• Food Sector Lead Auditor (home-based),France

    Location FR
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Business Assurance
    Location Details
    France, (home based)
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL Business Assurance is targeting significant growth over the next three years, and as part of this ambitious expansion, we are seeking a Lead Auditor. The food sector is a major focus for certification activities and DNV GL is highly respected globally in this industry.


    Ideally candidates will have experience of management systems and have qualifications and approvals for auditing key food sector schemes including ISO 22000, FSSC 22000 and BRC, IFS. We are seeking individuals with experience and competence in auditing and manufacturing processes and products across a range of types and supply chains.


    A comprehensive training development process is followed in DNV GL Business Assurance FRANCE which will provide the range of skills and competencies required. Internal auditing or second party audit experience would also be valuable.


    We are looking for a Lead Auditor/Senior Lead Auditor, multi-discipline qualified, matching the highest requirements of industry knowledge with at least five years of experience, with key potential additional responsibilities including training, client management and co-ordination of complex certification projects.


    Main Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Carry out in efficient and competent manner the work for DNV GL as required by instructions/ the management system and/or as per formal agreement between the client and DNV GL.
    • Ensure that the independent nature of the DNV GL scheme is not compromised at any time.
    • Maintain/Acquire his/her Auditor Registration with DNV GL or any other registration having been a basis for his acceptance as Lead Auditor within DNV GL .
    • Plan and execute audits, report findings and follow-up when necessary, within agreed times scales and economic frameworks.
    • Meeting professional practice standards and demonstrating competence in core areas.
    • Developing and maintaining positive relationship with client personnel.
    • Maintaining high morale by contributing to an effective positive work environment.
    • Acting as a team player who works well with others and guides self through professional development process, including timely completion of reviews and goal setting.
    • Maintaining effective communication with line management, between audit team members and client stakeholders.
    • Lead, organize and deliver specific project activities as industry project management, Customer management assessment, gap analysis, training, workshops.

    Position Qualifications

    • At least five years of technical experience in the relevant fields
    • Training and knowledge in key food standards
    • Audit experience including ISO 9001, ISO/FSSC 22000, BRC, IFS in food/ feed sectors.
    • Experience working for a Certification Body preferred.
    • Experience with all levels of operations, including engagement with senior management.
    • Ideally higher level qualification in relevant discipline.
    • Experience and competence in manufacturing processes and products across a range of types and supply chains.

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL is one of the world’s leading certification bodies. We help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Partnering with our customers, we build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust across all types of industries.

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