Laboratory In-Charge - Chegutu,Zimbabwe
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Company Type||FMCG / Manufacturing|
|Job Role||Laboratory In-Charge|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||5|
|Nationality||Zimbabwean or Permanent Resident|
|Degree||Degree in chemical/food science or equivalent.|
Duties to include:
Quality Standards Coordination
Assist in developing and implementing quality procedures, standards, and specifications in conjunction with operational staff as standard operating procedures for quality continuity in the business.
Review customer requirements through customer feedback platforms to determine opportunities for improvement in the laboratory.
Recommend new developments in Quality management for both product and service to the Production Manager ensuring they meet international and national standards to ensure that the organization achieves its mandate.
Monitor the quality of incoming raw material, packing material, chemicals, in-process and finished products as per laid down procedures to avoid wastages and sub-standard outputs.
Budgeting and Cost Control
Understand departmental requirements and develop for recommendation the requisite budget to ensure the department is fully resourced to operate to expectation
Monitor usage of available resources within the department as per the approved budget.
Monitor the adherence by other staff members to approved departmental budget to operate within the approved line items and avoid overspending or underspending.
Internal Customer requirements
Monitor housekeeping, processes of the laboratory operation and ensure its tidy daily to ensure stocks are in a conducive preferable environment to ensure quality assured stock availability at all times required by users.
Understand the requirements of internal customers and departments in relation to availability of the required stock and equipment to ensure production processes do not cease to operate.
Ensure zero quality defects at the time of production and zero complaints during deliveries to customers.
Develop a process efficiency report detailing all the processes involved to observe the trend in which stocks are being quality controlled.
Compile and report on the quality of all in-process/finished material produced to provide with management accurate information on daily basis to help in decision making.
Coordination with other group companies in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Directing the activities of all subordinates to ensure that they have fully executed their duties appropriately.
Ensure sampling must be done timely (as per set frequency) and methodically to avoid misleading results at the end.
Ensure timely standardization of the reagents in use.
Ensure technician must do analysis with accuracy and efficacy to avoid distorted results.
Ensure that the team timely and efficiently records all inventory transactions to reflect the physical balances to enable end user and internal planning.
Ensure that the departmental staff comply and adhere to the safety, health, environment, and legal standards that have been stipulated.
Induct new employees of how the job is done to ensure for their easy fit within the organization.
Provide training to new employees/existing employees if needed.
Periodically validation of test results, by employing quality labs of group companies/ third party independent laboratory.
Attention to Detail
Planning and Organizing
Concern for Order and Quality
Demonstrated ability to lead teams
Customer Service Orientation
A Master’s degree in chemical/food science will be an added advantage
Certification of quality control is a strong advantage.
Preferably 5 - 7 years’ relevant work experience in food or feed processing industries
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