Careers

Korea Foods Company is the largest importer of Korean food in Europe.  Established in 1999, we are a family run business and operates out of its Head Office in New Malden, Surrey.  With a sales turnover of over £40 million, we employ around 270 members of staff, including office staff, warehouse, drivers, and retail staff in 11 retail outlets.  Year on year growth is around 15% and continues to grow at this rate during 2021.

Join us and become a leader in the oriental food sector.

Job Vacancy

To apply, please send us your CV to hr@koreafoods.co.uk (valid visa required).

Warehouse Operative

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £21,000.00 – £23,000.00 gross per annum

Location: Beverley Way, New Malden

 We are looking for a hardworking person who’s eager to learn all there is about the running of the Warehouse – if you think you are up for a challenge, this may be a suitable position for you. As a Warehouse Operative, you will be handling day to day duties associated with the operations of our New Malden warehouse location. This role in particular is aimed towards supporting our fantastic Chinese section.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take delivery of goods, supplies and containers;
  • Unloading containers;
  • Check for damaged or missing items;
  • Store goods appropriately;
  • Pick and pack orders for dispatch, including wrapping and stacking pallets;
  • Load goods for dispatch;
  • Input data regarding stock and inventory into a computerised system;
  • Keep accurate stock records;
  • Carry out stock counts as and when required;
  • Keep paperwork up to date;
  • Use various Warehouse equipment; including forklifts, with the appropriate licences;
  • Ensure that all lifting and manoeuvring of products are carried out in accordance with manual handling procedures;
  • Operate in a safe manner complying with all health, safety and environmental requirements to ensure own and safety of others;
  • Keep areas of work clean and tidy to ensure operational efficiency;
  • Make recommendations to aid efficiency and add value;
  • Any other reasonable Management requests.

Person Specification

  • Holding a current forklift licence would be beneficial;
  • Being a fluent Mandarin and/or Cantonese speaker would be advantageous;
  • Be an ambassador for the Korea Foods brand at all times;
  • Be able to complete some routine and non-routine tasks in a demanding working environment;
  • Able to work on own initiative or with others on tasks with minimum supervision;
  • Show an awareness of others’ roles, responsibilities and requirements in carrying out your work;
  • Possess the ability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality;
  • Possess the willingness to learn, improve and adapt;
  • Ability to follow directions of supervisors and seek guidance when needed.

Warehouse Cleaner & Operative

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £21,000.00 – £22,000.00 gross per annum

Location: Beverley Way, New Malden

The position of Warehouse Cleaner & Operative will have overall responsibility for maintaining cleanliness and tidiness of the Company premises; specifically Warehouse area such as toilets, loading/unloading area, staff room. On the Operative side, this position takes on a supportive role throughout all areas of the Warehouse. The room for growth is aplenty; time and time again we have witnessed diligent Cleaners who develop into more advanced roles in the Warehouse.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness in the Warehouse area;
  • Identify and report any maintenance and repair issues to the management level;
  • Ensure any potential hazards are dealt with it quickly and efficiently;
  • Clean the warehouse and communal areas;
  • Clean the toilets and staff room;
  • Clean the warehouse ground floor and mezzanine levels;
  • Work at height and occasionally lift heavy items/garbage;
  • Support and motivate team members by maintaining clean work environment;
  • Adhere to health and safety procedures and notify any related issues to the relevant management team.
  • Take delivery of goods, supplies and containers;
  • Unloading containers;
  • Check for damaged or missing items;
  • Store goods appropriately;
  • Pick and pack orders for dispatch, including wrapping and stacking pallets;
  • Load goods for dispatch;
  • Keep accurate stock records;
  • Carry out stock counts as and when required.

Person Specification

  • Basic knowledge of appropriate cleaning methods and procedures as well as health and safety is essential;
  • Previous work experience as a general/industrial/warehouse cleaner is crucial;
  • Communication skill with team members and across all levels of the business is beneficial;
  • The skill of flexibly working in a team / independently.

Warehouse Administrator

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00 gross per annum

Location: Beverley Way, New Malden

Reporting to the Logistics and Warehouse Manager, the Warehouse Administrator will be a support role for the Warehouse administration functions. If you are open to interacting with a wide demographic and possess excellent administration skills, this role will be the perfect window of opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining the booking in schedule from UK based suppliers;
  • Raising purchase orders/requisitions for requirements related to the warehouse and facilities;
  • Contacting external contractors in relation to purchase requisitions;
  • Maintaining the staff rotas, processing holiday requests and processing agency staff requirements and timesheets;
  • Support the Inventory team with processing Goods Receiving paperwork inputting;
  • Liaise with overflow depot for stock transfers;
  • Investigating and processing items to be disposed of;
  • Investigating items not delivered;
  • Inputting temperature logs;
  • Any other duties related to the warehouse as and when they arise.

