Product Safety Expert (m/f/d)

The Kalle Group is a leading manufacturer of industrially produced casings for sausage and meat products as well as other foods. Another business area is the Kalle sponge cloth for household applications as well as various industrial and medical purposes. The key to success of the company founded in 1863 is innovation. Every day around 1.800 employees create value through innovation. Today, Kalle holds several hundred patents and continues to work tirelessly on the future of the industry.

Since 1997, the company based in Wiesbaden has more than quadrupled its annual turnover. In particular, the value-added segment, further internationalization and the expansion of the business with functional ingredients are key pillars of Kalle's strategy. In doing so, the company wants to profit from dynamic market growth, especially in the emerging markets, and thus continue its more than 150-year success story.

For our department "Research and development" we are looking for a

Product Safety Expert (m/f/d)

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitor state and regulatory developments (proposed and promulgated rule making, notices, etc.), trends (regulatory and intra-company), and assess impacts on regulatory requirements on Kalle products manufactured domestically or imported in the USA/EU
  • Expertise food contact and food laws/import/export laws with focus on EU and North America
  • Provide regulatory support and guidance for North/South America and EU Operations and applicable Business Units in the marketing and safe use of Kalle products and Kalle trading goods
  • Respond to internal company requests and external customer request for regulatory and product related information and documentation
  • Develop Product Safety systems and procedures for new or modified product requirements. Develop safety bulletins and other specialized literature pertaining to product safety and compliance
  • Training of employees
  • Supervise contractors/consultants to accomplish tasks for regulatory and other corporate activities involving Kalle products/Kalle trading goods
  • Responsible for product safety assessments of raw materials, finished products produced by Kalle group and trading goods
  • Liaison with business leaders within R&D, Business Development, Sales, Production and other regulatory staff in the product development process
  • Represent Kalle to customers, suppliers, regulatory agencies on matters of product safety and compliance
  • Participate in corporate ISO audits and other company audits, as needed

Experience and/or Educational Requirements:

  • Master/Ph.D. Degree in Sciences
  • 3 to 5 years of regulatory affairs, product safety or product stewardship related experience
  • Expert knowledge of EU/US food and food contact laws
  • Knowledge of ISO Management Systems (ISO 20000)
  • Communicates effectively both orally and written; detail oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good computer and database skills; Word, Excel, Adobe
  • Multi-tasker
  • Fluent English and German language skills

We offer:

  • Interesting tasks
  • Varied and unlimited contact with the financial and social advantages and benefits of the collective agreement in the chemical industry (e.g. 30 days annual holiday, annual special payment, holiday pay)
  • The possibility of participating in the long-term-account-model
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free employee-parking-spaces
  • Discounted membership of the fitness center
  • Canteen

We look forward to receiving your application by e-mail, concluding your salary requirement and earliest starting date. Please send your application to


Frau Eleni Stergiou
Tel: +49 (0) 611 / 962 - 8902

Frau Nadine Lorke
Tel: +49 (0) 611 / 962 - 8900


Kalle GmbH
Rheingaustr. 190-196
65203 Wiesbaden