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Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager


The person will lead the key quality operating team at the company and will report to the Director.

The position will be responsible and accountable for developing Quality Assurance Programs,

Provide day to day support to the operations team in management of product quality and ensuring Food Safety across the product portfolio manufactured.

The role requires experience in Quality Assurance management in food processing industry with expertise in Quality systems such as HACCP, GMP, and Technical expertise in the area of physical, Chemical& Microbiological analysis.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure full compliance of all products with all government food safety regulations, and maintain highest level of food safety.
  • Ensure that all facilities are in compliance with all GMP, HACCP.
  • Interact effectively with KEBS and other regulatory bodies, food safety auditors, and customers to maintain positive & responsive relationships and assure rapid corrective actions through dynamic leadership and timely documentation.
  • Develop, schedule, and direct GMP, Food Safety, and Quality Management System audits and monitor corrective actions to deficient findings for completion and effectiveness, providing gap closure assistance to the manufacturing facilities.
  • Responsible and accountable for disposition of product based on Quality Inspection results and data management of the same.
  • Lead Capwell HACCP and Food Safety team for product designs, manufacturing processes, Food Safety plans, finished product testing programs, and sanitation programs.
  • Validate and assure compliance with established food safety and quality objectives through daily monitoring programs, team supervision, and on-going verification of internal and external laboratory or industry benchmarking.
  • Establish new and improved quality/safety programs, policies and procedures to ensure that established standards of quality are consistently achieved, measured, documented and maintained. Provide food safety risk assessment information, new technology information, and risk management strategies.
  • Proactively identify potential and emerging food safety issues and develop strategies to effectively investigate and respond.
  • Conduct quality training programs to all employees with emphasis on continuous improvement through identification and analysis of customer complaints and requirements.
  • Support the QA and Food Safety team in undertaking Root Causes & Corrective actions from customer complaints and implement the corrective actions with the plant operations team.
  • Participates in regular meetings with the management to discuss quality improvements and oversee implementation of the same.
  • Overseeing all laboratory tests and analysis.
  • Develops, maintains and reports required operational information to management.
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of all products manufactured as well as the raw materials, packaging materials, and operations required in the manufacturing process including quality specifications and standards.
  • Coordinate and spearhead the company on relevant food safety certification like ISO 22000
  • Provide data, resources & participate in continuous improvement initiatives as applicable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years leadership experience in food processing, preferably in cereal processing industry at a senior level.
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience in Food chemistry & Microbiology, Food safety, preferably in grain processing.
  • Ability to lead and develop a team of supervisors in both technical capability and effective communication
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively work with all managerial levels, customers, regulatory, and other professional contacts
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills with and ability to understand the key requirements in the Quality Systems and continuous improvement programs
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build and conduct training programs to the Quality & operations team
  • Any certification on any quality management system and formal audit training will be an added advantage.

Suitable candidates can send their CV’s to by 27 September 2013.

Indicate the position applied for on the subject line.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

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