Vacancies at FOSS

Tactical Purchaser

Published: 2019-04-02
Production and Supply Chain

Rikke Frost Christensen
+45 60864170


Headquartered in Hillerød, Denmark, FOSS is an international family-owned company providing analytical equipment that helps to improve production processes and product quality in food, agricultural and other industries.

FOSS Global Sourcing is searching for a Tactical Purchaser for the EMS & Electronic category to join our team in Hillerød. The function is globally responsible for the strategic and tactical sourcing for our production sites in Hillerød, DK and in Suzhou, China.

Global Sourcing is part of Production & Supply Chain (P&SC) and responsible for obtaining cost efficiency and implementing LEAN sourcing solutions throughout the inbound supply chain. We are 15 employees in Hillerød and 7 in China.


The job

As a Tactical Purchaser, you will be the important interface between production and suppliers and you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the procurement and supply chain strategies defined by Global Sourcing and according to the overall strategy within P&SC.

You will be reporting to the Senior Manager of Global Sourcing.


Primary tasks

• Develop the supplier performance through structured communication with suppliers

• Negotiations with suppliers

• Support Category Managers in preparation of negotiations

• Involvement in Supply Chain optimization projects

• Maintaining frame order agreements

• Maintain supplier portfolio

• Supporting daily operations (call-off) with delivery and quality issues

• Partipate in ad-hoc projects


Qualifications and Personal skills

We are looking for a new colleague with minimum of 4-5 years sourcing and procurement experience within the EMS & Elextronic area.

The ideal candidate is systematic, result-oriented  well-structured, have strong commercial and analytical skills, and a good understanding of the whole Supply Chain.

You are outgoing and like working in teams and have the ability to perform in cross functional workflows. You are very experienced in SAP and Microsoft Office and are fluent in both spoken and written English and Danish.  As a person you are flexible, self-motivated, result-oriented team player, but also able to work independently with own projects.

Has the skills and experience to work with larger data output from the ERP system( SAP).

Good analytical skills with clear structure and the ability to communicate in a clear way.


We offer

A position where you from the start will be engaged with with a broad number of internal and external stakeholders.You will work in an international, dynamic environment with exiting challenges and opportunities to work in a strong team with focus on performance.

At FOSS we value our employees and good co-operation. We believe that co-operation based upon confidence, straightforward communication and clear objectives will result in job satisfaction and good colleagues who help each other. We wish to motivate our employees to take responsibility and have a high influence over their work.



Please send your application via the link below. We expect to conduct interviews from medio April 2019, so if you are interested in the job, please apply as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact Senior Manager – Global Sourcing, Rikke Frost Christensen, +45 60864170.

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 1,500 highly qualified employees worldwide.

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