A well-established organization in Bloemfontein is seeking a Food Safety Specialist to join their team. Salary is to be discussed in interview


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Application Process:

To apply for this position kindly e-mail your updated CV in MS Word format to admin@whmrecruitment.co.za, and indicate the Position name in the Subject Line

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Have a minimum of 2 – 3 years Supervisory Experience within the Retail Environment
  • Have a minimum of 2 – 3 years Food Safety and Quality Experience or a similar position within a Certified (HACCP/FSSC 22000) food facility
  • Previous experience within the Retail Store environment of Food Manufacturing environment
  • Relevant qualification in Retail Store or Food Manufacturing environment
  • Have a Matric Certificate
  • Have a Degree/ Diploma in Food Science
  • Be bilingual
  • Be computer literate in MS Office

Key Performance Areas:

  • Ensuring the required quality, safety, hygiene and environmental standards are implemented, maintained and improved
  • Ensuring hygiene standards, cleaning procedures, practices and equipment are continually re-evaluated and in line with best practice, customer guidelines and legislation
  • Experience on cleaning procedures in food manufacturing areas, correct use of cleaning materials (from handling, to storage and documentation)
  • Maintain SHE Training records
  • Training staff
  • Experience in measurement of temperatures for refrigeration and product storage/manufacture
  • Experience in product ingredient traceability
  • Experience in product specification development.
  • Experience in proper implementation and maintenance of good food safety practices
  • Experience in maintaining all records and proper recording of information to be compliant with regulations
  • Managing issues related to food quality and production.
  • Reporting and responding to the bi-annual audits
  • Ensuring the audits are passed with a minimum of 90%
  • Highlight issues, co-ordinate tasks and responses, monitor and ensure actions are followed up until completion.
  • Extract information and data to create and produce reports and required stats
  • View near miss/accident reports and support with queries, response reviews and any necessary escalation
  • Work cross departments to maintain HSE documentation
  • Ensure data is reviewed and updated in line with procedures
  • Assist with company training, including arranging courses, booking the venue and preparing the facilities
  • Attend HSE team and committee meetings, take minutes and process any actions
  • Distribute any communications and bulletins throughout the department
  • Raise purchase orders, collate records for audits and risk when required
  • General Administration
  • HSE admin experience is essential


Salary to be discussed in interview


Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Therefore, if you have not received any correspondence within two weeks of your application, you have been unsuccessful

Career Category: FMCG Manager
Career Type: Full Time
Location: Bloemfontein

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