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Quality Assurance Specialist

Country/Region:  GB

Location: Thirsk, United Kingdom
Location: Onsite

We are recruiting a Quality Assurance Specialist to join our Quality team based at our food manufacturing site in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Reporting to the Quality Manager, they will join a team of 3 colleagues to play a critical role in supporting the Food Safety and Quality Management on site.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Food Safety and Quality Certification Audits on Site (FSSC22000, ISO9001, RSPO, MSC, Organic)  
  • Support Customer complaint investigation and Non-Conformance Management on site.
  • Support Quality Assurance activities such as writing of Operational Procedures, and Specifications. 
  • Oversee Supplier Non-Conformance Management on site. 
  • Support on site Internal Audit program and outputs
  • Support client questionnaire completion via our online portal
  • Liaise with internal teams within dsm-firmenich in Global Regulatory Services, Corporate Quality and Trade Compliance as well as Sustainability teams. 
  • Work with other departments to ensure food safety and quality.
  • Be an active member of the quality team, helping support and improve standards on site through continuous improvement. 
  • To initiate actions within the food safety management system
  • Ensure effective communication of Food Safety issues, ensuring understanding by all personnel whose activities have an impact on food safety


We Bring:

  • A culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Opportunity to lead a complex and vital business development area of the business
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits
  • Opportunities to learn and grow within a leading multinational organisation
  • To be part of a responsible company who strongly values sustainability
  • A culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Fast-moving culture driven by continuous improvement mindset


You Bring:

  • Understanding of Quality Assurance
  • Qualification in Food Science or Equivalent desirable 
  • Knowledge of internal auditing
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 and FSSC22000 management systems
  • Knowledge and experience of HACCP
  • A good team player with the ability to make decisions under pressure and negotiate technical issues with suppliers and clients


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Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

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