Food Science and Nutrition
Lye Phui Yan is a Nutrition Advisor of Abbott Laboratories (M) Sdn. Bhd., a global health care company based in Shah Alam, Selangor, which specialises in paediatric nutrition, medical nutrition, consumer pharmaceutical and consumer products.
"I support the marketing department via telemarketing to identify and target their best customers, managing marketing campaigns, and generating quality leads for the sales team," said Ms Lye.
"As Nutrition Advisor, I provide professional nutrition advice to customers with the aim of improving their quality of life. Focusing on activities and programmes to gain customer’s loyalty as well as attracting new and retaining old customers is all part of the job," she elaborated.
Food Science and Nutrition
Eng Suit Ying is an R & D Executive of Stancodex Sdn. Bhd., a company with its head office in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The company's factory in Johor produces coconut cream powder, low-fat desiccated coconut and non-diary creamer.
Here is what Ms Eng has to say about her job as an R & D Executive, “My first project is to develop a coconut milk powder that will dissolve in cold water. The main aim is to export this coconut powder to the Middle East and China where people actually use coconut milk as an alternative to dairy. Hence, with this specially formulated coconut milk powder, there is no hassle in preparing a great tasting glass of coconut milk at home.”
She added, “unlike university life, my current job as R&D executive is more towards applying the theories I’ve learnt within the classroom in research and literature throughout the formulation process.” “Although I have encountered some difficulty in formulating the optimum instant properties and sensory properties, I was able to overcome it through multiple trials and each trial has inspired and motivated me to produce a better formulation. This is definitely a good learning experience and I am looking forward to other new projects to be assigned to me soon.”
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