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Quality Control Laboratory Lead

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Job ID 188572 Date posted 03/21/2022 Location : Bandar Lampung, Indonesia

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Quality Control Laboratory Lead will be responsible for the quality control management of the defined businesses. In this role, you will be responsible for the quality control laboratory performance using quality data combined with a strong product quality expertise. You will proactively inform the internal partners on quality trends, compliance and data from the different origins in order to make the best business decisions on sourcing, buying and usage of raw materials, as well as maximize profit while assuring end product compliance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the quality control processes for the defined business units, overseeing the quality procedures and quality data and assure reliability of data including methodology and analysis execution.
  • Lead routine operational testing of incoming materials, in process and final goods, delivering accurate and timely results to enable decision making, supporting the production labs to ensure efficient operations and producing corrective action for final products.
  • Collaborate with businesses and location professionals on research projects and act as a domain specialist in food quality related projects or trouble shooting activities either as a team member or as a project lead.
  • Oversee laboratory safety by implementing safety standards, undertaking verification of safety control effectiveness and leading continuous improvement.
  • Lead laboratory continuous improvement initiatives by developing analytical optimization, developing and implementing lead and lag key performance indicators and ensuring clear objectives in place.
  • Collaborate with the laboratory development team on calibration and validation of new and improved methods.
  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports. You will also spend time completing the same tasks as employees on your team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years of working experience in the chemical industry lab
  • Knowledge in calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot various analytical instruments such as GC, HPLC, AAS, ICP, NIR etc.
  • Experience with chemical analysis (preferable)- oils and fats, starch, sweeteners, etc.
  • Able to demonstrate sound understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC), method validation and report writing
  • Basic knowledge of food safety legislation and food safety management systems
  • Necessary English speaking and reading capacity
  • Able to work independently, possess positive working attitude with high initiative level, and communicate effectively
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