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Team Lead-Laboratory Analyst

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The 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.Reports through Site Quality Specialist to Site Quality Manager / Leade


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 results
  • 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 specifications
  • 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 decision).
  • 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 requirements
  • 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.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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