Vacancies at FOSS

Head of Market Innovation

Published: 2022-12-20
Marketing & Front End Innovation
Nils Foss Allé 1
3400  Hillerød


Innovation has always been the foundation of FOSS´ success. A global outlook and a mission for more sustainable use of the world’s food resources is our underlying mission and in center of what we do.

We have a legacy of developing innovative solutions that sets the standards within food analysis across the globe. We build our solutions on strong technological platforms and deep insights into our customers’ business and processes.

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. It is simple: we provide industry-leading solutions to customers around the globe.

The Job

As Head of Market Innovation, you will be responsible for driving forward innovation, extending the market reach of our current products.

Today FOSS offers a range of dedicated analytical solutions serving the Food and Agri industry with high quality, trustworthy data, upon which, big every-day decisions are based, throughout the industry. Our solutions today support applications for settling fair payment, quality management, process optimization, ensuring food safety and supporting the industries rapidly evolving sustainability agenda.

As people manager of the Market Innovation team, you will be responsible for the daily management of a multi-disciplined team of highly skilled food and agricultural scientists. The team is working closely together with industry and academic partners, focusing on data driven transformation towards a sustainable global food production.

Besides technical and scientific sparring, an essential part of your responsibility will be to develop the team’s ability to transform results into strong customer value propositions, in close collaboration with our Corporate Business Development team.


We are looking for an experienced people & project manager with a strong scientific background within food science or agricultural science combined with a strong and proven business acumen.  Preferred candidates’ experiences include

  • Experienced people and project manager with (5+ years) experience working with innovation within larger complex organizations
  • Preferably with strong scientific background (MSc. or Ph.D. level) within food and/or agricultural science
  • Strong business acumen and experience identifying customer value propositions
  • Strong facilitator with a desire to nurture good collaborations


Who are you?
You are passionate about making a difference yourself, and even more so, about enabling a group of passionate employees to do the same. You are curios and willing to dig deeply into our customers businesses to find new ways to improve their operations. You identify problems and create holistic solutions with clearly defined business impact.

We expect you to be self-driven and a structured team player with strong facilitation skills and a “get the job done” attitude. You are a confident communicator and talented at building strong relationships, as you will be working with several diverse stakeholders.

We offer - Working at FOSS

We offer a challenging job in an international and innovative company that is world leader in its field. You will get the opportunity to collaborate with many talented people across different field of expertise, and you will be working with developing advanced technologies to make a real difference for our customers.

Our working culture is based on trust and teamwork, and you can expect to enter a great working place where you can bring your ideas to the table and make a real difference. There will be an estimated 30 days of travel activity, to visit our subsidiaries and customers.

Are you interested?
Interested in joining the team? Send your application and relevant documentation, please use 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 questions regarding this position, please contact Thomas Nikolajsen,, Director, Frontend Innovation

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 is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce. You can help us sustain an unbiased recruitment process by not including photo or age in your application.


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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