Compliance Technologist

£22k - 25k per year + Excellent Benefits
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My Client is a well-established independent Food Manufacturer based in a beautiful location near Andover. As a result of a restructure, they are now seeking a Compliance Technologist to join their team. Reporting directly to the Site Technical Manager the role will be responsible for ensuring compliance on site for food safety and technical performance improvements

1.Keep up to date, communicate and action customer, food legislation and regulations, industry, certification body, and legal changes that affected our businesses and the changes that will be required, in a structured and timely manner. Ensure all relevant policies, procedures and records are updated and implemented

2.Be responsible for enhancing in-house and supplier compliance (microbiology, processes, customer non-conformances) from raw material and manufacturer upwards to satisfy legal and customer requirements. Assist in the resolution of compliance related non-conformances in a timely manner.

3.Ensure, pesticide, microbiological, water nitrate and other necessary testing meet the required schedules to meet customer requirements and changes associated with them. Update the company schedules as required.
4.Be key contact for microbiological and other required test results actions. Promptly and effectively manage out of specification results, communicating them to the relevant people within the business and follow up that the actions that have been undertaken.
5.Trend results and ensure appropriate reaction to adverse performance and drive improvements via preventative action plans.
6.Support site during Internal and 3rd party audits and visits where required and ensure compliance non-conformances are actioned in a timely manner and reviewed to ensure no repeat issues.
7.To support and promote an improved food safety culture through the implementation of changes in compliance to drive Continuous Improvements in food safety, legality, and support all the Central Technical Team functions, for all of the company products.
8.Provide technical support, if required, on system, fabrication or process changes to ensure compliance.
9.Provide structured and detailed information for customer visits and events as required and manage through compliance actions arising.

10.Work closely with technical, growing, procurement and supply chain colleagues to drive a continuous improvement culture throughout the businesses.

11.Developing and maintaining a close working relationship with all businesses, ensuring confidence is established through clear and timely communication, decisive actions based on sound evidence and judgement and a positive attitude to resolving any issues which may arise.

12.Investigate, trend and respond to complaints in accordance with the customer deadline. Analyse trends and implement measures to reduce the number of complaints

13.Carry out forward and backwards traces as required

Qualifications / Education / Experience:
·Degree level qualification in a science or food technology.
·Lead Technical Auditor training.
·Technical experience in a technical role (desirable Fresh Produce environment)
·Qualification or experience in either pesticide or microbiology
·HACCP qualification Level 3 or above
·Food Hygiene Training Level 3 or above

Salary £22 – 25k DOE

25 days hols plus public holidays
Personal pension plan (min 3% employer contribution – max 3% employer contribution)
Life assurance benefit.
Subsidised canteen, free parking.

Key Words – Quality Supervisor, QA Super, Food Technologist, Raw Material Technologist, Technical Compliance, Technical Auditor

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