Production and Supply Chain
FOSS is very proud of contributing to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We provide analytics beyond measure to add value to our customers by improving quality and optimizing food and agricultural production. It guides our work and describes the very essence of FOSS and the purpose of what we do.
If you aspire to apply LEAN and digitalization to Warehousing and become an important part of optimizing the quality, service level and cost in FOSS supply chain, while insisting on making tomorrow better than yesterday, and if you possess natural talent for both management and leadership - then read on.
Join us as Warehouse Manager for Production and Supply Chain
FOSS is the world’s leading producer of innovative analytical instruments that monitor and control food quality. We are market leaders and business is continuously growing. We want to improve and optimize our customer service level and our productivity via LEAN methodologies, and streamline operational logistics from inbound to outbound at our plant in Hilleroed.
The Production and Supply Chain function as a whole has a clear strategy for re-establishing LEAN and introducing digitalization in the production and warehousing at the main site in Hilleroed. This also requires much cooperation with dedicated colleagues working in the Supply Chain development area as well as close cooperation with our local LEAN specialist.
The warehouse provides a vital service as part of the flow in the plant, cooperating on a daily basis with the entire production flow and the global shipping function. You will be the driving force in securing alignment both inside the department and with other functions, building the trust and accountability that lead to great teamwork and high delivery performance and accountability. You will be the driver of digitalization of our warehouse processes and ensure profitability in the daily activities together with our LEAN specialist, the shipping department and the supply chain development project team.
As Warehouse Manager you will lead the warehouse, 26 employees organized in 4 teams: Goods reception, Stock, Pack/Ship and Return center, covering many different processes. Keeping a clear goal and a constructive dialogue by daily planning and KPIs measurements in each team is thus very important. You will also be in charge of our configuration center containing both operators and technicians, testing and configuring products coming from our production site in China. You will join a great team!
An exciting challenge
You run daily business at the warehouse and at the configuration center, improving and developing the flow through LEAN methodologies and digitalization - mainly in our ERP system (SAP). You receive orders and deliver products based on the pull of the customer, while effectively levelling the work and creating continuous flow. Every time improvements are made you maintain and develop you are expected to ensure that the management system and business processes are up to date and compliant in your area.
You have your specified budget and you are expected to ensure that the plan for needed capacity is matching customer needs. Besides head counts and balancing capacity, you have the responsibility for weekly cycle counts focusing on efficient processes as well as minimizing inventory differences. Leadership presence is vital in this job and every morning until noon is dedicated shop floor time where the activities are production board meeting, practical problem solving and a variety of people management initiatives. 25% of the warehouse department works on an evening-shift (14-22), so you can expect to cover the evening shift on a regular basis. Some vital processes are performed on evening shift only (cyclic count for example).
What you bring to the table
You are educated in supply chain management or have a background as a Production Engineer or similar. You come with +5 years experience with management, being able to drive changes. You have experience with implementation of digital solutions in the warehouse (incoming, return center, warehouse, shipping).
You see potential in current processes and hold the ability to humbly challenge and improve existing practices to minimize waste and maximize output and utilization of your area.
You have in depth knowledge within ERP systems, especially the warehouse and planning part of SAP ERP, and you are used to following up on budgets and reporting corrective actions on eventual deviations. LEAN is a significant part of your experience and your cultural mindset. Last, but not least we expect a talent for creating high performing teams!
Who you are
You want to understand and solve problems and you take pride in paving the way for your team, so your department and the company deliver the results. You have a high drive; you are curious and open-minded, eager to deliver results in the right way with a capacity to perform in a fast-paced environment. You are robust and well-rounded within you field, but you also reflect on feedback and continuously try to improve, following up on decisions made and you take responsibility for the outcomes.
The job requires good networking and communication skills since you will work closely with a wide range of teams and people. You strive to setup requirements and goals both for you and your team. You are able to communicate business fluently in English and Danish, the corporate languages of FOSS.
Ready to join us?
You will get a challenging job in an international, innovative and highly successful organization. You will work with the most advanced technologies, together with highly skilled and ambitious colleagues in strong teams and cross-functional projects. You can expect to enter a great working place where you can bring your ideas to the table and make a real difference.
If you would like to apply for the position, please click on the link below. Please note that we only accept application sent via that link. We look forward to hearing from you!
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.