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Quality and Hygiene Manager

FullTime Kenya, Nairobi Posted 03/02/2023, 1 year ago

Industry: Commercial & Retail Industry

Role: Operational and Managerial

Salary Range: KES 180,000

Closing: 10/02/2023

Client: Confidential


REPORTING TO: General Manager Marketing and Sourcing

Our client, MAJID AL FUTTAIM CARREFOUR, is the largest franchisee of French giant retail group CARREFOUR, 2nd retailer across the world. The Middle-East based group is currently operating more than 140 Hypermarkets and Supermarkets in 15 countries, with more than 25,000 employees from 70 nationalities. Our client is looking to fill the position of Quality and Hygiene Manager.


  • Oversee the implementation of the internal food safety and hygiene procedures and the quality manual requirements.
  • Analyze food safety standards and implement continuous improvements.
  • Promote hygiene and food safety awareness/climate in the stores to ensure the highest quality level to avoid complaints or fines/penalties.
  • Ensure proper and accurate documentation of food safety and hygiene procedures and verification records.
  • Oversee bimonthly, quarterly, and annual audits and ensure corrective actions are implemented to avoid recurrence.
  • Create synergies between the quality and hygiene team and operational functions to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Manage the storage of fresh food to ensure they are according to the set standards and procedures.
  • Ensure food storage equipment for high-risk foods are at the correct temperature and complies with the required health and safety standards.
  • Oversee segregation, storage, and timely removal of all waste.
  • Stay informed about all food safety developments and any changes in regulations.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and information in food safety and quality through the provision of continuous training to the food handlers.
  • Communication with legal authorities and service providers (laboratories, pest control, auditors), to ensure efficient service delivery.
  • Analysis of the Store KPIs and proposition of corrective action to the COMEX
  • Risk analysis, Shelf-life studies for new products.
  • Ensure that all SOPs are adhered to and strictly implemented in the store.
  • Acting as an information relay with the stores regarding topical subjects, regulation, KPIs, withdrawal and recalls.
  • Validation of new concepts and processes in order to guarantee food safety and quality of such products.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in food science or equivalent.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • High sense of responsibility.
  • Problem-solving skills with a sense of urgency.
  • Knowledge of the industrial sector (sources supplies of raw materials, manufacturing, distribution).
  • Knowledge of quality processes associated with the development and monitoring of products.
  • A good team player.

Minimum experience

  • 5+ years in Food safety and quality control, Food Production or R&D.
  • 3+ years within the retail working with food is preferable.

All applicants are advised to adhere to application guidelines for consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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