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HALAL OFFICER

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

HALAL OFFICER

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Accounting & Finance Division
  • Full time
  • Closing at: Oct 31 2022 at 23:55 +08
  • To ensure that the hotel’s halal kitchens are in compliance to JAKIM’s requirements for halal assurance & certification, and to ensure that the halal certification is valid at all times.
  • Ensure that Materials Management complies with food safety requirements as stipulated by MOHG’s Safe & Sound practices (FLHSSE) and ISO 22000, in particular:
    • Supplier Audits of Food & Beverage vendors
    • Food safety practices as required by policies in above mentioned disciplines
  • Assist, when necessary, in all purchasing, receiving, store & inventory functions in accordance to hotel policies.
  • Develop, plan, organize, schedule, oversee and co-ordinate all halal related programs or activities and day-to-day programmes’ operation.
  • Manages the halal assurance and certification requirements to ensure validity of hotel’s halal certificate.
  • Ensures that the hotel complies with the Guidelines for Halal Assurance Management System as implemented by Department of Islamic Development Malaysia.
  • To ensure that the hotel’s halal policies and procedures are relevant to the guidelines mentioned and updating them whenever required.
  • To update the management and Halal Committee on the latest changes pertaining to Guidelines for Halal Assurance Management System as implemented by Department of Islamic Development Malaysia and / or Halal Malaysia Standard 1500:2009.
  • To approve the purchase of food and beverage items for halal kitchens, whether new or for replacement of current ingredients.
  • To constantly review all halal product purchases conducted by the hotel.
  • To ensure that the halal certificate/process files are updated with valid certificates and product specifications.
  • Responsible to ensure that the products purchased and received into the chef food store, commissary and commissary freezers and chillers are halal products.
  • Ensures that all issuance of halal items follow a schedule that ensures no contamination.
  • Conduct regular or minimum monthly halal inspections of the halal kitchens, halal holding areas as mentioned above.
  • Initiate halal internal audits with the Halal Committee at least a minimum of twice a year.
  • Report non-conformances, especially those from inspections and internal audit in a formal report and ensures that they are looked into for closure within a timely manner.
  • Work closely with the Food Safety Manager to ensure that halal products, stores and kitchens comply with food safety requirements.
  • Liaise with the Executive Chef on new menu items for the halal kitchens, as well as work closely with the Sous Chefs from halal kitchens.
  • Call for Halal Committee meeting, minimum twice a year to update the committee on the issues related to halal assurance and compliance.
  • Liaise with the Director/ Manager of Business Management System when:
    • communication with JAKIM is required
    • requesting for approval of new halal items
    • requesting for approval of promotional menu items
    • the halal recertification needs to be renewed (6 months before expiration date)
    • updating of ingredients and menu items will be required in the HALAL hub
  • Liaise with JAKIM auditors, follow up and finalize the audit process.
  • Plan and conduct periodic training on halal requirements for the hotel’s colleagues.
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Job Requirement

  • Possess at least Diploma/ Bachelor's Degree in Food Science/ Food Technology/ Nutrition or equivalent
  • Preferably candidate with 1-3 years of working experience in the related field
  • ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 knowledge is an advantage
  • Knowledge of HACCP practices are an advantage
  • Exposed to HALAL, HACCP and ISO practices
  • Ability in handling documents related to HALAL
  • Ability to prepare HALAL SOP
  • Ability to ascertain compliances of all processes and procedures with food safety
  • Fluent in computer software programmes used by the department
  • Able to liaise with JAKIM Officers
  • Knowledge in submitting/ updating of ingredients and menu items through HALA hub
  • Maintenance of good interpersonal relationship with all levels of colleagues in the department and in the hotel
  • Able to take the initiative where necessary 
  • Able to trouble shoot general IT related issues
  • Possesses organizational and inter-personal skills
  • Self-motivated and self-starter
  • Able to conduct internal training if required 
  • Self-driven, dynamic, open minded and eager to learn new things
  • An independent problem solver and able to work effectively under pressure 

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