Vacancies at FOSS

Senior Project Manager - Take charge of our most critical projects

Published: 2021-07-20


Whichever projects are the top priority of corporate management at any given time, that is what you will be working on. That means cooperating with a multitude of different departments within FOSS, taking the lead on some of our most essential endeavours.

Does that frighten or excite you? If the latter, then keep reading.

“You will work across many different departments in the organisation, such as Finance, Supply Chain, Sales and Services and many more. You are in charge of our most important projects, and as such, you will often be highly visible across these departments and with senior management.” – Bent Blinkenberg Madsen

Welcome to FOSS

At FOSS, we create high-tech analytical solutions for the agricultural and food industries. From our Innovation Centre in Hillerød, you will join Corporate Projects, working in collaboration with Head of Corporate Projects Bent Blinkenberg Madsen. The team, just recently established, is designed specifically to take on the most key projects at FOSS.

Laser-focused on your task

The projects you will manage are cross-organisational and complex. As a result, they require a great deal of focus, and you will often only be managing a single project at a time.

Your projects, though not exclusively IT-related, will usually involve IT elements and will always have strategic or commercial implications throughout the organisation.

“Whether you are overseeing major alterations to our ERP systems, improving our critical data management or implementing new ways of working across departments or systems, you will have the focus to deliver great results.” – Bent Blinkenberg Madsen

Professionally executing important projects

You must be comfortable taking charge of our most critical projects. That is not an easy task. It is not enough that you have worked on projects from time to time in the past – this job requires extensive hands-on experience with project management with a proven track record of excellence in the execution of complex projects.

Managing these cross-organisational projects properly requires you to be an exceptional communicator and collaborator. You must be as comfortable talking with senior management as our operational staff or external partners as you will be interfacing with all the different departments within FOSS.

So, what is the job really like?

You will be part of the 2-man team that takes charge in showing how to complete complex projects within FOSS. You will take on projects, often with a high degree of uncertainty regarding their scope and benefit, and it will be your task to bring these projects to a state where they can be executed effectively. Following that, you will manage the project execution, creating and following up on plans, identifying and managing risks and finding and proposing solutions to possible project challenges.

You will be seen as an expert on project management and will also spend part of your time sparring with and guiding some of the less experienced project managers in FOSS.

“You will have every opportunity to make a difference at FOSS. Through the results you generate, the examples you set and the people you guide and inspire.”– BENT BLINKENBERG MADSEN

Partners in sustainable global development

FOSS is committed to running a sustainable operation – we have been since we began. You don’t just get a great place to work, you get the comfort in knowing that your hard work does actual good in the world. Our tools help make global food production more efficient, but also more sustainable. We are continuously working towards supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To reach those goals, we are actively involved in the UN Global Compact to ensure that we are always on track. We are also members of SEDEX, which means we allow independent audits of our supply chain every 2-3 years to ensure that we uphold the highest standards in labour rights, health & safety, environmental impact and business ethics.

People and knowledge

People and knowledge. That has been one of our core values since FOSS’ inception. We are always looking for potential, and we are always ready to nurture it. Maybe you are looking to perfect your craft, maybe you want to develop your leadership abilities – whatever it is, if you have the potential and the determination, we have the resources to help you succeed.

Our expectations of you

You have made project management the focus of your career. The specific education and industry background is less important to us, but this position does demand a lot from your abilities.

As such, it is:

  • Essential that you have at least 3 years of experience as a full-time project manager
  • Required that you have experience managing stakeholder expectations and desires
  • An advantage if you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree with elements of project management, IT or business understanding
  • A big plus if you have an IPMA-C or -B certification


So, the critical nature of this position has not scared you off. Then you just might be right for the job. If you want to know more about it, then feel free to contact Head of Corporate Projects Bent Blinkenberg Madsen at

Otherwise, click the link below to apply. We will continually review applications, so make sure to send yours as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

We believe in total inclusion. As such, we encourage anyone to apply for the position, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief. We look forward to hearing from you!


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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