned, lead and delivered multiple development projects for SME food manufacturers; including product design and specifications, process scale-up, technical risk assessments, pilot plant trials and consumer testing.
  • Managed and influenced stakeholder decisions based on conclusions made from analysis and interpretation; providing written and verbal technical reports.
  • Proactively identified complex technical and business problems; creating and implementing solutions to deliver the desired consumer experience while planning the effective use of resources.
  • Indulged technical curiosity to understand, interpret and analyse data; delivering technical support from idea scoping to deployment stage.
  • Coached and mentored students throughout research projects; combining academic understanding with good manufacturing practice.

Education

Jun 2018 – Feb 2019        University of Nottingham, Nottingham

Green Belt in Integrated Lean 6 Sigma

 

Sep 2011 – Jul 2017          University of Birmingham, Birmingham

Doctor of Engineering in Formulation Engineering

  • Thesis Title: The Characterisation and Production of Protein Coated Air Cells and Their Use Supplementing Whipped Creams and Emulsions

 

Sep 2007 – Jun 2011        Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering

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