APAC Grad Programme - QA India


Baramati, MH, IN, 413133

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role

  • The APAC QA Grad reports to QA Manager.  This role will be accountable to lead, delivering specific projects, and execute day to day operations which provides exposure to end-to-end quality management on site.  Responsible to deliver Food Safety improvement activities and championing Quality Culture at the site.
  • This Graduate program will offer you the opportunity to further develop your career within our quality department. Over the 2 years term, you will gain significant international experience with the opportunity to undertake at least one rotation abroad.


Key responsibilities include

  • Drive the agenda to ensure optimum First Time Quality is achieved through effective implementation and maintenance of the Food Safety and Quality Management System.  Lead and manage key projects in line with the Quality agenda at the site level.  Responsible to support the overall operation of the In-process lab for the testing of Finished Goods, Raw/Pack Materials, and Environmental samples that comply with Good Laboratory Practices. Work collaboratively with various functions to deliver key projects which deliver the operation goals
  • Over the 3 rotations, you will gain experience across core areas including:
    • Cocoa / Chocolate Processing technologies and process knowledge
    • Safety and quality standards/requirements for cocoa/chocolate operations
    • Good knowledge of basic microbiology standards and process and laboratory knowledge
    • Understand GMP, safety, food safety, and quality standards and procedures
    • Manpower planning optimization
    • Troubleshooting and problem-solving by leveraging Continuous Improvement tools
    • Understanding exact foreign matters entering inside plant & entering into the production flow, Making trend analysis & finding sources for foreign matter, Making pictorial presentations & then sharing with all team members for improving the system
    • Understand current HK –Housekeeping schedule & impart with data for actual improvements in line with Production Team, Training log & prerequisites to be prepared with implementation
    • Understand current MSS –Master cleaning schedule & Actual implementation on the Preventive, emergency breakdowns & impart with data for actual improvements in line with Production Team
    • Understand 5S, RCA, CI, TPM, POKA & participate in implementation along with CI
    • Understand BC- APAC culture gain knowledge in Regulatory, SF gap assessment, QA Auditing, QA culture & implement same at India Plant


About you

  • Master’s Degree in Microbiology or Bachelor Food Technology or similar
  • Fresher or up to 2 yrs industrial experience who are having qualification of MSc Microbiology / B Tech in Food Technology.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, HACCP, BRC, FSSC 22000, and/or related food safety requirements
  • Good knowledge of basic microbiology standards and process and laboratory knowledge
  • Analytical and able to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and handle projects
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office tools
  • Leadership experience is an added advantage
  • Leadership competencies & personal style
    • Drive for success
    • Listen to others
    • Strive for excellence
    • Analytical skills
    • Team player with good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to multitask.
    • Ability to transfer knowledge to others.
    • Planning skills
    • Positive thinking
    • Support others

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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