Are you currently managing a certification scheme and have a good understanding of organic and fair standards? Do you aspire to work for a purposeful, sustainable and growing ethical business where you can play a key role at the heart of our quality and operations team?

Based in our award winning Bristol head office, we’re looking for a Certification Officer to join our fun, fast-paced world for a fixed term contract to cover a sabbatical for 9 months. With a competitive salary of up to £30k per annum (pro rata), this full-time role comes with a benefits package designed to nurture your wellbeing and personal development.

About the opportunity

A beacon for sustainability and organic standards our herbal wellbeing products are proudly certified as Fair for Life, Organic, Cruelty Free and Kosher. As our Certification Officer you’ll be the go to technical expert for certification, working closely with our operations and marketing teams and our partner packers you’ll foster a culture of certification excellence.

Day to day you’ll ensure the compliance to our certification standards throughout our supply chain, manage stakeholders and maintain our certification management system. You’ll assess artwork and packaging ensuring that it complies with standards, resolve certification queries and questions, and keep up-to-date with certification developments, distilling what is most important for the Pukka team. You’ll also play a key role in communicating Brexit updates with the wider business, how they may impact Pukka’s certifications and how we can prepare for 2021.

You’ll facilitate our annual inspections for all our certifications and work collaboratively with our partner packers to bring in new certification programs and develop new ones. We’re growing internationally at a rapid pace, so you’ll ensure we’re compliant with regulatory requirements within our new markets for quality and food safety.

About you

Educated to a BSc, MSc or equivalent, in a relevant field, you’ll have previous experience of managing a certification scheme, or have regulatory experience in a technical compliance role in food safety. You’ll have experience of managing audits and inspections and have played a key role in making these activities happen. You’ll be a passionate advocate and knowledgeable of fair and organic standards and have a good understanding of the principles of organic food and labelling. Experience gained in food safety or quality related work is desirable.

You’ll be someone who aims high and is determined to deliver excellence. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential to manage internal and external stakeholders. You’ll be able to keep a clear head, able to act purposefully and have the resilience to embrace change positively. You’ll have the drive and enthusiasm to be part of a fast-paced challenging environment and be unflappable in the face of obstacles, using any situations to wow and exceed expectations. Highly organised, you’re able to prioritise effectively and balance priorities, and demonstrate an enthusiastic, positive approach when tasks require a quick step change in delivery.

You’ll embrace Pukka’s vision to connect people, plants and the planet and be capable of putting every effort into delivering results that enable us to make a difference.

About Pukka Herbs

Pukka Herbs harnesses the incredible power of nature through its award-winning organic and ethically sourced herbal teas, lattes and food supplements.

Founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and herbalist, Sebastian Pole, Pukka’s mission is to create a world where plants play a central role in human health and wellbeing.

Pukka is a beacon for sustainable and ethical business. All Pukka’s teas are certified Fair for Life, one of the highest independent fair trade standards in the world and many of its teas use FairWild herbs. Pukka is a B-Corporation, signifying its ongoing commitment to put people and planet ahead of profits. And over one percent of its sales are given to environmental causes around the world every year through 1% for the Planet.

To apply

If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, let’s see if you have what it takes to thrive at Pukka. To apply please use the link below and attach your CV and your answers to the four questions below.

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Pukka supports, facilitates and promotes equality of opportunity and a culture which celebrates diversity and inclusion. The diversity of our people is important for Pukka and we value and celebrate individual differences.

Closing Date: 27th January 2020

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