Supplier Quality Engineer
Kasper Thorsager Jakobsen
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´.
We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) to join our team. Experience with Quality Management Systems (e.g. APQP, PPAP) and supplier audits will be considered an advantage.
We are working in a challenging environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues in multidisciplinary projects. If you have experience from a similar position, have a can-do attitude, would like to contribute to a developing quality organization, can embrace continuous improvements and if you enjoy interacting with diverse sets of stakeholders, then you may be our new colleague!
FOSS develops and produces state-of-the-art instruments for analysis of milk, meat, grain, wine and more. Our instruments combine sophisticated flow systems and mechanical features with state-of-the-art electronics, optics and software.
As a SQE, you will be part of the Global Quality team, which consists of two SQE’s in Denmark and five SQE’s in China on the supplier quality side. The Global Quality organization also includes Product Quality Engineers, Incoming Quality Control and New Product Introduction technicians. The SQE’s continuously ensure quality and performance of existing products and new products under development in R&D.
You will be responsible for supporting suppliers and R&D projects. This will include New Product Introduction, performance management with focus on achieving supplier quality KPI’s and continuous improvements in production.
Furthermore, you will be an active participant in Design for Manufacturing (DFM), assist with selection and approval of suppliers in close cooperation with Global Sourcing and plan and execute audits at local and global suppliers.
- Participate in R&D projects to secure DFM in new solutions before the products are released for final production
- Collaborate with key stakeholders in FOSS across departments
- Support the Global Sourcing team with measuring and planning of improvements of quality of existing and new FOSS suppliers
- Cooperate with our suppliers to develop and improve quality and production processes
- Solve quality issues
- Be the technical support internally and externally
- Execute audits and supplier assessments according to future plans
The SQE team has extensive experience with mechanics, primarily mechanical machining, sheet processing and aluminium casting. Therefore, experience with optics, electronics, electro mechanics and/or chemistry to supplement the current skillset will be considered a plus.
Ideally, you have experience with Quality Management Systems e.g. APQP and PPAP to support the ongoing development and professionalization of the Global Quality organization.
Education background could be various e.g. production technologist, quality management or other. You should expect travel days to visit suppliers. It is a prerequisite that you are comfortable speaking and writing English.
You are resolute and persistent when ensuring that quality issues are solved and implemented correctly into FOSS’ instruments. 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 value honest and direct communication, and have a positive outlook on life.
We offer a challenging job in an international, innovative and highly successful company that is growing rapidly. We are market leaders within our field and very proud of the results we deliver.
At FOSS, 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. Our work is based on trust and working in teams, and you can expect to enter a great working place where you can bring your ideas to the table and make a real difference, and where work-life balance and flexibility are valued.
We value our employees and believe in cooperation, in straightforward communication and in setting clear objectives to achieve our goals.
Send your application by using the link below. Note that we only receive applications via the link. For further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact Global Quality Manager, Kasper Thorsager Jakobsen, +45 6021 6988.
We conduct interviews on a regular basis, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.
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.