Job area
Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type
Fix term contract
3 to 5 years

Job description

Reporting to the production manager of Lesaffre Kenya, you will oversee the safety, health environment, and quality assurance side.

You will develop, manage, supervise, and coordinate work systems to ensure that the production and services of the company meet  Lesaffre Group safety and quality standards
You will report and document all instances of non-compliance.

Key responsibilities :



  • Incident management, investigation and documentation
  • Managing the implementation and Sustenance of Management Systems
  • Managing the maintenance of the legal register through engagement of local authorities (KEBS, DOSH, NEMA, and County Government) on permits, licenses and analysis reporting.
  • Serve as the management representative to communicate all requirements and any changes of management systems.
  • Ensure required standards of health and safety are always maintained in the company premises.
  • Monitor compliance with the group safety requirements through effective management of plant maintenance/monitoring, emergency responses, product stewardship, Permit To Work.


  • Control
    • Perform the quality control tests on raw materials, environment, final product according to the control plan.
    • Readjust with production, after validation with the formulator.
  • Assurance
    • Follow- up on calibration schedules of machines and equipment with the production responsible and in the laboratory.
    • Act as a custodian of the organisation management systems – related documented and retained information.
    • Act as a liaison between LK and certification bodies, regulatory bodies, other interested parties in matters related to certification audits, statutory audits/inspections and customer audits.
    • Perform daily field presence to ensure hygiene, food safety and quality standards are met.
    • Participate in a validation of new raw  materials/packaging supplier.
    • Assist to handle all requests about non-conformities and deviations from suppliers.
    • Manage consumer/customer complaint and customer satisfaction program.
    • Establish corrective action plans and enforce implementation to reduce the number of customer and consumer complaints.
    • Perform supplier audits
    • Perform internal quality audits


    • Represent our company in sector bodies and technical committees KEPSA, KAM, KEBS, NEMA, DOSH etc
    • Develop Quality and Food safety culture within the organisation, with training and awareness.


    • Daily record & report to line manager every occurrence of quality control deviations or any remarkable event.
    • Identify issues and submit reports to the line manager on performance and progress.
    • Monthly report to functional Africa Quality Manager and whenever it’s necessary.


After a bachelor’s degree in food processing or agro-industrial technology, you worked 2 to 5 years in production/industry, which gave you extensive knowledge of quality management and food safety including preparation, handling, and storage of food.

Our future QHSE Officer must have the following skills :

Soft skills:

  • Hands on
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork
  • Communication and interpersonal skills (feedback …)
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
  • Organizational and leadership abilities
  • Time-management abilities


  • Experience in using various types of manufacturing machinery and tools
  • Ability to choose an alternative course of action when necessary
  • Ability to evaluate, discipline and motivate employees
  • Fluent in English

Company description

Fixed-term contract : 4 months

A key global player in fermentation for more than a century, Lesaffre, with a €2.7 billion turnover, and established on all continents, counts 11,000 employees and 96 nationalities.

On the strength of this experience and diversity, we work with customers, partners, and researchers to find ever more relevant answers to the needs of food,  health, naturalness and respect for our environment. Thus, every day, we explore and reveal the infinite potential of microorganisms.

To nourish 9 billion people, in a healthy way, in 2050 by making the most of our planet’s resources is a major and unprecedented issue. We believe that fermentation is one of the most promising answers to this challenge.

Working together to better nourish and protect the planet.