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CDD - Food Safety Manager - Paris or Limonest (69)

  • Posted: 31 May 2021
  • Operations
  • Paris/Limonest ou Afrique
  • France

About the job


SBU Africa is having a number of strategic pillars and is looking for a Food Safety Manager for a mission of 6 months.



  • Ensure that Africa countries operate, by following the Danone Food Safety policy/standards, Compliance Policy (which implies potential stricter local regulations in some countries) and by anticipating emerging risks,
  • Ensure that the Food Safety governance is respected in all activities covered in Africa,
  • Provide feed-back to Food Safety Department through a better knowledge of Africa context and risks to help focusing on the right priorities, to get support, and to help defining the relevant standards,
  • Be accountable for Africa Food Safety processes and road-map implementation,
  • Ensure Food Safety & Analytical Performance trainings for all countries of the Africa.



Your main responsibilities:

  • Be the guardian of Food safety standards in Africa thanks to strong connections with the teams,
  • Support and guide the African CBU in the implementation of the Food Safety Processes in close collaboration with Food safety team,
  • Provide food safety expertise to plants/quality CBU to support them in the identification & risks management, and in the definition of mitigation plans (risk-based approach program),
  • Represent Africa in the Food Safety standards creation and provide feedback to central teams about African context, priorities...
  • Be the Food Safety single point of contact in any Food Safety related crisis involving Africa countries,
  • Animate the Food Safety Africa network addressing regular topic as alerts, emerging risks, monitoring plan results and also addressing the Danone FS priorities (Food fraud, Risk Based Approach, Allergen & HACCP procedure...),
  • Coordinate and organize, with the CBUs, the food safety Africa audit plan yearly and work closely with local team to improve the results,
  • Be or become a FSI qualified auditor and conduct several audits a year. Build and animate the African qualified auditor team across countries,
  • Collect Food Safety KPIs, consolidate the Africa reporting quarterly (with strong data & knowledge), and communicate it,
  • Organize training, and deploy tools and guidelines to develop food safety knowledge to business units and factories (incl. Co- manufactures, licenses, and sourcing)


About you


  • Strong competencies, insight, and experience in the Quality/Food Safety area to ensure authority and credibility,
  • Political skills to interact with many stakeholders at different levels of the company and outside with 3rd parties,
  • Enrollment of key stakeholders (influence, not hierarchical),
  • Significant leadership to drive and lead the Food Safety requirements to be applied within the Company and covering the geographical diversity in the group,
  • Resilience and strength to impose actions when necessary and supportive attitude to help and facilitate gap filling.

About us


  • A global mission with an international impact and dynamic approach,
  • An opportunity to develop your expertise in Food Safety,
  • Exposure to different stakeholders in Quality and Food Safety @ Danone.



Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

  • Welcome