Head of Quality/Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs (f/m/d)


How do we plan to continue developing the most revolutionary foods of our time at foodspring? With your help! As fitness food pioneers, our mission starts afresh with each new product. This approach requires great ideas. Pure passion. The best minds in their respective fields. Want to contribute to a dynamic company culture? Want to help change the lifestyle of an entire generation? Then you're in the right place!



foodspring stands for quality and safety, and we’re looking for a person to lead the entire Quality Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs department to ensure that our products meet our food safety, quality and regulatory standards. You will ultimately help us provide our consumers and customers with the best functional food products in the world. Ready for a challenge? Grow with the #foodspringfamily and Mars!

You must business fluent in both German and English.

Who you will report to: Our future COO
Type: Full-time
Location: Berlin (currently with more remote options)
Team: Quality/Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs


Your daily tasks will include:

  • Overseeing all Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs at foodspring

  • Working closely together with our majority shareholder, Mars, developing and implementing strategies and systems for Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory compliance.

  • Leading the implementation and maintenance of key certifications (including IFS)

  • Ensuring that our products, on a global level, meet all the legal requirements regarding ingredients and labeling, including health claims.

  • Leading the efforts of supplier and external manufacturing assessments, evaluations and auditing from a quality point of view.

  • Keeping close track of legislative developments and updates, and up-and-coming areas of opportunity within the nutrition industry.

  • Ensuring that the right incident and crisis management protocols are in place for the co-manufacturing and foodspring networks. You support decision making on product disposition and ensuring that relevant corrective and preventive actions are defined and are implemented where needed.

  • Leading our current team of 3, consisting of a Quality Manager, Regulatory Affairs Manager and a Working Student plus any future additions to the department.


What we are looking for:

  • A person with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Food Safety, Engineering or any other related technical field and at least 10 years of relevant experience in food Quality

  • A true leader! At least 5 years of leadership experience is a must. We're looking for an inspiring leader who would love to motivate, grow and coach our talent at foodspring
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

  • An enthusiastic and energetic person, who is open and flexible towards change

  • Someone who is “hands on” and results driven, willing to take over ownership and working in an autonomous way

  • Someone who is comfortable working in a fast-paced start-up atmosphere

  • You bring with you, in-depth knowledge of applied food safety science including mitigation of microbiology, chemical & physical hazards, sensory methods, regulatory compliance and claims management.

  • Deep knowledge of HACCP and food safety & experience with the management of external certifications such as FSSC22000 & ISO9001

  • Knowledge of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs and food law

  • Ideally, you are certified in ‘Lead Auditing’

  • Knowledge of statistics, advanced problem solving and Six Sigma methods

  • Someone who is at least business fluent in both English and German. This is a must!


We can offer you the following:

  • You will have a high degree of creative freedom for you to develop your own knowledge 

  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making channels, a great deal of freedom in your work 

  • Really immerse yourself and experience the product – Attend regular product tastings and stay up to date with exciting new releases!

  • Be part of the #foodspring family and Mars! Learn and be inspired from experts, grow with us and help us reach the next level in food innovation.  

  • You will benefit from a professional and highly motivated team – create value and have an impact to our great product and attractive consumer brand  

  • Competitive salary

  • Modern and cool office space in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin.  

  • Free Gym, Health Food, Fitness Events & Product Vouchers 

  • Your future starts now – the position is available immediately


Make an impact Apply now!

If you have any questions, please email the team at jobs@foodspring.com. For more information about us as an employer have a look at our career page: https://www.foodspring.de/en/jobs. 

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