Food Technology & Quality Manager

Reference: 7935 MLR
Consultant: Michelle le Roux

Job Description:

  • Maintaining brand integrity and product safety whilst performing risk mitigation.
  • Contributing towards the category strategy, ensuring innovative and safe products of consistent quality.
  • Develop high-quality products 
  • Managing and monitoring the technical team in order to meet the company’s technical strategy, product plan, and ultimately the category strategy.
  • Technical communication and liaison with the buying team, suppliers, quality team, and production teams.
  •  Positively influencing all contributing aspects of the supply chain to optimise quality and food safety.
  • Responsible for leading the factory and product process audits within the production facility and supply base.
  • Formulating and/or managing product specifications, ensuring accuracy.
  • Ensuring effective product accept/reject criteria. 
  • Identifying and managing critical control points (CCPs) within production facilities and ensuring that suppliers identify and manage their CCPs correctly.
  • Overseeing end-to-end quality management systems within farm production facilities and among external suppliers.
  • Providing technical input into category, quality management, and supplier strategies and ensuring effective implementation.
  • Overseeing packaging development, ensuring conformance to legislation.
  • Ensuring accurate nutritional information and date marking/coding.
  • Overseeing effective allergen management within all production facilities and among suppliers.
  • Supplier approval/sourcing, based on basic hygiene compliance and risk management.
  • Shelf-life assessment and implementation.
  • Managing microbiological testing, specifying the type of tests, frequency, and accept/reject criteria for both product and environment.
  • Improving and ensuring production efficiencies within production facilities and the supply base.
  • Raw material sourcing and approval: ensuring that production and suppliers source from approved raw material suppliers, and that specifications and allergen management practices are in place.
  • Troubleshoot customer complaints and perform route cause analyses. 
  • Uphold international standards for food manufacturing and processing, using cutting-edge equipment, processing technology knowledge, and experience 

Qualifications:

  • BSc Food Science or BTech Food Technology degree with 10 – 15 years of industry experience. 
  • Relevant retail experience is required. 

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za.
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.