Vacancies at FOSS

Sales Assistant - FOSS France

Published: 2022-07-07
FOSS France
35 Rue des Peupliers
92752  Nanterre Cedex

Christophe Strentz
+33 627614836


FOSS was founded in Hillerød, Denmark in 1956 and today, it is an international family-owned company providing analytical equipment that helps to improve production processes and product quality in food, agricultural and other industries.

FOSS France was created in 1957 and is one of the oldest branches of the group.


You’ll help provide world class support

We are looking for a Sales Assistant to a permanent, full-time position to join our team in Nanterre. As our new colleague, you’ll play an important part of running our business smoothly by helping with the following tasks:

  • Handling daily customer support, e.g. helping with navigation in our webshop or creating or updating customer accounts.
  • Collaborating with Group internal partners in English
  • Preparing and processing quotes for spare parts, reagents and consumables
  • Manage and solve price litigations, standard exchanges, and spare parts returns
  • Handling incoming phone calls and shared mailbox
  • Preparation of proforma invoices for down payment or prepayments
  • Management of lease files set up when payment is done through bank lease
  • Send and share with customers FDS (Security data sheets) or chemical conformity certificates

You will also handle the following tasks within order administration : 

  • Process instruments orders according to technical set up communicated by ISM (Industry Sales Manager)/ PAS (Product Application Specialist)
  • Preparation of deposit request for instrument orders
  • Create « installations service order » in CRM for instrument orders

Finally, you’ll also help with other ad hoc tasks such as archiving documents. 

You will be working in close collaboration with the other Sales Assistants, our service coordinators, our sales, service & finance teams.



To become successful in this role, we imagine that you have a broad technical understanding of Sales processes, from quote to invoicing. Relevant experience could be from food and agricultural industries in a global company, or in any company selling B2B solutions.

It is a requirement that you have basic Knowledge / 1st experience of SAP ERP for SD / MM modules.

It is also important that you have solid verbal and written communication skills in French and English


A team player attitude and service-oriented mind-set will make you fit in well

We are looking for someone who is a strong team player, both within the team and in the entire organization. At FOSS this means that you have a positive attitude, and are passionate about providing World Class Customer Service. Lastly, we believe that an open mind combined with determination would make you succeed.


We offer

A motivating and challenging job in an international relaxed atmosphere with strong focus on successful support execution and change management.

We place emphasis on a high level of own drive and responsibility as well as success as a team. 

FOSS is a global company, and we have a strong cooperation with our colleagues in 2nd line in Denmark, China & the other Sales & Subsidiaries colleagues distributed across the globe.

Being part of the Sales Admin Team at FOSS means that you will be working with super knowledgeable colleagues in a great team atmosphere, and where we strive to be and act as one team – regardless of location, background, and roles.



If you have any questions regarding the position please contact the Financial Controller of Foss FRANCE, Christophe STRENTZ on or +33 (0) 6 27 61 48 36

Please note that we only accept applications sent via the link in this job add. 

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, 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 optimizing production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimize 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 approximately 1,700 highly qualified people worldwide.

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