Quality Assurance Manager – Timau, Kenya

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Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOs in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client a premium meat processing, marketing and supplying company in Kenya is seeking to hire a Quality Assurance Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring high quality standards throughout the production, packing, storage and dispatch of products to meet customer expectations, compliance with recognized standards. The ideal candidate Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in quality control and assurance preferably in the meat sector and a bachelor’s degree in food science or related field.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement systems to ensure quality at each stage of the production process including supply, slaughter, processing, ageing, value addition, packaging, order packing and dispatch.
  • Ensure all products dispatched meet quality standards working with internal stakeholders specifically the Production Manager and Sales Manager.
  • Implement systems to ensure traceability of stock utilization at each stage of the production process.
  • Monitor and provide guidance to the processing team on adherence to quality standards and provide training as required.
  • Conduct regular product testing and analysis to ensure that all meat products are safe for consumption and meet the required standards.
  • Work with the Production and Sales managers to complete any customer specific quality reviews and maintain a customer specification handbook.
  • Take lead in preparation of the site for third party audits and resolve any issues arising.
  • Take lead on maintenance of existing KEBS certifications and acquiring new ones.
  • Promote and adhere to health and safety protocols and regulations within the production facility. Participate in safety inspections, identify potential hazards, and report them to the appropriate personnel.
  • Support training initiatives to enhance employee awareness and adherence to safety procedures.
  • Monitor, review, and report issues arising from complaints and routine testing.
  • Gather accurate data at each stage of the production process and compile reports for management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, meat science, or a related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in quality control and assurance preferably in the meat sector.
  • Must have training and experience in ISO22000 or HACCP.
  • Should display excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft applications.
  • Must have strong knowledge of food safety and quality control regulations and standards.

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*** Summit Recruitment & Search, as a policy, does not charge any fee as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement***

Salary: Monthly Gross Salary: Kes 80,000 (Approx. 500 USD)
Location: Timau, Kenya
Career Level: Mid Level
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 15th February, 2024