Quality Manager Employment Opportunity – Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Title:       Quality Manager
Organisation: Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd
Duty Station:
Namanve, Mukono, Uganda
About US:
Kyagalanyi Coffee
Ltd is a leading coffee procurement, processing and marketing company in
Uganda. In 2009, the company exported over 510,000 bags of coffee, each
weighing 60 kg. This represented approximately 16% of all the country’s coffee
export that year, totaling 3.2 million bags. The coffee was sold primarily the
European Union, Japan, Australia and South Sudan. The company also markets
directly to the major international coffee roasting companies. Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd. is part of the Volcafe group and is one of the leading exporters in
Uganda. Volcafe, is one of the world’s largest traders of arabica and robusta
coffees and provides beans for 50 billion cups of coffee each year.
Job Summary:
The Quality Manager plays a critical role within our business. This role manages
the Quality department which ensures that all the coffee we purchase, store,
process and export is always managed and handled to the highest possible
standards. This role, with the support of the Quality department, is also
responsible for guiding purchasing decisions by ensuring highly accurate and
timely quality analysis is carried out on all coffee samples prior to purchase
and also during the entire production cycle.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for leading and managing the
    Quality Team based at the Head Office in Namanve and at various locations
    across Uganda.
  • Required to oversee all coffee sampling
    processes to ensure that samples are taken correctly and in line with
    required procedures.
  • Responsible for ensuring all required
    quality documentation is completed to a high level of accuracy and in a
    timely manner.
  • To oversee the analysis of all coffee
    samples providing daily reports to Management and Suppliers on points such
    as moisture content and ensuring that the process followed is in line with
    testing procedures and regulations.
  • Work closely with the Production teams
    to ensure that quality inspections are carried out regularly and
    throughout all stages of the production and storage processes.
  • Responsible for making recommendations on
    process improvements that will ensure the highest level of quality is
    maintained for all coffee that passes through our operation.
  • Responsible for ensuring all export
    ready coffee is fully compliant with company and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a University
    degree level education in Food Science or any other relevant discipline.
  • The applicant should have substantial
    experience in a similar role within a commodities environment.
  • Good awareness of compliance best
    practices, regulation and solid experience in managing compliance paper
    trails ensuring that key documents are completed to the relevant standard
  • Expert knowledge of sensory science in
    general and coffee sensory in particular.
  • Trained as professional coffee cupper
    (Licensed Q-Grader) with strong ability to develop and train team members.
  • Excellent understanding of quality
    assurance principles, major food safety requirements and quality systems
    including: ISO, HACCPS, Good Manufacturing Practices etc.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and
    communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills,
    attention to detail and able to handle multiple priorities at the same
  • Good computer skills including
    proficiency with Microsoft Office and able to master other software.
  • Ability to perform accurate calculations
    and analysis
  • Comprehensive understanding of key
    business processes within Quality and Production
  • Ability to work well under pressure with
    a proactive can do attitude.
How to Apply:
All prospective
employees should send their applications via email to
kcl-hr@kyagalanyi.com with a covering letter and an updated CV.
Deadline: 25th May 2018
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