Vacancies at FOSS

Tactical Purchaser, Global Sourcing

Published: 2023-10-13
Production and Supply Chain
Slangerupgade 69
3400  Hillerød

Dan Stig Jensen
+45 24680001


FOSS Global Sourcing is searching for a Tactical Purchaser to join our team in Hillerød. The position has global responsibility in supporting our production sites in Hillerød, DK and in Suzhou, China. In Global Sourcing, there are 15 employees in Hillerød and 7 in China.

Global Sourcing is part of Production & Supply Chain (P&SC) and responsible for obtaining cost efficiency and implementing LEAN sourcing solutions throughout the inbound supply chain. P&SC supports our customers for global analytical solutions by providing a scalable and competitive end-to-end supply chain.

The job

As a Tactical Purchaser, you will be an important interface between production and suppliers, and you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the sourcing and supply chain strategies defined by Category Managers according to the overall strategy within Global Sourcing and P&SC.

You will be reporting to the Director of Global Sourcing.

Primary tasks

As our new Tactical Purchaser your primary tasks will include:

  • Daily, direct communication with suppliers, negotiations with suppliers
  • Making Frame Order Agreements with suppliers, and agreement management
  • Being responsible for sourcing master data in our MRP system (SAP), such as unit price, lead time, quantity
  • Supplier management with respect to Quality Performance, Delivery Performance & Cost savings, and driving Supplier Development
  • Working closely with Category Managers, organizing, and participating in Quarterly Business Review meetings with suppliers
  • Supporting engineering changes from a sourcing perspective, handling Engineering Change Orders
  • Benchmark activities, and involvement in supply chain optimization projects
  • Assisting Regulatory Compliance
  • Last but not least, supporting production and daily operations with regards to delivery, quality issues, and/or invoices/payment with finance department.


We are looking for a new colleague to work in (but not limited to) these areas: optical components, electrical-mechanical components, and other technical components. All components/spendings are related to direct spendings/production.

The ideal candidate has some years’ experiences in purchasing, sourcing, and/or procurement. You might have a Supply Chain Management degree or engineering degree. You can be a technician with strong experiences from purchasing, or you are with another background but having a good understanding of the whole supply chain and having a passion for procurement.

Experience in SAP and Microsoft Office including Excel, where you are used to working with data from the ERP system (SAP) is considered an advantage.

As English is FOSS’ corporate language, we expect you to have good English skills (oral and written).

Proficient Danish skills is an advantage, but not mandatory.

Personal skills

Being successful in the position is closely linked to your abilities to establish good working relationships with stakeholders and to perform in cross functional workflows. As a person you are a flexible, self-driven, result-oriented team player with strong commercial skills, and you can work independently within your own projects. You are comfortable with handling different tasks at the same time.

We offer

A position where you will be engaged from the start with a broad number of internal and external stakeholders.

You will work in an international, dynamic environment with exciting challenges and opportunities to work in a strong team with focus on performance. At FOSS we value our employees and good cooperation. We believe that cooperation based upon confidence, straightforward communication and clear objectives will result in job satisfaction and good colleagues who help each other. We encourage our employees to take responsibility and have a high influence over their work.


Please send your application via the link below. We expect to conduct interviews on an ongoing basis, so if you are interested in the job, please apply as soon as possible. For further information, please contact Director – Global Sourcing, Dan Stig Jensen, on +45 61900898.


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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