Vacancies at FOSS

Tactical Purchaser, Global Sourcing

Published: 2021-10-29
Production and Supply Chain

Henrik Jeppesen


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

FOSS Global Sourcing is searching for a Tactical Purchaser to join our team in Hillerød. The function is globally responsible for the strategic and tactical sourcing for our production sites in Hillerød, DK and in Suzhou, China.

As a Tactical Purchaser, you will be the important interface between production and suppliers, and you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the sourcing and supply chain strategies defined by Global Sourcing and according to the overall strategy within P&SC.

You will be reporting to the Director of Global Sourcing.

Global Sourcing is part of Production & Supply Chain (P&SC) and responsible for obtaining cost efficiency and implementing LEAN sourcing solutions throughout the inbound supply chain. We are 15 employees in Hillerød and 7 in China. P&SC aims to meet our customers’ needs for global analytic solutions by providing a scalable and competitive end-to-end supply chain.

The job

As our new Tactical Purchaser your primary tasks will include:

  • Supplier development in relation to Quality, Delivery & Cost performance
  • Daily supplier communication and involved in regular supplier- and Quality Business Review meetings
  • Benchmark activities and negotiations with suppliers
  • Creating and maintaining sourcing master data in SAP and maintaining Frame Order Agreements
  • Supporting engineering changes from a sourcing perspective
  • Involvement in supply chain optimization projects
  • Support daily operations related to delivery and quality issues


We are looking for a new colleague with at least 5+ years of sourcing and procurement experience, preferably with electronic products and components. The ideal candidate has a Supply Chain Management degree (e.g. Engineering or CBS) combined with a technical background and thereby having a good understanding of the whole Supply Chain from a technical perspective.

You are fluent in both spoken and written English and Danish and you know how to deliver precise communication to internal and external stakeholders.

Solid experienced in SAP and Microsoft Office is an advantage, especially handling large data output from SAP in Excel.

Personal skills

Being successful in the position is closely linked to your abilities to establish good working relationships with stakeholders and to perform in cross functional workflows. As a person you are a flexible, self-driven, result-oriented team player with strong commercial and analytical skills. You are structured with a good overview and comfortable with handling different tasks at the same time, as well as being able to work independently with own projects.

We offer

A position where you will be engaged from the start with a broad number of internal and external stakeholders.

You will work in an international, dynamic environment with exiting challenges and opportunities to work in a strong team with focus on performance. At FOSS we value our employees and good cooperation. We believe that cooperation based upon confidence, straightforward communication and clear objectives will result in job satisfaction and good colleagues who help each other. We wish to motivate our employees to take responsibility and have a high influence over their work.


Please send your application via the link below. We expect to conduct interviews on an ongoing basis, so if you are interested in the job, please apply as soon as possible. For further information, please contact Director – Global Sourcing, Henrik Jeppesen, on +45 4060 0582.


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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