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Quality & Food Safety Manager

Job Title: Quality & Food Safety Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1837
Contact Name: Steve Al-Bazy
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Quality & Food Safety Manager for an FMCG client in Erbil. Candidates must have at least 5 years experience as quality manager. English, Arabic and Kurdish fluency is a must.

Role Purpose

  • Manages Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Food safety, and product development operation of the client.
  • ASDI, products within the plant to meet the local Iraqi regulation, client standards requirements
  • Responsible for the Management Systems’ Construction, Improvement and Implementation on Quality Management System and Food Safety System, PRP’s Standard / FSI / FSSC 22000

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage the plant quality & food safety Dep.
  • Ensures implementation of food safety and quality management systems procedures. Monitors compliance and reports any non-conformance.
  • communicate food safety control & quality management procedures and monitors the compliance and progress of the recommended action plans.
  • Apply action plans for quality assurance in the plant and monitors the procedures implementation.
  • Set a plan for the NEPTUNE audits, lead the audits of NEPTUNE and communicate with the business the results and follow up of the audits.
  • Monitor CIP parameters efficiency.
  • Monitor the Non-negotiable / Standard food safety Equipment’s performance.
  • Set GMP’s Targets and monitor the performance of the GMP’s area.
  • Follow up with the client, Iraqi and International regulations for the standards and update.
  • Manage the leverage and refreshing the awareness of Food safety and QMS for the staff
  • Manage the site animation for Quality and food safety.
  • Manage the cleaning and sanitation programs.
  • Manage PRP’s Standard / FSI / FSSC 22000, monitoring & control plan, Lab analytical performance implementation and audits.
  • Manage Pest control activities in the site
  • Manage & Lead for consumer complaints system.
  • Ensure that the right analyses (method, control plan and sampling plans) are performed to the product / raw materials and packaging materials to guarantee product and process safety and conformity.
  • Ensures Food Safety & Conformity of all products delivered to market, consistently with the overall SQCDME Plant performance.
  • Optimizes the QC Laboratory in its four dimensions: efficiency / analytical performance / expertise training.
  • Defines the sampling plans of raws, packs, semi- finished and finished products.
  • Provides other Quality departments and production teams with relevant QC data and trends to drive quality in the CBU.
  • Provides technical support and expertise in quality related problem solving, risk analysis groups.
  • To make sure that Product in conformance with specifications.
  • Optimization of quality control costs.
  • Manage of plant lab analytical performance Implementation
  • Manage the Monitoring master plan of water treatment, air and swap testing.
  • Create the calibration & preventive maintenance master plan for the plant Equipment’s.
  • ABC monthly report
  • Company representative for FOOD SAFETY ACTIVITIES.
  • Conducts Training concerning ISO, Food Safety, Human Safety and others to all personnel.
  • To co-ordinate with national and international organizations and research body for Q&FS and product development.
  • To regularly assess staff performances and training needs.  And to arrange training programs.
  • Document controller

Working Relationships

  • Internal Relations: Reports to Industrial manager, works with industrial team, R&D team, supply chain team, SSD team, Sales and marketing team.
  • External relations: Legal quality & FS Authorities, Suppliers & Contractors.

Role Requirements

  • B.Sc. in Agriculture or Chemistry
  • 5 – 7 years experience as a quality manager.

Technical Competencies

  • Food science
  • analytical equipment knowledge
  • auditing skills
  • food safety background & ISO 17001, 9001, FSSC, Background
  • Statistical analysis

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.