Quality Assurance / Imports Coordinator – Food Distribution Group (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
Full Time
  • Rare opportunity to join a leading Australian distributor of gourmet speciality foods
  • Take the next step in your career by utilising your quality systems and auditing skills
  • Training available for the right person



Our client is one of Australia’s leading speciality food distribution groups comprising many companies that are well known in the Industry. With national distribution capabilities, they service a diverse customer base including Australia’s high profile restaurants, leading catering companies, hotels, airlines and retailers.



This full-time role reports to the National Quality Assurance Manager and is conveniently based between the airport and Surrey Hills.

The primary role of the QA/Imports Coordinator is to ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements and guidelines. The role is to assist in achieving compliance with all customer expectations and internal quality and food safety standards and polices. The role also co-ordinates the deliveries of Imported products to the Warehouses in NSW.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Ensure full knowledge of all pending arrivals of imported products to NSW Sites via Sea or Air.
  • Coordinate with the relevant Suppliers (Freight Forwarders/Transport Companies) and Warehouse Staff the deliveries into Sites in NSW.
  • Ensure all products received meet relevant Quality Standards before releasing for sale.
  • Liaise with relevant QA Staff to ensure all required documentation is provided after products have arrived onsite.
  • Maintain & update compliance database as required (excluding ASP).
  • Chase up closure of CAR’s when issued after an Internal Audit to ensure closed out.
  • Ensure all relevant GMP Forms are completed.
  • Ensure relevant Site(s) are “External Audit Ready” at all times.
  • Attend Site Visits where necessary to assist in the External Audit of Suppliers.
  • Manage Surveillance Audits as per Audit Schedule provided and advise outcomes to Management.
  • Check all relevant incoming stock (International & Domestic) where appropriate and report on findings to all relevant individuals.
  • Attend all QA Meeting and provide Reports where necessary.
  • Assist in providing guidance, direction and answers to Quality related questions throughout the business.



The ideal candidate will be an energetic and disciplined person with a minimum of three years experience in a similar QA role, working for an importing food company. Exposure to GMP/VQM, external audits and working knowledge of FSANZ, Quarantine and Label Standards, is preferred but not necessary.

To be successful for this wonderful opportunity you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Food Technology Degree or similar
  • Technical knowledge of quality and food safety
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies
  • Experience in systems, developing, maintaining and enforcing schedules
  • GMP, HACCP, Labelling, Allergens Micro and Internal Auditing experience (Certification preferred, if not, training will be provided).
  • Experience in submitting and implementing Corrective Action Plans
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Experience in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Databases
  • Strong organisation and planning skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as you will be dealing with a variety of people at all levels, internally and externally.



We are looking for someone who is proactive, with a sense of urgency and willing to learn. If you are looking for that next step in your career or simply wanting to work for a leading organisation then we would like to hear from you!

To discuss this position with one of our Recruiters, please call our office on 02 9238 6202 during office hours or Helen on 0438 620 434 after hours.

To submit your application please use the “Apply” button below. Please ensure your resume and cover letter is in Word format.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for other roles