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Quality Assurance Manager Job in Kenya

Category: QA / QC Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 20, 2014

Quality Assurance Manager

Overall Purpose of the Job
This position ensures all company products meet their specified quality parameters.  This is achieved through intensive analysis of raw materials, intermediate and finished products.

Responsible for:     

  • Quality Analysts
  • Cleaner
Main Duties & Responsibilities:      

Incoming materials:-

The Head of Quality Assurance has the responsibility of ensuring that all raw and packing materials supplies are tested and approved for use before they are received

Laboratory testing and sample retention

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.

Pest Control

The Head of Quality Assurance is responsible for coordinating pest control activities internally and with the contracted external pest control firm.

Factory Hygiene

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.

Product Quality

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.

Product Development

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.

Quality Systems

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.

Customer Complaints

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
  Knowledge and skills
  • 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.
Competence requirement:
The following competences are necessary:
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Enthusiasm
  • Attention to detail
  • Business understanding
Applications to be sent to [email protected] and  [email protected]  by 22 March 2013 indicating the JOB TITLE in the subject field. For more enquiries call 0721776594-Titus
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