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Program Manager to lead hardware development

Published: 2018-10-15
Department
R&D

Contact
Christian C Bürger
+45 2761 6938


Country
Denmark

Do you want to use your leadership and project management skills to head a small team of project managers and run exciting product development projects?

Join a rapidly evolving company dedicated to developing smarter ways to ensure high food quality. Here, you get the freedom to shape our future hardware development together with a highly skilled team.

“You will get a pivotal role as you take the reins on our hardware product development as well as the pipeline and road map in our dairy segment. It is one of our largest and most important segments,” explains Vice President for R&D HW Programs Christian C. Bürger.

 

The Job

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

To keep up with demands, we are now looking for a new program manager for our Research & Development department at our HQ in Hillerød. Here, you will work closely with 6 other R&D managers each managing their own segment.

 

Primary Tasks

You will be responsible for overall program management of leading edge instrument projects from system design to successful market launch. The projects are governed directly by 2 project managers, and you will ensure highly ambitious project execution according to quality, time, scope and budget. You will report to the VP for R&D HW Programs as you:

  • Lead and coach your team of 2 project managers – with time, you can get the strategical responsibility of our electronics group
  • Create clear road maps and pipeline specifications for your team
  • Carry out direct project management of selected individual instrument projects which typically last 1-2 years
  • Make sure that we incorporate commercial aspects and a customer-centric approach in our product development

 

Qualifications

You thrive working in cross-functional teams and know how to facilitate, inspire and coach your team. Your success will depend on being outstanding in program and project management of integrated product development from system design to market launch. Moreover, you:

  • Have a strong technical and strategical knowledge with a scientific degree in electronics, mechanics, physics or similar relevant education
  • Have strong communication skills, and probably also commercial experience, and are aware that our key priorities are developing and delivering solutions that cater to the needs of our customers
  • Are fluent in English as well as Danish
  • Have a Danish work permit

 

Personal skills

As a person you enjoy the possibility of both working with a strategic long-term perspective as well as diving into the technical details guiding, coaching and supporting team members when needed. Your approach is agile and result oriented with an ability to execute.

You are energetic and persistent with the ability to lead cross functional project teams staffed with people who have different skills and views. People enjoy working with you, because you are inspiring, have a positive mindset and are constructive even when you are challenged and deadlines are tight.

You have strong communications skills and can motivate your surroundings. You probably also have commercial experience and are aware that our key priority is developing and delivering solutions that cater to the needs of our customers.

 

We offer

At Foss, you will get to work with the newest and most advanced technologies, and you get ample opportunity to put your mark on the solutions we come up with together.

“We value strong teamwork to create innovative and intelligent solutions, which is why you will be collaborating closely with your highly skilled colleagues from Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Production, Customer & Sales Support and Digital Business. It is very dynamic and you should really look forward to that,” explains Christian.

 

Application

Send your application through the link below. We would love to hear from you sooner rather than later.

For further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact Vice President for R&D HW Programs Christian C. Bürger at ccb@foss.dk or by phone +45 2761 6938.

All applications for posted positions are welcome. They will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief.

  

FOSS

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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