Lead Auditor for Food Safety

Zagreb, Croatia
Business Assurance
Position type:
Full Time


About us

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About the role

Join DNV, a world-leading certification body, and make your mark as a Lead Auditor. As part of our innovative team, you'll help businesses achieve excellence and stakeholder trust through certification, verification, assessment and training services. Through partnering with our customers, youll also assist in building sustainable solutions at our customers and their stakeholders.

Were looking for passionate professionals. Individuals who pride themselves on delivering customer service excellence, the highest levels of quality and expertise, and people who want to be part of a forward-thinking, dynamic global organization.

In this position as Food Safety Lead auditor, you will have an opportunity to work and manage relationships with some of the regional leading brands. You will have opportunity to drive strategic initiatives that will shape the future of food safety and quality assurance.

What we offer

  • The possibility to join a worldwide business assurance market leader with strong values and commitment (We Care, We Dare, We Share).
  • Continuous training and professional improvement.
  • Benefit package (company car, laptop, smartphone).
  • The possibility to join the DNVs health insurance available for all employees.
  • Work from home when not required to deliver on-site audit.
  • Vibrant company culture and competence development in international environment
  • Supportive teamwork and great colleagues
  • Interesting projects with global reach
  • You will lead, organize, and deliver specific project activities such as industry project management, gap analysis, and workshops.
DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity.

About you

  • Minimum bachelors degree in Food technology, Agronomy, Biotechnology or similar
  • Minimum 4 years experience in food processing or similar
  • Lead Auditor qualifications in food certification schemes (e.g. ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, ISO 9001, IFS), preferable with at least 2 years auditing experience
  • Excellent communication, written, verbal and presentation skills in Croatian & English
  • Strong problem solving and data analysis skills, data interpretation and first principal problem-solving approach
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with customers
  • Consistently exhibits DNV values in all interactions with associates and customers
  • Has driving license & enjoys frequent travels within country and region often including overnight stays, often involving travel outside of normal working hours


Profit Share

You’ll be part of our global profit share scheme that means we all share in our success as a business. If we profit, so do you. This will be part of our Total Compensation approach each year and depends on our year-end results.


taking care of you with travel, life, and accident insurance

Pension Schemes

We care about your long-term financial security and prioritize pension and retirement benefits to reflect our caring values.

Professional Development

We believe in the 70/20/10 learning model, where 70% of your learning comes from performing your everyday tasks and working on different projects, new areas and initiatives to gain new skills. 20% from working with others and mentoring and the rest from formal education.

Hybrid Working

adapting to the changing world of work around the world

Purpose-led organization

You become part of a world-leading company where we know and live our purpose; to safeguard life, property, and the environment, with the opportunity to tackle global change through your work.

Supportive and caring culture

We offer opportunities to connect through social and professional networks. Our largest community CONNECT, organizes after-work events and informal meetings throughout the year.

Attractive rewards

We focus on work/life balance and offer employees flexible working hours and workplace, annual vacation allowance, competitive pension, insurance, and a global profit share scheme.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At DNV, our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is not only an ethical choice, but also a business decision.

Diversity, fairness, and a sense of belonging are a source of strength for our people, our business, and our customers, and help us to deliver on our purpose, vision, and values.

Learn more

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Working here

Since 1864 we’ve been dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. Today we remain at the forefront of new technologies and techniques to help our customers transform for a more sustainable future.

At DNV you can expect to deliver career and industry defining work. You’ll be given the time to build your network, the resources to support your development, and the freedom to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn.

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