Hygiene Specialist - Jhb
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Immediate Superior: [[Quality Assurance Manager]]
Job Grade: []
Function: [[Supply Chain]]
Sub Function: [[SHERQ]]
Type of Contract: [[Permanent]]
Reference Number: []
Closing Date: 24/11/2023
The purpose of the position is to establish strategic hygiene plans, policies, standards, and procedures to consistently and reliably produce and distribute products in accordance with global benchmarked standards of reliability, quality, service, and costs. The Hygiene specialist will also champion a culture of hygiene excellence in manufacturing.
Develop and drive the Hygiene strategy across HEINEKEN Beverages SA processing and production sites, to assist with improving quality and reducing the cost of poor quality.
Develop hygiene practices and standards that improve manufacturing plant efficiencies.
Assist sites with strategic problem solving and continuous improvement projects related to hygiene.
Engage with operational leadership teams to identify and mitigate systemic issues related to hygiene practices.
Ensure micro laboratories integrity for measuring and monitoring through the development of standards.
Provide the framework for hygiene monitoring and measurement capability.
Develop and lead hygiene audits to ensure internal governance hygiene practises compliance.
Craft microbiological capability in Africa & International BU’s in line with HEINEKEN Beverages SA, standards.
Develop robust contractor management standards.
Develop training material to ensure hygiene capability improvement and process optimisation.
Implement new or improved hygiene practices, rapid methods, and standards.
Design hygiene systems to support NPD projects.
Lead CIP improvements, in line with sustainable development.
BSc. Microbiology / Btech. In food technology / Biotechnology.
Experience as part of a leadership team in an FMCG environment.
Minimum 8 years’ experience in a microbiological field in an analytical role.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a microbiological field in a leadership role.
Project management experience.
Process Engineering (on the job experience) will be advantageous.
Advanced problem-solving capabilities.
Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
Lead auditing experience is necessary.
Experience in writing procedures, work instructions etc.
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. Heineken Beverages (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd) is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values inclusion and diversity. You must be fully eligible to live and work in South Africa to apply.