Plant Director

Plant Director

FOSS Analytical A/S

FOSS creates world class solutions for the agricultural industry, supporting the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources. It is a company driven by a strong sense of purpose, and our knack for innovation has brought a number of first-of-their-kind technologies to market throughout the company’s 66 year-long history. We come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources, and to help eliminate food waste, and we pride ourselves in a first-class service organization.

We are looking for a Plant Director to take things from great to outstanding – assisted by a large team of highly skilled and committed managers and employees working with a holistic and people-oriented mindset. If you thrive on the production floor, ensuring timely high-quality production while having an eye for optimizing processes, this is a rare opportunity for you to take responsibility of leading a production facility of innovative solutions.

Due to a strong and continuous growth, the production is outgrowing its current facilities. As it is a corporate strategic decision to continue production in Denmark, a new production site will be ready in Frederikssund in 2025. The process of designing and transferring the current production into the new top-modern facilities will require heavy involvement from the entire Production & Supply Chain (P&CS) team and especially the Plant Director.

Be part of our Production & Supply Chain

As Plant Director, you will be leading the main production facility. With direct reference to our Senior Vice President for P&CS and as part of the P&SC management team, you will head an organization of about 150 employees through four Line Managers as well as a Material/Planning Manager.

All functions within the factory will fall under your responsibility – from daily purchasing, assembly, and test of high-technological products to pick & pack of the finished goods. You will be a vital contributor to support the continuous growth we are experiencing.

An exciting challenge with a great team

While continuing the development of a knowledgeable management team and exercising inspirational leadership, you will be responsible of planning, organizing, directing, and running optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations.

You will be the main driver in developing and implementing the manufacturing and capacity strategy as well as ensuring a high-performance team with the right competences and tools. Further, you will continue the development and implementation of the LEAN concept to improve current state to match future requirements in production and to ensure that P&SC deliver quality solutions on-time at a competitive price.

What we expect from you

You have an educational background in Engineering or Business Management and possess a proven record as Plant Manager or similar from highly technical companies.

To be successful in this role, you need to come with strong management and change management experience and need to know your way around the various business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, and resource allocation.).

We expect you to be familiar with industry standards and to have the necessary understanding of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory, documentation, processes, and procedures. LEAN is key to success and both practical experience and certified LEAN training is a must in this position.

Since FOSS is a global organization, it is a prerequisite that you are fluent in both Danish and English and you are computer literate with a strong skill set in Microsoft Office and preferable also have experience with SAP.

How to apply

The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Senior Consultant Thorsten Andersen on tel.: +45 61 20 28 03 or Senior Research Consultant Patrick Veirum on tel.: +45 30 31 14 55. Please submit your application and CV as soon as possible, if you are interested. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

About FOSS

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 optimising production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimise 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 more than 1,500 highly qualified people worldwide.

Please visit our website to learn more about our company, our products, and our core values.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Reference: 2220.441
Workplace: Hillerød
Company: FOSS Analytical A/S