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Job Title: Quality Assurance Supervisor

Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager

Industry: Fresh Produce Export

Location: Nairobi

Salary: 40k – 45k

Our client is in export business, exporting various fruits, vegetable and flowers to European and Middle East Markets.

Key Roles Responsibility

  • Sits in for the other QA manager when on leave, off or out of the office
  • Checking all raw materials coming in conform to the intake raw material specifications.
  • Ensuring that the production process yield products that consistently satisfy the stated customer quality attributes
  • Customer complaint: Investigating all customer complaints, trending of such and ensuring corrective actions are put in place to avoid a re-occurrence.
  • Understanding of New Product Development and looking at new concepts that can be trialled within the current HACCP. Discussing NPD during technical meetings
  • Maintaining a high level of hygiene within and around the facility.
  • Ensuring that the laid down Quality management systems are adhered to at all times during the production process to ensure the product conforms in terms of quality, safety and Legality.
  • Investigating and looking for ways of improving the current systems / practice applied on site whenever there is a change in the supermarket standards.
  • Understanding the requirements for audits and customer visits and be able to help in preparations for the audits/visits.
  • Ensuring that the documents / records in use are current, the correct version and completed in a way that it is unambiguous and clear
  • Heading a team of well trained and competent quality controllers who are motivated with an aim of ensuring that product quality is consistently achieved.
  •  Planning of staff and equipment resource in advance to prevent interruptions to activities carried out by the quality department.
  • Scheduling meetings with the relevant departments within the site to keep all updated on new legislation, new standards, customer requirements, etc. as necessary.
  • Training of staff within this department to ensure a comprehensive understanding of standards, specifications, job requirements, and use of equipment within the quality department. This training will include all personnel within the packhouse.
  • Planning of scheduled refresher trainings to ensure a high level of understanding and for updating in case of changes to normal practice.
  • Liaising with the QA Manager that the department is well staffed at all times.
  • Working on both vegs avocado packhouse.

 Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree preferably in BSC in food science, Horticulture, agriculture or related discipline/field.
  • At least 3 years’ practical experience in working on a busy fresh produce export company.
  • Good knowledge and experience in market quality standards specifically related to Avocadoes, French beans, snow peas and sugar snap processing.
  • Worked as a QC, assistant QC, or in vegetable processing packhouse.
  • Good computer skills with advanced Microsoft skills (word and excel)
  • Good planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal management skills
  • Organised and able to meet tidy schedules
  • Highly reliable, dependable and trust worthy personality
  • Client oriented, demonstrating proactive communication
  • Team player and good team management skills

Application Instructions

If you meet the outlined qualifications and skills, please send your CV only quoting the position’s title (Quality Assurance Supervisor) to [email protected]  before Friday 17th September 2021.

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