Senior Quality Technologist

Homeworking, Kent
£Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits + Car
23 Sep 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Client is a successful Fresh Produce Importer supplying the major retailers with exceptional product from around the world. We are currently seeking a Senior Quality Technologist on their behalf at an exciting time of growth.

Reporting to the Quality Manager, the main responsibility will be supplier assurance, specifications and audits - in regards to BRC, SEDEX and HACCP information. Liaising with Fresh Produce Growers / Suppliers, managing quality and technical issues on a daily basis, this role will ensure the highest level of service is maintained, whilst reducing claim & rejection levels where possible.

This position will be home based with the ability & flexibility to attend Head Office when required and visit & audit growers / packhouses in the UK & abroad when necessary.

We are seeking an individual with experience in a similar technical / auditing / supplier management position from the Fresh Produce sector, ideally with fruit knowledge. With strong communication skills and a flexible approach, the successful individual will benefit from travel both in the UK & abroad, working within a successful Fresh Produce Group in a challenging yet rewarding role. Manage direct reports on a daily basis and in the absence of the Quality Manger and act as the main point of contact for the Quality team, therefore man-management skills are essential.

With an understanding of the UK retailers and the requirements involved with the supply of product to them, the successful individual will have food safety, pesticide and hygiene legislation knowledge to accompany HACCP, BRC & GLOBAL GAP. A Driving Licence is essential.

Please call our team to discuss the role of Senior Quality / Supplier Technologist on 01284 735575 or alternatively please send an up to date CV for consideration