Compliance Technologist

DR Newitt
£24,000 - £27,000
08 Mar 2019
08 Apr 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

My client are a leading food business in the South West of the UK. They are seeking a compliance and quality technologist to ensure the food quality and safety standards on site.

The Compliance Technologist is an integral part of a technical team assisting the Compliance Manager with implementation of QMS documentation across the site.

Principal Accountabilities 

  • Ensure compliance to Food Safety, Quality & GMP procedures by auditing.
  • Be a proactive and constructive member of the Technical Team, contributing to the generation of new ideas for continuous improvement in accordance with audit non-conformances.
  • Ownership of Internal Audit Programme, including GMP, QMS & internal prerequisite program.
  • To lead Technical Close calls investigations linked to Food safety, Compliance or Quality.
  • To assist and manage Root Cause investigation when incidents or trends appear.
  • To monitor and assist Compliance Manager with the upkeep of Quarantine & Concession log.
  • To perform & challenge annual CCP & prerequisite verifications
  • Investigate complaint trends ensuring preventive measures are put in place.  
  • To assist Compliance Manager with the generation and implement QMS on site, so aligned with 3rd Party External Standards & Customer Policies.
  • Be an active team member during traceability audits – forward, backwards and mass balances. 
  • Challenge hygiene practices and standards with the aim of reducing microbial incidences and swab numbers.
  • Conduct product assessment panels based on adverse product trends and implement corrective / preventive actions.
  • To motivate and promote Quality Culture via teamwork & coaching other departments onsite. 
  • Assist in the training of Quality Management Procedures, and subjects linked to Food safety & Quality culture as appropriate.
  • Monitor Comark “Icespy” temperature alarms and action when required.
  • Audit raw materials for compliance by performing microbial sampling & quality control parameter inspections.
  • Role will require an element of ‘out of hours’ working within reason (predominantly days).
  • Cover Tech Admin tasks due to absence or requested.




Training and Qualifications

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in Food Technology
  • Food industry experience at least 3 years
  • HACCP Level 3
  • Food Safety Level 4
  • Health & Safety Level 2


Skills and Knowledge

  • Confident with experience of working in food manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge and audit experience of BRC.
  • The ability to demonstrate a passion for food and a strong food ethic.
  • Communication and influence skills
  • Able to present and train to individuals & / or group
  • Good PC skills required.

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