Vacancy Number: 5209
Location: Accra
Date Posted: 26 November, 2020
Job Expires: 14 December, 2020

Functions and Duties

Directly reporting to the COO

  • Directly Managing Food hygiene, OSH and Compliance to the law (Food Act 254, OSHA 2007).
  • In conjunction with training department ensure new staff are trained on level 1 and level 2 hygiene
  • and food safety
  • Ensure that all food and beverage team members have an adequate knowledge of food hygiene
  • through continuous training and monitoring
  • Organise food hygiene meetings and trainings and keep accurate records of all trainings and
  • meetings held
  • Follow up with all related teams that trainings are understood and actions implemented
  • Development of classroom trainings for all kitchen and service stewards
  • Conducting monthly internal audits to ensure conformity to set hygiene and food safety
  • procedures and create action plans for non-conformances
  • Contribute to sourcing new suppliers and ensure all suppliers are visited regularly to evaluate
  • their production in terms of hygiene
  • Designing process flow charts and SOPs
  • Implementing product traceability from suppliers and the central kitchen
  • Setting up a HACCP system and highlight quality control points and setting quality performance
  • Focal person with external service providers in sanitation, and pest control at the chain, and
  • external consultants on hygiene and food safety
  • Shift Production Manager-Production| Manufacturing Department| Highlands Mineral Water Company Ltd |Nyeri, Kenya |January 2018- September 2018
  • Functions and Duties
  • Directly Managing a team of 66 crew in a shift
  • Ensuring swift and smooth plant start-ups and shutdowns through effective operator
  • handovers at the start/end of every shift
  • In consultation with senior syrup room blender; ensure production plans are prepared and met
  • In consultation with production clerks, review production special orders and schedule production for earliest delivery
  • Initiate and give direction on any process changes to ensure product specifications are achieved and maintained by controlling and stopping non-conforming products from further processing
  • Facilitating accurate completion of the Batch Manufacturing Record (BMR) and focus on plant operational efficiencies, including measuring processes and process inputs and outputs (OEE,
  • Availability, Performance and Quality)
  • Keeping records of workers attendance, identifying reasons for staff non-conformance (e.g.
  • skills upgrade, managing poor performance, refusal to obey lawful instruction, absenteeism)
  • and initiate disciplinary action where applicable;
  • Ensuring quality standards are implemented and adhered to, diagnosing plant problems
  • (process troubleshooting in liaison with Shift technical operators and Shift Technical Maintenance staff) for interpretation of process troubleshooting findings to optimize production output;
  • Developing initiatives in improvement of production standards and reduction of costs, communicate and enforce KPIs to measure efficiency of all production process;
  • Conducting daily production meetings with different production disciplines, including Process controllers, and maintenance technicians to analyze previous shift results and implement any necessary changes to meet demand;
  • In consultation with Shift maintenance, make timely requisitions for machine maintenance during breakdowns, generate maintenance job cards and ‘permit to work’ for hazardous job;
  • As a Shift Manager, allocate and reallocate manpower on the production line and revise production schedules and prioritize as needed in order to maximize productivity;
  • Constantly undertaking plant inspection and reporting all unsafe conditions and risks/hazards in line with company Safety and Health Policy


  • HACCP and food safety training and certification is critical.
  • Professional certification
  • 2 – 3 years’ proven experience in a compliance officer role.
  • Experience in risk management
  • Knowledge of legal requirements and controls
  • Familiarity with industry practices and professional standards
  • Good knowledge of legal requirements and procedures.
  • Brilliant oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly-analytical with strong attention to detail.