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Program Manager – Instrument Development

Headquartered in Hilleroed, Denmark, FOSS is an international family-owned company providing analytical equipment that helps to improve production processes and product quality in food, agricultural and other industries. 

Would you like to take responsibility for strategically developing and managing a portfolio of complex instrument development projects? And do you want to be part of an innovative world leading international company?
If so, this is your opportunity to become part of our growing R&D Department, more specifically the Instrument Development management team, and be responsible for the project portfolio within the area of Raw Milk Testing.

Instrument Development is a central part of the R&D Department and we are responsible for driving projects from concept to launch. This is a challenging and fun task often consisting of inventing new solutions with talented colleagues across the company striving to make a difference and deliver successful cutting-edge instruments to our customers.

The position 

You will be one of seven Program Managers each in charge of one of our strategic segments. As Program Manager for Raw Milk Testing you will be responsible for both overall program management as well as lead projects of high technical complexity. The project teams consist of a variety of highly skilled technical team members from many different areas such as mechanical and electronic engineering, software, chemistry, micro biology, optics etc., as well as cross functional team members from Sales and Marketing, Production, Logistics and Service. In addition, you will be responsible for managing a competent group of 5 mechanical staff.
This will provide you with the opportunity of both working at a strategic level as well as being part of the exiting process of developing concrete solutions. We are therefore looking for a new experienced Program Manager with the desire to make a difference and help us deliver successful projects on time and budget.

The candidate

To be able to fulfill this role we expect you to have:

  • A strong technical background with a scientific master in mechanics, electronics, physics or another relevant education
  • Extensive experience in both program and project management of all phases of instrument development from system design to market launch, preferably leading cross-functional teams
  • Sound experience as people manager

As a person you enjoy the possibility of both working with a strategic long-term perspective as well as diving into the technical details guiding, coaching and supporting team members when needed. Your approach is agile and result oriented with an ability to execute.
You are energetic and persistent with the ability to lead cross functional project teams staffed with people who have different skills and views. People enjoy working with you, because you are inspiring, have a positive mindset and is constructive even when you are challenged and deadlines are tight.
You have strong communications skills and can motivate your surroundings. You probably also have commercial experience and are aware that our key priority is developing and delivering solutions that cater to the needs of our customers.
Lastly, it is a requirement that you have a Danish work permit.


Send your application using the link below. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Program Director, R&D, Tom Carlsen at or by telephone: +45 4820 8787
We encourage you to apply as early as possible, as we review applications on an ongoing basis.
All applications for vacant positions are welcome and will be 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.
We look forward to hearing from you.


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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