Quality Assurance




Administration, Administrator


£35,000 to £40,000 Per Annum


bonus, 26 days holiday, gym membership etc



Contract Type:


Date Posted:

19/09/2023 09:36:00

Join a Leading Food Retailer as a Quality Assurance Executive!

Are you passionate about ensuring the quality and sustainability of food products? An exciting opportunity awaits with our well-known food retailer client!

Purpose of Role: As a Quality Assurance Specialist, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Quality & Responsible Retailing Controller to uphold the company's commitment to quality, food and product safety, supplier due diligence, and responsible retailing.

This role will encompass climate, environment, and sourcing responsibilities, with a focus on regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, and responsible retailing communication.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in ensuring that the company remains compliant with current and upcoming legislation affecting its operations.
  • Represent the company at appropriate legislative and retail association meetings, communicating vital information internally to relevant stakeholders.
  • Support the communication of key Responsible Retailing achievements and targets to internal teams, government bodies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and consumers.

Experience & Qualifications Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with food and associated non-food products.
  • A relevant degree or equivalent. Food technical qualifications (Food Science, Food Technology)
  • Demonstrable history of supplier engagement and visits to drive improvements.
  • HACCP qualification (Level 3 minimum).
  • TACCP qualification with experience in developing and managing an emerging food fraud risk system.
  • Experience in communication and liaison with retail associations, government bodies, and other external organisations.
  • Understanding of WRAP UK plastics pact targets and GHG emissions reporting requirements.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and managing an ethical trading agenda, including familiarity with the SEDEX platform.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in the household, chemicals, or medicine sectors. Auditor qualification.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Compensation: Salary ranging from £35,000 to £40,000, plus a 10% bonus.
  • Generous Leave: Enjoy 25 days of annual leave.
  • Hybrid Working: Benefit from a mix of office and remote work (after training completion).
  • Additional Benefits: Complimentary perks include free parking, gym membership, private healthcare, life assurance, and more!

This is your chance to join a reputable food retailer, contributing to their commitment to quality, sustainability, and responsible retailing. Become part of a dynamic team, shaping the future of the food industry.

Apply today to embark on a rewarding journey!

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.