Global Senior Food Safety Specialist - focus on chemical contaminant risk management


Viby J, DK

Quality an Food Safety is the absolute key to our success, and you will play a key role in safeguarding products and processes for our production sites globally. We need your expertise through the whole value chain. We invite you to join Arla Foods Ingredients – an independent company within the Arla Foods Group and a global leader in powerful nutrition for many different categories including infant, sport nutrition, bakery, beverages and dairy. One of the cornerstones in our business is our dedicated experts that develop solutions with our nutritional and functional whey proteins, milk minerals, lactose, permeate and infant formula.


Influence the global quality framework and supporting a good whey quality

You will become part of Global QEHS in Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) and join the Supplier Quality Management & Compliance (SQM&C) team of 9 colleagues.


You will take on the role of Senior Food Safety Specialist as responsible for the areas of food safety and risk management, primarily with a focus on chemistry and chemical contaminants. This will take you travelling a few days a month, primarily to own sites. Your base would preferably be at the AFI head office in Viby J, but other locations in Denmark could be considered with 2-3 days per week in Viby J.


Specifically, your tasks will be:

  • Lead of AFI Food Safety Board
  • Member of AFI CIP Membrane Team covering food safety risk assessments of CIP processes
  • Maintain and develop SOP and models for food safety risk assessment of chemical contaminants/degradants  
  • Incidents support to process deviations on production plants
  • Food safety risk assessments of processing aids and CIP chemicals
  • Assessment of R&D projects/process Lines with focus on chemical contaminants/degradants and CIP processes
  • Participation in Regulatory/SNE/EWPA/EDA/Internal networks
  • Take lead on global food safety and quality initiatives matching your competencies


 ”You will be maneuvering in a highly dynamic organization, and you cannot do your tasks without involving multiple stakeholders. You will touch base with the production sites, operations, R&D, regulatory and commercial. So, you have to think cross-functionally and use your quality improvement mindset to find short- and long-term solutions” explains Senior Manager, SQM&C, Jens Buur Maul.


Ideally, you hold solid experience within food safety risk assessment of chemicals/chemical contaminants either from a food/pharma manufacturing company, authorities, or research organizations/universities/private technology consultancy/service companies – but other qualifications and motivations will also be considered.

You hold a master degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Pharma Science, Dairy Science  or similar technical education. Moreover, you speak and write English naturally.


You enjoy being the expert and owner of this area. On a personal level, you hold a positive and collaborative attitude, thrive in the intersection between operational work and project management, and experience with both disciplines will be considered an advantage. You understand how to navigate in a working environment where you will be supportive while staying firm safeguarding the quality at the same time. You possess excellent communication and stakeholder management skills to build great relations, and coach your colleagues to work within your framework. It is up to you to ensure productive collaboration across functions and suppliers, so your personal competencies within being proactive, self-driven, analytical, detail and goal-oriented will be needed to create results on a daily basis.



If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is found. For additional information, please call Senior Manager, SQM&C, Jens Buur Maul on +45 91 31 97 48.


Together we discover and deliver powerful nutrition for a stronger tomorrow

Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in improving premium nutrition. Together with our customers, research partners, suppliers, NGOs and others, we discover and deliver ingredients and products that can advance lifelong nutrition for the benefit of consumers around the world.

While our factories may be packed with shiny steel vats, our labs look like something from the space program and our offices are awash in spreadsheets, we are a fundamentally human company with a genuine commitment to sustainability. By joining us, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to shape your own development in a company that has seen double-digit growth every year for a quarter of a century.

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At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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