Wrigley Quality Assurance System Specialist Job in Kenya

Quality Assurance System Specialist

Summary: The Wrigley Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of chewing gum.  

A subsidiary of the MARS Incorporated Company, a global leader in the chocolate and pet-food categories and one of the largest privately owned businesses.

At Wrigley, we love what we do and are passionate about our people. People in over 150 countries enjoy our brands everyday. 

Our secret to success is ensuring our associates treat the business as if it were their own and ensuring that we harness the individual strengths of our people. 
We also place great emphasis on being a responsible company with an eye on the future. As a result of our continued growth, we are seeking to recruit for the following positions.
 For more information on Mars Incorporated and its affiliates, please visit http://www.mars.com/global/about.aspx

Job Purpose: The position holder shall be responsible for supporting specific Quality and food safety systems programs including Facility Document and record control, Material quality management at receiving, pest control and systems verification within the Factory as well as implementation, training, verification, auditing and follow up of preventive and corrective actions in the site.

Reporting to: Quality Assurance Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the facility’s Supplier Quality management program by ensuring all material into the facility meets facility receiving requirements, is tested and released for production in line with Mars Quality Management System while ensuring that deviations are reported, documented and approved as necessary according to the Change Tracking System.
  • Monitor shelf life of ingredients and packaging materials and take necessary action to ensure material released to production meets corporate and regulatory specifications as well as ensuring all routine and non-routine testing of ingredients, environmental monitoring and water according to corporate and regulatory requirements including skip lot sampling and testing.
  • Training of associates, contractors and visitors on applicable procedures and work instructions according to training program and as need arises.
  • Preparation of shipment samples, documentation, booking in the relevant sample submission records and maintaining communication with external testing parties till results are received by the factory.
  • Ensure the implementation of the document and records control system according to corporate and regulatory requirements in the company and ensure that appropriate documents and records are maintained and updated as necessary, available at point of use and that corrective actions on the same are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a database of all packaging artwork and ensure that all new artwork meets specifications and undergoes approval according to artwork approval procedure.
  • Responsible for control of potentially nonconforming ingredient and packaging material by labelling, segregating, blocking in SAP, communication to internal customers, escalation, including processing approval record for material destruction.
  • Management of the pest control program
  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Food Science and Technology from a recognized Institution.
  • Solid knowledge and at least 2 years’ experience in food safety management systems (ISO22000, HACCP and GMP).
  • Trained Internal Auditor in ISO 22000 or/and ISO 9001 standards with a strong understanding of Regulatory compliance
  • Good understanding Corrective and preventive action (CAPA) and root cause analysis techniques.
  • Effective communication skills including speaking, writing and presenting as well as excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to plan and follow through and a team player.
How to Apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by end of day Friday 31st January 2014 to:
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, 
Nairobi, GPO 00100

Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

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