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Vendour Assurance Specialist

Zest Recruitment
North West England
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Production, Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Are you enthusiastic about food and eager to work with a wide variety of ingredients as well as raw materials?

Do you thrive on traveling and building positive relationships with suppliers?

About the Client:
Our client, a leader in the food industry, is committed to quality in every bite. Their dedication to sourcing the finest ingredients and maintaining the highest quality standards sets them apart. They are seeking a innovative and knowledgeable technical candidate to ensure that their suppliers meet their high standards. A critical role within the group.

Key Responsibilities:

* Ingredient Expertise: Utilise your extensive food knowledge to assess and approve a diverse range of ingredients and raw materials.
* Supplier Audits: Conduct thorough audits of suppliers to ensure compliance with quality and safety standards.
* Relationship Building: Develop and maintain good, professional relationships with suppliers, promoting collaboration and trust.
* Travel: Be prepared to travel frequently to various supplier locations, both domestically and internationally.
* Quality Assurance: Implement and uphold the client's quality assurance protocols, ensuring consistency and quality in every product.
* VACCP: Conducting and updating ingredient risk assessments for integrity (VACCP), and evaluating physical, chemical, microbiological, allergenic, and GMO risks.
* Compliance: Assessing the compliance of new and existing ingredient and packaging suppliers, external service providers, co-packers, and licensed producers against the clients code of practice.


* Food Knowledge: In-depth understanding of the food industry, raw materials, and industry standards. BRC knowledge will be essential.
* Experience: Previous experience in vendor assurance, quality control, as well as food safety and HACCP.
* Confidence: Ability to approach suppliers with confidence, demonstrating expertise and authority.
* Communication Skills: Comprehensive verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to clearly convey expectations and requirements.
* Adaptability: Flexibility to travel frequently and adapt to different environments and cultures.
Why Join Our Client?
* Innovative Environment: Be part of a forward-thinking company that values innovation and quality.
* Professional Growth: Opportunities for continuous learning and career advancement.
* Collaborative Team: Work alongside a team of enthusiastic professionals committed to excellence.
* Attractive compensation: Receive a competitive salary and benefits package.

Join our client in their mission to deliver the finest quality products to their customers. Your expertise will contribute to shaping the future of their company and the food industry!

Our clients are an equal opportunity employer and aim to build an inclusive work environment for all. They will consider all candidates without regard to gender, including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment, race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity or trade union membership.

Please inform us if you need any support or reasonable adjustments because of a disability during any stage of the application or recruitment process.

If you are interested please send your CV to or reach out on 01780 483 999.

As you know over here at Zest we like to do things properly and always want to keep you, the candidate in the loop. Applying to this 'one of a kind' role you give Zest permission to hold your information. If you want to know more about how Zest look after your personal information please visit our privacy policy on the website


A recruitment company where every job counts.

We understand that recruitment companies often get a bad press. So, here at Zest we are bringing a refreshingly new and different approach to food and drink manufacturing recruitment. Unlike others we aim to be the recruitment company that makes sure it can be counted on at every step of the recruitment journey: every person, every job, every time.

Zest specialise because you do, and our team are dedicated to the following areas:

  • Technical & quality
  • NPD
  • Operations & production
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Senior Appointments
  • Hygiene
  • Interim
  • Graduates

Our aim is simple, to link talented individuals with talented businesses, and we achieve this by taking a structured and industry leading approach to every step of the process.

Zest, where every job counts. 

Company info
01780 483999/ 011732 52999
Lincolnshire/ Bristol

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