Person Specification

  • The Warehouse Administrator will be required to have strong computer literacy;
  • Fluency in Korean would be highly beneficial;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in an administrative role;
  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment and be highly organised;
  • Able to think on their feet and solve problems when required;
  • Excellent communication skills, liaising with internal departments and external contractors.

Shop Assistant

Job type: Part Time, Permanent

Salary: £9.20 per hour

Location: Golders Green, London and Tottenham Court Road, London 

You will be joining the biggest retail branch of Korea Foods Company Ltd. where you will be expected to be self-motivated and enthusiastic, with good customer service and retail administration skills as well as the ability to work well under pressure and to meet targets. We are looking for someone who can work 35-40 hours per week, willing to do evening and weekend shifts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and replenish stock throughout the store;
  • Ensure that stock is displayed in a professional and orderly manner;
  • Maintain a responsible, safe and professional manner at all times;
  • Engage and interact with all customers in a welcoming, friendly and professional manner – creating a positive and memorable shopping experience;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the product range sold by Korea Foods Company, and when appropriate offer advice on said products;
  • Ensure the store is maintaining a safe and hygienic environment at all times through general clean as you go duties and regular housekeeping duties;
  • Be conscious of visiting customers and vigilant for any potential shop lifters, raising any issues with Store Management;

Person Specification

  • Able to hold 15-20kg products on a regular basis;
  • Fluency in Korean would be highly advantageous;
  • A can-do professional and positive attitude;
  • Must be reliable, punctual, and fully committed to providing excellent service to our customers at all times;
  • Ability to work flexibly within a team or alone;
  • Comply with all health and safety regulations pertaining to your role;
  • Strong communication / customer service / organisational skills.

Assistant Butcher

Job type: Part Time, Permanent

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Location: Beverley Way, New Malden

We pride ourselves on innovation and are constantly seeking new opportunities to grow and expand into emerging markets that bridge eastern and western cultures through cuisine. This role does not require experience in working as a butcher- all that we really require is for you to be a diligent individual who can work flexibly and is eager to learn.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the running of the meat counters;
  • To be aware, adhere to, and understand Food Hygiene regulations, personal safety procedures including the handling and use of knives and machinery;
  • Maintain a clean and clear workstation at all times;
  • Run end of shift checks on the workstation, ensuring that all tools and surfaces are clean and prepped for the next shift;
  • Maintain a responsible, safe and professional manner at all times;
  • Liaise with other departments to promote the smooth running of the meat counters;
  • Receive deliveries of meats and inspect the stock to ensure that all received meat products are to a high standard;
  • Report all product or safety concerns to the store supervisor;
  • Cut, trim, bone, tie and grind meats, such as beef, pork, poultry, and fish – by hand or with machinery;
  • Prepare and display meat cuts in an aesthetically pleasing way, ensuring that customers can easily inspect and purchase products;
  • Prepare cuts of meat for custom orders (i.e. cut, bone, slice and trim);
  • Wrap, weigh, label and price meat;
  • Store meat appropriately (e.g. hanging meat, cold storage at correct temperature);
  • Monitor and record stock levels and reconcile stock reports, informing relevant colleagues to place meat orders for the store;
  • To be aware and report on yield and wastage of all produce ensuring cost effective production occurs at all times.
  • Supervise other butchers or meat cutters;
  • Engage and interact with all customers in a welcoming, friendly and professional manner – offering advice and exceeding customer expectations;
  • Ensure the meat counter is compliant in all audits, including but not limited to; HACCP and BRC;
  • Adhere to UK and EU regulation regarding meat labelling and record keeping;
  • Any other reasonable management instruction or request.

Person Specification:

  • Fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin and/or Korean would be highly beneficial;
  • A can-do professional and positive attitude;
  • Enthusiasm to learn and improve;
  • A demonstrated sense of urgency in meeting critical and time-sensitive deadlines;
  • Must be reliable, punctual, and fully committed to providing excellent service to our customers at all times;
  • Ability to accurately complete any paperwork associated with duties;
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with other team members;
  • Holds the ability to work on own initiative with accuracy and commitment, coaching and training others as required.