Technical Compliance Officer

Work-Life Balance

Leeds city centre location with excellent public transport links, family friendly and flexible working hours, 23 days holiday on starting plus UK Bank holidays, company wide bonus scheme, open plan office with free fruit, tea, coffee and juice, casual dress Fridays

Health and Wellbeing

Free standard eye tests, family healthcare/private medical scheme, wellbeing initiatives, free counselling app for all employees

Community and Volunteering

A chance to be involved in our CSR initiative, the 2M STEM programme, volunteering within schools, volunteer paid time off – 2 days per year

Career progression and life-long learning

Study support and study leave for professional qualifications, excellent and genuine career progression opportunities, option to apply for the 2M Future Leaders’ programme

As Technical Compliance Officer, your role will be to provide technical and regulatory compliance support to customers and be an integral part of the wider technical department.

Surfachem is a leading global distributor of speciality chemicals. Focusing on the personal care, household and industrial care and pharmaceutical industries, we work in partnership with a range of consumer goods manufacturers. From start-ups, to supermarkets and multinational brands, our ingredients are a fundamental part of your everyday routine.

Our vision of ‘delivering chemistry for a better life’ guides us in everything we do, allowing us to provide customers with knowledge and support throughout the entire supply chain.

This exciting new vacancy is based at our head office in central Leeds. Here at Surfachem, no two days are the same! We’re looking for an exceptional technical compliance officer with a can-do attitude.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Complete customer compliance, regulatory and quality questionnaires, utilising information sourced from internal systems and from manufacturers and suppliers
  • Provide departmental assistance with customer enquiries
  • Compile regulatory statements for customers
  • Maintain internal product databases, periodically sourcing updates from suppliers
  • Assist the departmental manager and technical colleagues with audits
  • Assist the departmental manager with departmental analytics
  • Maintain organisation of electronic departmental systems
  • Set up electronic Certificate of Analysis templates
  • Take a lead role in the COA team
  • Provide other departments with training and assistance towards COA compliance
  • Prepare safety data sheets and update customers accordingly


  • Chemistry degree or equivalent (desirable)


  • Prior experience in a chemical/science environment (desirable)
  • Previous experience delivering presentations (desirable)
  • Chemical Industry (desirable)


  • Quality-focused and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Comfortable working on own initiative and within a wider team
  • Able to work under time pressure and to deadlines
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Team player
  • Communication
  • Organisation
  • Drivers license (desirable)


If you think you’ve got what it takes, please apply to with your CV and covering letter. We can't wait to hear from you!

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