Team Lead-Laboratory Analyst

Team Lead-Laboratory Analyst


Team Lead-Laboratory Analyst

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Team Lead-Laboratory Analyst (Job Number: 200000XG) Location : Kenya-Nairobi-Nairobi-Nairobi Job Field
: Supply Chain Posting Date
: Feb-12-2020 End Date
: Feb-21-2020 Job Type
: Regular Shift
: Day Job Job Schedule
: Full-time

: Position: Team Lead- Laboratory Analyst

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Work Level: Non- Management ( Union)


Site Laboratory Analyst role runs the site testing facility and ensures that all
applicable test methods are in place, that measurement standards are accurate
and reproducible, and that all laboratory and satellite testing equipment is
appropriate, calibrated and operated to the required standard. Performs more complex analyses, manages all
LIMS data and trains manufacturing staff as needed. Liaises where necessary with central Unilever
expertise and third-party contract laboratories.

through Site Quality Specialist to Site Quality Manager / Leader.


People, Culture & Linkage

- Executes and verifies effectiveness of training plans
for new laboratory methods or ensures maintenance of existing skills related to
laboratory methods and equipment calibration

- Liaises with PG, R&D and Measurement Communities
of Practice regarding methods and equipment

Quality Systems Management

- Prepares local procedures and work instructions that
ensure Unilever and other applicable standards for proper calibration, application
and control of laboratory methods

- Supports reporting of operational KPIs by analyzing
complex data and assigning into standard Quality loss trees

- Complies with requirements regarding use of SAP QM and
Unilever specifications including use of InterSpec system

- Provides expert advice on most appropriate method to
investigate, including advanced technologies available, and interpretation of

- Provides expertise regarding use of and maintains
relationship with external laboratories as appropriate to investigate
non-conforming materials and products

Testing & Measurement

- Supports site program for quality assurance of raw materials
and packaging components, work-in-process and finished goods and documents
results / information as required in designated system such as SAP QM

- Utilizes advanced technical knowledge (e.g. chemistry,
microbiology, sensory, statistics, mathematics, etc.) to support site quality
testing program and sensory panels for raw materials and packaging components,
work-in-process and finished goods aligned with Unilever requirements and

- Applies correct methods and equipment and implements
proper calibration and control of testing to verify and reproduce results
against specifications.

- Takes action based upon specification limits to hold
or release in-bound materials, work-in-process and finished product (unless
local regulations dictate the Q Specialist or Manager to make the final

- Sets all good laboratory practices, good laboratory
housekeeping and waste disposal, Unilever requirements and testing methods, and
applicable government / authority regulations, such as conducting ring tests
and proper maintenance and condition of all Quality assets (e.g. product and
material retains, incubator, etc.)

- Ensures all laboratory ware, chemicals and reagents
are of the appropriate standard and within shelf-life.

- Ensures all laboratory equipment is safe to operate
and safe work practices are followed.

- Executes procedures and documents results of
independent checks and verifications that are required as part of site-wide
program of calibration and maintenance of inspection, measuring and testing
equipment including Gage R&R study, to minimise measurement drift and
produce repeatable results

- Takes action to hold testing until any failed
equipment calibration or method capability checks are returned to operational

- Maintains systems where key quality data and
information are recorded and archived

WCM/TPM & Continuous Improvement

- Provides method and data analysis support for projects
to reduce and/or eliminate quality losses as needed

- Trends analytical data to help identify supplier improvement
opportunities and manufacturing process capability

Innovation & Change

- Provides method support for executing innovation trials, early
management in site projects, VIP trials, and Launch Monitoring Plans for
innovations and equipment changes.


- Diploma in Chemical/Analytical Chemistry

- University degree in Biology, Chemistry, Food Science or Microbiology

- 5 years’ experience in Quality or Manufacturing

Source: Bebee2


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