Food Safety & Quality Industrial & Supply Product Category & FS Risk Specialist

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 Industrial & Supply Product Category & FS Risk Specialist who will become part of our I&S FS&Quality Department. This position can be based either in Italy (Alba) or in Luxembourg.

You will act as Subject Matter Expert on specific Food Safety topic(s) across all Product Categories while providing dedicated support to the respective Food Safety & Quality Industrial & Supply Product Category & FS Risk Manager with responsibilities in scope, such as coordination of effective implementation of Food Safety & Quality principles within the reference product category; coordination of assigned Food Safety risk activities and projects, enhancing a preventive risk assessment approach, and support to the Subject Matter Expert for all the product categories (on specific FS Risk) and for I&S stakeholders (on both product category and FS Risk); establishment and revision of comprehensive policies, procedures, guidelines, and optimal approaches to enable implementation of FSQ standards across I&S.

Main Responsibilities:


Covering this position, you will support in defining, monitor and update detailed policies, procedures, guidelines and best practices for the application of FSQ standards throughout the industrial processes. You will support one or more Product Category & FS risks SMEs in the FSQ I&S professional family training process, to collaborate with the Group FSQ Systems C&C, serving as Subject Matter Expert with specific Food Safety risks expertise.


Moreover, you will support the definition of FSQ I&S variables to be monitored at plant level, providing inputs to Group FSQ System, Capabilities & Culture to update and release the KPIs. You will help define Food Safety regulatory frameworks, and technical and scientific advice throughout the industrialization phase of product category. You will support the development of implementation (supporting plants, warehouses, 3PO, …) of FS programs, such as GMP, allergen management, pest control, Hygienic Design, cleaning & sanitation and process validation, … (according to their specification)


You will participate in the validation and verification of efforts to ensure compliance of production processes with established Food Safety and Quality standards.

In this role you will support one or more Product Category & FS risks SMEs on specific Food Safety Risks (across-category), acting as SME to identify aspects typical of the product category and impacts of the Food Safety risks managed. Moreover, you will support:

  • product risk analysis and management, liaising with FS & PI Center, with the definition of guidelines aimed at the complete mapping of risks within the production and supply chain phases;
  • product risk analysis and management, standardizing production processes, policies and procedure for all existing and new products;
  • the definition of HACCP guidelines and methodologies, including identification of all Food Safety Risks, hazard rating, preventive and control measures, with the aim of preventing Food Safety issues.

As Food Safety & Quality Industrial & Supply Product Category & FS Risk specialist, you will provide support in monitoring category-specific industrial transversal projects and KPIs and data from production sites. On top of that, you will support one or more Product Category & FS risks SMEs on specific Food Safety Risks (across-category) on root causes analysis and possible preventive actions to be implemented along Industrial & Supply value chain, and you will help with the definition of corrective actions to address critical non-conformities or consumer complaints identified, liaising with Area FSQ I&S and PFSQMs.

Who we are looking for:


You will bring your university degree background in Food Sciences or other related fields and 5 to 8 years of experience in similar roles in Food Safety & Quality within a multinational environment. You have a sound knowledge of food safety, food technology, food chemicals and microbiological analysis.

You have experience in raw materials, packaging and product risk analysis and management, principles of statistical sampling and control in food industry, Pest Control ISO Certification Scheme (ISO 9001 and FSSC 22000, ISO 19000, etc.), allergen management, Private Certification Scheme, Food legislation (GMP, HACCP, etc.).  

Being an excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills, you will conduct and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and you’re comfortable to interact with different hierarchical level.

You are fluent in English and at least another language and you have an excellent MS Office knowledge.  

If you are interested to work in a dynamic environment with lots of interactions and exposure, then this might be the right role for you! Don’t miss the chance to apply!

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.