Royal Zeelandia Group

Group Food Safety Specialist
To work on global projects  
The Netherlands


  • Responsible for managing the food safety process at a group level, by developing, implementing and maintaining an allergen management, food defense and food fraud structure  
  • Create, harmonize and maintain food safety policies, guidelines, procedures  
  • Set standards for allergen management such as a toolbox  
  • Perform and implement food fraud and food defense risk analysis, frameworks and methodologies 
  • Help create a (food) safety culture together with the SHE manager that promotes (food) safety awareness 
  • Evaluate and report on GFSI audits and propose improvements 
  • Work closely with the QESHR team members and the QESHR-QA colleagues in the operating companies  
  • Part of the Group QESHR team and reporting to the Group QA Manager. 


  • Bachelor degree in Food Technology or a similar educational background 
  • Working experience in a comparable position 
  • Knowledge of and experience working with food safety standards, preferably also on allergen management 
  • Knowledge of international food safety standards and quality systems 
  • Comfortable working in an international business environment, taking part and/or lead (group) projects, and sharing knowledge with group members on food safety 
  • Is flexible and willing to travel in Europe (5% of your time); Zeelandia offers the possibility for hybrid working  
  • Excellent in communication both in writing and verbally, fluent in English, additional languages preferred 
  • Personal skills: self-starter, well organised, team player, Ambition to grow, analytical, and perseverance.  

If you are interested in this position, please contact Harmen van Essen, telephone: +31 (0)317-468686 / +31 (0)6-47835354 or apply through our website or e-mail your written application to

Royal Zeelandia Group selected DUPP for this vacancy as the only partner in the recruitment process.