Manager, Food Safety

We are looking for a qualified and highly motivated individual to support our work in food safety at the Department of Food Safety, Research and Innovation.

FoodDrinkEurope represents the European food and drink manufacturing industry. Made up of 291,000 businesses and 4.6 million employees, the food and drink industry buys 70% of all EU agricultural produce and is Europe’s largest manufacturing industry.


Working in close cooperation with colleagues of the Department, the successful applicant will:

  • Monitor and analyse food policy developments at EU level, provide concise and technical reports to members and draft industry positions in the area of food safety;
  • Organise technical committee meetings, including the drafting of preparatory documents, liaising with member companies and associations, ensuring the follow-up of meetings etc.;
  • Assist members with ‘day-to-day’ questions related to EU food safety policy;
  • Communicate to internal and external audiences;
  • Coordinate FoodDrinkEurope’s contributions in other fora, such as Codex Alimentarius.


  • Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, toxicology, food technology, food science or related areas;
  • 2-3 years of experience in EU Regulatory Affairs on similar topics, ideally within an EU institution, European trade association, or consultancy.
  • Comfortable and experienced with EU technical legislation on food safety and scientific publications (e.g. EFSA reports);
  • Thorough understanding of the EU decision-making process;
  • Fluency in English. Additional EU languages would be a bonus.


  • Genuine interest in the food industry;
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in multicultural teams;
  • Ability to multi-task, well-organised, and detail-oriented;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

What we offer

We provide a permanent contract with a competitive salary package that includes benefits such as health insurance, meal vouchers, pension scheme and more.

The workplace location is the vibrant city of Brussels. Please note that we can only consider candidates already legally allowed to work in the EU.

FoodDrinkEurope strives to become a more inclusive organisation and rejects any type of discrimination.

We are looking for the best talent, regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, colour, age, national origin, religion, disability, marital or parental status, or any other parts of one’s identity. We value diversity, also in backgrounds and in experiences, and a work environment where everyone can perform at their best.

How to apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter (both in English) by email to (Attention: Dr Rebeca Fernandez, Director Food Safety, Research and Innovation). Deadline for applications: 30 April 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will not be able to acknowledge all applications received.

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