People Manager for our Product Engineering team
Nils Foss Allé 1
Janick Elleholm Jensen
+45 3054 3680
FOSS is an international company that develops analytical equipment and solutions for food, agricultural and other industries. In a global world with a growing population, there is an ever-increasing demand for safer food, production that is more efficient and less food waste. As a global market leader, we have the expertise to help companies to ensure this.
Welcome to R&D Hardware
Here we are responsible for developing mechanics and electronics for our analytical instruments and we have many world class solutions in the field and exciting new projects in the pipeline that require state of the art hardware solutions. We are looking for a People Manager for our “Product Engineering” team which is a department focused on our existing portfolio as well as smaller projects. The area cover disciplines of both electronics and mechanics.
The R&D Hardware department comprises of more than 60 developers and makes up for about 1/4 of the R&D organization in FOSS - and we are growing.
As People Manager for “Product Engineering” in R&D Hardware you will take on the responsibility for 5 people, as well as drive prioritization and planning for all request for updates on our released instruments plus smaller projects related to released products. This prioritization will be done in collaboration with the product managers and our customer segments to ensure we have the right focus. You must have a balanced interest and experience in mechanical/electronics development as well as people development in an agile context. This could e.g. be from a similar position in product engineering or from a PTA department.
You will need to plan continuously and evaluate when help is needed from the rest of the organization.
Further, the team is responsible for continuously overseeing and improving the ECM process. This way we continuously get better at linking R&D with Sourcing and Production and get the benefit of our work and updates to our customers. We have production facilities both in Hillerød, Denmark and in China.
As we create state of the art products, this means a high focus on system uptime, robust mechanics in combination with food product.
Your daily work will be at the FOSS innovation center in Hillerød Denmark, with only few traveling days per year.
Apply now if you can subscribe to the following qualifications:
- Experience with team management of a smaller team
- Strong competencies in stakeholder alignment as you will have a broad range of contacts
- Structured and good at planning
- Overall knowledge of mechanics and electronics
- A good people person who knows how to maximize the output value while keeping a fun and thriving work environment
- Understand ECM process and workflows from R&D to Production
- Experience from manufacturing industry
- Experience with processes for evaluating customer and internal cases
Developing your employees is an important success criteria in this role. Therefore you enjoy providing support, coaching, training, and career direction to others. Product Engineering is a smaller team, hence there will be a balance between people management and project management.
You must be an open person, as we believe the best solutions come from teamwork. People respect you, and like to work with you, because of your ability to set directions, a personality that invite for teamwork and allow for room to let people evolve. You possess great communication skills and can communicate complex concepts in a concise manner. You master the art of simplicity, and you promote continuous improvement to the way of working for you and your team.
A challenging job, in an international and innovative company, that is small enough for you to get high influence in the job, and big enough for complex development and career development. We have a flat and informal company culture and an open-minded and collegial spirit. The size of our company allows for independent, dynamic, and fast decisions, and you will have the opportunity for constant learning through new projects, technologies, teams, and market opportunities.
FOSS have a solid record of continued business growth and a strong business strategy for an exciting future journey. We anticipate increased hardware development with plenty of opportunities for personal growth.
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.