Vacancies at FOSS

NPD Project Manager for the Grain & Oilseed Program

Published: 2023-04-27
Nils Foss Allé 1
3400  Hillerød

Mette Blaabjerg


At FOSS, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope you are too. We are more than 300 passionate employees in FOSS R&D that are on a mission to contribute to a more sustainable use of the world’s food and agricultural resources. Our legacy is to develop innovative solutions that set the standards for analysis of food and agricultural resources across the globe.

We are looking for a New Product Development (NPD) Project manager to lead the development of the next solution for our Grain & Oilseed segment. The project is high on the innovation scale and will take grain quality control to a new level by combining state-of the art technology with artificial intelligence.


The Job

As NPD Project manager you will be responsible for overseeing the development of new products from early concept phase, through the development phase with customer trials, to launch. The NPD project covers the total solution including instrument hardware and software, analytics packages, and cloud-enabled digital tools and services.

You will work with a highly skilled, cross-functional team to ensure that all project deliverables are completed to a high standard, and on time, which includes:

  • Manage customer requirements, user experience and product specifications

  • Project scoping, plan, drive gate deliveries, and manage budget

  • Empower the development team, establish a teamwork based on trust, and make cooperation transparent with the use of agile principles

  • Identify and mitigate risks to the project's success

  • Communicate project status and align priority and mitigation with stakeholders and senior management

  • Be the voice of the project, tying together all functions across R&D, Sales, Marketing, Service and Production, as well as customers, partners and FOSS’ sales and service subsidiaries across the globe

About you

You drive your project with a commercial mind-set and identify problems and optimization areas to create holistic solutions with business impact. You have a strong feel for stakeholder management and know that facilitation and nurturing a good collaboration is important to succeed. We expect that you have:

  • Project manager (3+ years) experience in larger complex organizations and projects

  • Technical/scientific background as Engineer or MSc.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple project streams simultaneously.

As a person you are curios, willing to dig into our customers’ business, or technical fields, and have a passion for innovation.  We expect you to be self-driven and a structured team player and a “get the job done” attitude.


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 professionals 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 a fair amount of travel activity to visit our subsidiaries and customers.


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 questions regarding this position, please contact Mette Blaabjerg, Program Director, via e-mail:

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.



Today, more than 8 billion people around the world are dependent on nutritional food. Tons of food being produced in a million different ways and under varying conditions, creating challenges all the way from field to fork. One of them, obviously, being the effects, it has on climate change. FOSS helps the world’s 100 biggest food companies and more than 40.000 others around the world navigate exactly that with intelligent, data-driven and innovative analytical solutions. We are making sustainability a better business and we’re doing so as global market leader in our field – improving food quality, minimizing food waste, ensuring food safety and securing fair payment.

Join a pioneering and innovative company in the food and agriculture industry. A company on a mission, with offices all around the world and 1.700 talented colleagues from more than 32 different countries.

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