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.

R&D Project Controller

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 analyzed on a FOSS instrument, so improvements and developments we make can truly make a global difference.

Do you want to create transparency in R&D projects, ensure project cost budgeting and tracking, project consequence analysis and monthly reporting? Are you looking for the next step in your career?

We are hiring a successful R&D Project Controller for our fast growing headquarters in Hillerød, Denmark. - and this is a unique opportunity for you to really make your impact in a company in rapid growth.


The Position

The position is a central part of our R&D Project organization where we want to enhance our economic performance by creating a business and commercial oriented organization. Your stake in this will be to work with budget controlling of projects through making monthly reporting and analysis to ensure that goals will be achieved.

You will work in close cooperation with our team of Program Managers, Project Managers and colleagues from many departments including Finance, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Production and Customer & Sales Support.

Being an excellent communicator is essential for your success in this role. In your previous job(s) you have learned to master the art of communicating numbers and data even to non-financial people. Another one of your strengths is to keep deadlines and work under pressure while still ensuring near-perfect quality in your work. In addition, you are motivated by meeting daily challenges and discovering new ways to optimize processes and tools.

You are able to transform complex analyses to easy-to-understand recommendations to the Program and Project Managers.


Primary tasks

As our Project Controller, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform, control and consolidate R&D / NPD analysis incl. to develop new tools, processes and reports to support R&D / business decisions
  • Deliver monthly financial reporting to R&D organization on project economy, overall NPD portfolio and individual projects
  • Act as a project controller, participate and support to establish and maintain project business cases in product development projects
  • Deliver substantial ad hoc support within project, business or financial controlling / analysis to R&D, SVP and project managers



Our ideal candidate comes with a degree in Business, Finance Economics or similar, as well as a min. of 5 years’ experience working with project controlling and knowledge product costing.

To succeed in the job as Project Controller you must have a good understanding within key business processes to support business development decision.

We expect you to be a MS Office super user, especially in Excel, and to have a good knowledge of SAP.

Strong project management knowledge will be an advantage. It is a prerequisite that you are fluent in Danish and English and have a Danish work permit.


Personal skills

We are looking for an ambitious, proactive and detailed orientated colleague with a good flair for numbers.

You are analytically strong, can work independently, and are capable of taking responsibility for your assignments and meeting deadlines.

You are an excellent communicator and are motivated by new challenges.


We offer

You will be able to shape this position as you go, since it is a new position.

You will be taking on a challenging job in an international and innovative organization: we are market leaders within our field and very proud of the results we deliver.

At FOSS, we value our employees and believe in cooperation, in straightforward communication and in setting clear objectives to achieve our goals.

You can expect to enter a great working place where you can bring your ideas to the table and make a real difference, and where work-life balance and flexibility are valued.



Please send your application by using the link below. 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 Senior Manager, R&D Services, Tom Carlsen by mail or on +45 4020 8787.

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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