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National Head of Quality

Adexen

Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by one of its clients in the beverage industry to recruit a National Head of Quality for its operations in Nigeria. The position is based in Lagos.

Responsibilities

    Drive the quality strategy and support the work of the National teams to deliver high-quality products. Develop a culture of quality within the National team and ensure compliance with the clients Quality Systems, Good Manufacturing Practices and local Regulatory requirements.

    • Lead the implementation of the quality strategy, plan for quality improvement, quality assurance and related organisational learning.
    • Manage the entire quality team across the nation to ensure on-time delivery of quality products to customers consistent with the company’s product excellence/leadership strategy.
    • Implement necessary training, procedures, testing methods required to reduce product quality non-conformances.
    • Oversee the development of a risk assessment strategy reflective of the Company’s philosophy and approach to assessing and managing quality risk.
    • Direct the development, training, and recruitment of a highly-effective Quality team.
    • Represent the Company both internally and externally on any Quality compliance issues.
    • Evaluate and report on audits, advise and recommend amendments/changes/ adjustments / to systems and procedures to ensure corrective and preventive actions are implemented.
    • Ensure company retains ISO Certification status by taking the lead role in preparing for and managing ISO 9001:2000 audits.
    • Manage the Standard Operating systems and procedures (SOP’s), compile all quality Department SOP’s and ensures SOP’s are set up in all areas of the business to maintain consistent processes for a high-quality product.
    • Perform Good for Sale Assessments for all new products (NPD’s) and Quality Assessments on all EPD’s to identify issues prior to the release of new products for launch.
    • Plans and implement the QMS in accordance with the company’s, policies, Global Standard Operating Procedures and local regulatory requirements and ensures that key business personnel (Sales, Marketing, and Supply) are trained on Quality / GMP requirements and standard operating procedures.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • First degree in Chemistry or any other related science discipline. Masters of Science Degree is compulsory.
    • Minimum of 10-15 years experience with 5+years in a senior Quality leadership role in an FMCG.        
    • Qualification in Quality Systems Management (ISO) and TQM.
    • Detailed knowledge of all aspects relating to the Quality Management in FMCG environment.
    • Up to date knowledge of GMP and Regulatory requirements.
    • Sound knowledge of packaging analysis/evaluation, in-process requirements/controls as well as Production and packaging technology.
    • Good understanding of Process control and principles / statistical evaluation/process validation.
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

FMCG

Job Seniority

Director

Job Category

Supply Chain

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

10 - 15 years

Skills

Quality Assurance, Process Improvement, Relationship Management, Supply Chain Optimization, Performance Management, Leadership

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