Director of Food Safety

Director of Food Safety

Propel Consult
8-10 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description :
Being established in 1997, the company owns and operates, through its subsidiaries, a number of well- known restaurants, cafes, salons and more establishments through the GCC.

They are currently looking for a Director of Food Safety to be based in Bahrain.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Overall responsible for Quality assurance and food safety management system for Bakery production, Catering units and Farm.
  • Design, develop and implement departmental policies and procedures related to Quality Assurance, Food Safety and HACCP.
  • Development of food safety Management system, a uniform food safety system for catering, bakery operation and farm.
  • Product development of Bakery products such as breads and cakes etc.
  • Improvement of existing food products in operation by implementing quality assurance procedures throughout the process from receiving, storage, processing, packaging and dispatch.
  • Implementation of food safety procedures throughout the catering and bakery operation from purchasing, receiving, storage, processing / preparation, service/ dispatch.
  • Organize scheduled Management review meetings to evaluate and ensure the system's development and performance.
  • Conduct quality checks including metal detection, weight checks, visual inspection and temperature checks.
  • Supplier evaluation and audits, conduct inspections of raw materials.
  • Conduct internal food safety/QA Periodic Audits and inspections for Hygiene, HACCP-Food Safety and Quality in all areas, where appropriate, eg restaurants/Bakery, and identify the areas of improvements based on audit results.
  • Monitoring of policies related to glass and brittle plastic, sharp objects, wood materials and allergens apart from the microbiological hazards.
  • Design, develop, document and implement GHPs (Good Hygiene Practices).
  • Circulate all non-conformities highlighted in both internal and external audits to all relevant departments involved and follow up on all non- conformities to ensure corrective action is taken.
  • Analyse food safety hazards/risks and non-conformities.
  • Plan, prepare and evaluate different training programs, in accordance to the Quality and food safety principles and internal audits.
  • Advise food handlers by formal and informal training on food safety and quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Carry out the induction training of all staff to ensure that they are fully aware of HACCP, food safety and hygiene rules and regulations before commencing work.
  • Plan and prepare the training need analysis and schedule training programmes commensurate with the work activities as required.
  • Train and counsel staff by providing constructive feedback to enhance performance and take disciplinary action(s) if required in co-ordination with Unit Manager(s).
  • Plan and prepare training implementation programme.
  • Ensure staff health records are complete, accurate and up to date. Human Resources to be given updated records as appropriate.
  • Ensure the policy of staff reporting illness is implemented and relevant records are kept.
  • Design, develop, document and implement cleaning schedules and monitoring programme.
  • Preparation and implementation of Preventive Maintenance programme.
  • Implement and monitor integrated pest management system.
  • Ensure all measuring devices are calibrated.
  • Waste management and environment control in relation to hazards.
  • Plan and implement the traceability system in keeping with company's policies, procedures and systems.
  • Develop and implement quality standards for foods and packaging material supplies.
  • Packaging of sandwiches and other products in bakery operation and advice on nutritional information on the packaging.
  • Conduct packaging intact testing for packed items and verify the nutritional, expiry and product information on packet.
  • Assist in food facility designing, layout, installation, re-structuring and re-engineering.
  • Spot monitoring the personnel hygiene of all staff and regular inspections.
  • Conduct microbiological analysis of food, water and swab samples throughout the group in bakery, catering and farm.
  • Co-ordinate laboratory analysis with contracted laboratory for food and water and interpret results to enable communication of required corrective actions if necessary.
  • Deal with regulatory inspections and ensure competency with local food regulations.
  • Maintain and update Food Safety and Quality assurance documentation, control and verification of records.
  • Commitment to achieve results.

Qualification & Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology / Food Microbiology or equivalent technical experience, or food safety and quality assurance qualifications from recognized / certified examine body.
  • 8 - 10 years experience in food safety and QA processes, procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written and the ability to do so at all different levels.
  • Ability to plan, organizes, effectively direct, assign, and reviews the activities and duties of the food safety team.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and ability.

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