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Quality Assurance Coordinator - Sensory Analysis & Quality Development

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Office - Meeting in boardroom


Head Office {amount} km
Main Road Tallaght
D24 PW612 Dublin 24

Contract Type

Full Time

Experience Level

Entry Level

Quality Assurance

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With over 6,000 colleagues across our stores, warehouses and offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland we are a big and ambitious team. We know our people are our greatest asset and our success is down to the commitment and dedication of our team.

We are seeking a detail-oriented and organised Quality Assurance Coordinator to join our Quality Assurance team. The Quality Assurance Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and participating in all sensory taste panels for both food and near food products, ensuring all new products comply with our nutrition policy, participating in developing and reformulating products, recording necessary information in sensory database and providing feedback to suppliers.


What you'll do

Coordination and completion of tasks as per the QA manual such as

  • Coordinating and participating in all internal taste panels for food and near food products including purchasing of all products
  • Providing feedback to suppliers to ensure non-conformances are closed out
  • Organising external sensory analysis panels with service providers and ensuring reports are received and processed on time
  • Assisting the Buying Team with developing new products
  • Identifying products suitable for salt and sugar reduction and working on reformulations with the Buying team and suppliers
  • Ensuring all products comply with the Lidl Health and Nutrition Policy
  • Actioning product withdrawals
  • Processing sensory analysis invoices for payment
  • Managing supplier contacts
  • Processing customer complaints
  • Participation in projects assigned to the Quality Assurance department

What you'll need

  • Third-level degree in a relevant discipline is required (i.e. Food Science, Quality Management, Science)
  • Highly organised and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent administration skills with attention to detail
  • Works well under pressure
  • Confident and excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Full clean driving licence essential
  • Conversational German is beneficial but not essential

What you'll receive

Through our salary system, we ensure pay equality across all positions at Lidl

  • Salary of €30,950 rising to €42,000 over 4 years
  • 20 days holidays per annum rising to 25 days after 2 years
  • Private employee medical insurance
  • Company pension after one year of service
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Initial training and ongoing development from an experienced team member
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Dynamic work environment
  • New office facility with free parking
  • On-site gym and canteen
  • Up to 2 days remote working per week