Quality Assurance Manager (Horticulture) - Harare,Zimbabwe
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Company Type||Horticulture / Agriculture / Fruit / FMCG|
|Job Role||Quality Assurance Manager (Horticulture)|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||$ Negotiable|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||5|
|Degree||University Degree or First-Class Diploma in Agriculture|
Quality Assurance Manager
To raise the quality standard of the Group to world class level by implementing quality systems and audits to achieve the desired standards.
Reports to - Managing Director
Major Functions /Accountabilities:
Determining, negotiating and agreeing on in-house quality procedures (SOPs), standards and specifications for the farming & distribution operations.
Assessing and monitoring the performance of the farming & distribution operations to ensure that the agreed quality standards are met.
Specifying the quality of raw materials to be used as inputs at the farms.
Investigating and setting standards for quality, health and safety for the farms.
Determining the training needs that will enable the farming and distribution operations meet the agreed quality standards.
Acting as a catalyst for change and improvement in performance and quality management. Records
Work together with the statistician to record, analyse and distribute statistical information on quality management performance.
Formulate systems for quality audits.
Carry out internal audits on the quality management systems.
Work closely with the farm assurers to arrange, co-ordinate and participate in the external quality audits.
Review and report the principle causes of quality loss, non-conformance and make recommendations on how to improve.
Work closely with consultants and farm assurers to implement PIP, CIP and Global Gap.
A confident individual with excellent planning, organisation and analytical skills.
Good technical skills with excellent and proven communication skills, verbal and written.
A good working knowledge of numbers for accurate decision –making.
A strong character with good leadership skills that can implement change effectively.
Knowledge and experience in Global Gap.
Knowledge & experience in relevant quality management systems & quality standards.
A good problem solver with the ability to work effectively within a diversified team.
Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point plus experience with Sage Evolution.
A strong First University Degree or First-Class Diploma in Agriculture with relevant experience.
A relevant qualification in business is an added advantage.
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