At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!
Line reporting : QA Beans Coordinator
Classification : Cat.7A
Location : Douala
Type of contract : Permanent contract
The Beans Quality Control Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the timely availability of reliable quality analysis results on the beans, both for purchase and after the processing process.
He/ She is responsible for the daily management of the bean analysis laboratory and the correct application of Quality control procedures (sampling, sample preparation and merchant analysis according to BC standards, etc.)
He/ She manages the team of laboratory technicians and equipment in the Bean Analysis laboratory in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice, FCC standards.
Bachelor /Masters in Food Science / Biochemistry or similar
At least 2 year At least 3 years of practical experience in Quality Assurance
Experience in cocoa analysis according to FCC requirements is appreciable
Proficient in MS Office suite
Specific knowledge, competencies and skills required
Ability to perform Microbiological analyzes using standard methods
Knowledge of the methods and the tools of the management by the quality;
Good communication skills (excellent in writing and speaking)
Good interpersonal relationship and teamwork
Relational implication, know how to capitalize the experiences (experiments);
Description of tasks:
Ensure that market analyzes are carried out on time, respecting analysis protocols, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
Ensure that the analysis records are well documented, verified and maintained. Ensure weekly backup of beans Lab data
Immediately report cases of allergens or specific foreign bodies found in beans
Weekly GLP verification of the bean laboratory and ensuring compliance with FCC requirements
Responsible for monitoring the consumables of the bean laboratory and ensuring that the minimum stocks are maintained, and that there is no shortage. Make a monthly stock report.
Ensure compliance with the equipment maintenance and calibration schedule. Maintain documentation for maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
Review laboratory results and other relevant activities leading to the machining. Use process observations to explain differences in mass balance trends or for RCA
Ensure that new bean analysis laboratory technicians are trained and qualified before starting to exercise. Recommend training for the Bean Analysis laboratory technicians to meet the skill requirements and ensure there are no gaps.
Respect and ensure respect for safety, quality and food safety regulations
Participate in improving the "Barry Callebaut Excellence" culture on our site by proposing and committing to specific improvement actions.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged
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