Junior Quality Lead Role

Location- Addis Ababa
Salary- As per company scale


TruLuv Granola is an artisanal all-natural snacks company based out of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We are a dynamic female-led business started in 2016, that makes healthy snacks made with ingredients we aim to sustainably source from local smallholder farmers and that are crafted by Ethiopian women.

Our all-natural snack bars and bite size snacks are made with unique Ethiopian ingredients and flavors, like coffee, berbere, white honey and teff. TruLuv Granola contains no added sugar or artificial flavoring, and is sweetened only with Ethiopian honey.

We are at an exciting point as we continue to grow our sales within Ethiopia and begin to work on export.

As we embark on this journey, we are looking for a passionate, energetic self-starter to join our team in the role of Junior Quality Lead. You will work directly with our Operations Manager to take on the following responsibilities towards ensuring all TruLuv products meet consistent standards.

The Junior Quality Lead will inspect the final product to make sure it has been built with compliance to legal standards and meets customer expectations, and is someone thorough and observant with an eye for detail.

Core responsibilities

  • Commit to Occupational Health and Safety standards. Frequently state and articulate that Safety is our No.1 priority. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures. 
  • Developing & implementing methods to inspect, test and evaluate products and production equipment
  • Ensuring that products adhere to quality standards
  • Updating Food Safety and Food Quality policies and procedures in line with but not limited by EFDA standards and any customer quality requirements.
  • Develop and monitor standard operating procedures (SOPs) as they pertain to the quality assurance function and product quality.
  • Lead and close out any necessary/expected certifications for our facility.
  • Create methodologies and processes for the collection and analysis of product for ensuring standardization, safety and product quality.
  • Preparing reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data
  • Working according to deadlines for the delivery of products
  • Training and managing production line staff in production practices and quality assessment of goods
  • Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of quality assurance best practices.
  • Ensuring a quality assurance mindset is reflected throughout the organization through quality control mechanisms
  • Tracking products through the manufacturing process to guarantee that each part of the process is correct
  • Performing detailed and recorded inspections of final products so the products are up to industry and company standards
  • Eliminating products that are not up to standards and finding the reasons for product problems
  • Responsible to ensure that all quality related documents are safely stored, maintained and accessible
  • Champion internal audit process through continuous improvements, shared best practices, and teamwork
  • Review and maintain all quality control test results. Evaluate analytical testing results and disposition of finished product to ensure customer specifications are met.
  • Act as liaison for regulatory compliance agencies (i.e. SNHD, FDA, etc.)
  • Responsible for departmental non-conformances and implementation of corrective action ensuring all corrective actions are documented and outstanding actions closed in timely manner.
  • Setting requirements for raw material or intermediate products for suppliers and monitoring their compliance
  • Other: Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

TruLuv is offering an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and diverse team that is committed to developing a business that has a positive impact in the lives of its employees and community. The role is ideal for someone earlier in their career looking to grow quickly and gain experience in quality. The right person is self-motivated and comfortable working in a dynamic environment with multiple tasks and activities to support.

Qualifications & Skills-

  • Recently obtained Bachelor’s Degree in food science field;
  • 1 year+ relevant work experience;
  • Experience in food, beverage or pharmaceutical industry, and/or working with FDA
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Amharic;
  • Understanding of quality standards and health & safety regulations
  • Good oral, written, and communication/presentation skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and time management;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Creativity and ability to take initiative;
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Attention to detail for ensure quality;
  • Great internet and computer skills, including MS Office programs and conducting research online;
  • Willingness to contribute ideas and feedback and provide suggestions;
  • Self-motivated; proactive, seeks opportunities for self-improvement;
  • Alignment with TruLuv values: going above & beyond, being down-to-earth, valuing open communication and being compassionate.
  • Women are highly encouraged to apply!

You’ll succeed  in this role because

…you’re tenacious and self-motivated, able to work independently. Entrepreneurial and proactive, you’ve proved you can create new opportunities to improve production. You listen carefully and know what it takes to influence others. You take responsibility for your own career and seek out opportunities to develop your skills.

You’ll luv it because

…you’ll get to make an impact. You’ll be responsible for your own projects – we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you get out there will make people’s lives better. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter explaining interest in the position (in particular, please answer the question: what excites you about working with the TruLuv brand/product), a one-page resume, to info@truluvgranola.com with “Junior Quality Lead” as the email subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

TruLuv Granola considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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