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Quality Officer

Category: Product ID: 603

Description

About the job

Position Title: Quality Assurance Officer

Function: Quality

Internal

Key Stakeholders:

  • Production Officer
  • Stores Officer
  • CP officers

External

  • Sales

Educational Qualification: Graduate in Food Technology/ Msc. Chemistry

Experience: 3-5 years of experience in Quality Assurance

Desired Competencies

  • Familiarity with the tools, concepts and methodologies of quality management.
  • Basic knowledge of applicable software to infer statistical data. Negotiation skills. Customer Orientation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Header: Quality & Food Safety Execution
  • Ensure on-line product quality monitoring & immediate action taken through production officers & CP management to address any non-conformity
  • Ensure testing of finished goods as per standard sampling & test method with correct documentation. Particpate in product quality exercise regularly.
  • Periodic verification of process records, incoming quality check records,ingredient shelf-life records, in-process quality check records
  • Regular verification of correct functioning of critical process equipments like weighing balances, metal detectors, sifters, dividers, moulders, oven, slicers and coders
  • Ensure basic hygiene, food safety & GMP requirements are complied with in manufacturing.
  • Ensure critical to food safety processes are being complied with at any point in time during manufacturing. This would include metal detector, pest control,conveyor condition, equipment cleanliness, sieves & magnets, personnel hygiene, storage condition etc.
  • Conduct training sessions for workers to create awareness on quality standards, GMP, food safety & hygiene
  • Regular audit of systems, processes & lab to verify compliance to quality & food safety standards
  • Immediate & suitable action against issues related to process/system/norm non-adherence,equipment malfunctioning, quality monitoring, food safety & hygiene to prevent the outcome affecting consumers & brand value.
  • Outcomes expected: Compliance to standards
  • Header: Statutory Compliance
  • Ensure wrappers are checked for presence of correct addresses,MRP, veg logo,mandatory declarations & necessary documentation maintained
  • Ensure sufficient samples are checked for weight at every stage of production
  • Ensure immediate action in process to correct the non-adherence before continuing
  • Verification of compliance to pack weights by random sampling on regular basis
  • Ensure no lots detected with underweight packs are released without 100% checking & sorting
  • Ensure functioning of coder with legible printing on each & every pack across SKUs
  • Ensure systems are followed during change in date, shift, supervisor’s name with necessary documentation
  • Verification of compliance to coding by random sampling on regular basis
  • Ensure all weighing balances & dead weights are calibrated as per schedule & not in use without necessary certification
  • Outcomes expected: Packs & Products complying to statutory requirements
  • Header: Consumer Complaints
  • Share each & every complaint as & when they are received with CP management & concerned supervisors,operators & shop floor workers
  • Identify probable causes of the complaint irrespective of sample availability in consultation with CP management, supervisors,operators & workers
  • Assist in designing corrective & preventive measures alongwith the team & implement the same with immediate effect
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of action through regular evaluation of process & product & trend of complaint of similar nature in subsequent months.
  • Analyse all complaints registered in terms of category, SKU,extent, trend etc. & share with CP management on regular basis to demonstrate status of improvement & drawing up further action plan
  • Outcomes expected: Reduction in number of complaints
  • Header: Benchmarking
  • Visit to retail outlets & distribution points weekly once for understanding customer & consumer quality concerns
  • Evaluate competition products in terms of grammage,packaging,product quality features etc.
  • Identify improvement opportunities & share action plans with operation & quality for improvements
  • Measure effectiveness of improvement through market evaluation & customer feedback
  • Outcomes expected: Consistent & superior quality products
  • Header: Process Improvement Initiatives
  • Identify and prioritize improvement opportunities in areas like system , process, cost,time in consultation with operations & quality & apply project based approach towards improvement
  • Periodically review improvement in the overall quality of processes and systems at the factory
  • Header: Mangement information System
  • Send periodic summary report on factory quality performance to quality manager
  • Communicate critical to quality & food safety concerns to quality manager & all other concerned as soon as they are observed
  • Outcomes expected: Periodic performance report