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Responsible Sourcing Executive

Blue Spark
London (Greater)
Closing date
21 Jun 2021

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Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

Are you ready to take the next career defining step with a food retail business developing an increasingly prominent position within the market place? This is an excellent chance to be part of a nationally recognised food company who put quality and freshness at the heart of everything they do. They are now seeking a talented technologist to join their quality and responsible sourcing team to support their ethical and sustainability strategy.

The Role

Working as part of a small team to develop and implement a responsible sourcing and ethical trading plan with a focus on sustainability and community. You will be responsible for reporting and communicating the plan to the wider business and key stakeholders.  You’ll also be supporting the development of ethical trading initiatives in line with strategy, consumer expectations which are competitive and sustainable.

The role will include working closely with the Quality Technologist to monitor complaints, assess data and help drive food quality and safety standards. You will also be responsible for the Sedex relationships and reporting out on the Sedex Audit Grading Tool to ensure supplier compliance. There will also be involvement with the CSR agenda.

The Candidate

Would suit a food graduate with some experience of working within a CSR or ethical trading role in the food industry (retail, manufacturing or brand). Knowledge of ethical trading and sustainability initiatives is required and ideally you will have supported in some capacity with the implementation of these initiatives. You’ll also have experience of report writing, monitoring quality complaints and understanding Sedex management and reporting is required.

To excel in this role you will be self-motivated, a confident decision maker with the ability to influence and drive projects forward.  As well as having superb communication skills, you will be able to juggle multiple projects and have a collaborative approach.

If you feel you have the skill set and aptitude for this role then please apply or call Dhrutee for more information (Tel: 0345 2600 737).


We do our utmost to get back to candidates quickly but if you have not heard back from us within 5 days then your application has not been successful on this occasion. 

I am sorry to say that we are unable to respond to candidates that do not possess the required food & drink industry experience required for our vacancies.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom
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