Food Safety & Quality Auditor

Job Location: Alba (CN)

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:


We are currently looking for a Food Safety & Quality Auditor to join our Food Safety and Quality Audit department based in Europe.


About the Function: The Food Safety & Quality Audit team is responsible for conducting audits across the Ferrero value chain which include Ferrero Group plants, Co-manufacturers, Co-packers, Hazelnut processing units, Business Units.

Food Safety & Quality auditors are also involved in supporting the evaluation of the newly acquired companies by the Group.


About your Role: As the Food Safety & Quality Auditor you will interact across many organizational functions such as Operations, Supply Chain, Food Safety and Quality, Regulatory and R&D functions. This role provides an excellent opportunity to build a global network and establish the foundation for a career development path within the Ferrero Group.

For this open position we are looking for a candidate based in Italy (Alba).

Main Responsibilities:


  • Prepare and execute audits against the Ferrero Food Safety and Quality Audit requirements;
  • Identify risks and opportunities for continuous improvement to enable effective corrective action through the organization;
  • Prepare and release audit reports based on facts observed during the on-site visit;
  • Joining or leading projects within the Quality Audit organization to drive Organization development and participate in joint projects with other functions across Ferrero Group;
  • Traveling approximately 50% of the time internationally.

Who we are looking for:


  • University degree in food science, biology, or related technical fields;
  • 4-8 years of experience working in a food manufacturing plant environment in an operational Quality & Food Safety role;
  • Fluent in English, any additional language is a plus;
  • Any working experience in chocolate/biscuit/nuts/ice-cream/dairy manufacturing environment will be appreciated;
  • Lead auditor certifications are desirable (e.g., ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, HACCP and any GFSI benchmark standards);
  • Able to work with Microsoft Office Suite and SAP;
  • Team player with effective communication and presentation skills.

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.