Bralirwa Quality Laboratory Team Leader Jobs in Rwanda

Bralirwa Quality Laboratory Team Leader Jobs in Rwanda

  • We are seeking to hire a qualified candidate to fill the vacant position of Quality Laboratory Team Leader (JG10), reporting to the Technological Controller, Supply Chain. This position is opened for both Internal and External candidates.

  • To ensure the operational management of all laboratory (Analytical and Microbiological) and Sensory activities,
  • To support production process control.
  • To ensure support of the laboratory in case of quality issues and NPI projects.

  • Quality Laboratory Supervisor interacts with various stakeholders:
  • Internal: Quality, Packaging, Brewing, Maintenance, Utilities, Logistics, Safety, HR, Purchasing, IT and TPM.
  • External: Suppliers of laboratory materials/equipment and External laboratories.

  • The ability to work in accordance with the quality systems in place and HEINEKEN and local procedures, thus contributing to the excellence of the finished product.
  • The ability to maintain a safe optimal laboratory environment and to safely operate and maintain laboratory equipment, ensuring that the basic conditions are in place to facilitate the generation of consistently reliable results.
  • The ability to work in accordance with laboratory methods and operate laboratory equipment to the desired level of control to ensure the generation of consistently reliable analytical results.
  • The ability to provide technical and analytical support for the Production process in accordance with the HEINEKEN standards and local procedures, thus contributing to the optimization of process control.
  • The ability to collect and report reliable data in a timely way and to effectively communicate with the relevant stakeholders in order to facilitate optimal decision making.
  • The ability to create and maintain a safe environment for employees, contractors and visitors according to the applicable statutory, HEINEKEN and local regulations, policies and procedures.
  • The ability to safeguard product quality and integrity in the supply chain and in the market by implementing the HEINEKEN and local quality standards, rules and procedures, thus contributing to excellent finished product.
  • The ability to implement, sustain and improve quality systems for relevant functions (e.g. Production, Logistics, Commercial) in compliance with HEINEKEN and local regulations and procedures, contributing to excellent finished product.
  • The ability to manage quality in the supply chain, support implementation of innovations and new technologies and drive improvements in close cooperation with other functions.
  • The ability to manage internal and external quality complaints, in accordance with legislation and HEINEKEN standards. This includes determining root causes, verifying justification, and taking corrective and preventative measures to ensure immediate and future risks are mitigated.
  • The ability to contribute to the budget preparation process, to manage costs within budget and to judge financial impact of quality requirements and decisions, as well as the impact of cost driven decisions on quality.
  • The ability to define the scope of a quality project, develop an accurate plan, manage implementation, monitor progress and allocate the resources needed to achieve specific goals On-Time-In-Full (OTIF), within budget and in compliance with quality requirements.
  • The ability to
    plan resources (people, materials, process and equipment) to meet Quality Assurance and Quality Control needs, while balancing costs.
  • The ability to collect relevant data accurately and in a timely way; to analyse and interpret this data and to effectively communicate it to the relevant stakeholders, in order to facilitate optimal decision making.

  • Manages the facilities to ensure they are clean and tidy working areas without unnecessary losses of consumables/chemicals, in line with the defined and implemented safety standards and ensures the follow-up of 5S and HACCP standards at the workplace.

  • Manages that all the work and activities are done in line with the quality standards (ISO9001, LSS, TPM etc.).
  • Collects and assess all quality data from the analysis activities (Analytical, Microbiological and Sensory) in the brewery.

  • Manages all the laboratory processes (in-line and off-line) and executes the agreed plans and strategy.
  • Gives support in case of quality issues and NPI projects.
  • Ensures execution of the requested analyses.
  • Make HACCP file

  • Collects data about the Laboratory personnel.
  • Provides support to laboratory personnel or seeks help from others.
  • Gives feedback about the individuals’ performance.

  • Monitors and supports the TPM way of working.
  • Supports the
    implementation of the improvement activities.

  • Collects and processes basic data and makes reports within the scope of the laboratory activities.
  • Provides reports on higher level.

  • Monitor if the analysis instruments (in-line and off-line) are managed in desired way (standard working condition).
  • Manages purchasing activities for the laboratory.


  • Minimum A0 in Laboratory, Food science, Food technology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 -5 years laboratory experience (preferable in food processing industry) and managing of people.
  • Knowledge of Laboratory principles
  • Strong written and reporting skills
  • Excellent communication and speaking skills
  • Having people management and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and Quality Management System.
  • Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Auditing skills
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda, French will be added advantage.


  • As a Diverse and Global Company, we recruit based on the principle of equal opportunity. This means that our hiring decisions are not based on race, color, religion, beliefs, etc. but our decision are purely based on your shown knowledge, competences, and behaviors during the assessment process.

  • All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

    In case you face any challenges in applying, please let us know through (no applications will be accepted through this email).
  • The HR Business Partner Team will be available to support in the application process.

    The closing date for submission of applications is Wednesday, 22nd June 2022.

    For more information and job application details, see; Bralirwa Quality Laboratory Team Leader Jobs in Rwanda

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