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Certification Coordinator

  • Location: Bristol

  • Contract: Permanent

  • Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours a week)

  • Salary: up to £30k per annum depending on the experience

Are you an individual with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage a range of certification schemes? 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 Coordinator to join our fun, fast-paced world. With a competitive salary of up to £30k per annum depending on experience, 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 Coordinator you’ll be working closely with our Certification Officer as the go to technical experts for certification. Working closely with our operations and marketing teams and our partner packers you’ll also help 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 liaise with project teams across the business to ensure certification timelines are embedded in our processes. You’ll facilitate our annual inspections for all our certifications and work with our partner packers to collate the information required for the audits. As the business continues to develop, you’ll be working with new stakeholders to share information on our certifications and ensure compliance into the future.

About you

Educated to a BSc or equivalent, in a relevant field, you’ll have previous experience of supporting the management of a certification scheme or similar or have regulatory experience in a technical compliance role. You’ll have experience of audits and have played a key role in collating the data for these. You’ll also be a passionate advocate of fair and organic standards and have a basic understanding of the principles of organic food and labelling.

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 and 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 one percent of sales are given to environmental projects around the world every year through 1% for the Planet.

How 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 attach your CV and complete our application with your written answers to the four questions below, and your responses to our two video questions. Your written submission: Who are you? How do you relate to others? Heart or head? Describe your energy Your video OR written submission: What inspires you about working at Pukka? What excites you about this job role?

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.

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