Vacancies at FOSS

HR Generalist

Published: 2022-09-12
FOSS North America
6509 Flying Cloud Dr. Suite 130
US-55344  Eden Prairie

United States

Want to join us on a very exciting journey?

FOSS is an international family-owned company providing analytical equipment that helps to improve production processes and product quality in food, agricultural and other industries.

The job

For our sales and service subsidiary in North America, we are looking for a local HR Generalist to support the organization. FOSS North America is FOSS’s largest subsidiary and employs around 100+ employees with a revenue of more than 80 mill. USD. Our office is located in Eden Prairie, MN and you will be expected to work from the office.

FOSS North America has ambitious expansion plans and therefore we need an HR professional to support this journey.

Our leadership style is characterized by openness and a flat organization. The approach is network-oriented, empowering and motivating. We work with a high level of directness and trust – and the employees are expected to assume high level of personal responsibility, integrity and autonomy. As HR professional, you will be the ambassador for this culture. 

Reporting to Global HR in Denmark, you will also be part of FOSS’ Global HR organization counting 20 employees across the globe. You will work close with both the Global HR organization and with the local organization in FOSS North America and you will have a dotted reporting line to the VP for Finance of FOSS North America.

Primary tasks:

In the role as local HR manager, you will work on a variety of tasks, such as:

  • Recruitment and on/ off boarding of staff – we have a global on and off-boarding system, but would love your take on how we make it even better
  • Employee relations and compensation and benefits planning (excluding Payroll and benefits which is handled by Finance)
  • Employee engagement and implementation of the FOSS culture – including overseeing execution of FOSS human resources policies and programs
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Answers employee/candidate questions about HR policies and offerings
  • HR processes – e.g., follow up on the employee engagement survey and training and career development for Sales, Service, and Administration teams
  • Employer branding


We are looking for an experienced HR Generalist with minimum 4 years’ experience within HR. We are looking for an HR colleague who is experienced within various HR disciplines and with US labor law. We have a few employees in Canada, so if you are familiar with Canadian labor law, it's a plus.

Interested? If you can tick below boxes, then there might be a match:

  • You are good at recruitment - if you are used to working with personality profiles it is a plus – otherwise we’ll be happy to train you.
  • You have comprehensive knowledge of HR concepts and principles
  • You are not afraid of learning new systems and you have good organizational skills and problem-solving skills

Personal skills

We are looking for an experience HR Generalist who should be comfortable being proactive and taking initiative. In many cases, you will be first point of contact for employees and managers, and we expect you to come with a high drive and a ‘can-do’ attitude. You need to be ready to handle the many different types of tasks that will fall under your responsibility. We expect you to work with high integrity.

Furthermore, we are looking for a team player who can communicate clearly (written and verbal) with various levels of management, ability to foster teamwork, management skills, great networking skills, and the ability to work independently while still functioning in a team environment.


Send your application using the link below. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Hiring manager, Charlotte Ott on Please note that we only accept applications sent via the link in this job ad.

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 color, race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, 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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