Vacancies at FOSS

Talent & Leadership Partner

Published: 2019-11-04

Michael Almer
+45 4820 8166


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 2030 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 that sounds like something you would like to get out of bed for every Monday morning, then read on.

Do you want to participate in delivering on our business strategy?

Our main job in HR is to help FOSS succeed with the strategy. One key element is talent management and leadership development and by joining us, you will drive this. We are also globalizing, standardizing and upgrading our core processes and services. Further, we work with a broad range of areas and responsibilities, ensuring delivery of effective and high quality services to the organization.

Primary responsibilities

We are looking for a Talent & Leadership Partner to join our Global HR team which is based at our Innovation Center in Hillerod, Denmark. It is a newly created position. Our focus the coming years is to deliver strategic talent management and leadership development activities and we need your help to take the leap forward.

You will report directly to the Senior Vice President of HR and in the role, you will define the blueprint for our approach to talent management and leadership development. However, the main responsibility will be to bring it to life. You could for example be working on programs for leader and general manager talents. This will support our current works with developing and maintaining our internal pipeline for critical positions. We imagine that you will take on this project with great energy and that you will thrive on working on all aspects of it.

You will work on both development and delivery closely together with business leaders, HR partners and HR around the world.

What does it require?

To be successful in the role, we expect you to have a good mix of up-to-date L&D expertise, stakeholder management skills and hands-on approach to implementation.

As it is a newly created position with many stakeholders involved it is important that you thrive establishing new relations and prioritize collaboration, both within HR with your colleagues and throughout the organization. You have a positive mindset even when challenged and people enjoy working with you. You need to be energized by what adds value and is effectful and care less about fancy “wrapping”. We are looking for someone with a pragmatic approach and a drive to get things moving.

We expect you to come with relevant experience from a similar position or from consulting.  Your education background could be a Master’s in Business, Learning, Psychology or related field (or equivalent experience). You have solid project management experience that you can tap into ensuring a professional and smooth process when designing and implementing initiatives.

Business language is English, so we expect you to speak and write English at an advanced level. It is an advantage if you also speak and write Danish. However, it is a requirement that you hold a Danish work permit.

Daily life within the FOSS HR team

We are a team of dedicated HR employees in Denmark, Poland, Hungary and China working with all aspects of HR – from employer branding, recruitment, leadership development to labor law, and Comp & Ben. We are looking for a candidate who wants to be part of a great team with high motivation and cooperation, where two days never look the same. 


To apply for the position, please send your application by using the link below. Note that we only receive applications via the link. We conduct interviews on a regular basis, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the position or the process, you are welcome to contact HR Business Partner Charlotte Ott on +45 48208155

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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