Food Safety Manager

ZAMBEEF PRODUCTS PLC

Zambeef Products PLC is the largest integrated cold chain food products and Agribusiness Company in Zambia and one of the largest in the Southern Africa region.  It is involved in the primary production, processing, distribution, and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, eggs, dairy, fish, flour, stock feed, and day-old chicks throughout Zambia and the surrounding region.

Zambeef Products PLC is an equal-opportunity employer. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic candidate for the role outlined below. Women are therefore encouraged to apply.

 FOOD SAFETY MANAGER – ZAMHATCH – MPONGWE (01)

Required skills for the role:

  • Implementing a Food Safety Management System in line with Zambeef’s Food Safety & Quality Policy, and international best practices.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining applicable international, national, and local food safety & quality regulations and standards.
  • Developing, reviewing, and updating standard operating procedures related to food safety.
  • Coordinate with supply chain partners to assist in product improvement and innovation.
  • Ensuring products are safe and of good quality.
  • Overseeing food safety processes, audits, corrective actions, and product recalls.
  • Training and developing employees with regards to the operational aspects of the food safety program, pest control, environmental, operational methods and personnel practices, and maintenance for food safety and hygiene /cleaning practices.
  • Maintaining food safety documentation
  • To complete food supplier audits (against the HACCP systems implemented) identifying corrective actions required and escalation of major concerns and ensure action there of as required.
  • Providing reports as required.
  • Working closely with other safety roles – assisting as required and developing a supportive relationship

Required qualifications for the role:

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Degree in Food Science, Animal Health, Biological Science or a similar field
  • HACCP Certification will be an added advantage
  • At least 1year hands-on food safety experience. Impressive, demonstrated track record and skills /experience gained within similar position(s) at a similar level
  • Member of VAZ

Required knowledge and competencies:

  • High level of business acumen, evidenced by street smartness.
  • Working knowledge of food safety trends.
  • Good judgment and good decision-making ability
  • Committed team player with the ability to interact with all levels of employees in the organization
  • Developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in pressured and deadline-driven operating environment
  • Detail-orientated with the technical aptitude and ability to perform tasks accurately and comprehensively
  •  Expert in multi-tasking, time management, and planning of work

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to submit their application letters, with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates, and contact details of three (3) referees in PDF format as a single document, to:

THE HR OPERATIONS MANAGER

Zambeef Products PLC

P/B 17, Woodlands

Lusaka or

Email: [email protected]

NB. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Zambeef Products PLC values gender diversity in the recruitment process as we promote gender equality.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22nd May 2024.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to RECRUITMENT@ZAMBEEF.CO.ZM


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