Vacancies at FOSS

Innovation Engineer to our R&D Innovation Team

Published: 2022-05-09

Kai-Sören Sokolowski
+45 60216924


Come and join our R&D Innovation team - where FOSS innovations are born. FOSS develops innovative solutions which sets the standards within food analysis across the globe, based on strong technological platforms and deep insight into our customers business and processes. 

FOSS has a global outlook and a mission for more sustainable use of the world’s food resources is the key to more than 300 passionate R&D employees. We value strong collaboration with customers throughout the development phase and always seek to co-create with them, to come up with solutions that solve real problems. Innovation can be industry changing or incremental, and consist of adjustments and improvements, which create value for FOSS and its customers.

We are growing, and the R&D organisation will expand significantly over the coming period – come join the journey!

The Job
We are looking for an engineer with solid business acumen to convert business opportunities into tangible and executable solution concepts. You will mature the solution ideas by defining and validating concept specifications through internal and external stakeholder alignment and functional development. You will work in a cross disciplinary team representing all functions of the company to create solutions of true value for our customers.

You will have a big influence in defining your own work, however the most tasks will be centered around the development of a concept:

  • Explore and understand customers’ processes
  • Facilitate cross functional ideation/conceptualisation workshops
  • Coordinate and facilitate technical proof of principle studies to justify new solutions
  • Building of early-stage mock-ups and prototypes
  • Product/UX design – workflows, wireframes, sketching, etc.
  • Define system requirements and document their business impact for later development

The job will require around 20 days of travel a year to visit our subsidiaries and customers.

To be our ideal candidate you hold a relevant Master’s degree in engineering or science. Furthermore, you have:

  • Good technical understanding, collaboration skills and facilitation skills
  • A proven track record in product development and innovation
  • Experience within value co-creation

We expect you to have a few years of relevant work experience. Experience within the food and agricultural industries will be an advantage.

Who are you?
You are passionate about innovation and product development. You are curios and willing to dig deeply into our customers businesses to find new ways to improve their operations. You identify problem and optimisation areas and create holistic solutions with clear business impact.

We expect you to be self-driven and a structured team player, with a get the job done attitude. You are confident communicator and talented at building strong relationships, as you will be working with several stakeholders across all levels of FOSS.

Working at FOSS
We offer a challenging job in an international and innovative company that is world leader in its field. You will collaborate with talented professionals across different field of expertise, and help bring advanced technologies to the market, to bring value to our customers.

Our working culture is based on trust and teamwork. You can expect to enter a great working place where you your ideas will be valued and where there is not long from idea to realisation.

Are you interested?
Send your application and relevant documentation through the link below. Please note that only applications sent through the link will be considered. We conduct interviews on an ongoing basis; therefore, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. If you have any question regarding this position, please do not hesitate to contact Kai-Sören Sokolowski, Head of Project Creation:


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 1,600 highly qualified people worldwide.

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