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Quality Assurance Manager  (Quality Assurance Manager )

Candidate: 36435
Available: Available
Location: Ekurhuleni (East Rand)
Gender: Female
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Quality Assurance Manager
R0- R0
1 Calendar Month
Black
40
36435
Bachelors
Supply Chain Management - Current
Management Advancement Programme Certificate:Management Advancement Programme
Supply Chain Management Certificate:Supply Chain Management
Bachelor : Supply Chain Management :Supply Chain Management
Grade 12:Zulu, English, Afrikaans, Physical Science, Mathematics, Biology, Home Economics
SAP, 3G, MS Access, MS Word, E-Mail, Internet, MS Projects, Cellular Phones, MS Publisher, MS Excel, MS Explorer, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint
Food Production: Quality Assurance Manager From 2017-07 To Current
Duties
  • Monitored staff organization and suggested improvements to daily functionality.
  • Assured consistent quality of production by implementing and enforcing automated practice systems.
  • Reported production malfunctions to managers and production supervisors.
  • Ensured all statutory & organisational standards are met.
  • Cooperated with engineering, manufacturing and corporate accounting to verify adherence to quality standards.
  • Scheduled and chaired quality review meetings to review effectiveness of performance mitigating risk, improving throughput and achieving customer satisfaction.
  • Determined quality department standards, practices and procedures.
  • Collaborated with audit clients and action owners to apply root cause analysis guidance and establish effective corrective action plans.
  • Implemented FSSC 22000 food safety systems, defining business practices, leading to certification and better business practices.
  • Established and tracked quality department goals and objectives.
  • Track quality issues with external customers, suppliers and internal plant operations.
  • Conduct Supplier Audits
  • Liaise with suppliers on quality and technical issues Manage the cleaning and pest control contracts
  • Manage QA department budget and cost control
  • Leading and Supervising : 1X FSMS Coordinator, 2 QMS Coordinators & 1 QMS Administrator
  • Chairing & initiate disciplinary actions

Production Manager
July 2015 - June 2017

  • Directed manufacturing process and operational efficiency procedures to achieve goal of first run capability.
  • Planned, organized and managed operations, including ordering materials and supplies, workflow management and timely production.
  • Led quality control initiatives to reduce downtime and boost profits.
  • Standardized production procedures, job roles and quality assurance guidelines.
  • Determined suitable crew requirements, scheduled employees and worked with Human Resources to meet changing production schedules.
  • Directed improvements in health & safety, food safety,product quality, service and cost efficiency.
  • Supported machine operators in setup and operation of production equipment resulting in efficient runs.
  • Overseeing and effectively coordinate production processes: cooking, fermentation, pasteurization and packaging of Mageu
  • Successfully managed production activities to achieve on-time shipment of orders.
  • Created streamlined production schedules and collaborated with production employees to communicate objectives and goals.
  • Assessed manufacturing processes and recommended improvements to increase productivity.
  • Completed and submitted monthly effeciencies reports to support executive decision making.
  • Looking after a team of outsourced plant personnel & permanent staff of 95 (including 2 shift Supervisors)
  • Perform SYSPRO transaction as per production requirements Conduct continuous retraining of subordinates
  • Evaluate performance of staff & Identify training gaps
  • Ensuring that clock sheets are filled and submitted on time
  • Conducting disciplinary hearings

Duties
  • Monitored staff organization and suggested improvements to daily functionality.
  • Assured consistent quality of production by implementing and enforcing automated practice systems.
  • Reported production malfunctions to managers and production supervisors.
  • Ensured all statutory & organisational standards are met.
  • Cooperated with engineering, manufacturing and corporate accounting to verify adherence to quality standards.
  • Scheduled and chaired quality review meetings to review effectiveness of performance mitigating risk, improving throughput and achieving customer satisfaction.
  • Determined quality department standards, practices and procedures.
  • Collaborated with audit clients and action owners to apply root cause analysis guidance and establish effective corrective action plans.
  • Implemented FSSC 22000 food safety systems, defining business practices, leading to certification and better business practices.
  • Established and tracked quality department goals and objectives.
  • Track quality issues with external customers, suppliers and internal plant operations.
  • Conduct Supplier Audits
  • Liaise with suppliers on quality and technical issues Manage the cleaning and pest control contracts
  • Manage QA department budget and cost control
  • Leading and Supervising : 1X FSMS Coordinator, 2 QMS Coordinators & 1 QMS Administrator
  • Chairing & initiate disciplinary actions

