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Microbiologist Job at Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL)

SBL flagship brand is Serengeti Premium Lager. Other brand portfolios include Tusker Lager, Tusker Lite, Kibo Gold, The Kick, Uhuru Peak, and Senator. Headquartered in Dar es Salaam, SBL is also the distributor of several global Diageo international renowned spirit brands such as Johnnie Walker®, Smirnoff Vodka®, Bailey’s Irish Cream ®, Richot®, Bond 7 Whiskey® and Gilbeys Gin®. 

Dimensions
Financial:
Market Complexity:
SBL operates in a competitive environment and in a vast geography. The main player in the beer industry is Tanzania Breweries Ltd. (TBL), a subsidiary of SABMiller. Inflation rates remain high in Tanzania and average income per capita is less than 1 USD per day. The GDP growth is estimated at 7% and is expected to grow to 7.5% as investment, gold production, trade and tourism pick up. There is growing consumer affluence and consumerism, giving rise to greater opportunities in our product categories. 

Purpose of Role:
Generate appropriate sampling plans and continuously review them so as to meet the demands of the process. Ensure adherence to microbiology sampling plans.
Study process behaviour through QC results so as to advise staff on process capabilities and recommend necessary changes meant for improvement in quality and lowering of costs.
Initiate process investigations and surveys aimed at solving recurring process deviations.

Plan and implement QC training for process personnel on continuous basis in line with the current trend of QC decentralisation.

Advise management on the quality trends of competitor products through regular laboratory analysis, sensory analysis and market surveys.
Together with the Quality Manager Plan and implement Sensory analysis training for technical and non-technical staff on regular basis so as to keep them agile and abreast and be able to proactively pinpoint any quality deviations.
Plan and implement a Safe, hygienic work environment in the laboratory.
Plan for good Quality consumables stocks in the section to minimise costs through over stocking, obsolesce, and yet ensure continuous availability for the smooth running of the section.
Plan for new and analytical and microbiology equipment for the laboratory and ensure frequent maintenance of those in use to ensure smooth running.
Liaise with Quality manager to plan the manpower requirements of the section so as to match with the strategic intent of the organisation.
Develop QC staff through Identifying training needs and recommending appropriate training, coaching, motivating and dispensing the right leadership.
Plan and enforce yeast management to ensure smooth running of the process and quality conformance.
Coordinating sensory evaluation of external samples and standards.
Ensure proper implementation of ISO management systems, LTO and other Legal requirements.
Drawing HACCP plans and ensuring compliance at CCPs as per HACCP plans and follow up of all non-conformities to closure of other External audits relating to microbiology and the QC function 

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Accountabilities
Generate and implement appropriate sampling plans to meet process demands. Ensure adherence to microbiology sampling plans.

Initiate process investigations and surveys aimed at solving recurring process deviations.

Plan and enforce yeast management to ensure smooth running of the process and quality conformance.

Ensure proper implementation of ISO management systems, LTO and other Legal requirements.

Plan for good Quality consumables and Equipment to ensure smooth running of the QC business function. 

Qualifications and Experience Required:
Bsc. in Chemistry or Chemical and Process Engineering, Food Science and Technology or Biochemistry .

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