Latest Job Vacancy as Quality Assurance Manager at Adexen Recruitment Agency on 2017

Adexen Recruitment Agency – Our client is a multinational food-products manufacturing company that produces dairy products, bottled water, cereals, baby foods and yogurts

POSITION : Quality Assurance Manager

Job Description

  • The purpose of the role is to deliver the value promises to customers & consumers by ensuring conformity in product, processes and behaviours.

1.) Finished Product Quality & Food Safety:

  • Ensures Conformity of all products delivered to market
  • Optimizes the product control plan to ensure product conformity to the value promises
  • Optimizes the plant Laboratory in its four dimensions: production / expertise / training / exemplarity

2.) Quality & Food Safety in all the Plant processes & projects:

  • Ensures that Quality & Food Safety is part of all working instructions
  • Ensure all the elements of the Quality & Food Safety are in place and that processes are formalized & compliant with corporate / regulatory / customer requirements
  • Validates the consistency & effectiveness of processes described in procedures, as a support to daily performance management
  • Builds and steers a Plant Quality & Food Safety improvement plan, consistent with the company’s Quality & Food Safety Business Plan and Corporate Directives
  • Link product variability to manufacturing process control and set up procedures to help build knowledge through operators – transfer of quality ownership to operators
  • Develops process capability & Quality visual management at all steps of the process, i.e. incoming/production/maintenance, etc.
  • Promotes Risk Assessment and “Build-in Quality” in all Plant projects: productivity, new products, new equipment.
  • Put in place with the production team a zoning approach to facilitates good housekeeping & hygiene practices

3.) Quality & Food Safety skills & attitudes in all Plant teams:

  • Combines a high reactivity to new problems with perseverant management of the medium term quality improvement plan
  • Organizes trainings and coach plant teams for daily quality management, particularly First Line Managers
  • Develops the Quality & Food Safety team and organizes training to close skills gaps
  • Builds a common Quality & Food Safety vision and related behavior, shared by all the Plant teams
  • As a member of the Industrial Management team (IMT), contributes to the Plant performance as a whole

4.) Performance:

  • Coordinates all the reporting of Quality & Food Safety KPI’s internally and to the Group & communicates them to all relevant stakeholders
  • Contributes to the plant performance vision and definition of targets
  • Facilitates quality& food safety committees and improvement action plans

5.) Costs:

  • Manages budget related to the Plant quality function
  • Continuously identify cost efficient ways of working, cost saving opportunities and deliver the savings without compromising quality integrity of output

6.) Safety:

  • Drive departmental safety agenda and audits as well as identified action plans
  • Ensure quality department adherence to safety policies, procedures and processes

Expectations

  • HND/B.Sc Food Science &/or Technology, Biochemistry, Biology or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the food industry, 3 of which must be at leadership/management level
  • Very good knowledge of the applicable quality and food safety standards in the food industry and mandated by government regulations.
  • Strong Problem solving skills
  • Strong Analysis & Risk management skills
  • Solid experience in Quality & Food safety Management Systems
  • Good technical understanding of food science & technology, formulation, processing & equipment
  • Basic knowledge of local food and food safety legislation & regulations
  • Ability to take decisions or make recommendations while assuming the associated risks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, totally approachable and a strong team player
  • Strong change-management skills
  • Able to communicate and coach at all levels
  • Rigor and courage – work under pressure
  • Excellent service orientation, understands the market, customers and consumers