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Food and Safety Manager Career Opportunity

Our client is a global multinational Food & Beverage company, worldwide leader in most of its category portfolio. With global or local specific brands and products, the core focus is to meet the diverse needs and preferences of consumers all over the world.
Operating in Africa for more than 80 years, the Company has 5 markets within, the Equatorial African Region being amongst them. The regional operations are co-ordinated from Nairobi, Kenya to offer shared service across countries in Central, East, part of Southern Africa including the Island markets and Horn of Africa.
With this regional expertise, the Company aims at enhancing the business potential of this region, which is seen as an important source of future growth, and bring it up to the level of performance that the Company experiences in other regions of Africa and the world.
By reinforcing business and product categories focus, making operations more efficient, developing cross fertilization or enhancing peoples’ knowledge transfer and empowerment, this shared service expertise is expected to accelerate growth and meet the company’s high ambition for the Region.
Our client continues to be viewed as one of the leading global companies in Corporate Social Responsibility, particularly in the developing world. Being a committed leader in environmental performance, they ensure that natural resources are preserved and that waste management enjoys much attention in all operations worldwide. The company is an equal-opportunity employer with robust talent management policies, and systems. They value and reward individual and team contributions to business results.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Regional Quality Analyst Manager, the Food Safety and Hygiene Manager responsible for Implementation of Food Safety programmes, analysis of related quality assurance requirements and provision of related technical assistance to the factories.
·         Ensure implementation of Food safety programme as per the organizations guidelines covering all type of food safety risks;
·         Review of HACCP in case of any change in the process/recipe, food safety incident, line/procedure modifications;
·         Review Food safety related complaints and follow up on the corrective actions;
·         Analyze the food safety related quality assurance parameter trends to assess and improve the food safety programme.
·         Undertake trend review and assessment in microbiology & particularly in pathogen monitoring, chemical contaminants in raw/packaging materials & finished products, allergens management and nutritional composition of the products;
·         Involvement in foreign body prevention measures and ensure implementation, validation & verification of HACCP
·         Assess food safety management system at vendors and vendor audits;
·         Provide technical assistance for Food Safety issues to other factories including Water, Marketing, Food services, Supply chain, Purchasing etc
·         Assist factory Quality Assurance, Production and Engineering to investigate Food safety related complaints;
·         Review and assess food safety related complaints on monthly basis and analyze the trends for corrective actions;
·         B.Sc. or MSc Degree in Food science / Microbiology/ Biochemistry or related field from a recognized university;
·         Minimum 5 years experience in food safety (Microbiology, Chemical & allergen etc), preferably with an FMCG background;
·         Excellent leaderships skills;
·         Excellent interpersonal skills with good relationship building skills;
·         Ability to drive results and obtain information from a team;
·         Self initiative and proactive;
·         A proven team player with creative problem solving skills;
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 14th February 2011
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

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