Quality Control Manager - Northern Suburbs
10 days ago
Leading company in the import and export of frozen food products are currently recruiting for an experienced Quality Control Manager who will be responsible for ensuring that the Food Safety system is developed, updated and/ or improved, implemented, and maintained.
Key responsibilities: ? To drive the adoption of quality standards, practices, toolsets, and processes across all areas of the business. ? Inspect and analyse products (physical and organoleptic) against specifications and ensure the highest level of adherence. ? Handling general quality related enquiries for new and existing products ? Assist in obtaining relevant information from Suppliers to update specifications accordingly and perform risk-based assessments. ? Managing non-conformances; corrective & preventative measures ? Responsible for Monthly Internal Auditing against the Systems in place and that audit findings are addressed and communicated effectively to affected departments. Staff Management ? Managing & Monitoring QC staff compliment (various cold stores; day and night shifts) ? Ensure that Quality Controllers perform their duties correctly and that documentation is signed off, reports and related images are disseminated to the respective sales teams. ? Monitor staff performance by gathering relevant data, as well as produce statistical reports for management to review. Day-to-Day Requirements ? Managing & Monitoring product quality and/ or queries from receipt - dispatch (Various Cold Stores). ? To ensure product quality is in line with customer requirements. ? Assist in managing of label requirements and regulations. ? Maintains compliance with regulations, guidelines, and policies. ? Ensure cleaning chemicals and distribution thereof is effectively managed. ? Ensure that Daily GMP checks are conducted by relevant staff members and that findings are addressed and communicated to the respectively affected departments. ? Ensure measuring instruments (i.e. scales and thermometers) are calibrated and verified as per procedure. ? Liaise and assist regulatory officials with sample preparation. ? Conduct monthly Food Safety Meetings and draft reports and trend analysis ? To provide technical expertise to the different departments and assist to ensure the appropriate testing techniques are used to find defects early in the test cycle. ? Performs other duties as assigned in line with job description. Food Safety & Audits ? Amend, improve, implement and maintain the robust Food Safety Management System (HACCP, GMP and Operational PRP’s, TACCP, VACCP, MSC etc.) ensuring 3rd party audit readiness incl closing of non-conformances raised during audits ? System recommendations and /or improvements (incl drafting of internal SOP’s when and where required. ? Conduct hazard analysis and identify CCP’s, CP & Critical Limits. ? Conduct and assist with third party inspections and/ or audits (i.e. NRCS, FSA, Pest Control etc). ? Conduct monthly Food Safety Meetings and draft reports and trend analysis ? Ensure that all equipment used (scales, thermometers etc.) is calibrated in line with FS & QA requirements Product compliance ? Ensure corrections are conducted timely for NRCS product and/ other clearance ? Sensory evaluation when required in cooked and uncooked state. ? Review and give client, customer, and user feedback with reference to complaints and non-conformances, corrective & preventative measures when and where required. ? Review, Investigate and give feedback on customer and consumer complaints, non-conformances, corrective, preventative measures and trend analysis when and where required. Reports ? Drafting and circulation of nonconformance reports, corrective actions and recommendations in the event of non-conformances’ raised. ? Draft and implement new / approved procedures when and where required (all 3 Cold stores). ? Ensure all incoming/ outgoing consignments are inspected and are compliant in terms of approved specifications ? Drafting of weekly, monthly, and quarterly review reports in terms of product quality as received Cold Store specific ? Cold Store quality investigations ? Ensure Cold Store hygiene standard are met and maintained in terms of food safety protocols. ? Handle and deal with quality related queries Projects ? To champion/ digital quality system once finalized Communication ? To play an active role (i.e., communication liaison between Technical/ Procurement and CS) in the managing of product quality protocols in Cold stores Training needs required ? Recommend quality training needs required ? Execute Training schedule where practicable.
? ND/Degree in Food Technology or BSc in Food Science Biotechnology or Microbiology or related qualification required. ? Seafood knowledge ? Familiarity with the following regulations and/ or standards are advantageous (i.e., SANS10049, SANS10330, GFSI, R1.46, SANS585, SANS788 and other related food regulations and legislation. ? Any additional qualifications in Quality Control and/or Food Safety advantageous ? Internal Auditing training advantageous ? Strong leadership and supervisory skills required to manage and oversee a quality team with the ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment. ? Minimum 3 years related experience in FMCG (management of staff) ? Own transport'