The Client :
A leading publicly listed food manufacturing and distribution company that has a portfolio of multiple food brands under its umbrella in frozen foods, edible fats & oils, and water & beverages is looking to hire a Research & Development QA Manager (Edible Oils).
Key Responsibilities :
Sustain the QHSE standards for raw materials & finished products under national and international food standards.
Develop new products, recipes as well as desired variation in current products which maintain industry standards and customer needs.
Develop, Implementation and Maintaining of QHSE Management System with Procedures in compliance with local and international standards.
Strategic Accountability :
To review all departments' Standard Operating Procedures related to QHSE as well as product standard specification and formulation.
To contribute to the development of the QHSE system as per corporate guidelines and assist in their implementation.
Operational Accountability :
To monitor all raw materials, food additives, chemical and packaging materials and manage quality checks and store as per the nature of the materials.
To review all standard specifications and test procedures of incoming raw, intermediate as well as finished products.
To review and approve products as per customer requirements under the national and international food standards.
Ensure a high level of hygiene and sanitation as per food safety requirements. To maintain daily product checking (Physical, Chemical & Microbiological) analysis of final products.
To manage food ingredients and finished goods analysis in-house and from the external laboratory for verification of quality test.
To arrange the testing of competitor products and make comparative reports of finished products.
To monitor and arrange internal food safety audits, basic food hygiene training and supplier audits.
To evaluate and identify the critical points in the manufacturing process and specify the sampling frequency and procedure for that points.
To collect and review the regulatory standards and guidelines of UAE, GCC & other exporting countries.
To explore the possibilities of relevant food industry certification like (GMP, GLP, HALAL & Occupational Health and Safety) and implementation.
To explore new laboratory and edible oil refining technology.
To ensure implementation of the new product development procedures.
To develop new products in line with market / customer, regulatory requirements.
To provide periodic feedback on vendors and suppliers to purchase managers for vendor up-gradation and certification.
To ensure implementation of relevant procedures of inspection, testing, and analysis of - Raw Materials - Packaging Materials - In-Process Materials - Finished Goods - Storage.
To ensure the integrity of quality analysis through appropriate analysis training, instrumentation, and testing protocols.
To investigate Customer and Consumer complaints to improve the production process, product quality, and functionality.
To carry out periodic analysis of effluents and advise on treatment of effluents so that these are well within the prescribed standards of toxicity.
Fulfillment of all QHSE requirements set by the local authorities. Implementation of world-class systems including ERP.
To be directly accountable for the development of employees reporting to him and the next level.
Master's degree in science / Food Technology. 8-10 years of experience in the edible oil industry as QA Manager / R&D Manager Specific Knowledge.
Knowledge of GMP, HACCP, Food Safety Management Systems (ISO 22000 : 2005) certification & implementation requirements.
Knowledge of statutory / regulatory QA specifications of the country as well as international Food Standards.