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Student Assistant – Production & Supply Chain

Published: 2021-11-01
Department
Production and Supply Chain

Contact
Srdjan Gluhovic
+45 60216980


Country
Denmark

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 a student assistant 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:

  • 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.
  • Maintain & improve the P&SC SharePoint site.
  • Performing various administrative routine and service tasks.

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.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is studying within the field Operations Management, Production, or Supply Chain Management at CBS, DTU, IT University or similar. You have minimum 1.5 years left before graduating. You are used to working with MS Office and MS Excel. VBA programming is an advantage, and knowledge of LEAN, Six Sigma tools and MS Visio is a plus. Fluency in Danish and English 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.
  • Are open-minded, self-motivated, and friendly, with a sense of humor.
  • Willing to learn, reflect on feedback and try to improve.

We offer

As student assistant, we expect you to work approx. 60 hours per month. We offer flexible working hours at the factory site. 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.

Application

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 Srdjan Gluhovic: sgl@foss.dk.

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

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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