Vacancies at FOSS

Project Sourcing Manager

Published: 2022-09-07
Production and Supply Chain
Nils Foss Allé 1
3400  Hillerød

Martin Melskens
+45 4820 8178


Do you have solid technical insight, sourcing experience and great business acumen? Then we have an exciting job opportunity ready for you.


At FOSS, we are proud of contributing to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We provide analytic solutions solution that add value to our customers by improving the quality and output of their food and agricultural production. It guides our work and describes the very essence of FOSS and the purpose of what we do.


This is a unique opportunity for you to join our Project Sourcing team as a Project Sourcing Manager, being an important part of our NPD (New Product Development) Projects. You will be responsible for selecting suppliers for our new analytical solutions, linking R&D with Production - navigating in a diverse mix of creative R&D engineers and process-oriented supply chain colleagues.


Welcome to Global Sourcing

We are part of P&SC (Production & Supply Chain), responsible for obtaining cost efficiency and implementing LEAN sourcing solutions. P&SC aims to meet our customers’ needs for global analytic solutions by providing a scalable and total cost focused supply chain. Our Global Supplier Portfolio are driven to deliver the right quality of components and sub-assemblies, on-time and at a competitive price. Supplier Relationship Management are key and long-lasting Partner/Supplier relationships are handled in a professional and respectful manner.

Global Sourcing works with tactical and strategic sourcing for our high-end analytical solutions.

FOSS has a high mix & low volume assembly production based on a wide selection of categories, e.g. mechanics, optics, electronics and chemistry. You will be one of five Project Sourcing Managers representing Global Sourcing in our NPD projects.


You’ll play an important part in our New Product Development Projects

NPD Projects are executed according to our business adapted Stage Gate Model. The project teams work closely together to refine and develop new analytic solutions from a wide range of different core technologies. Project Sourcing drive many value adding tasks in our project, among other thing we secure early supplier involvement of carefully chosen suppliers, builds a solid supply foundation and support a successful transition from NPD towards running production.


You will join the projects early in the concept design phase and actively contribute to the unity of project goals, technology and commercial aspects while being responsible for:

  • sourcing and supplier selection in the development stages
  • a transparent and optimized component cost
  • documenting procurement data for new components in SAP ERP
  • developing our supplier platform in collaboration with relevant Category Managers
  • maturing the supply chain for running production


Are you technically sound and have sourcing experience?

To successfully handle the above responsibilities, we imagine that you may have:

  • Solid sourcing/procurement experience
  • An engineering or other relevant technical background
  • High level of business acumen
  • Experience working within NPD projects/Project Management
  • SAP ERP and Microsoft Excel experience


In addition, you are a skilled communicator with excellent coordination skills, who thrives in a committed team. The job will benefit from you being structured, extrovert and proactive, as well as having the ability to manage many different types of stakeholders.


Ready to join us?

By joining FOSS, you will be part of an innovative environment with a variety of opportunities for career development. Being a global market leader within our field of business, you can look forward to a challenging job, where you will work across multiple business segments and functions. We have a flexible work-life balance, well-being is essential, and your competent colleagues are always keen to help.



Kindly send your application via the link below. If you have any questions regarding the job, you are welcome to contact Head of Project Sourcing, Martin Melskens, via mail – mcmm Please note that we only accept applications via the link below. We will review the applications on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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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