Senior Vice President to lead Research & Development at FOSS.
At FOSS, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope you are too.
A rapidly growing world population means that the global food production will have to increase by 60% by 2030 to meet demand. We want to continue to come up with smarter ways to make the best and most sustainable use of agricultural resources. Around 80% of grain and 85% of milk traded on the world market is analysed on a FOSS instrument, so improvements and developments we make can truly make a global difference.
If spearheading an innovative and passionate R&D team with a global purpose sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, then read on.
About the position
The SVP for Research & Development is part of the FOSS management group, works out of Hillerød, and reports directly to the CEO. As the SVP for R&D at FOSS, you will lead our R&D department currently consisting of more than 300 employees located at four R&D hubs around the globe. FOSS is on a steep growth trajectory these years, and the R&D department is set to expand significantly over the coming period - a process you will lead.
You will inherit a legacy of more than 100 patents and 20 world’s first solutions, as well as a very exciting pipeline of development projects up for launch within the coming years.
In this position, it is vital to be able to drive development and innovative thinking. You must encourage development using existing technologies, as well as the exploration of new technologies. With the fast advances within digitalisation and AI, having a strong digital mind-set will be a key asset. In addition, the courage to operate in undiscovered territory and a general belief that any problem is just a riddle waiting to be solved will prove beneficial. You must be able to expertly motivate your team and manage stakeholders across the organisation as well as externally, and set the direction for future research and development at FOSS.
For any further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact CEO, Kim Vejlby Hansen, on KVH@foss.dk or SVP HR Michael Almer on MCAL@foss.dk. Send your application through the link "Ansøg", sooner rather than later.
All applications are welcome. They will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, who you love, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.
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. Through analytics, FOSS adds value to customers by improving food quality and optimising production, from raw material to finished product.
By turning measurement into information, FOSS enables businesses to run intelligent, data-driven productions with less waste and bigger yields. FOSS helps food and agricultural producers limit the number of human errors, and scale their business faster and smarter. Nils Foss founded the family-owned company in Hillerød in 1956. Today, FOSS employs 1,400 highly qualified people worldwide and had consolidated sales of DKK 2.2bn in 2017.
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