QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER (PRINCIPAL QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Ltd

NKCC/HR.1150/QAO/27/07/2023

Job Purpose

As the Quality Assurance Officer, you will report directly to the Head of Quality Assurance and be entrusted with ensuring that all products adhere to the established standards. Your primary responsibility will involve overseeing and monitoring all stages of the production process to maintain the highest levels of quality.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Developing Quality Assurance Policies and Procedures
    • Initiate the formulation of robust quality assurance policies and procedures to uphold product standards.
  2. Coordinating Risk Management
    • Oversee the implementation of the risk management policy and work with risk champions to assess and address potential risks in business activities.
  3. Implementing Quality Assurance Standards
    • Ensure the effective implementation of quality assurance standards across all aspects of production.
  4. Evaluating Quality Management Systems
    • Review the efficiency and effectiveness of quality assurance standards and quality management systems.
  5. Reporting and Communication
    • Prepare comprehensive reports on quality activities and communicate outcomes to relevant stakeholders.
  6. Managing Internal Audits and Corrective Actions
    • Conduct internal audits, document nonconformities, and monitor corrective and preventive actions.
  7. Data Analysis for Improvement
    • Coordinate data collection, compilation, and analysis to identify areas for improvement within the quality management system.
  8. Identifying Training Needs
    • Identify training requirements and organize relevant training sessions to meet quality standards.
  9. External Audits and Compliance
    • Support on-site audits conducted by external providers and implement corrective actions based on audit findings.
  10. Regulatory Compliance
    • Ensure full compliance with quality management systems and regulatory requirements.
  11. Other Duties
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Person Specifications

To be considered for this role, applicants must meet the following qualifications and criteria:

  1. Educational Background
    • Bachelor’s degree in food science and technology or Dairy Technology from a recognized Institution.
  2. Additional Advantage
    • A Master’s degree in food science and technology/Dairy Technology or relevant field is considered an added advantage.
  3. Work Experience
    • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience, with at least three (3) years in a supervisory role.
  4. Computer Proficiency
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications.
  5. Competence
    • Showcase strong competence in work performance.

Application Process

Qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are requested to follow the application process outlined below:

  1. Send your application in HARD COPIES with the following documents:
    • A cover letter quoting the Title and Reference Number of the position applied for.
    • A detailed Curriculum Vitae.
    • Copies of relevant certificates and testimonies.
    • Contact information of at least three referees.
  2. Address the application to:

Chief Manager, Human Resources and Administration

New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Ltd

P.O. Box 30131 – 00100

NAIROBI.

Deadline for Submission: All applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on 9th August 2023.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

For those interested in applying for the Quality Assurance Officer position, here are some helpful tips to improve your chances of success:

  1. Tailor Your Application: Customize your cover letter and CV to highlight relevant experience, skills, and qualifications that match the job requirements.
  2. Showcase Leadership Skills: Emphasize your ability to lead and manage teams, as the role involves a supervisory component.
  3. Highlight Analytical Abilities: Showcase your proficiency in data analysis, as the position requires identifying areas for improvement.
  4. Demonstrate Regulatory Knowledge: Display an understanding of quality management systems and compliance with relevant regulations.
  5. Provide Strong Referrals: Ensure your listed referees can vouch for your professional abilities and character.

Remember, attention to detail and a clear demonstration of how you meet the qualifications will significantly boost your chances of being selected. Good luck with your application!

To apply for this job please visit www.newkcc.co.ke.


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