Vacancies at FOSS

Business controller for global service

Published: 2024-03-07
Nils Foss Allé 1
3400  Hillerød


Are you motivated by making a difference?

At FOSS, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope you are too. Food production is bound to increase immensely in the coming years to keep up with growing populations all over the world – a 60% increase in production by 2050, to be exact.
It is our mission to make sure that our customers, food and agricultural companies around the world, can meet this higher demand without sacrificing sustainable values. To further support this exciting journey, we are looking for a Business Controller for our Global Service function.
You will work onsite at our head office in Hillerød Denmark. It is part of our DNA to always strive to become even better at what we do. Being FIRST is one of our core values, because it is both rewarding and fun.
You will be joining us on an exciting financial journey, where you will get to influence your role as well as develop your skills as we grow and evolve.

A new established role in Finance
You will be part of our Group Business Controlling team consisting of 4 dedicated colleagues beside yourself. Here, we are responsible for the business controlling for all functions of FOSS. The responsibility is split on Supply Chain, Sales, Service, R&D and Marketing.
Doing so, we work closely with the other functions at the head office and our colleagues at our sites around the globe. And you will be working alongside great colleagues, who are always ready to help and share their insights.

Supporting our Global Head of Service, IT, QA and Product Management
Your goal is to ensure an objective financial support function to our SVP for Service, where you assess the proposals and projects and the estimated financial effects. Together with the SVP you are on top of cost management globally. You will be a member of the global leadership team for Service. Your role will be to provide the latest financial status in a transparent and actionable way.

This also means that you are charged with conveying the message of your assessment, making sure that everyone is on board with the complex analysis and numbers.
You will also be a central part in the group performance management. Here you will support our CFO with group analysis, where you give insight and challenge statue que.

Some of your tasks also include that you:

  • Carry out various reporting and analysis that support business optimization e.g., performance management and controlling projects
  • Drive yearly budget and estimate process for this SVP area
  • Support and initiate analyses and processes that ensure a strong cost control, including highlighting risks and handling business cases
  • Assist with the implementation of our strategy and secure the realization of anticipated KPIs
  • Maintain a close and constructive working relationship with our Group Reporting & Accounting, who handles our accounting responsibilities

The tasks are very broad as the Global Service function also consist of Global Quality, IT and Product Management, so the complexity is high.

Partners in sustainable global development
Here, you get the comfort in knowing that your hard work does actual good in the world, as we are continuously working towards supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
To reach those goals, we are actively involved in the UN Global Compact to ensure that we are always on track. We are also members of SEDEX, which means that we allow independent audits of our supply chain every 2-3 years, guaranteeing that we uphold the highest standards in labor rights, health & safety, environmental impact, and business ethics.

People and knowledge
People and knowledge. That has been one of our core values since FOSS’ inception 65 years ago. We are always looking for talent, and we are more than ready to nurture it.
Maybe you are properly looking to perfect your craft or maybe you want to develop your leadership abilities, we have the resources to help you succeed.

Solid stakeholder management skills are key to succeeding in this role. You are good at structuring tasks and keeping the bigger picture under pressure without losing the focus on the details.
You possess a commercial mindset and common sense.
The preferred candidate comes with solid experience from an international company, where you have worked with financial planning and analysis. We expect you to be an experience controller with proven track record. You are a superuser of MS Office and knowledge of SAP is an advantage, but not a requirement.
We expect your professional background to be a master degree/HD within finance. Furthermore, we expect you to be fluent in English since you will work with people across the world.

Personal skills
You are a person with personal drive. You are thorough, possess good cooperation skills, which enable you to establish professional relations. Furthermore, you are process orientated focusing on continuous improvements.

You have a positive, can-do attitude and takes pride in communicating and explaining your own area of expertise to stakeholders and colleagues around you.
Lastly, you need to have a keen interest in technical details as our products are complex and key to our success. Therefore, you need to be curious as well as intelligent.

We offer
We offer a challenging job, in an international and innovative company, that is a world leader in its field. You will get the opportunity to work with the most advanced technology, together with highly skilled colleagues in strong teams and cross-functional projects. You will be part of a truly global organization working closely with colleagues from cultures across the globe.


if you are interested in the position, please apply via the link below. We do not need you to enclose a cover letter, but kindly include a few lines regarding your motivation for applying in the CV. 

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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