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We are seeking a highly qualified Quality Control Officer. In this role you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the highest standards of quality, safety, and compliance within our fish farm operations. Working closely with cross-functional teams, you will oversee processes, monitor product quality, and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level

Job Description/Requirements

Quality Control and Assurance

• Develop and implement quality control processes for all stages of the production chain – feed to fish.

• Conduct regular inspections and audits on processes and products to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

• Collaborate with operations and sales teams to establish and maintain quality benchmarks.


Process Improvement and Data Analysis

• Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify areas for process improvement.

• Implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance overall efficiency and product quality.

• Analyze data and trends to proactively address potential quality issues.

• Collect and analyze data on quality metrics and key performance indicators.


Compliance Management and Training

• Stay abreast of industry regulations and standards to ensure compliance.

• Conduct internal audits to assess adherence to regulatory requirements.

• Provide training to staff on quality assurance protocols and procedures.

• Foster a culture of quality consciousness and compliance awareness.

• Ensure that team members are adequately trained to meet quality objectives.


Cross-Functional Collaboration and Reporting

• Collaborate with production, operations, and other relevant departments to address quality concerns.

• Act as a liaison between different teams to facilitate effective communication on quality-related matters.

• Work closely with suppliers to maintain quality standards in the supply chain.

• Prepare regular reports on quality assurance performance for management review.

• Identify trends and areas for improvement based on data analysis.


Skills and qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Aquaculture, Biology or related discipline.

• Proven experience in quality assurance within the aquaculture or food production industry.

• Strong knowledge of industry regulations and quality standards.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret complex data.

• Leadership experience and the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.


Benefit:

• Visibility into the world’s fastest growing aquaculture company.

• Ideal for a candidate looking to dive into a mission-oriented Organization.

• The team is committed to the candidate’s success and will provide coaching, mentorship, and unique exposure to people and experiences that come from the most successful leaders in the entrepreneurial community and the social sector.


About Victory Farms


Victory Farms (VF) was established on Lake Victoria in 2016 with both on-shore and off-shore facilities. The head office is in Nairobi, and its Farm site is in Homa Bay County, with distribution across Kenya. VF has since become one of the fastest growing companies in aquaculture globally - in its first eight months of operation, the Company became the largest aquaculture producer in Kenya. Victory Farms aims to become the leading tilapia farm in Africa over the next 5 years while maintaining the highest environmental and social standards; as the most sustainable tilapia farm in the world, adhering to global standards and best practices, and producing affordable, sustainable protein to feed millions of people across Africa. Today, it is the largest commercial aquaculture player in East Africa and operates one of largest hatcheries on the continent.


The Company is continuing to rapidly expand its vertically integrated model: production, processing, and sales & distribution, to keep pace with the rapid growth in demand for protein. To support this, Victory Farms employs worldclass technologies, people, and processes to build its model for sustainable protein production on the continent. VF

strives for the highest standards in performance, execution, culture, and integrity.


VF’s growth trajectory provides enormous opportunity for excited professionals to uplift their careers and make an impact within a diverse operation. We recognize the utmost importance which contributions by individuals and teams have to the success of Victory Farms. We work to create a fantastic environment for our employees. An environment where employees have an opportunity to develop professionally and personally.


Please send a CV and cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications By 12th April, 2024. Indicate the Job Title as the email subject – Quality Control Officer


Applications will be processed on a roll in basis.

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