Raw Materials Technologist - Cape Town, South Africa
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Job Role||Raw Materials Technologist|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||5|
|Residence Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Nationality||South African work permits or residency.|
|Degree||Relevant Degree or Diploma|
Develop and maintain a central repository for all raw materials used within the group.
Ensure every raw material has a complete and meaningful specification as per FSSC 22000 requirements.
Ensure specifications are up to date at all times.
Communicate any changes to the Quality Managers of the 5 Business Units within the Group.
Work closely with the Innovation Manager in terms of ensuring any new raw materials are safe and do not pose a risk to the integrity of the Group.
Provide support to the Specifications Technologist and NPD Technologists within the group in terms of ensuring they have access to the current specifications for the various raw materials used at their facilities.
Ensure the Quality Managers have signed off and agreed to the specifications for the raw materials used within their facilities.
Alert the BU Quality Managers to any raw materials being used without a signed off and complete specification. Issue a non-conformance to Senior Managers for follow up and close off.
Liaise with the various customer’s technical teams to ensure that the raw materials specifications hold the required data as per their needs.
Work closely with Procurement Teams and Stores within the BU to ensure only raw materials with a specification are purchased and allowed on site.
Risk assess all raw materials (with the BU Technical Teams) and establish the necessary controls to guarantee product safety based on the risk assessment.
Risk assess all raw material suppliers and ensure the suppliers are managed according to the risk assessment.
Ensure all raw material supplier information is up to date and complete and is available to the respective BU Technical Teams.
Perform, if and when necessary, supplier audits based on the risk of the supplier and the raw material/s in question. Report back on the audits to the Group and BU Technical Teams.
Horizon scan potential threats to the business in terms of raw material safety and integrity, therefore, a sound knowledge of TACCP/VACCP is essential.
A high degree of computer literacy, including MS Office.
Strong presentation skills.
Analytical and problem-solving mindset.
Good time management and must be able to prioritize competing work demands.
Full clean driving license with own transport.
Work well within a team.
FSSC 22000 (or equivalent) Certificate (implementation and maintenance)
ISO Lead Auditor Certificate
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