Independent Auditor - Chain of Custody (Seafood)


Seattle, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 500-700 daily
Deadline May 31, 2024
Required Experience 7+ years

We are currently looking for a Chain of Custody Auditor for our Supply Chain Global seafood business based out of Washington, US Working as part of a team based remotely, our Chain of Custody Auditor performs a key role supporting the Supply Chain Seafood evaluation around the world, against various sustainability or responsible management standards that use market forces to promote the adoption of fisheries sustainable practices.


  • Conduct audits on behalf of a range of clients in the seafood sectors against internationally recognized Responsibly Managed Fisheries Standards such as MSC, RFM, and Marin Trust. 
  • Perform technical functions relating to audits belonging to Standards such as MSC, RFM and Marin Trust. 
  • Generate accurate, unambiguous, and objective reports following each audit and submit completed reports within agreed timescales.
  • Evaluate proposed Chain of Custody corrective actions provided by clients from raised Non-conformities following each respective audit.
  • Become familiarized with standard owner databases and external support platforms, to eventually become an expert user.
  • Take part in face to face and online training sessions to maintain competence and technical understanding as required.
  • Provide technical support to administration colleagues as required.


  • Degree or equivalent in seafood/fisheries science/marine biology and ecology/fisheries economics, nutrition or related field. Degree or equivalent in marine biology/fisheries sciences, or food nutrition science technical experience including 2 years food-related in supply chain management, science, traceability or policy development. Examples of technical qualifications include: supply chain and logistics management, food/seafood science, and fisheries science.
  • HACCP Certification
  • Experience in one or more of the core components of the COC certification:
    • To demonstrate knowledge of food safety or quality systems management, product or supply chain risk assessment, traceability systems, and relevant national and international laws relating to product labelling and traceability.
    • An understanding of fish and fish products and their supply chains, and the type of supply chain operation to be audited.
    • The ability to manage relationships with colleagues and clients.
    • The ability to apply appropriate audit principles, procedures and techniques to the planning and execution of different audits so that audits are conducted in a consistent and systematic manner.
    • Be able to verify the accuracy of collected information and be aware of the significance and appropriateness of audit evidence to support audit findings and conclusions.
    • Understand and assess those factors that can affect the reliability of the audit findings and conclusions.
    • The ability to Identify and find the location of the information required for undertaking and completing each audit.
    • Reconcile document discrepancies and investigate the causes of these.
    • Detect commonly used methods of document manipulation,
    • fraudulent actions and fraudulent practices.
  • Highly organized and able to work with multiple tight deadlines.
  • Upholds policy, ethics and leads to work to multiple tight deadlines. 
  • Proficient level of written and spoken English.
  • Ability to travel on a consistent basis due to the mandatory nature of the Standards requirements to conduct audits onsite. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Lead auditor (ISO 9001) qualification or Lead auditor (ISO9001) qualification. 
  • Additional language (s) would be a distinct advantage   

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Category Fisheries , Sustainability