What is your position at Dr. Harvey’s?
I am the Senior Production Manager that manages all aspects of our manufacturing operation.
How do you ensure Dr. Harvey’s Operations is running smoothly?
I ensure that all our operations maintain ahead of their robust schedule with organized planning and adequately trained employees in all departments, with designated backups who receive cross-training to fill in where extra help is needed. I adhere to industry standards and KPIs while personally training our employees on Lean methodologies. Employee satisfaction is of great value to ensure that our operations in all departments are running efficiently and smoothly, so I create as many opportunities as possible for employees to input feedback and to grow.
What’s a day in the life of Nadun look like?
I typically wake up at 5:30am and arrive at work around 7:00am to review and assess the day prior for opportunities for improvement and set new goals for the day. As the day progresses, I make necessary changes to the daily goals as I look ahead and balance the workload, coach where necessary, improve as needed and implement best practices. After work, I head home to change and dash to the gym as I value my fitness and wellbeing. After the gym, I go back home to eat dinner with my wife and watch a movie or play with my dog.
What is your favorite part about working at Dr. Harvey’s?
My favorite part about working here is the caring and open-minded people I work with. They are always eager to learn and quick to embrace and implement change. It makes introducing and implementing new processes a breeze. Another great aspect is that the owners are supportive of all positive changes as well and care about their employees’ well-being.
Do you have any pets? Can you tell us about them?
I have a long-legged Jack Russell Terrier who has lived with us in Oregon, Arizona and now New Jersey. Additionally, he has traveled to over 15 states and been on numerous vacations with us. He’s a well-traveled dog! He is currently 14 years of age, but he can run super-fast even at his current age. He never gets tired of chasing his ball. Although Jack Russell Terriers are naturally active, my wife and I believe that his energy at his age also contributes to the supplements and healthier foods he courses from Dr. Harvey’s amazing selections.
What do you do for fun when you aren’t managing the warehouse?
My work-life balance starts with playing sports and watching movies. Wherever I go, I always search for the local cricket team and fill my leisure time playing either cricket, badminton, volleyball, Soccer, or any other sport that is available to play on a daily basis. I go to the gym 3 to 4 days a week after work where at times I would play basketball instead of working out. I also really enjoy watching movies whenever I can find the time. My favorite genre is action with a sprinkle of comedy. The rest of my free time is dedicated to quality time with family and trying out international cuisines.