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).

HGV Driver

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00 gross per annum + Overtime

Location: Beverley Way, New Malden

Reporting to the Transport Manager, you will be responsible for delivering goods to customers on time in a safe and courteous manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carrying out Walk-Around Checks (including Tyres) on taking over any vehicles and on returning vehicle (each 15 minutes) ;
  • Making sure all goods are loaded safely and that the correct quantity is loaded onto your vehicle – checking this against the pick notes;
  • Follow scheduled delivery routes, driving safely and responsibly;
  • Follow the delivery instructions on the invoice and the procedure strictly. Any doubt about this matter, please contact managers and make sure the payment received before releasing the goods;
  • Ensure that you have the correct invoice for the deliveries and all paperwork is completed as required, all payments are collected as requested and entered the COD sheet;
  • Keeping the customer and Transport Manager up to date by phoning ahead if you’re running late or any incidents;
  • Providing outstanding customer service and being friendly and helpful from the moment you arrive the company;
  • Keeping the vehicle clean and presentable;
  • Any other reasonable Management requests.

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication skills for a demanding & customer focused working environment;
  • Excellent personal organisation and business administration skills;
  • Possess the ability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales whilst maintaining attention to quality & detail;
  • Possess the willingness to learn, improve and adapt.

Key benefits we offer include but are not limited to:

  • Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 21 days after 5 years (plus Bank holidays);
  • Pension scheme with 3% contribution from the company;
  • An allowance of £75 per night for overnight trips. Drivers are allocated these routes based on a roster system;
  • Pay increase of up to £1000 if 3 months prohibition is completed successfully;
  • Annual pay review;
  • 5% off membership card for retail branches;
  • Paid day off on your birthday.

Warehouse Operative

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £22,000.00 – £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.

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.