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Quality Lead Fruit & Vegetables

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries providing high-quality, fresh products to our customers with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat.

As we continue to expand our operations, we are seeking a passionate and experienced quality lead to build an international team of fruit and vegetable quality control specialists in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Join us in our mission to deliver the highest quality products and redefine the grocery shopping experience for our customers!

Quality Lead Fruit & Vegetables


Your responsibilities

As the Quality Lead for Vegetables and Fruits, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that our customers receive the best products. You will be responsible for implementing and maintaining quality control procedures throughout our supply chain, from sourcing to delivery. This role requires strong attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a deep understanding of product quality standards.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and implement quality control processes for vegetables and fruits, including inspection criteria, sampling procedures, and quality assurance protocols.
  • Conduct regular inspections of incoming products shipments to assess freshness, quality, and compliance with specifications.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to establish and maintain quality standards, resolve quality issues, and ensure compliance with food safety regulations.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of our products suppliers, providing feedback and guidance as needed to improve quality and consistency.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including buying, operations, and customer service, to address quality-related issues and implement corrective actions.
  • Train and educate team members on quality control procedures, product specifications, and best practices for handling and storing products.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, developments, and emerging technologies related to products quality and food safety.

About you

  • Master’s degree in Food: Food Quality Management, Food Technology, Nutrition and Health, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in a managerial role within a grocery / retail environment with a focus on fruit and veg
  • Strong knowledge of produce quality standards, grading systems, and industry best practices.
  • Experience with food safety regulations, HACCP principles, and GMP standards.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to identify and address quality issues effectively.
  • Proven leadership abilities, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members to achieve excellence.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Fluent in English - Dutch, German or French is a plus
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel in the Netherlands, Germany and France


Please apply via our careersite:, or send your resume to to [email protected].