As an Agriculture Supply Chain Specialist, Vanessa serves as the Lead Auditor and Task Manager with a focus on Sustainable Agriculture services. This includes coordinating the client portfolio and conducting audits for Preferred by Nature’s agriculture services, including audit scheduling, on-site visits, report writing, quality control, Stakeholders´ networking and delivery of customer service.
It gives me purpose to be part of an organisation that is working towards a sustainable future more so through Agriculture and Forestry. It is also important to be part of the solution by providing guidelines and being a source of information when needed. Helping to restore the integrity of the planet Earth, which is essential for future generations is immensely satisfying.
Vanessa coordinates and conducts certification services, including onsite audit fieldwork and desk evaluations, with a primary focus on Preferred by Nature’s Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture services at a supply chain level.
She also coordinates with the Preferred by Nature Europe team, providing customer service to current and potential clients, including providing information about certification and the audit process, guidance on how to understand the certification standards, and trademark use.
Aside from these, Vanessa oversees and coordinates the execution of audits for a portfolio of clients, including budgeting, preparation of service contracts, identification of audit team members, logistical planning, report review, liaison with clients and finalisation of reports for approval.
- Food Safety and Risk Management
- Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
- Quality Control and Assurance
- Regulatory Compliance
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Bsc. Food Science and Technology
- Double Masters’ degree Food and Agribusiness Management.