Quality Assurance & Imports Coordinator – Gourmet Food Industry (The position has been filled)
Australia, New South Wales
  • Rare opportunity to join a leading Australian distributor of gourmet specialty 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 specialty 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 role is on an initial 6-month Fixed Term contract offering full time hours and the option to further extend on a month to month basis. The role is conveniently based between the airport and Surry Hills.

Reporting to both the National QA Manager and the NSW Logistics Manager, the primary purpose 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 policies. The role also coordinates the deliveries of Imported products to the Warehouses in NSW.

This role will suit be an energetic and disciplined person with a few years’ experience in a similar QA role. Exposure to GMP/VQM, external audits and working knowledge of FSANZ, Quarantine and Label Standards, is preferred but not necessary.

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
  • Coordinate IFIP program – inspection, hold/releases with Biosecurity and Warehouse
  • Ensure all products received meet relevant Quality Standards before releasing for sale
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure all required documentation is provided after products have arrived onsite
  • Maintain & update the compliance database as required
  • Follow 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 Sites 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
  • Assist with the investigation and close out of customer complaints
  • Attend all QA Meeting and provide Reports where necessary
  • Assist in providing guidance, direction and answers to Quality related questions throughout the business



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

  • Food Technology Degree or similar
  • Experience in a Quality Assurance role within the food industry
  • 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 with the ability to liaise with a variety of people at all levels, internally and externally.



To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to CS Executive Group. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Daniele on 0434 746 361 or our team on 03 9516 0100 referencing QAIC0119.



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 will be contacted for other roles.