Elchemie is a specialist recruitment company in the technical and scientific field


Job title: Head of Quality Assurance
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Salary: R840000 to R1080000
Salary Type: Cost to Company
Job published: 07 January 2021
Job reference no: 608135002

Job Description

Market leader in the manufacturing of oil and related retail products, food services and bulk sectors has an exciting career opportunity for a Head of Quality Assurance. Based in the Western Cape. Main purpose of the position is to define, promote and assure a quality culture across the company.


  • B Degree in Science/Food Science, Product Management
  • Certification in Quality Management/Control and Internal Auditing
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in quality assurance position within FMCG environment
  • Minimum 2 years' laboratory and/scientific research experience
  • Proven knowledge of Food Safety and Quality Management system (HACCP, ISO, FSSC)
  • Understanding of methods and processes involved in manufacturing, quality and statistical techniques
  • Knowledge of edible oil processing will be an advantage
  • MS Office Literate


  • Ensure quality products and processes by establishing and enforcing quality standards and testing material.
  • Establish quality standards by studying product and consumer requirements in collaboration with relevant departments.
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise within the field of quality assurance and testing.
  • Monitor all quality assurance activities, test results, defects, root cause analysis to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Institute rework standards by devising inspection and physical testing methods and procedures.
  • Create a product quality documentation system by ensuring updated quality assurance policies, procedures and SOPs.
  • Ensure the proper usage of available tools/instruments to gain maximum benefit.
  • Escalate testing and quality assurance matters to responsible role players.
  • Maintain product quality by enforcing quality assurance policies, procedures, SOPs and requirements.
  • Prepare product- and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Schedule and assign team members, follow up on results on order to comply with quality assurance requirements.
  • Develop quality assurance team.
  • Manage outputs of quality assurance team members by coaching, counseling and disciplining employees.
  • Prepare the quality assurance budget, schedule expenditures, analyze variances, and initiate corrective actions.
  • Ensure effective Laboratory Management
  • Ensure consistent quality of various products.
  • Create and Maintain Product Specifications.
  • Resolve customer complaints.
  • Provide professional and knowledgeable technical assistance to, and liaise with customers.


Only online applications will be accepted. Should you be shortlisted we will make contact with you.

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