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Title:  Quality & Product Safety Coordinator

Location: 

Bentleigh East, Victoria, AU

About us

At Officeworks we make bigger things happen. Our customers, our team, and our community are our heart and soul. And if our brilliant people have taught us anything, it is that we can do all kinds of incredible things, each and every day.

 

Fast paced. Innovative. Inspiring. With more than 8000 team members and a national footprint of more than 165 retail stores Australia wide – we’re focused on delivering a wide range, low price and great service. We’re about inspiring new ideas and thinking outside the box. We’re about kicking goals, having a laugh and pushing each other. We are about being rewarded and supported. We’re about teaching a customer something new and supporting the community. We’re about making a difference.

About the role

  • Do you have exceptional attention to detail?
  • Are you passionate about product compliance?
  • Champion product quality and safety standards for Officeworks!

At Officeworks, our customers’ satisfaction and safety with our wide and varied product range is a priority ensuring products sold at Officeworks meet and exceed customer expectations.

We are excited to recruit for this key support role ensuring our compliance with all legal product quality and safety requirements. Responsible for accurate maintenance of product compliance information in our Product Management System, focus will include ensuring products sold at Officeworks meet and exceed customer expectations from a quality and compliance perspective.  

This exciting role will assist with internal reporting on supplier compliance KPIs as well as mandatory reporting to relevant regulatory authorities.

Key areas of support:

  • Research and investigation of incidents, to facilitate solution focussed advice around product safety issues and recalls.
  • Liaison with overseas suppliers and stakeholders to guide them regarding AU product safety standards
  • Run regular reports on product returns and quality issues highlighted by the stores and internal stake holders.
  • Assess new products, outlining testing, and product safety and compliance requirements.
  • Implementation and continuous improvement of a best practice quality assurance program and the development of product testing protocols
  • Internal self-audits on accuracy of safety data sheets, certificates and test reports provided by suppliers.
  • Ensure preparation of timely monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Team member and supplier training on product safety, compliance and quality.
  • Provide communications regarding safe product sourcing activities internally and externally.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in product compliance, product certification and quality assurance management. A demonstrable knowledge of Australian and international technical standards and compliance will be considered an advantage.

Supporting the Product Safety and Quality Manager, you enjoy sharing your knowledge and working cross-functionally to ensure customers are assured they can shop with confidence.

A health and safety champion, you are a natural leader when it comes to ensuring your team make safety a priority and maintain the highest standards of compliance when it comes to product quality and performance.

Key skills and attributes:

• An understanding of product compliance, certification and quality assurance.        

• Experience coordinating a broad ranging and dynamic sourcing portfolio with a focus on product safety and compliance.

• Experience liaising with all management levels and a diverse range of stakeholders.

• Strong organisational, planning and project management skills

• Intermediate Microsoft Excel and Data presentation skills.

• Familiarity with ‘hard goods’, art and craft or technology product

Our culture

It’s all in a day’s work when you’re part of the Officeworks community – where you’re not defined by who you are, but what you can do. We celebrate our teams’ uniqueness by offering the below to the Officeworks family:

  • An inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment.
  • Flexible working arrangements to best support your individual needs.
  • A key focus on wellbeing and safety.
  • Generous discounts at Officeworks, Bunnings, Kmart, Target and Catch.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities to progress your career.
  • Industry leading Growing Families policy and access to Circle In portal for Working Families.

 

At Officeworks, we operate best when our team represents the communities we serve. We proudly commit to providing a safe and supportive work environment for everyone. We actively encourage applications from all candidates, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities.

Officeworks is a ‘Circle Back Initiative’ employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Officeworks requires all new team members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless they have a medical exemption). This recognises that governments in a number of jurisdictions have already mandated vaccinations for people working in retail and is about creating a safer workplace for team, customers and the community.