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Our Client is a leading supplier and manufacturer of plastics and packaging solutions. They are seeking to hire an experienced individual to manage the QA department. S/He will develop and monitor the implementation of quality processes and procedures ensuring adherence of specifications and quality procedures at all stages are followed in the production process

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary: 140k – 200k

Responsibilities

  • Check on quality in receiving, in-line and dispatch processes to ensure business growth by providing high quality products that meet customer requirements.
  • Develop and manage quality assurance processes and procedures and align these with changing business needs to ensure the QA department continually supports company quality policy.
  • Plan, conduct and monitor testing and inspection of materials and products to ensure finished product quality.
  • Design Process flow charts and Standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Coordinate and manage product trials with the Production Manager prior to commercial production runs in order to ensure best quality products which will meet customer requirements at all times.
  • Management of customer complaints and investigation of the root cause and implementation of appropriate corrective and preventive measures to avoid recurrence.
  • Ensuring the best manufacturing practices are adhered to during production operations to safeguard product integrity, quality and safety
  • Overseeing the assessment of raw materials to ensure the best quality raw material for processing
  • Undertake various internal audits to ensure finished products comply with the food safety and GMP requirements
  • Coordinate and support on-site audits conducted by external providers, evaluate audit findings and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Overseeing the KAIZEN initiatives
  • Conduct internal training, sensitization and evaluation on effectiveness of training on all the staff on quality and safety related issues.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field.
  • ISO Certification
  • Eight (8) years relevant experience with progressive management experience in a busy manufacturing environment preferably in the plastics industry.
  • Quality inspection, auditing and testing experience.
  • Experience with implementation of corrective action programs.
  • Knowledge of Hygiene standards (food production), Quality control (food production), Kaizen and Quality systems (ISO, CMMI, etc.)
  • Effective Quality Control Analysis skills
  • Knowledge of systems & customer standards of Injection Molding field
  • Computer literacy
  • Conflict and complaint resolution
  • Good Analytical and reporting skills

How to Apply

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