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Independent Assurance Audit Specialist 

Nairobi, Kenya
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Company Details
Name:Diageo
Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Description: Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.
Job Description

Purpose of the Role: 

  • Working with the Governance Assurance Programme Manager, and Independent Assurance audit Team Lead, the person in this role is a member of the Independent Assurance Audit team.  
  • This individual is a specialist in Food, Assurance and ISO audit and will supply independent and objective assessments of the company's food safety, quality assurance, compliance, and sustainability practices across global operations.  
  • Conduct audits, inspections, and assessments to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements, industry standards, and company policies.  

Key Accountabilities:  

  • Plan and execute independent audits, inspections, and assessments of global facilities, processes, and systems. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of food safety, quality control, compliance, and sustainability programs. 
  • Review and analyse documentation, records, and data to assess compliance with applicable regulations and standards. 
  • Show and document areas of non-compliance, potential risks, and opportunities for improvement. 
  • Develop comprehensive audit reports, including findings, recommendations, and corrective action plans. 
  • Collaborate with local teams, stakeholders, and management to implement corrective actions and drive continuous improvement. 
  • Monitor and track the implementation of corrective actions and verify their effectiveness. 
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging best practices related to food safety, quality, and compliance. 
  • Supply guidance and training to local teams on compliance requirements, quality standards, and best practices. 
  • Foster strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, promoting a culture of transparency and continuous improvement. 

Excellence in Supply Chain: 

  • Upholds Standards – The role holder will be expected to embrace the OPEX standards, apply them effectively in their role and adhere to them at all times.  
  • Performance Management – The role holder will understand the importance of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) in driving performance; know how to track their targets and correct as right.  
  • Continuous Improvement – the role holder will be expected to be flexible and embrace change, continually looking for ways to improve everything they do. They will use various continuous improvement tools and techniques to solve problems. They will also be expected to own the relationship with the following key external stakeholders: suppliers, contractors, external audit, external governmental agencies, key internal stakeholders 

Leadership Capabilities: 

    • Win through Execution - Lead bold execution in a fast-moving world 
    • Inspire through Purpose - Amplify our purpose internally and externally 
    • Shape the Future - Create focus and ownership for shaping Diageo’s future ambition 
    • Invest in Talent - Harness the full extent of Diageo’s talent and diversity 

 Entry Level Requirements – Capabilities, Skills & Experience:  

    • Third Level Qualification in relevant Quality Management or Technical area including relevant fields such as food science, food safety, quality management, or a related discipline 
    • 5+ years' work experience in the drinks industry preferred 
    • Establish excellent relationships at all levels through effective networking 
    •  Approachable and able to supply clear and concise information 
    • Professional certifications such as Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Food Safety Auditor, or similar credentials are preferred. 
    • Extensive experience in auditing, quality assurance, food safety, compliance, or a related field. 
    • In-depth knowledge of applicable food safety regulations (e.g., FDA, EU (European Union) regulations), industry standards (e.g., GFSI), and best practices. 
    • Familiarity with sustainability practices and initiatives in the food industry is a plus. 
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, show trends, and draw meaningful conclusion. 
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with diverse teams and stakeholders. 
    • Familiar working with suppliers and Procurement 
    • Attention to detail, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. 
    • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines
Education: Degree, Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time
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