Technologist I, Quality (Quality Assurance) in Gebze, Turkey

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Technologist I, Quality (Quality Assurance)

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Date:Jun 24, 2024

Location: Gebze, Kocaeli, TR, 41400

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Overview

We are now looking for a Quality Technologist to be a member of IFF Quality team in our Gebze site.


  • Perform production and warehouse GMP audits, and reporting and monitoring of action taking for related GMP audits,

  • Performing induction and annual repeat training, and evaluating, and recording it,

  • Performing food safety awareness training, and evaluating, and recording it,

  • Assist with customer, FSSC 22000, NSF audits and all kind of 3rd party audits,

  • Maintain HACCP studies. Establish, implement, and improve procedures for maintaining high standards of quality, GMP, hygiene and food safety,

  • Checking pest control adequacy, contacting the pest control company, and taking actions,

  • Following calibration of the equipment used in the production area and follow-up of their records,

  • Checking and reporting the effectiveness of IFF global quality practices in the field,

  • Monitor and audit production department’s conformance with local/corporate Quality Assurance/Food Safety standards, system, and procedures. Direct involved within external audits of customer, FSSC22000, NSF etc.,

  • Conducting RSPO, Halal, Kosher inspections, taking actions, contacting QC and planning in case of non-compliance and taking actions,

  • Assist in develop policies, procedures, and quality training programs to be implemented throughout the company,

  • Within respective production area, address all quality non-conformances, including root cause analysis and provide corrective/preventive actions. Using and supporting advance reporting systems as SAP-Notification system for this,

  • Monitoring the general documentation system and making necessary revisions,

  • Maintain and prepare QA documentation needed for third party audits,

  • Following internal audits, preparing internal audit plan and its risk assessments,

  • Follow up notifications (customer, vendor, internal) including root cause analysis and provide corrective/preventive actions,

  • Supporting MOC (Management of Change) studies,

  • Support to establish and implement a communication plan for the improvement & awareness of quality issues across the local organization,

  • Initiating quality improvement plans and managing projects with motivated people delivering targeted results,

  • Maintaining sustainable contact, both internally & externally with customers, authorities, and other relevant organizations,

  • Work closely with production team for validation of the new equipment/systems, supporting cleaning validation and to improve the processes in both quality & efficiency perspective,

  • Work closely with production team to implement new standards/identify training needs of the shop floor people.

Job Requirements;

  • Food engineering degree,

  • Minimum of 1-3 year in a Quality Assurance type of function and/or commensurate experience,

  • Knowledge of Food safety principles and systems such as FSSC 22000, NSF, ISO 22000, ISO 9001 standards,

  • Experience in both Food and Flavors industries,

  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Office, SAP,

  • Good analytical and communication (both verbal and written) skills in English,

  • Able to work within a shift if it’s needed,

  • Resident in Asian side of Istanbul / Kocaeli or willing to relocate.

At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

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