Head of Micro Lab


Pasir Gudang, 01, MY, 81700

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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 Job
The Head of Microbiology Laboratory is responsible to manage the overall operation of Micro Lab for the testing of Finished Goods, Raw/Pack Material and Environmental sample that comply with Good Laboratory Practices. Ultimate objective is ensure the accuracy of the testing results by doing QC plan for the lab to support the credibility of Quality Assurance Department in the factory. 

He / She should be actively involve on continuous improvement by doing the evaluation & interpretation of micro trend results, PEM sampling review, New Methods validation, Laboratory Safety practices and investigation on any micro problem.

The Head of Micro Lab is an active member of Microbiology Community within APAC region that provide training on basic micro to the factory quality & operation team.


Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise micro lab team member to do analysis and activity refer to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), ISO 14000, ISO 22000, and make sure to make accurate data analysis, including equipment maintenance/calibration.
  • Monitoring analysis all testing result and prepare the weekly and monthly report.
  • Make corrective action and coordination with Production supervisor and Engineering supervisor to solve any micro problem. Make sure the corrective action are implemented.
  • Make sure Micro Lab necessary (tools and materials) available. Stock take monthly. Coordination with Purchasing supervisor to purchase new equipment or materials.
  • To organize internal calibration for micro lab equipment.
  • Compile Monthly Quality Report (including FTQ report and damage FG) 
  • Responsible for BC Ring Test & Proficiency Test. Prepare Make a schedule, preparation, organize, and compile a result.  
  • To support GMP and GLP audit as auditor and implement.
  • Support quality culture program, BC Excellence as team member/ agent.


About You

  • Minimum with Bachelor Degree in Microbiology or equivalent
  • At least with 2 years experiences in related field
  • Knowledge or specific business understanding
  • Understand GMP, safety, food safety and quality standards and procedures
  • Excellent in  basic microbiology standard and process
  • Excellent laboratory knowledge
  • Proven leadership and team working experience 

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.

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