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Quality Assurance Technologist

Job Title: Quality Assurance Technologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: Excellent Basic Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91037b
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 11, 2012 12:43

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen with this well-respected and successful retailer for a multi-product Quality Assurance Product Technologist to join its team. Working on various product ranges including novelty goods, accessories, beauty and jewellery you will be responsible for assuring that safety requirements remain consistent throughout the business whilst meeting customer expectations in terms of quality. Key accountabilities will include: * Providing product assessments and determine solutions to any potential issues. * Liaising with various enforcement authorities overseas over alleged breaches of legislation * Monitoring and reviewing customer returns throughout the season and provide feedback to the relevant Buyer & Quality Assurance Manager * Ensure that the products identified and purchased by Buying meet all the legal requirements * Work with internal teams including Buying and suppliers to provide training on legal requirements The successful candidate will have/be: * Excellent communication skills in order to liaise with suppliers and authorities on a detailed technical basis, setting specifications and dealing with technical queries * Be competent with breaking a product down to its chemical composition to help determine if it is safe and legal to sell within the market * A proven career as an QA Product Technologist gained from another retailer or test house * Knowledge of testing products within the accessories, gifts or beauty sector * The ability to work to tight deadlines and be able to prioritise and make decisions whilst under pressure * Educated up degree level or equivalent within a Chemistry or related degree In return you will have the opportunity to work with a hugely successful global retailer who can offer a structured training programme and benefits package.