Consumer Products - FMCG: Production Manager From 2015-07 To 2017-06
Duties
  • Directed manufacturing process and operational efficiency procedures to achieve goal of first run capability.
  • Planned, organized and managed operations, including ordering materials and supplies, workflow management and timely production.
  • Led quality control initiatives to reduce downtime and boost profits.
  • Standardized production procedures, job roles and quality assurance guidelines.
  • Determined suitable crew requirements, scheduled employees and worked with Human Resources to meet changing production schedules.
  • Directed improvements in health & safety, food safety,product quality, service and cost efficiency.
  • Supported machine operators in setup and operation of production equipment resulting in efficient runs.
  • Overseeing and effectively coordinate production processes: cooking, fermentation, pasteurization and packaging of Mageu
  • Successfully managed production activities to achieve on-time shipment of orders.
  • Created streamlined production schedules and collaborated with production employees to communicate objectives and goals.
  • Assessed manufacturing processes and recommended improvements to increase productivity.
  • Completed and submitted monthly effeciencies reports to support executive decision making.
  • Looking after a team of outsourced plant personnel & permanent staff of 95 (including 2 shift Supervisors)
  • Perform SYSPRO transaction as per production requirements Conduct continuous retraining of subordinates
  • Evaluate performance of staff & Identify training gaps
  • Ensuring that clock sheets are filled and submitted on time
  • Conducting disciplinary hearings

Food Production: Quality Assurance Manager From 2015-07 To 2017-06
Duties
  • Monitored staff organization and suggested improvements to daily functionality.
  • Assured consistent quality of production by implementing and enforcing automated practice systems.
  • Reported production malfunctions to managers and production supervisors.
  • Ensured all statutory & organisational standards are met.
  • Cooperated with engineering, manufacturing and corporate accounting to verify adherence to quality standards.
  • Scheduled and chaired quality review meetings to review effectiveness of performance mitigating risk, improving throughput and achieving customer satisfaction.
  • Determined quality department standards, practices and procedures.
  • Collaborated with audit clients and action owners to apply root cause analysis guidance and establish effective corrective action plans.
  • Implemented FSSC 22000 food safety systems, defining business practices, leading to certification and better business practices.
  • Established and tracked quality department goals and objectives.
  • Track quality issues with external customers, suppliers and internal plant operations.
  • Conduct Supplier Audits
  • Liaise with suppliers on quality and technical issues Manage the cleaning and pest control contracts
  • Manage QA department budget and cost control
  • Leading and Supervising : 1X FSMS Coordinator, 2 QMS Coordinators & 1 QMS Administrator
  • Chairing & initiate disciplinary actions

Production Manager
July 2015 - June 2017

  • Directed manufacturing process and operational efficiency procedures to achieve goal of first run capability.
  • Planned, organized and managed operations, including ordering materials and supplies, workflow management and timely production.
  • Led quality control initiatives to reduce downtime and boost profits.
  • Standardized production procedures, job roles and quality assurance guidelines.
  • Determined suitable crew requirements, scheduled employees and worked with Human Resources to meet changing production schedules.
  • Directed improvements in health & safety, food safety,product quality, service and cost efficiency.
  • Supported machine operators in setup and operation of production equipment resulting in efficient runs.
  • Overseeing and effectively coordinate production processes: cooking, fermentation, pasteurization and packaging of Mageu
  • Successfully managed production activities to achieve on-time shipment of orders.
  • Created streamlined production schedules and collaborated with production employees to communicate objectives and goals.
  • Assessed manufacturing processes and recommended improvements to increase productivity.
  • Completed and submitted monthly effeciencies reports to support executive decision making.
  • Looking after a team of outsourced plant personnel & permanent staff of 95 (including 2 shift Supervisors)
  • Perform SYSPRO transaction as per production requirements Conduct continuous retraining of subordinates
  • Evaluate performance of staff & Identify training gaps
  • Ensuring that clock sheets are filled and submitted on time
  • Conducting disciplinary hearings

Duties
  • Monitored staff organization and suggested improvements to daily functionality.
  • Assured consistent quality of production by implementing and enforcing automated practice systems.
  • Reported production malfunctions to managers and production supervisors.
  • Ensured all statutory & organisational standards are met.
  • Cooperated with engineering, manufacturing and corporate accounting to verify adherence to quality standards.
  • Scheduled and chaired quality review meetings to review effectiveness of performance mitigating risk, improving throughput and achieving customer satisfaction.
  • Determined quality department standards, practices and procedures.
  • Collaborated with audit clients and action owners to apply root cause analysis guidance and establish effective corrective action plans.
  • Implemented FSSC 22000 food safety systems, defining business practices, leading to certification and better business practices.
  • Established and tracked quality department goals and objectives.
  • Track quality issues with external customers, suppliers and internal plant operations.
  • Conduct Supplier Audits
  • Liaise with suppliers on quality and technical issues Manage the cleaning and pest control contracts
  • Manage QA department budget and cost control
  • Leading and Supervising : 1X FSMS Coordinator, 2 QMS Coordinators & 1 QMS Administrator
  • Chairing & initiate disciplinary actions

