Vacancies at FOSS

Production Line Manager

Published: 2021-03-24
Production and Supply Chain


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

We are looking for a new colleague to be part of the plant management team for the total of app. 150 employees who are all dedicated to optimizing quality, service and cost within the FOSS Production & Supply Chain.

You will refer to the Plant Manager and be responsible for a production line counting app. 35 employees organized in smaller production teams assembling and testing instruments. You will primarily work in FOSS’ Hillerød plant but will also have to collaborate with our plant in Suzhou China.

The position

As Production Line Manager you will set clear and challenging goals for your employees. Your focus is on leadership and daily operations to constantly improve quality, optimization of the production line, safety, delivery and cost together with your team. You are the driving force in securing alignment both inside your department and towards other functions. You lead, empower and develop your technicians and assembly operators and ensure updated work processes. A certain amount of employee administration must be expected.

As FOSS manufactures complex products in low volumes, seasonal variation is common and adds to the challenge of managing capacity balancing agile delivery and LEAN manufacturing. In collaboration with the Plant Manager, you will ensure implementation of the manufacturing and capacity strategy. In doing so you will be closely supported and challenged by our planning and production excellence team.

Planning sets the pace, and you deliver capacity, competencies and commitment to fulfil the plan. You effectively level the work and create continuous flow. You optimize efficiency, eliminate waste and ensure compliance to processes and standards. Quality assurance/improvements when introducing new products into production in collaboration with the NPI department

You facilitate board meetings, learning and practical problem solving ensuring LEAN living.

What you bring

You probably have a degree within Engineering/Operations Management, a very strong technical background and a proven strong management experience (min. 3-5 years of experience) incl. talented at creating high performing teams as well as collaborating across the organization.

Experience in LEAN manufacturing is a must and a formal LEAN certification is considered an advantage as well as good knowledge of ISO9001, ISO14001, ESD, and ATEX.

You are computer literate and strong in business systems such as SAP and Microsoft Office. Since FOSS is a global organization, it is a prerequisite that you are fluent in Danish and English.

About you

To be successful in this position, you should be able to inspire, motivate & lead people. You are good at listening and handling conflicts; you want to understand the problems and you take pride in paving the way so your team can deliver the results.

People knowing you would recognize the following characteristics:

  • Robustness, executing well and within deadlines in a busy and dynamic environment and can be calm in stressful situations
  • Dutiful, able to work independently, and not afraid to take responsibility
  • Flexible mindset able to adapt to changes and setbacks constructively
  • You follow up on the decisions that are made and take responsibility for the outcomes
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

We offer

You will join an innovative company that is a world leader in its field. We are very proud of the solutions we provide for our customers, and you can expect to join a great team, with highly motivated and skilled colleagues.

You will get an interesting and challenging job, where you will be part of an international atmosphere, working with people from all over the world on a daily basis. We credit independence and fact-driven decisions, and there are great opportunities to bring your ideas to the table. We focus on a meaningful job with development and career opportunities.

Some teams work on evening-shifts (14-22) and you can expect to cover part of the evening shift 1 day a week, when necessary.


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.

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.


FOSS contributes to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We make it our business to build analytical solutions, which add value by improving food quality and optimising production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimise the use of food and agricultural resources by enabling customers to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste, better quality, bigger yields, and more optimal use of raw materials. Always at the forefront of analytical technology development, FOSS provides a range of analytical solutions from laboratory to at-line and in-line solutions, across industries from dairy to grain and meat. FOSS provides instruments and solutions to the world’s 100 largest food companies and for more than 60 years, FOSS has been innovating analytical technology. FOSS was founded by Nils Foss in Hillerød in 1956. We are a family-owned, global company and our products and services are sold all around the world. FOSS employs more than 1,500 highly qualified people worldwide.

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