Binh Duong is located in the Southeast region of Vietnam, north of Ho Chi Minh City. It was a part of Song Be province until 1997 when the province was divided into two parts: Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc. In 2005, the Vietnamese government built a new city in the province called Binh Duong New City which became a modern hub for politics, administration, and manufacturing. The province is culturally diverse, with up to 15 ethnic groups living in its districts. There are some tourist attractions such as Lac Canh Dai Nam Van Hien and Craft Villages. However, the province is not known for its tourism and people usually come to Binh Duong to work rather than to travel.
Home to significant manufacturing industries and agriculture, the province is one of the fastest growing economies in the country. In 2018, it was also home to 3,478 foreign-invested projects. International brands such as Adidas, Nike, H&M, and McDonald’s have set up their factories to manufacture their goods. It is the first locality of Vietnam to become a member of the world’s Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), which, of course, opens up more job opportunities in Binh Duong for foreigners. Today, the province houses thousands of foreign specialists. Expats can find a job in the manufacturing and industrial zone or English teaching.
Popular Areas in Binh Duong
The most popular area to live in is in the capital city of Thu Dau Mot. Mainly because of its proximity to Ho Chi Minh City and the area has numerous housing options such as apartments, villas, and houses. Many foreigners who work in Binh Duong live close to the Becamex Tower. Tan Uyen and Ben Cat are also popular for those who want to live near their workplace within the industrial zone. There are not many Western amenities around these areas but the living cost is more affordable than in the big cities.
You can find many restaurants in the province, from delicious Vietnamese food to international dishes such as pizza, sushi, Indian, and Chinese food. One of the more popular restaurants for foreigners is Mimi’s Restaurant and Bar, which serves Indian food. It is conveniently located close to the Becamex Hotel. Another good restaurant is Huong Viet as the restaurant serves local and English cuisine and is favored by many expats because they serve good food at a very reasonable price. Japanese expats usually eat at Annz Sushi, which is the best place to eat sushi in Binh Duong.
Since Vietnam is known for its amazing coffee, the province has a lot of cafes where people can work or hang out in. Some of the popular cafes are Wind & Water Café, KOI Café, Z Café Binh Duong, and L3 Coffee. Many people also choose to hang out in malls and the biggest mall in the province is the AEON Mall which houses more than 100 stores. Although beer can be found practically anywhere, there is not many nightlife or bars in Binh Duong. One of the most favorite bars is JD’s Bar and Grill. It is also one of a few places that actually has a full bar and a good selection of drinks.
Weather and Climate in Binh Duong
Binh Duong has a tropical monsoon climate with two seasons, dry and wet seasons. The climate is hot, rainy, and humid. The average annual temperature is around 26 – 27 °C, with the highest at 39 °C and the lowest at 16 °C. The rainy seasons starts in May and ends in late October. The early months of the rainy season usually experience short but heavy rain showers, while July to September has continuous rain that can last for 1 to 2 days and nights. The dry season runs from November to April.
Getting Around in Binh Duong
Binh Duong can be reached by air via Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the busiest airport in the city that serves both domestic and international flights. The airport connects Ho Chi Minh and the surrounding areas including Binh Duong to other major cities in Vietnam as well as major cities in Asia, Europe, and Australia. Budget airlines such as VietJet Air and Jetstar Pacific Airlines is the most affordable way to travel around the country. There is numerous arrival transfer from the airport to Binh Duong, including taxis, vans, and executive cars. The National Highway No. 13 links Binh Duong with other provinces.
Taxis in Binh Duong are the most convenient way to get around. However, it is quite hard to find a taxi around the province except for taxi stations and big supermarkets. The easiest way to hail a taxi is to order them by phone. If you need to get around quicker, opt for motorbike taxis. Note that you should always negotiate the price before riding a motorbike taxi. There are also public buses which usually operate from 05.00am to 05.00pm and it might take a while to figure out the routes and the system, but buses are very affordable.
Work Visas in Binh Duong
To work in Vietnam, you need a visa and a work permit. The Vietnam Immigration issues three kinds of visa: tourist visa, business visa, and diplomatic and official visa. Citizens of 80 countries can apply for e-Visa. Once you obtain a visa, you will need to have a work permit and a residential card. It is advisable to always check the procedures at the nearest Vietnamese Embassy since the legislation of the work permit and residential card can change regularly. Note that Vietnam only allows companies to recruit foreign workers if there are no other locals who meet the requirements for the job. It is best to already arrange a job before coming to the country.
