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Program Manager – Hardware Development

For our fast growing headquarters in Denmark we are hiring a successful R&D Program Manager to master hardware product development as well as pipeline and roadmap strategy in our world leading Dairy segment.

The position

The position is a central part of our R&D department and together with six other R&D Program Managers each of you will manage one of seven strategic product segments. As an R&D Dairy Program Manager your responsibilities are overall program management of leading edge instrument projects, R&D product segment representation as well as Dairy roadmap and pipeline specification and control. Direct involvement as Project Manager in selected individual instrument projects is part of this position. 

You will work in close cooperation with highly skilled colleagues from many departments including Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Production and Customer & Sales Support.

Primary tasks

You will be a very active participant in defining and setting the R&D scene for the Dairy products roadmap. Parallel with this your primary responsibility will be to ensure highly ambitious R&D project execution within your segment. As manager you will be responsible for a number of projects governed by R&D Project Managers as well as projects that you are controlling in person. You will also be a part of the R&D Program Management Team which in vital ways are adapting our structure to match our aggressive growth.


  • Your success will depend on being outstanding in program and project management of integrated product development from system design to market launch, preferably leading cross-functional teams.
  • We expect your educational background to reflect our demand for strong technical and strategical knowledge with a scientific degree in electronics, mechanics, physics or similar relevant education. 
  • You must be fluent in change management with the added ability to facilitate, inspire, coach and support in the best of manners and in all situations.
  • You have strong communications skills and know all your stakeholders. 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. 
  • You are a dedicated team player.

It is a prerequisite that you are fluent in Danish and English.

We offer

We offer a challenging job in an innovative company that is a world leader in its field. You will get the opportunity to work with the most advanced technologies. FOSS has a flat organizational structure. Thus, you will work closely with several managers.


Send your application by using "Apply here". Note that we only receive applications via the link. We hold regular interviews, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. For further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact Vice President for R&D HW Programs, Christian C. Bürger at or by phone +45 2761 6938. Please note that we only accept applications sent via "Apply here".  

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 color, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.  


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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