Food Safety & Quality Expert
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

At Picnic, we’re revolutionising the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you're passionate about food safety & quality, we’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our office in Amsterdam and make a real difference in our scale-up environment. 

🥜 In a nutshell 

Products are the core of our business. We aim to offer the best product range, to make sure we always deliver the best quality. We are on the hunt for a Food Safety & Quality Expert with superb knowledge about food laws & regulation. You will take ownership of Picnic's food and safety quality processes and standards, ensuring 100% compliance with the latest food safety regulations. This includes creating new processes, setting internal standards and running day to day food quality operations. You will collaborate with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including category managers, supply chain professionals, customer service teams, suppliers and third-party testing services.

🎯 What you’ll do 

  • Take ownership of Picnic's food and safety quality processes and standards, ensuring 100% compliance with the latest food safety regulations.
  • Stay updated on new food laws and regulations, and keep the category team informed of relevant developments.
  • Collaborate closely with our category managers to streamline the label checking process and take responsibility for ensuring that all our labels adhere to legal requirements.
  • Coordinate microbiological & listeria testing process, interpret and summarise results, and provide guidance to our category managers on improvement plans.
  • Work in close partnership with our supply chain, customer service teams, and category managers to run and improve recall processes, and have the confidence to make recall decisions based on your expertise.
  • Together with our category managers, oversee supplier performance to maintain high standards.
  • Coordinate certification processes for all suppliers and products

⭐ About you

  • Degree in Food Safety, Food Technology, or equivalent 
  • 5+ years of experience in the food safety industry, preferably in the retail industry
  • A genuine passion for food safety
  • Outstanding communication and stakeholder management skills
  • You enjoy working in a young, dynamic environment and you have a strong sense of responsibility
  • You are full of ideas to improve current operations
  • Drive to deal with day-to-day operations with swift problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and love a good challenge.
  • You speak English fluently and preferably Dutch

📖 Picnic perks 

Every expert was once a beginner!

You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference

You’ll work in an awesome scale-up environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place! 

Teamwork makes the dream work

With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat

You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy 

Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials. There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing! 

Attractive package

We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self as well as 25 vacation days per year, so you can recharge your batteries 

Work-life balance

Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model. 

Commitment to equal opportunities 

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves. 


Our recruitment process

Online assessment

Phone screening


Assessment day

Closing interview


Apply now!