Beverage: Lab Technician From 2006-05 To 2006-06
Duties
  • On –line quality control: Checking water ratio, Carbon Dioxide settings, neck and bottle rinser
  • Testing Brix, Carbon dioxide, checking and recording net content in the final product
  • Measure and record bottle meter, date code, durability of the caps, alignment of the labels and torque in the final product.
  • Conducting taste test, odour and appearance
  • Testing water every 2 hours for Chlorine breakthrough and final rinse

An agriculture and agri-processing business, : Process Controller From 2006-07 To 2015-06
Duties

Production: Daily monitoring and reporting on efficiencies

  • Monitor and attend machine downtimes
  • Control materials utilization (in process and finished product)
  • Hold daily production/ maintenance meetings
  • Production planning
  • Perform SAP transactions as per plant requirements Maintenance: Check and analyse daily log sheet including trending of down time
  • Ensure to minimise downtime and optimise uptime (OEE) by liaising with maintenance about breakdowns and spares availability
  • Ensure planned maintenance schedule is adhered to People Management: Communicate performance targets to direct reports
  • Supervise and motivate the team of 12 subordinates
  • Conduct continuous retraining of subordinates
  • Evaluate performance of staff & Identify training gaps
  • Ensuring that time sheets/ clock cards are filled and submitted on time
  • Manage poor performance in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Conducting disciplinary hearings Logistics and transport: Ensure that procedure is followed during loading of road tankers for bulk product: Cleanliness certificate, compartment seals in-tact, loading hose logged and washed from the previous load and Weigh Bridge reports for daily dispatches Procurement: Worked closely with procurement officers to ensure smooth supply of raw materials and during registering/ approval of vendors on site e.g. boiler makers, civil
  • Assist maintenance contractors with new/ renewal of contracts Compliance and control
  • Work closely with SHEQ department during plant audits and closing of non-conformances
  • Monitor and manage quality standards
  • Part of the team that implemented ISO 22000
  • Ensure Health and Safety is maintained and adhered to
  • Continuously assess work methods to achieve optimal outputs
  • Ensure effluent is controlled and discarded as per municipality requirements

 

Process Controller
July 2008 - September 2009

  • Ensuring compliance with agreed quality standards
  • Optimization and troubleshooting during production
  • Checking process deviations & communicating them to Senior Process Controller
  • Checking product quality specification
  • Diagnoses plant operational quality problems and take corrective action
  • Liaises with internal suppliers, laboratory personnel, maintenance personnel and management
  • Responsible for dispatching product as per customer specifications
  • Responsible for identifying and reporting maintenance problems in the plant
  • Monitoring and control production process
  • Ensuring plant complies with ISO 9001, 14001, 18001, GMP

 

Lab Analyst
August 2007 - June 2008

  • Analyse final product according to standard operating procedure
  • Perform SAP transactions such as product release
  • Complete production spread sheet
  • Calibrate Lab instrument
  • Maintain Good Laboratory Practice
  • Assess instrumentation and chemical availability
  • Document all analysis performed
  • Document all quality log sheets, such as calibration log sheet

Chemistry & Microbiology Lab Technician
July 2006 - July 2007

  • Conduct routine and non routine wet chemical analysis
  • Instrumental analyses such as HPLC, AA and UV on samples derived from internal and external customers
  • Prepare and standardize analytical reagents to the required tolerance
  • Evaluation of analytical results against statically data
  • Compile QC reports with recommendations

Working with NPD Technologist: -

  • Formulating cost reduction and consumer opportunity projects to meet the company's needs

Microbiology Lab:

  • Sampling microbiology samples
  • Streaking
  • Preparing Medias
  • Prepare slides and incubate slides with cell cultures
  • Examine biological samples in order to identify cell structures, and to locate bacteria, or extraneous material, using microscope
  • Working in the sterile room

Food and Beverage: Quality Controller From 2004-02 To 2004-11
Duties
  • On –line quality control
  • Perform visual inspections on incoming materials
  • Sampling
  • Mix and blend ingredients in order to manufacture soft drink products
  • Preparing a control drink
  • Taste and smell control drink in order to ensure that flavours meet specifications
  • Clean and sterilize laboratory equipment
  • Microbiology tests in water
Ekurhuleni (East Rand)
Kempton Park
Zulu
English,Tswana
Yes
Ekurhuleni (East Rand)
Married
Available
Yes
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