Senior Food Safety & Quality Specialist

London | Food Safety and Hygiene

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Senior Food Safety & Quality Specialist

Senior Food Safety & Quality Specialist

London | Food Safety and Hygiene

Who we are

Passionate to eat better, Infarm was founded in Berlin in 2013 by Osnat Michaeli and the brothers Erez and Guy Galonska. With the aim to share the goodness of own-grown produce with everyone, they developed a smart modular farming system that allows distribution of farms throughout the urban environment, growing fresh produce in any available space and fulfilling any market demand. 

Today, with cutting edge R&D, patented technologies, and a leading multi-disciplinary team, Infarm is growing a global farming network helping cities become self-sufficient in their food production while significantly improving the safety, quality, and environmental footprint of our food. 

Be part of the Infarm (r)evolution and help people to take back ownership of their food. 

Who you are

  • You're excited about our vision to reshape the food industry.
  • You believe diversity, collaboration and teamwork are key drivers for success.
  • You thrive in an environment where you can take ownership and solve hard problems.
  • You love a challenge and want to do well while doing good.
  • You want to expand your horizons and grow with us as we grow.

Responsibilities: 

  • Support implementation and fulfilment of the company quality, food safety and hygiene procedures
  • Analyse the company food safety, hygiene, and risk assessment plans and update regularly
  • Follow up product and process requirements of the country regulations within the company business operations and locations 
  • Provide advice and support to the food safety compliance relevant projects including product labelling requirements, ensure alignment with the corresponding regulatory and other relevant stakeholders’ expectations
  • Coordinate the validation of quality and food safety related of post-harvest processes, laboratory tests and other relevant validation tools and analyse corresponding results
  • Coordinate and conduct food safety and hygiene training through the company locations, ensure their effectiveness towards achieving the highest level of hygiene standards
  • Support processing and further developing the food and hygiene standards to ensure continuous improvement
  • Support the development and implementation of HACCP plans for new products and processes
  • Manage Global GAP certification process and build upon our existing Global GAP accredited quality system documentation and procedures
  • Manage product recall processes when required, leading all necessary meetings with urgency and carrying out root cause investigations with clear recommendations for further action
  • Give guidance to a team of Quality and Safety Representatives within our regional production teams on the necessary regular checks (ie GMP Audits, environmental testing) that need to be in place on their sites, and monitor and trend results
  • Take the lead in reducing the number of quality rejections and complaints, establishing performance indicators and management systems to monitor trends and prioritise actions and providing responses to customer queries through your team
  • Supporting customer or external audits with certification bodies
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of our supplier approval and specification systems – conducting off site supplier audits where required

Requirements

  • Qualifications in agri-food sciences and technologies, biology, industrial microbiology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of this job
  • Industrial experience in quality and food safety management implementations, auditing, and assessments (i.e. the Global G.A.P. IFA, QMS, FSSC 22000, GFSI recognised schemes)
  • Experience in food labelling requirements and compliance is a plus
  • Strong communication skills, with a track record of working cross functionally across other departments
  • Strong problem-solving including root cause, corrective and preventive action implementation
  • Fluency in English (German is a plus)
  • The willingness and ability to travel up to 50%
  • Multi-site/Multi-location experience across Europe 
  • A strong leader who inspires confidence and builds trust across the business
  • Comfortable with in-depth data analysis and driving action off the base of the evidence that this provides
  • Passionate about improving standards, and willing to challenge existing processes
  • Someone who recognises the achievement of the team is greater than the individual
  • Willing to get hands on and directly involved with implementation where required
  • Valid EU driving license.

For best consideration please apply before Friday 20th May, 2022.

What we offer

  • Take opportunities: Join Infarm as we expand across the globe and change the future of farming
  • Drive Impact: Be a true partner to the business, working closely with top-level managers
  • Accelerate Growth: A friendly work environment with a diverse group of motivated, talented, and visionary colleagues

What’s also in for you

  • Stay up-to-date: Regular global & regional All-hands meetings and Lunch & Learn sessions
  • Meet your colleagues: Join our employee resource groups or (virtual) company activities
  • Take some time off: up to 28 days of annual paid time off, and an extra day off on your birthday
  • Be well: 24/7 professional counselling and various internal Health & Wellness initiatives (Yoga, Diet & Nutrition, and many more) 
  • Corporate Pension Program

Infarm is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to grow an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, regardless of your background and circumstances. We nurture diversity because we appreciate the uniqueness and differences between people. Each employee’s distinctive experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints helps us build a resilient environment, where we can all learn, grow, and create great things together. All applicants are given equal opportunity regardless of age, gender identity or expression, language, disability, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, belief, culture, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

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