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Product Specialist with mycotoxin experience

Published: 2019-08-26
Department
Service

Contact
Charlotte Gylling Krusaa
+45 22495172


Country
Denmark

FOSS is an international family-owned company contributing to the sustainable use of agricultural resources by providing the industry’s best analytical solutions, thereby assisting our customers to improve quality and optimize food and agricultural production.

We are looking for an experienced Product Specialist with mycotoxin experience and technical flair to support FOSS’s activities within Food Safety.

Purpose of the position

You will be giving expert knowledge from a scientific point of view to the business area of mycotoxin analysis within agriculture, food- and feed production. You will also be driving the mycotoxin analysis awareness and knowledge within the FOSS organization.

You will join a team of 14 highly skilled and dedicated people and you will report to Head of Product Management.

Your daily work place will be FOSS Innovation Centre, Hillerød, Denmark, with frequent domestic and overseas travels to global sales subsidiaries, global relevant conferences, distributors and customer locations. You can expect on average 20 travel days per year.

Responsibilities

Internally:

You will drive the awareness and knowledge of mycotoxin analysis inside FOSS and be the center of mycotoxin knowledge within the FOSS organization:

  • Understanding mycotoxins in scientific terms.
  • Knowing mycotoxin prevalence and testing practices.
  • Collecting and sharing mycotoxin related information internally.

We also expect you to drive and conduct studies within mycotoxin analysis, internally or together with external partners. This includes study- and data collection design, data analysis and interpretation and finally communication of results. Write white papers and scientific articles.

You understand and communicate the customer’s pains and gains in mycotoxin testing. Obtaining and sharing pains within general feed and food safety.

You establish a FOSS mycotoxin specialist group of local application specialists:

  • Ensuring local knowledge of mycotoxins and mycotoxin analysis.
  • Arranging regular meetings for sharing latest knowledge and learnings from markets.

Externally:

You will participate and give presentations at international exhibitions and forums, as well as establish contacts to key opinion leaders and universities within the field of mycotoxin analysis.

You will participate in regulatory board work (ISO, AOAC and similar).

Competences

Ideally, you hold a PhD, or a MSc within the biochemistry or analytical chemistry field. Our ideal candidate has deep insights within quality control of grain, food and feed products.

You have proven track record in writing scientific articles, and a strong network among and access to key opinion leaders in industry.

Skills

You have a strategic, commercial as well as an academic mind-set, as well as strong presentation and communication skills.

You have an academic as well as practice-oriented communication approach, and good collaborative and decision-making skills.

You know how to adress complex tasks within the company, and how to motivate and inspire project teams to achieve objectives. You take initiative and are responsive to other views.

People describe you as a solution oriented person, who is effective at handling project showstoppers and at securing of progress.

Want to seize this great opportunity?

Please send your application using the link below. We evaluate applications on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Head of Product Management, Charlotte Gylling Krusaa, at CHAG@foss.dk or +45 22 49 51 72.

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

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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