Business Development Project Manager

Published: 2017-08-28
Business Development


Do you have the drive and abilities to make a strong positive impact at FOSS?

We are looking for a Business Development Project Manager to join our ambitious Business Development team. You will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for your segment as well as the next generation of innovative FOSS solutions sold worldwide.

About the position

As Business Development Project Manager, you will be part of the global Business Development team responsible for developing FOSS’ strategy and market offerings within a specific segment. The work includes developing the next strategy, strategic projects for Group Management, new product development and product lifecycle management. We work in close collaboration with customers, R&D, Global Marketing and Group Management. Your job will be to bring together multiple people and perspectives to drive the direction of your segment. The primary location will be at the FOSS Innovation Centre in Hillerød, but the job requires app. 25 days a year of travelling with the majority allocated to customer visits.

Primary tasks

You will be responsible for one of FOSS’ core segments where you will be the key driver of the segment’s strategy, new product development and project creator for front-end innovation projects. As Business Development Project Manager, you will be chairing a cross-functional Industry Strategy Team with participants from Global Marketing, R&D and Customer & Sales Support. Business Development also works as an internal management consulting unit providing Group Management with analytical support.


You have a Master’s degree within Economics, Business or Engineering with a business perspective or similar. You have 2-3 years of experience from a business development role in an international company, management consulting, corporate finance or similar. Experience within the food and agricultural industry or the analytical industry will be an advantage. Experience within process solutions, after sales and digital business will also be considered a plus. In order to link market strategies with commercial solutions, you should have strong commercial understanding and interest in innovation & technology. We expect you to have an excellent analytical toolbox and communication skills.

Personal skills

You are ambitious, curious and want to make a difference. The ability to build positive relations and communicate clearly to stakeholders throughout the organization is very important to succeed in the job. You are able to take the lead, voice your opinion and challenge in constructive ways. You must be confident in your own ability to move projects forward and deal with hurdles along the way. You thrive with responsibility and have a talent for collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and subject matter experts.

We offer

We offer a challenging job in an international and innovative company that is growing rapidly and is a world leader in its field. You will get the opportunity to work with the most advanced technologies, together with highly skilled and ambitious colleagues in strong teams and cross-functional projects. You will report to the Head of Business Development but also have contact with the SVP’s and CEO on an ongoing basis.

Development opportunities

Your development is important to us and feedback & personal development plans are key tools to ensure your success as well as results. Every Business Development Project Manager is assigned one of our Senior Business Developers as mentor. Business Development has a strong career development track-record with several team members having moved on to senior positions in FOSS e.g. VP for Customer & Sales Support, Head of Market Management and General Manager for one of FOSS’ Sales & Service Subsidiaries. In Business Development, we have a concept called “Extended Business Trip” where you get to work abroad on a strategic project for 3 months to support a General Manager or a regional VP. This is a great opportunity for professional and personal development by getting closer to customers while strengthening your understanding of the daily challenges for a Sales & Service Subsidiary.


Please apply as soon as possible by attaching your CV, cover letter and transcripts. Remember to include transcripts and grade point average (GPA) on your CV for each education/degree. The application deadline is September 28th but we conduct interviews on an ongoing basis. In case you have questions, please contact Head of Business Development Kasper Thorsager Jakobsen at +45 60 21 69 88

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, family status, age, or religion.


FOSS is the world’s leading producer of innovative analytical instruments that monitor and control food quality. We provide solutions that improve customers’ business by running a sustainable and profitable operation while helping deliver high quality products for consumers.

We live in a world with a fast growing population and to meet the growing demand for food, the global food production will have to increase by 60 per cent by 2050. The world’s population is becoming wealthier and the global middle class is growing, which create new food demands. This means the food producers need to find smarter ways to make the best use of our valuable resources and to eliminate food waste. At FOSS, we have the know-how to help companies address these global trends and turn them into opportunities – in a way where sustainability and good business go hand in hand.

The family-owned FOSS Company was founded in 1956. FOSS headquarters are based in Hillerød, Denmark and development and production takes place in Denmark and China. FOSS products are marketed and sold through a global network of sales subsidiaries in 30 countries. FOSS employs around 1,400 highly qualified employees worldwide.

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