Alliance One Tobacco Career Placement – Quality Assurance Supervisor

Organisation: Alliance
One Tobacco
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 1470
About US:
With its global headquarters in
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Alliance One proudly claims broad geographic
processing capabilities, a diversified product offering, and an established
customer base, which includes all of the major consumer tobacco product
manufacturers. They select, purchase, process, pack, store, ship, and, in
certain developing markets, provide agronomy expertise and financing for
growing leaf tobacco.
As a leading independent leaf
tobacco merchant, Alliance One International provides worldwide service to the
large cigarette manufacturers. Multinational manufacturers of consumer tobacco
products rely on independent merchants such as Alliance One to supply the
majority of their leaf. As a result Alliance One purchases tobacco in more than
45 countries and serves manufacturers of cigarettes and other consumer tobacco
products in over 90 countries.
Alliance One’s revenues are
primarily comprised of sales of processed tobacco and fees charged for related
services to manufacturers of consumer tobacco products around the world. They
do not manufacture cigarettes or other consumer tobacco products.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    that all customer requirements are being met according to the standards
    set out in their respective manuals and the performance expected by the
    leaf team is maintained.
  • Ensure
    that moisture content and chemistries are drawn on a thorough sampling
    method and analyses are made on green leaf samples with periodic reports
    compiled and circulation to management.
  • Ensure
    Product cleanliness by carrying out Non Tobacco Related Material (NTRM)
    & infestation awareness, inspections, Hygiene, housekeeping and
    monitoring in all CPP’s.
  • Ensure
    regular calibration and maintenance of QA equipment are carried out in
    order to maintain reliability and accuracy of results.
  • Ensure
    that the procedures and accuracy of different types of tests are carried
    out to an international standard.
  • Ensure
    that all weighing equipment in the company are properly calibrated by
    performing frequent monitors.
  • Collect
    data, evaluate, interpret, prepare and present to management on quality
    performance, hygiene and ensure corrective actions where necessary.
  • Conduct
    independent audits on quality equipment, observed quality performance
    indices including methodologies & carry out corrective actions to
    ensure integrity & consistency.
  • Maintain
    quality Assurance inputs inventory to ensure operation with approved
    budgets and justify variances.
  • Ensure
    compliance and adherence with environment health and safety procedures
    & guidelines and ensure adherence by all QA staff.
  • Set
    up objectives & manage performance of own core team in a way that
    ensures efficiency & effectiveness.
  • Work
    in liaison with the Leaf Growing & Buying teams to ensure all aspects
    of quality and specifications are met.
  • Identifying
    ways and improve performance approaches in own area and team.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Degree/Diploma in Food Science &
    Technology, Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related fields.
  • A
    minimum two years’ experience in an FMCG manufacturing environment.
  • Possess
    a high degree of personal integrity with the capacity to see around
    corners all the time and decisive to ensure that non confirming
    products/equipment do not progress to affect the supply chain in a way
    that negatively impacts the delivery of customer expectations.
  • Extensive
    & innate sampling and analytical techniques.
  • Computer
    literacy skills with good competence in excel spreadsheet.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications by clicking on this link.
Please upload the following in
your application; an updated CV / resume should include your contact
information and three work related references and a one page statement
describing your suitability for the role should be included.
Deadline: 16th February 2015

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