Lafarge Africa Plc is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group – the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and serves Nigeria with a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Quality Manager

Requisition ID: 6150
Location: Gombe
Employment Type: Full Time

About the Job

  • Accountable for product conformity with respect to national standards and customer requirements.
  • Ensures proper definition of material specifications (raw materials up to final products), reliability of lab measurements and proper management of quality along the manufacturing process.
  • Contributes to the plant’s cost performance through continuous optimization of raw mix, clinker and cement.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Ensure, that activities are only assigned to workers (employees/contractors) with proven competency for the safe execution
  • Ensure adequate training, instruction and supervision of workers (employees/contractors), appropriate intervention in case of unsafe behaviors/situations and the consequent follow up of defined corrective actions
  • Analyzes and interprets quality data; timely identifies deviations from targets and defines and implements improvement actions in collaboration with Production Manager and Production Performance Engineer
  • Investigates and controls impact of changes of material, production and process on product quality
  • Plans and controls budget; maintains long-term lab development plan including equipment replacement CAPEX plan
  • Investigates and implements actions to optimize costs and improve quality (raw mix, clinker, cement)
  • Ensures application and management of an appropriate quality system
  • Organizes internal and external audits on quality processes and ensures implementation of corrective actions identified
  • Defines backup solutions for control of key quality parameters in case of breakdown of critical equipment
  • Ensure compliance with local / LafargeHolcim H&S requirements within the area of responsibility
  • Ensure that no work is executed without proper assessment of risks and implementation of protection measures before the start.
  • Plans, organizes and manages sampling, measurements and analysis throughout the production process
  • Ensures proper calibration of equipment
  • Defines product portfolio and product and process targets in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders (customers, Marketing & Sales and Manufacturing)
  • Jointly with Marketing & Sales, monitors customer satisfaction and competitiveness of product performance and defines/implements corrective actions if required
  • Supports Technical Sales in the qualification and follow-up of customer complaints
  • Promotes professional development of quality staff through coaching, individual development plans and training
  • Ensures compliance with LH policies on contracting and managing third party services
  • Defines and implements the necessary measures to maintain the condition of the lab installations and to assure proper functioning of equipments and systems (preventive maintenance, service contracts)

What we are looking for:

  • Higher qualifications in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical sciences and Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience as a Quality Engineer or Chemist or Process Engineer with 5 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Experience in cement manufacturing process is required 


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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