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Japanese Food Quality Assurance/Technical Officer

  • up to £30k plus company benefits
  • Permanent
  • Central London, Greater London
  • Ref: 19873

Your new job title: Japanese Food Quality Assurance/Technical Officer

Location: West London

Salary: up to £30k plus company benefits

Working hours: 8.30-5.30pm Mon- Fri

You will be working within the QA/ Technical Team where you will carry out the following duties:

  • Ensuring safety, authenticity and quality of company branded products and their compliance with applicable food regulations and organic standards with the particular focus on the Japanese range
  • Undertaking necessary communication with our suppliers, reviewing and approving suppliers’ technical documentation (product specifications, HACCP plans, supplier questionnaires, certificates of analysis, suppliers’ third party certificates, etc.) to verify their compliance 
  • Maintaining the product database and ERP system and ensuring that our product specifications and other QA records are accurate and up-to-date
  • Assisting with external and internal requests for technical information and documentation such as customer specifications, questionnaires, new line forms, certificates of analysis etc.
  • Assisting with product queries and complaints and investigating them with the suppliers
  • Undertaking necessary QC checks, monitoring, reporting, investigating and closing the non-conformities
  • Working closely with Product Development team to ensure the compliance of the final product and the product label 
  • Following procedures and maintaining records in line with the company QMS and HACCP plan 
  • Maintaining relevant third party certifications 

The skills you require to be successful:

  • Experience in the food industry, ideally in similar environment (brand holder/ importer/ distributor/ retailer) managing compliance of a wide range of products and suppliers
  • Good scientific background/ understanding of food science
  • Working knowledge of EU / UK Food Regulations 
  • Good understanding and training in HACCP principles
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail and proactive approach to problem solving 
  • Quick learner and self-motivating team player, with good communication skills

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