Job Description Q-Sourcing Servtec Group is a global management consulting firm that helps people make significant improvements to their business performance and realize their most important career goals. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Food Safety Internal Audit Management Provide input for the food safety internal audit strategic planSupport development of a rolling internal audit plan based on a comprehensive assessment of food safety risks, relying where possible on management’s assessment. Propose updates the internal audit plan based on changes to the risk profile and emerging risksImplement the internal audit plan to assess, report, and provide recommendations on enhancing our client’s Retail’s performanceExecute a risk based audit approach of food safety risks across the countries which we operate covering the systems, controls (risk assessments, contracts, KPIs, etc.), and technology in place to monitor store operations, distribution centers, private label production, suppliers and compliance with applicable local regulationSupport country hygiene and food safety leads in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their systemsDrive continuous improvement initiatives and coordinate sharing of information and best practice across geographiesPrepare internal audit reports that communicate to thematic / systematic issues relating to food safety. Analyzing root causes where applicableFollow up on the status of the implementation of management action plans (corrective actions)Build relationships with respective country management/functional leads to stay at the forefront of changes to the business and to promote the value of internal auditMaintain a high level of strategic foresight by identifying audit client and business needs and recommending internal audit plan changes accordinglyManage the execution and quality assurance relating to the audit portfolio and/or risk focus areaEncourage and lead innovation and improvements to the internal audit department initiatives, advisory projects, and its processesSubmit and support the development of periodic progress reports to internal stakeholders as per the set timeframeEnsure adequate communication and coordination with applicable 2nd line functions and other assurance providersFacilitate workshops with management to identify appropriate solutions for recurring or thematic audit issues and communicate key metrics relating to audit portfolio and/or risk focus areaMonitor and manage the work of any external service providers assigned to the audit portfolio Internal Audit Delivery Ensure that the internal audit team schedules audit engagements, addresses any client concerns, and manage the team to ensure that work is conducted in accordance with methodology and budgetsSocialize and discuss audit objectives, risks and scope with the audit client and take into considerations any issues or risks out of tolerance that the audit client has already identifiedReview results of data analysis and major deliverable resulting from the audit process (e.g. flowchart/narrative, risk and control matrix, audit program, observation log and internal audit reportConduct preliminary discussion of observation with audit clients to discuss audit objectives, risks and scope, and agree on appropriate action plansCirculate potential lessons learned or Heads Up to share with audit clients Monitoring Progress Monitor and manage the follow up of status of outstanding management action plans Policies and Procedures Ensure compliance with corporate policies and departmental policies and proceduresComply with the Institute of Internal Auditor’s Code of EthicsProvide input on the effectiveness of current policies and procedures Human Capital Responsibilities Assist in implementation of the performance management process by setting objectives, monitoring performance, and provide constructive feedback and provide inputs to senior managementProvide mentorship for the purpose of developing a continuous talent pipeline for key rolesProvide inputs on training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirementsDevelop and implement on the job-training for the teamProvide inputs for the development of annual manpower planEnsure the implementation of our client’s Retail’s corporate policies and relevant procedures KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Microbiology or Food Safety from 4-year College or university.Professional qualifications in a food safety10+ years professional experience in a relevant discipline3+ years in retail preferredIn depth knowledge of food safety management systems and HACCP practices as well as applicable globally recognized regulations or standards (e.g. ISO , IFS, BRC, etc.)Understanding of common food laboratory practicesA strong focus on quality and on meeting objectivesAbility to plan, identify and set prioritiesAbility to conduct multiple projectsStrong analytical and research skillsGood written/verbal communication skillsGood interpersonal and relationship building skillsAble to work under pressureAbility to work independently and within a team environmentProject managementPerformance management
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