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Quality Assurance Specialist (Ambient)

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Full Time
New South Wales - Corporate Buying Office
Business Support Assistant
$100,500 - $119,700*
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An exciting opportunity to join the Quality Assurance (QA) team has become available within the National Buying department of ALDI Stores, based in Minchinbury. This is a 12 month fixed term contract.


As a QA Specialist, you will be responsible for coordinating and managing product compliance, safety and testing with suppliers, third party technical providers and other stakeholders. Additionally, you will consult with the Buying department to bring quality products to the market and play a vital part in our sensory evaluation program.


What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong capabilities in product testing, researching and product development. You will also provide effective technical consultancy in relation to product safety, regulatory compliance, specifications and customer satisfaction. We are looking for a passionate, proactive and highly organised team player with a strong eye for detail.


Selection criteria:

  • 3+ years’ experience within a relevant field
  • Degree or Diploma in Food Science is highly regarded
  • Previous technical experience within ambient categories preferred
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards, regulations and product label compliance
  • Experience in the development of product specifications, technical investigation and report writing
  • Prior experience in performing quality assessments of ambient food products
  • Strong understanding of chemical and microbiological testing
  • Previous experience communicating technical information to stakeholders
  • Ability to use initiative and proactively problem solve
  • Exceptional organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with conflicting priorities


What's in it for you?  

  • Market leading remuneration - $100,500 - $119,700 (including super)
  • Great work life balance
  • Be a part of a leading international retailer
  • Problem solving real business challenges
  • 5 weeks annual leave


Role responsibilities:

  • Develop and communicate technical information to key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the broader Buying department, suppliers and third party technical providers
  • Support the implementation of quality and safety processes
  • Develop, implement and maintain product safety and performance requirements
  • Ensure product compliance with mandatory standards and policies
  • Understand and facilitate product compliance testing
  • Monitor and manage the performance of external testing laboratories and suppliers
  • Analyse product test results and provide stakeholders with detailed reports
  • Investigate and report on customer returns and complaints trends
  • Play a vital part in sensory evaluation sessions


This role reports to the Executive Manager - Quality Assurance.

06 April 2021
Applications close:
05 May 2021
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