Vacancies at FOSS

General Manager in Suzhou, China

Published: 2019-12-20
Building 1, 6 Louyang Road SIP

Per Sonne Sørensen
+45 2761 6813


Do you want to support our endevours? Are you energized by the thought of leading an important production site in China, ensuring high quality production based on an understanding of customer needs?

Then this is your opportunity, as our current General Manager is returning to FOSS Denmark.

The job

As our new General Manager, you will be leading one of currently two production facilities for our growing business. Based in Suzhou, China, with direct reference to our Senior Vice President for Quality, Production & Supply Chain and as part of the Q&PSC management team, you will head an organisation of app. 180 employees. You will be overall responsible for an interesting and diverse operation, working on a broad variety of areas covering production, quality, finance, logistics, sourcing and product engineering.

As an enthusiastic leader, you will set the future direction for our production site, fostering motivation and cooperation, while continuously developing the organization. You will do this in close collaboration – and across organizational boarders – together with departments in FOSS Denmark (R&D, PE, QA, Production, Sourcing, Logistics), suppliers and other stakeholders.

Primary tasks

As our new General Manager you will:

  • Exercise inspirational leadership     
  • Ensure close coordination and cooperation with global functions
  • Secure ontime delivery of quality products
  • Continue our development based on lean principles and data
  • Ensure continuous improvements throughout the value chain


We are looking for a mature leader with extensive operational knowhow, preferably with previous experience of living abroad with your family. To succeed as General Manager, we expect you to have an academic educational background – probably within engineering. You have solid leadership experience, including experience leading through leaders as well as experience running a production facility in a lean environment with a high level of technical complexity. It is equally important that you have a strong business understanding and experience in how to engage and motivate an organization.

As you will be heading a site covering many business areas, we expect you to have insight on how to run a full operation with all operational and support functions/departments.

Lastly, it is a prerequisite that you speak and write both Danish and English.

Personal skills

With the overall aim of continuously developing the organization, you are an ambitious, committed and passionate leader with focus on both quality and results. You promote cooperation and ongoing communication, and identify yourself with values such as honesty, accountability and integrity.  

Since you will collaborate with a large number of stakeholders across multiple functional areas, both locally in Suzhou and across borders, and most notably with colleagues in FOSS Denmark, it is crucial that you are open-minded and a good networker. You have outstanding collaborative skills and are culturally curious, wanting to merge the best from Danish and Chinese cultures.

We offer

An exciting job in an international, innovative and highly succesful organisation. We are market leaders and very proud of the solutions we provide to the customers, assisting them in improving their performance.

Applying for this position would provide you, and perhaps your family, with a unique professional and cultural experience, with the possibility of experiencing life abroad. We offer a competitive expat package.

We have a high employee satisfaction and an informal working culture with focus on content and results, where a good sense of humour 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 contact Senior Vice President for P&SC, Per Sonne Sørensen, at or on +45 27 61 68 13.

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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