Vacancies at FOSS

Student Assistants in Production and Supply Chain at FOSS

Published: 2020-08-06
Production and Supply Chain

Christine Fisker

Steffen Gertsen


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 the demand. We want to come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources, and to help eliminate food waste.

We provide you with the opportunity to put your theory and analytical skills to good use in a global and exciting company with deep roots in high-technology instruments by investing your spare time in a dynamic and transformational work environment in Production & Supply Chain (P&SC) at FOSS.

We are looking for 2-3 student assistants to join our Production & Supply Chain department in Hillerød. We have global responsibility for the operational supply chain in FOSS from procurement and production to logistics and distribution consisting of daily operations and both local and cross-functional projects. The job offers the opportunity to relate theory to practice in optimizing the supply chain as well as routine tasks updating KPIs, maintaining documentation and ad hoc assignments

Primary tasks

You will be reporting to one of our managers within P&SC depending on your profile and interest, but will have close collaboration with the other student workers within P&SC.

Several of the following will be your primary task depending on your profile and interest;

  • Performing various administrative routine and service tasks
  • KPI reporting on a weekly & monthly basis
  • Data extraction, analysis and simulation related to one or more areas of P&SC
  • Maintaining material & system settings
  • Documenting Standard Operating Procedures supporting LEAN living
  • Analysis on daily operations and as input to P&SC projects

We strive for you to be part of one or more projects, and you will be given the opportunity to engage in tasks like: value stream mapping, practical problem solving, documentation of existing or developed processes, providing input from theory/studies etc.


The ideal candidate is studying within the field of Production or Supply Chain Management at CBS, DTU, IT University or similar. You have minimum 2 years left before graduating. You are used to working with MS Office like MS Excel Modelling & VBA programming is an absolute advantage, and knowledge of LEAN Six Sigma tools and MS Visio is a plus. Fluency in Danish is mandatory.

Personal skills

To be successful in this position, you have a positive and easy-going personality, and enjoy interactions with colleagues across the organization. You are described as someone who naturally connects and establishes trust. You are good at listening, want to understand the problems and you take pride in paving the way so your colleagues can deliver the results.

 People knowing you would recognize the following characteristics:

  • Well-developed analytical skills & a structured approach to work and problem solving
  • Robust and self-driven, executing well and within deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • You reflect on feedback and continuously try to improve

We offer

As student assistant, we expect you to work approx. 60 hours per month. We offer flexible working hours. You will be joining a dynamic and ambitious team, working to improve our Production and Supply Chain. We aspire to offer a fun and rewarding working environment, where you can expect to work together with highly motivated and skilled colleagues.

We offer a small but solid community for P&SC student workers for both professional and social sparring and activities. It is a challenging job in an innovative company that is a world leader in its field, and we are very proud of the solutions we provide for our customers.


If you are interested in the position, please send your application and CV by using the link below. Note that we only receive applications via the link. We conduct interviews on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible. For further information, please contact Christine Fisker: or Steffen Gertsen:

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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