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Team Lead with Data Science Background

Do you thrive making other people grow? Do you have experience with Big Data and Machine Learning? And do you want to contribute to ensuring better food quality for a growing population being part of driving the digital transformation in FOSS? Then you might be our new Development Team Lead.

You will join FOSS Digital Business, which is a newly formed business unit with the mission to ensure FOSS transition into the digital domain by providing value adding digital services to our customers.

The team consists of 15 professionals, who bring our digital services and analytics to live in close cooperation with our global food & agri customers, marketing and product management.

The job

You will be “the playing coach” being people manager for 6-10 developers who are responsible for building our knowledge base within Data Science. You will be a part of the Development team management, reporting to Head of Development.

Daily operation runs in a ‘Lean Startup’ model and we use Scrum as our development framework. Teams are self-organizing and empowered to make decisions and ensure transparency.

Primary tasks

  • Setting the scene for the tools and methods used for data analytics, building strength and knowledge to ensure successful implementation of data based services.
  • People management - yearly appraisals, performance evaluation, coaching, setting development goals/plans, etc.
  • Project management - drive clarification of new ideas in the early stages.
  • Being an active sparring partner in your team.


The candidate we are looking for has

  • A background in Data Science, with heavy knowledge about Data Analytics and Machine Learning.
  • Solid knowledge about ‘cutting edge’ cloud technologies for Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.
  • Prior experience with leading people in a ‘servant leader’ manner.
  • Project management, facilitation and great communication skills.

Personal skills

As a person, you are self-driven with a natural sense of urgency, you can motivate others, you are outgoing and work in a structured manner. Since you will work with a number of different stakeholders it is important that you are a team player with excellent communication skills.

You are curious about people and like to make others grow. You keep yourself updated with the latest trends and technologies. You are a fast learner and have excellent system overview. You are skilled in your area of expertise and you expect the same from your teammates.

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.

At FOSS we develop and manufacture analytical solutions for the food and agriculture industries. Our solutions help to ensure food quality and safety throughout the food production chain and optimize the use of limited natural resources. FOSS is the established market leader and a company in strong and healthy growth based on exports.


Send your application using the link below. Applications are reviewed daily so if you are interested in the position and hold the required qualifications, please send us your application today. If you have any urgent questions regarding the position, please contact Head of Development, FOSS Digital Business, Jacob Bodholdt on Due to summer holiday, you may expect longer response time. Please note that we only accept applications sent via the link below.  

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, family status, age, or religion. 


FOSS is the world’s leading producer of innovative analytical instruments that monitor and control food quality. We provide solutions that improve customers’ business by running a sustainable and profitable operation while helping deliver high quality products for consumers.

We live in a world with a fast growing population and to meet the growing demand for food, the global food production will have to increase by 60 per cent by 2050. The world’s population is becoming wealthier and the global middle class is growing, which create new food demands. This means the food producers need to find smarter ways to make the best use of our valuable resources and to eliminate food waste. At FOSS, we have the know-how to help companies address these global trends and turn them into opportunities – in a way where sustainability and good business go hand in hand.

The family-owned FOSS Company was founded in 1956. FOSS headquarters are based in Hillerød, Denmark and development and production takes place in Denmark and China. FOSS products are marketed and sold through a global network of sales subsidiaries in 30 countries. FOSS employs around 1,400 highly qualified employees worldwide.

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Location Hillerød

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