Quality Control Manager

Quality Control Manager
Company:

Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd


Quality Control Manager

Details of the offer

i. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or any related field from a recognized Universityii. Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior

management level.

iii. Membership to a relevant professional body.

iv. Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

v. Demonstrated competence in work performance and results

vi. Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks.

vii. Proficiency in computer applications

c) Key Skills and Competencies

i. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad

knowledge of international trends in petroleum and environmental testing

ii. Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including

ability to prepare relevant reports.

iii. Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining Quality Control issues, sound

analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in

an impartial and objective way.

iv. Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse

backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.

v. Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in product

testing through continuing professional development.

vi. Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, Power

Point, and Outlook express including SAP.

vii. Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, assurance the quality of test results.

viii. Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around

change and motivates staff to join change efforts.

ix. Ability to establish flexible teams of quality control staff in an environment conducive to

continuous learning, creativity, and innovation.

x. Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability

and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.

xi. Ability to coach and empower staff to adhere to ethics in testing in the laboratory.

Responsibilities

i. Ensure availability of resources to implement and maintain the quality system includingISO/EI 17025

ii. Ensure laboratory equipment calibration or verification programs are implemented by

authorized personnel.

iii. Reviews policies and procedures to determine the need for new procedures or

modification of procedures.

iv. Ensures that equipment and reagents procured meet the requirements of the test

methods.

v. Verifies adequacy, approves, and maintains Quality Management System documents.

vi. Ensures that management review meetings are held as per plan

vii. Ensures customer complaints are resolved and customer feedback surveys are periodically

carried out.

viii. Reviews, approves and ensures corrective action plans for non-conforming tests is

implemented and monitored

ix. Identifies and documents the required education, experience, and professional credentials

for each position in the laboratory.

x. Ensures that test methods are verified and uncertainty of measurement for all methods is

determined.

xi. Facilitates budgetary provision for the section on test equipment and associated

accessories and spares

xii. Coordinating with other departments to achieve overall objectives of the Company.

xiii. Developing prudent departmental policies consistent with Company rules and regulations.

xiv. Provide technical leadership to Quality Control teams to enable them develop, implement,

and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance

standards and organizational effectiveness.

xv. Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture

based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement, and ISO/EI

17025.

xvi. Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process

improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving

organizational effectiveness.

xvii. Review incidents of violations product quality infractions as well as handle employee

disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures, and

regulations.

xviii. Conduct training needs assessment, design, and implement training programmes aimed at

equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and

delivery of high quality services.

xix. Plan, monitor, and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and

implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 10 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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