Executive – Quality Assurance

Ceylon Cold Stores PLC (CCS), manufacturer of Elephant House Soft Drinks and Ice Creams is a leading consumer food company in Sri Lanka. CCS is a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC.

The company seeks a suitable candidate to fill the position of Executive – Quality Assurance at Supply Chain. He/She will be responsible to carry out microbiological & chemical examinations for soft drinks, ice cream, milk, and raw materials within statutory and organizational guidelines with the objective of ensuring the products meet required standards.

The selected candidates will be responsible for:

  • Conducting microbiological tests on raw material and packing material according to a sample plan, conducting microbiological tests on finished products (ice cream, soft drinks, milk) according to a sample plan
  • Conduct microbiological tests on competitor samples every 3 months in order to ensure that all raw materials and finished products meet required regulatory standards
  • Conducts periodic sample tests (as per sample plan) on plant and personnel
  • Identifies areas which need to be improved on as per standards, communicates same with action plans to relevant management, reports on discrepancies in order to ensure the specified standards are met in factory premises and with those working with products
  • Identifies chemical requirements from production; Prepares chemicals as per the standards in order to be used in the production of ice cream and soft drinks
  • Responsible for maintaining applicable ISO requirements related to QMS, FSMS, EMS & OHSMS in the respective areas and to adhere with the duties defined in the Emergency Response Plan
  • Support to conducting GMP training for janitorial and shop floor people covering ISO 45001 requirements (Health & Safety) and conducting weekly audits

Required qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science/ Bio Science or Agriculture from a recognized university in Sri Lanka, preferably with more than 2 years of experience in food quality assurance in a similar capacity
  • Sound knowledge in quality/food safety management systems based on ISO 9001 and 22,000 standards
  • Hands-on experience in SAP would be an added advantage
  • Business Acumen; Building High-Performance Teams; Analytical; Innovative; Communication; Adaptability; Negotiation; Decision Taking and Problem Solving; Organization; Attention to detail; and Customer Focus

Company: Ceylon Cold Stores PLC
Company email: [email protected]
Job Location: Colombo
Job Category: Agriculture Quality Assuarance
Job Type: Full Time

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