Vacancies at FOSS

Production Planner

Published: 2019-07-22
Production and Supply Chain

Gitte Dahl


At FOSS, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope you are too. A fast growing world population means that the global food production will have to increase by 60% by 2050 to meet demand. We want to come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources, and to help eliminate food waste

If you want to help improve the quality of food globally, if you are excited about planning a high mix/low volume production of very complex instuments while working with accountable colleagues with a systematic mindset, here is a chance to join a winning team where everybody puts personal responsibility into always delivering the result!


The job

We are looking for a Production Planner for our plant based in Hillerød, Denmark. One of the most important aspects you can have an effect on, is that our customers are happy! We have a good delivery performance but with your effort it can be improved.

You will report to the People Manager for Material Support. The employees in the plant produce the spares, preventive maintenance kits and instruments that are part of the Analytical Solutions we sell to business customers. The Plant is organized in small groups with app. 115 employees. The staff is composed of 14 people – 5 in Material Support with planners and purchasers.

Is is a high mix/low volume production of technically advanced High End instruments.

The Value Stream covers processes from goods receipt over assembly and test and all the way to goods shipped including planning and purchase. We operate a LEAN setup and run daily business while continuously improving the way we work. The system is pulled with Kanban so the planner surveys exceptions and contains problems.

Improvements are made, both planned in kaizens and also as part of the everyday job, making small experiments that constantly broaden the team knowledge.

As production planner, you make the plan in coordination with the production managers and confirm deliveries to order logistics. In cooperation with the Material Support team, you secure that parts are available when needed. The high mix, low volume and fairly long life-span offer many interesting challenges for the planners.

Since we export most instruments worldwide and have 25 Sales and Service Subsidiaries, we receive customer orders for many spares and preventive maintenance kits every day.  And it is very important that we meet shipment on time. Here, the planners help with our success by keeping the overview of the situation.


Primary tasks

  • In general and across all tasks you keep focus on the customer.
  • Follow up on customer orders with confirmation of delivery date and release of production orders.
  • Collect and analyze available data to optimize current processes.
  • Attend weekly status meetings in the production groups.
  • Support to production shopfloor if issues occurs. Cooperation with the team that introduces new products to the plant.
  • Play an important role in the cross functional activity of engineering change management.
  • Help improve leadtime and turnover days together with the team.
  • Attend the TWI (training within industry) team and act as shop floor trainer on a daily Basis.


Qualifications and skills

We are looking for at candidate with a proven track record on production planning, and who holds a BSc Degree in manufacturing engineering or similar.

To be successful in this role, we expect you to have experience with MRP systems - preferably SAP. A good insight in planning with multilevel Bill of Materials will be considered an advantage.

The candidate we are looking for is accountable and never rationalizes poor performance. You avoid overplanning – when a plan is in place – you execute. You help other members on the team win – both in the staff and in the production teams. You reflect on feedback and you continuously try to improve.

Only applicants who speak a Nordic language will be considered for the role. Since business language is English, good English skills are also required.


We offer

We offer a challenging job in an international and innovative company that is a world leader in its field, and with more than 1500 colleagues around the world. FOSS has a flat organizational structure. Thus, you will work closely with several levels of the organization across multiple functions.

We are market leaders and are very proud of the solutions we provide to the customers, assisting them in improving their performance. We have a high employee satisfaction and an informal working culture, with focus on content and results, where a good sense of humor is always appreciated.



Send your application by using the link below. Note that we only receive applications via the link. We hold regular interviews, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

For further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact People Manager Gitte Hedegaard Dahl at  or on +45 4820 8479.

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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