Processing Officer - Koa



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In 2017, Koa had a brilliant idea of how to contribute to sustainable growth in rural Ghana. The Ghanaian-Swiss start-up was born from a sophisticated concept, innovative processes, and a lot of passion. Koa is the first cocoa fruit processor in West Africa and makes use of the pulp of the cocoa pods, thus reducing food waste and enabling Ghanaian cocoa farmers to earn an additional income.

Koa’s first factory has a capacity of 300 tons, and the second factory has 2,500 tons. Today, over 100 employees in Ghana and Switzerland dedicate themselves to the growth of Koa to boost value creation in the cocoa-growing regions and to develop innovative and pioneering processes. Are you passionate about social impact? Join the Koa team now.

LET’S SUM IT UP

  • The Processing Officer role is an assistant leadership role in the processing department.
  • (S)He is primarily responsible for ensuring that processing design programs, activities and documents are
    successfully carried out and completed.
  • The Processing Officer is responsible for the daily run of the department in the absence of the Processing Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Production Operations

  • Supervision and monitoring of the production of quality and safe products
  • Coordinate with the Quality department on raw material quality before, during and after processing.
  • Coordinate with the line manager on primary production operations.


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Training and development

  • Training staff on all processes within the department
  • Plan human resources for weekly operational activity.

Technical Operations

  • Liaise with the Technical department to resolve all technical-related issues as well as improve processes for the department.
  • Reporting
  • Report on processing daily activities.

Stakeholder Management

  • Coordinate with the sourcing department on the return of cocoa beans after processing.

Continuous Improvement

  • Ensure any continuous improvement activities within the processing chain are running.

Qualification Required & Experience

  • HND or Degree in Food Technology, Food Science, Food Engineering or other food-related programs.
  • Certificate in HACCP, GMP, Occupational safety, and Food Safety Managemen

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a related field


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COMPETENCE AND SKILLS

  • Good organizational and project management skills.
  • Professional knowledge in food processing, quality, and safety
  • Good command over Microsoft Office, data analysis and use of digital tools to monitor production quality and quantity.
  • Ability to create and maintain an efficient, hygienic, and positive working environment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with a variety of people at various technical and management levels.
  • Display positive leadership ability to lead and motivate team members.
  • Leadership skills and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills and team player
  • Good numerical skills and an understanding of data
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and ensure good results

Location: Akim Achiase – Eastern Region

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