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The Wrigley Company Quality Assurance System Supervisor, Quality Assurance System Specialist and Field Sales Representatives Jobs in Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Jan 18, 2014

The Wrigley Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of chewing gum.
A subsidiary of the MARS Incorporated Company, a global leader in the chocolate and pet-food categories and one of the largest privately owned businesses.
At Wrigley, we love what we do and are passionate about our people. People in over 150 countries enjoy our brands everyday.
Our secret to success is ensuring our associates treat the business as if it were their own and ensuring that we harness the individual strengths of our people.

We also place great emphasis on being a responsible company with an eye on the future.

As a result of our continued growth, we are seeking to recruit for the following positions.
1. Quality Assurance System Supervisor
Job Purpose Statement: The position holder shall be responsible for Quality and food safety systems establishment, implementation and maintenance within the organization, including training, verification, auditing, updating and follow up of preventive and corrective actions in the site as well as giving support and advice to the company on Food Safety and Quality Management system and regulatory requirements.
 
Reporting to: Quality Assurance Manager and dotted line report to Factory Manager.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Establish, implement, maintain and update the quality and food safety systems in line with Mars Quality Management Process (QMP) and ISO 22000:2005/FSSC 22000 standard requirements throughout the organization.
  • Maintain systems that ensure conformance of finished product to statutory, local regulatory requirements and Mars product specifications as well as identifying improvements to the existing Quality and food safety system by updating the system accordingly.
  • Appointed Food safety team leader managing the food safety and internal audit teams by organizing their work according to Mars QMP and ISO 22000 standard listed roles as well as coordination of external audit activities.
  • Ensure relevant training and education of the food safety team members, internal audit team and all associates on relevant Quality Management Process procedures, work closely with commercial function to ensure factory conformance to Material Quality Management systems and Supplier Quality Assurance.
  • Ensure that Good Hygiene/Manufacturing Practice (GMP/GHP) is implemented at the site and extended to visitors and contractors. The scope of implementation should be monitored and reported using appropriate data analysis techniques and that improvement opportunities are developed and implemented.
  • Ensure that all infrastructural improvements and new installations (machines, plants and infrastructure) undergo Good Hygiene Practices and Food safety clearance before use for production.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from a recognized University.
  • Solid knowledge and at least 5 years’ experience in food safety management systems (ISO 22000 or FSSC 22000, GMP and Food safety pre-requisite programs).
  • Trained Lead Auditor in ISO 22000:2005 or/and FSSC 22000:2010 standards with a strong understanding of Regulatory compliance.
  • Strong understanding of Corrective and preventive action including Root cause analysis techniques.
  • Effective communication skills including speaking, writing and presenting in English as well as excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to plan and follow through and a team player.
Leadership Capabilities:
  • Peer Relationships
  • Planning
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Building Effective Teams.
Functional Area: Quality Assurance
 
2. Quality Assurance System Specialist
Job Purpose Statement: The position holder shall be responsible for supporting specific Quality and food safety systems programs including Facility Document and record control, Material quality management at receiving, pest control and systems verification within the Factory as well as implementation, training, verification, auditing and follow up of preventive and corrective actions in the site.
 
Reporting to: Quality Assurance Manager and dotted line report to Quality Assurance System Supervisor.
Key Responsibilities
  • Support the facility’s Supplier Quality management program by ensuring all material into the facility meets facility receiving requirements, is tested and released for production in line with Mars Quality Management System while ensuring that deviations are reported, documented and approved as necessary according to the Change Tracking System.
  • Monitor shelf life of ingredients and packaging materials and take necessary action to ensure material released to production meets corporate and regulatory specifications as well as ensuring all routine and non-routine testing of ingredients, environmental monitoring and water according to corporate and regulatory requirements including skip lot sampling and testing.
  • Training of associates, contractors and visitors on applicable procedures and work instructions according to training program and as need arises.
  • Preparation of shipment samples, documentation, booking in the relevant sample submission records and maintaining communication with external testing parties till results are received by the factory.
  • Ensure the implementation of the document and records control system according to corporate and regulatory requirements in the company and ensure that appropriate documents and records are maintained and updated as necessary, available at point of use and that corrective actions on the same are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a database of all packaging artwork and ensure that all new artwork meets specifications and undergoes approval according to artwork approval procedure.
  • Responsible for control of potentially nonconforming ingredient and packaging material by labelling, segregating, blocking in SAP, communication to internal customers, escalation, including processing approval record for material destruction.
  • Management of the pest control program.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Food Science and Technology from a recognized Institution.
  • Solid knowledge and at least 2 years’ experience in food safety management systems (ISO22000, HACCP and GMP).
  • Trained Internal Auditor in ISO 22000 or/and ISO 9001 standards with a strong understanding of Regulatory compliance
  • Good understanding Corrective and preventive action (CAPA) and root cause analysis techniques.
  • Effective communication skills including speaking, writing and presenting as well as excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to plan and follow through and a team player.
Leadership Capabilities:
  • Peer Relationships
  • Planning
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Integrity and trust.
Functional Area: Quality Assurance
 
3. Field Sales Representatives
Job Purpose Statement: The position holder shall be responsible for achieving hot spot placing of our products and merchandising equipment in all existing and potential outlets.
Reporting to: Area Sales Manager
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop maximum distribution of our products at the retail end and merchandising in all outlets in assigned area of coverage.
  • Ensure accurate data capture and achievement of excellent market intelligence for the assigned territory.
  • Update Point of sale material to attract consumers and make them aware of Wrigley’s products.
  • Achieving merchandising objectives i.e. display locations, enlargements and number of customer visits per day.
  • Create strong customer relationship.
Requirements
  • Degree in Sales and/or Marketing.
  • Strong selling and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to deliver Consistent Results
  • Ability to create Collaborative Relationships
  • Attention to detail.
  • Clean & Valid Driving licence
Functional Area: Sales.
If you believe you fit into any of the above profiles, please send your full curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, present position, day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees to E-mail: [email protected] to reach us not later than Wednesday 22nd January 2014.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

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