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Food Advisor

Post Date: 07/13/2018
End Date:  07/21/2021
Recruiter: SGS Ltd
Location: Leicestershire, Leicestershire East Midlands
Salary: Unspecified
Job category: Technical
Employment type: Any ,
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: Food Advisor
Job reference: 885475758

Job Title: Food Advisor Location: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Type: Permanent Hours: 37.5 hours per week Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum depending on experience Travel required: Yes - 50% of the time Benefits: Retail discount scheme, private health cover, contributory stakeholder pension scheme and life cover. SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential. At SGS, we have an open corporate and international culture, we offer a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company. YOUR ROLE We have an excellent new opportunity for a Food Advisor to join our global organisation. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for providing a high level of professional services to key retail clients, being responsible for ensuring that products are safe and legal by providing consultancy for legal and technical compliance, specification interrogation, pack copy generation, artwork approval, food labelling legislation, technical standards and advertising. Key Accountabilities Maintain technical competence through a proactive approach. Willingness to improve competency and share information and learning's with colleagues. Provide advice relating to Legislation, Codes of Practice and Guidelines to clients upon request. Prepare and check pack copy in accordance with the client?s requirements taking information from supplier specifications. Ensure that pack copy adheres to all current and pending UK and EU Legislation, Codes of Practice and Industry Guidelines. Prepare and check final product artwork. Liaise with clients, suppliers, design agencies, print houses and any other internal or external parties. Attend internal and external meetings with clients, suppliers and other bodies as required. Give advice on product specifications, pack copy and artwork approval as required. Develop and maintain awareness of wider SGS expertise and actively promote two-way exchange of information to benefit clients and help SGS optimise service and revenue. Keep well informed and up to date on all relevant Legislation, Codes of Practice, Industry Guidance, news, events and trends within the food and consumer products industry. YOUR PROFILE Experience Knowledge of completing on-line retailer specifications (essential). Extensive experience in a Regulatory Affairs role, or in a related field. Hold a track record of managing external client pressures jointly with internal pressures and deadlines. Skills & Knowledge Fully conversant with UK and EU Legislation. Confident in preparing and approving legally compliant pack copy information for labels/artwork to meet the regulatory requirements. Commercially aware of the food and consumer products industry. Professional in their dealings with clients to provide information confirming compliance issues. Customer service-oriented and committed to providing an outstanding level of service to all. Methodical in their approach and have excellent organisational skills. Stress-resilient and able to work against tight deadlines. Friendly, approachable and flexible - a team player. Proactive, positive, enthusiastic - demonstrating a "can do" attitude Possess excellent spoken and written communication skills and be able to communicate efficiently and effectively to the team and a wider audience. Enhanced people skills. Have the ability to plan and prioritise own work and other people's when necessary, demonstrating excellent time management skills. Have exceptional IT skills, including competent use of Microsoft Office applications. Able to foster and maintain good working relationships at all levels. A working of knowledge of Health and Safety in the workplace. A proactive attitude and the ability to win buy in and engagement from others. Qualifications Extensive experience in a Regulatory Affairs role. Degree or equivalent Food/Science Qualification.

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