I. WHAT WE OFFER - Competitive salary - Positive international working environment - Attractive career development perspective - Opportunity to travel abroad for business - Place of Work: mainly at VSIP 1 in Binh Duong province, business trips to Tien Giang Factory - In this position you will report directly to the Site Operation Head Vietnam II. WHAT YOU WILL DO General responsibilities - Control and coordinate the activities in the Quality Department, which consists of quality management system, food safety, quality control and HSE, as well as supporting activities for compliance to the halal system - Build, implement and ensure maintenance of local quality and food safety systems of the materials, production processes and finished products. Solve problems regarding quality and food safety. - Build standards; validate and verify food safety in investment projects which includes renovation of infrastructure and upgrading of equipment. - Handle customers' complaints by investigating the cause and installing corrective and preventive actions to improve quality. Main responsibilities 1. Organize, control and coordinate activities in the Quality department - Build organizational chart, JD, assign tasks and supervise the staff so that the work can be done effectively. - Ensure complexities to be managed are supported by equivalent staff responsibilities and capabilities - Ensure healthy talent pipeline in terms of performance and potential - Set and monitor targets, assess performance and talent. Implement mitigating actions - Provide functional leadership to regular performance reviews, succession planning and talent assessment / development planning of site Quality team as well as training facilitation - Control documents and records relating to quality in the Company - Control budget and assets of the Quality Dept. 2. Organize the controls to ensure that the quality of incoming materials and storage of materials meets the defined requirements. - Cooperate with R&D to build and update standards of raw materials. - Organize the inspection and evaluation of quality of materials before goods receipt. Deal with issues of material quality. - Build and implement the control of material storage condition. - Cooperate with Warehouse to conduct the periodic quality evaluation of material in stock. - Monitor the quality of vendors, prepare plans and conduct periodic evaluation. Control the corrective and preventive action of the vendors. 3. Organize quality control, food hygiene and safety of each production stage and finished products. - Cooperate with R&D to build and update the plan of quality control - Conduct the inspection and evaluation of quality of intermediates, process parameters of each stage of production and finished products. - Resolve issues relating to quality, food hygiene and safety during production. - Maintain record of process and finished product control. 4. Build and maintain the effectiveness and the continuous improvement of quality management system, food safety and halal system. - Establish and control the entire system of quality control and food safety in the whole plant. - Train on knowledge of quality control, food safety and hygiene for employees in the factory. - Evaluate the compliance of quality control system. Supervise the activities in quality improvement and food safety. - Manage external party audits including the follow up on corrective and preventive actions. - Coordinate and handle customers' complaints. 5. Establish and implement GMP and hygiene standards in the factory. - Establish the GMP and hygiene training for the employees. - Supervise the compliance of the regulation in production. - Work with contractors, suppliers of equipment and construction of infrastructure regarding requirements for hygienic engineering design. - Review and approve the improvement in equipment, infrastructure in the factory, new equipment and investment projects to ensure that the standards of food safety and hygiene are adhered to. 6. Maintain the compliance of legal food safety regulation in the factory. - Foster site implementation and audit compliance with internal and external standards (such as local Food Safety regulations, ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, RSPO, Halal) - Maintain the filing and control of legal records of incoming materials and products according to legal regulations. - Ensure that periodic testing for product declaration according to regulations requirements. - Provide legal documents relating to product quality to governmental inspection cadres and overseas customers. 7. Develop Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) for all product and periodically update their changes over time; Examine their shelf-life experiments; Carry out physical and chemical tests of quality at the site of the manufacturing shop-floor; Standardize ergonomical activities; Train shop-floor workers in Quality perceptions; Building Quality Culture for the entire Company; Directly guide and train operators to handle the resolution for all nonconformities; Develop plan and training process to develop in process QC into the process lines. 8. Expedite and Lead all other related Departments’ Heads in Daily Gemba Walk activities with the aim for developing an OPL / quarter / person to improve Working environment Construct the Gemba Walk Culture in the entire company. 9. Build a database of quality items and report weekly / monthly to the direct superior. 10. Set up, maintain and improve continuously HSE system, to meet requirements of local law and corporate standard. - Ensure maintenance of local HSE system in alignment with global policies.JOB REQUIREMENTS
III. WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT Knowledge: Necessary knowledge to perform the tasks (example: knowledge of the field, related law, culture, customs, etc.) - Command of production procedures and of products. - Command of quality management standards such as ISO, HACCP, BRC - Command of quality control tools: 5S, 7 Tools, Kaizen - Command of laws relating to food quality and food safety. Professional skills: Specific skills to perform the tasks (skills that are normally used or directly support for the good performance of the job) - Solving conflicts and disputes. - Communication, presentation, persuasion. - Organize and chair meetings. - Analyze and identify problems scientifically, 8D Soft skills: General or basic skills for effective work, necessary skills for effective development - Computer: Proficiency in office computing - Foreign language: Communicative English - Team leading - Administration and execution. - Report preparation Education: Education and professional qualification or vocational skill required - University degree in Food chemistry, Biotechnology, or industries relating to food processing Experience: Experience in the profession with clear minimum experience in each specific field. - Overall work experience minimum 7 years. Function related experience of minimum 5 years of which at least 2 years in equivalent position. - Experience in quality control in factory with more than 500 workers. - Experience in working with customers and business partners. IV. HOW YOU APPLY - Please send your updated CV in English with the details of your current and expected salaries, your earliest possible joining date and a recent photograph to Mr. Tran Thanh Tan – Human Resources Manager - Only applications with full information provided shall be considered and only selected candidates shall be informed
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