Vacancy: Product Owner (FSSC)


As Product Owner, you will be responsible for giving focus to the development of FSSC’s software platform for its 25,000 customers worldwide. This platform

  • Stores all vital quality- and certification data
  • Provides market insights
  • Provides possibilities to share data between producers and suppliers in a secure way

You will be the representative of the stakeholders and the voice of the customers, communicating with the external development teams.

Your key tasks as the Product Owner:

  • Define, prioritize and validate software requirements through User Stories
  • Participate in team demonstrations, sprint planning and retrospective meetings
  • Manage a divers and complex network of international stakeholders
  • Drive Agile software development sprint goals and content

You will report to the IT Manager Hent van Oijen.


The Foundation FSSC is an organization with a mission: to provide trust and deliver impact to the consumer goods industry.

FSSC 22000 is a food safety certification scheme specifically targeting the food, feed and packaging manufacturing sectors as well as catering, retail, transport and storage services. To achieve its mission, FSSC is continuously working on the improvement and innovation of its food safety management system FSSC 22000,

FSSC has issued more than 25,000 certificates all over the world, including for many premium brands and retailers. FSSC employs 25 professionals, some working from the Netherlands, the rest from other places around the world. To support the ongoing growth of this internationally recognized organization, we are looking for a Product Owner who can contribute towards improving Food Safety worldwide.


Knowledge and skills

  • Preferably a master’s degree in IT management
  • 5+ years’ experience as Product Owner in software development
  • Experienced with stakeholder management, priority setting and budget control
  • Proven leadership
  • Team player and independent worker in a growing international organization
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Preferably knowledge of, or experience with, auditing / certification
  • Affinity with FSSC’s values and culture


FSSC offers

  • A position for 0.8 FTE and can therefore be combined with a family, education or partial self-employed assignments.
  • The possibility of a long-term relationship, while offering flexibility with regard to the contract form.
  • A solo position in which you have a lot of room for your own initiative. Colleagues work with pleasure and strong commitment.


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