Quality Assurance Manager Job in Kenya
Overall Purpose of the Job
- Quality Analysts
He is responsible for co-ordination the laboratory analytical activities to ensure all samples submitted are analyzed and their results released to the relevant departments and also retaining, maintaining and analyzing archival samples for compliance. He also retains archival samples for reference purposes.
The Head of Quality Assurance is responsible for coordinating pest control activities internally and with the contracted external pest control firm.
He is responsible for ensuring that the factory hygiene and housekeeping standards are maintained as per ISO and HACCP procedures. He also ensures that factory and suppliers audits are carried out.
He is responsible for ensuring all production processes meet their set quality requirements, all quality control procedures and work instructions are adhered to and also leases with heads of departments to ensure smooth running of all activities affecting product quality.
Creating continuous awareness of factory workers on issues affecting product quality, training the quality control staff and line operators to achieve set quality standards. He also plays an advisory role to the production department in recommending action on any non-conformances.
The incumbent shall develop new products and line extensions to meet market demand. He shall also conduct product shelf life tests on the same.
Gathering quotations from suppliers and raising internal purchase requisitions for all laboratory material requirements.
The Head of Quality Assurance shall participate in the upgrading and maintaining of quality systems and processes.
Organizing with relevant authorities for machinery inspection and calibration that may impact on quality.
Evaluating customer complaints, through analyzing the products under complaint and advising the relevant people on the findings. Conducting trade audits to evaluate quality of company products while in the trade.
Key Accountabilities & Standards Of Performance
- Effective internal control systems and procedures
- Education qualifications required For acceptable performance the position requires a University degree in food science from a recognized university
- Work experience required: at lease 3-5 years of experience in a similar position in food manufacturing concern. Must be computer literate.
- Interpersonal skills
- Analytical skills
- Team player
- Attention to detail
- Business understanding