Quality and Supplier Manager (JHB)

Product/Project management
Johannesburg – Gauteng

ENSURE the brand integrity while managing product development and sourcing of an exciting new Fresh Foods offering in Gauteng as the next Quality and Supplier Manager sought by our client, nestled in the picturesque Franschhoek wine valley. If you are a Food Scientist/Technologist or Chef or believe you have the necessary experience with a passion for passion for exceptional quality and the ability to easily adapt to changing market and organisational requirements, then this role is for you. You will be managing the Gauteng food suppliers while actively seeking new products and managing risk and procedures associated with Cold Chain/Fresh produce. You will also require a suitable commercial Degree/Diploma with experience managing a Fresh Foods/FMCG division including a solid understanding of quality control procedures.
  • Closely work with the Cape Town team to ensure brand integrity of the fresh offering in Gauteng.
  • Actively seek new products and drive product development/sourcing in Gauteng.
  • Build and maintain strong supplier relationships.
  • Ensure quality of all products sourced is in line with product quality standard.
  • Manage risk and procedures associated with cold chain/fresh produce.
  • Implement and continuously improve the quality control procedures.
  • Minimise stock wastage.
  • Relevant commercial Degree/Diploma.
  • Experience managing a Fresh Foods/FMCG Department.
  • Good understanding of quality control procedures for Fresh Foods.
  • Knowledge of Logistics/Warehousing and delivery systems and procedures will be advantageous.
  • Excellent command of Afrikaans and English.
  • Collaborative work style, good interpersonal skills and able to work well in groups. 
  • Proactive, positive individual with a sense of ownership.