Our client, a well-established food production company in the Epping area in Cape Town, is looking to employ a Food Safety Specialist to drive quality assurance in the factory. We are looking for a driven, task-orientated person who can lead the team in the absence of the Quality Assurance Manager, to whom the position reports. This position is open to all suitably qualified and experienced applicants.The successful candidate will have solid audit experience, sound knowledge of Food Safety Systems and Standards, and will have experience with 3 5 years experience working within Thermal Process environments in FMCG. The position may involve extended hours or weekend work as per business requirement, but no shift work.Main Responsibilities:Implementing and maintaining food safety levels at siteDevelop and implement training materials for use in improving Food Safety Awareness at siteEnsure compliance with Food Safety Standards and continuous improvementAdvise factory management on Food Safety Management IssuesAudits and assessment of the Food Safety Systems in the factoryAssist selected suppliers in the implementation and assurance of Food Safety requirements where neededCoordinate and manage the environmental monitoring planTraining and development of operators and team leaders regarding Food Safety requirementsMinimum requirementsMatric and tertiary qualification in Food Science, Biochemistry or Food TechnologyMinimum of 5 years work experience in the Food Safety environmentLead Auditor qualifications for Food Safety SystemsHigh level of PC literacy including SYSPROClear integrity recordsMedically fitStrong communication skillsStrong leadership skills Annual salary is R550 000 CTC per annum, including medical aid for primary member and provident fund.Please submit your CV via the Jobvine website. Please ensure that you comply with the minimum requirements for the position when applying.Please ensure that on applying you provide:Start and end dates for all previous employmentReasons for leaving previous employmentPlease note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.If you have not heard from us within 7 days, please consider your application for this position unsuccessful.