Food Safety Lead Auditor

Requisition ID
Business Area
Business Assurance
Location Details
Madrid, Barcelona or any location in Spain
Position Type
Permanent employment
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Local Unit & Position Description

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


Candidates will have experience of management systems and have qualifications and approvals for auditing key food sector schemes as IFS, BRC, FSSC 2200. We are seeking individuals with experience and competence in manufacturing processes and products across a range of types and supply chains.


General Functional description:


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:


  • Lead, organize and deliver specific project activities as industry project management, Customer management assessment, gap analysis, training, workshops
  • Provide premium services to selected key customers, including provision of advanced audit activities, liaison with senior management and customer management
  • Be responsible of the technical management coordination, including coordination of audit teams, competence and audit team deployment

Position Qualifications

  • One or more of following scheme qualification: BRC, IFS, FSSC, Global Gap
  • Ability to read/interpret audit protocols and work instructions
  • Ability to write thorough audit reports both in Spanish and English languages
  • Working proficiency in MS Office
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to audiences of varying size, seniority and technical competency
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Able to work independently and in teams
  • Analytical, empathetic and able to communicate effectively, respond calmly and make decisions 

Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers 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.


Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


As a world-leading certification body, we work with companies to assure the performance of their organisations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment and training.  As part of the larger DNV GL Group, our 2,000 Business Assurance employees worldwide help our customers build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust.  We promise to be focused on your future.


With more than 70,000 certificates issued worldwide, our name evokes a strong commitment to safety, quality, and concern for the environment. For years, we have been the preferred certification partner for many Fortune 500 companies, as well as for medium and smaller businesses.  


With our extensive local presence, consolidated global experience across industries and acknowledged technical competence, we are an ideal partner for companies in all sectors. We partner with our customers to help them create value while meeting the world’s economic, social and environmental needs.


Through our certification, verification, assessment and training services, we assure the performance of our customers’ organisations, products, people, facilities, and supply chains.  Working with companies in most industries, and some of the world’s leading brands, in practice, we are virtually everywhere.

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