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The Quality Controller is a full-time role working to ensure proper standards and certifications are maintained at the factory for all operations including storage and processing

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Location: Kasese, Uganda 

Term: 1 year - renewable 

Start Date: Immediately (6-month probationary period) 


Company Overview 

Latitude Trade Company (LTC) is a rapidly growing social enterprise in Uganda sourcing specialty cacao for export and producing bean-to-bar chocolate at origin. Working with over 1,000 certified organic smallholder farmers, our mission is to sustainably increase incomes and reduce risk for our suppliers while positively impacting the community and environment surrounding our operations. 

We aim to provide chocolate makers and consumers in East Africa and around the world with the highest quality,  transparently sourced, and fully traceable Ugandan cocoa products. 


Job Description 

The Quality Controller is a full-time role working to ensure proper standards and certifications are  maintained at the factory for all operations including storage and processing. This position includes but  is not limited to the following responsibilities:  

  • Safe storage and accountability of raw materials and finished products 
  • Receiving and dispatching of raw materials and finished products including submission of order  forms and coordinating procurement efforts 
  • Quality control of finished products from factory including routine submission of randomly  selected products for audit by Managing Director 
  • Training of staff on food safety plans and certification requirements 
  • Ensuring all documents related to storage, production, food safety, certification, and quality  control at the factory are available, properly filled and well-organized 
  • Conduct monthly internal audits of practices and processes in the factory 
  • Weekly review of production forms to check raw materials used vs output.  
  • Establishment and management of product recall program and protocols 
  • Coordination of all audits related to food safety and certifications 
  • Assist in the procurement of packaging supplies and the management of packaging processes 
  • Assist in the coordination of shipping logistics and import / export requirements 
  • Assist colleagues in procurement, production, distribution, and transport of Latitude goods  where possible 
  • In addition to these responsibilities, all employees are encouraged to propose programs, strategies or  experiments which they feel offer a promising avenue for improvements to the company or livelihoods of  the farmers.


Qualifications 

  • 2+ years’ experience working in manufacturing, commercial food production, or quality control 
  • Diploma in food safety, manufacturing or similar relevant field 
  • Fluent spoken and written English 
  • Ability and willingness to learn on the job 
  • Previous experience in the chocolate sector is an asset but not required 


Benefits & Compensation: 

  • Competitive monthly salary, based on experience 
  • Reimbursement of health-related expenses 
  • 21 days of annual leave plus public holidays 
  • Coverage of company-related travel expenses


How to apply.

All candidates should send their updated CVs and application letters through Brightermonday Portal by Clicking on the 'Apply Now ' section 




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