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Jamadagni Khandige

Factory Manager, Nestle Purina

Jamadagni (Jammu) Khandige is Factory Manager at Nestle Purina Manufacturing UK Limited, Wisbech. Jammu, joined Purina Wisbech Team in 2019, bringing 30+ years’ of manufacturing experience in Chocolate, Confectionery and Culinary/Food operations management.

After gaining his Master’s Degree in Food Technology, Jammu pursued a career in manufacturing with Campco Chocolates and later Nestle, specialising in operations and performance management and gaining diploma in Chocolate & Confectionery Technology. Joining Nestle Confectionery in Ponda, Goa, India in 1994, he was Production Officer, involving commissioning and shopfloor management. After 2 years’ operational responsibility, he moved within Nestle to Production Manager’s role in Samalkha, Haryana, Northern India, where Jammu was heavily involved in technology transfer, start up and regular operations of confectionery plant. With more than 11years of operational management experience gained through various managerial roles within Nestle, in 2006 he took on a Factory Manager’s responsibility at the confectionery & chocolate factory in Marikina, Philippines with Delfi Foods Limited, where he played an integral part in factory expansion and industrialisation of new products. After this short career outside Nestle, Jammu was hired back to Nestle Malaysia as Plant and Technology Manager in the Confectionery factory, Chembong, Malaysia in 2008 and later became a Senior Principal Technical Advisor at the Confectionery Product Technology Centre York, UK. After 4 years’ of manufacturing & technical support to Nestle’s chocolate, confectionery and wafer factories across Zone AOA (Asia Oceania and Africa), Jammu moved as General Director and Factory Manager of Nestle Ukraine LLC in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine where he was in charge of two Nestlé s largest culinary factories producing noodles, sauces and seasonings which led to his current role as a Factory Manager in Wisbech for the Nestle Petfood category.

Jammu has a huge passion for people’s growth and development; believes in hiring the right people and empowering them to have autonomy in their roles.