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Team Manager for our Tool Shop


Espergærde, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark

Do you want to head up a team that develops new pilot equipment for our innovation projects in a fast-changing R&D environment? 
Take the next step in your management career and work front and center on the development of new products and their manufacturing processes – and be part of improving the quality of life for people with intimate health care needs around the globe.
Welcome to our Pilot Plant 
At our Pilot Plant in Espergærde, Denmark, you will join 240 colleagues. 45 colleagues are in Unit Process and Prototyping and work to develop machines, process and components for new Coloplast products and technology. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure a smooth volume production when the new products are produced in Hungary. 
Out of your 45 new colleagues, you will lead a team of 16 skilled workers who all do their bit to support the projects regarding fast process testing, calibration and toolshop facilitation. Your team is used to working in a dynamic environment, often moving across work groups and new product projects, so they will be able to give all the input needed to create best practice. 
“You’ll also join a great management team alongside 2 other managers, to use each other as sounding boards on everything – from health and safety to people management,” says Anders Virring, Head of Unit Process and Prototyping, Pilot Operations, R&D Pilot.
You secure optimal operations and motivate your team
As our new team manager, you will lead your team of 16 colleagues who work on day shifts. You will be responsible for ensuring optimal operation of one or more value streams, ie. volume manufacturing and/or projects. You will contribute to improving and optimizing our pilot machines as well as documentation, CE-marking including safety risk assessment.
Specifically, you will:

  • Motivate and develop your team and ensure great collaboration
  • Coordinate resources according to sickness, holiday, etc., creating and aligning operation plans with other team managers at Pilot Plant. 
  • Ensure that our toolshop facilities match the demand from R&D – both including innovation and quality.  
  • Take part in setting targets for continuous improvement and learning curves in projects
  • Ensure continuous development of the team and facilitate collaboration with the rest of the Pilot Plant

“If you come from a traditional production environment, you’ll experience a different, more dynamic atmosphere here. We work with constant change so we can act on our findings and secure learning. To us, that’s what development is all about,” says Anders Virring, Head of Unit Process and Prototyping, Pilot Operations, R&D Pilot.


Experience with hygienic, high-quality production 
As a manager, you are ambitious on behalf of your team, and you understand complex correlations and find solutions. You know how to foster good collaboration and ensure the space and setting for your team to perform in a busy environment. Also, you thrive working in an ever-changing setting.
Moreover, we imagine that you:

  • Have 3+ years of experience with working in a production environment, preferably with medical equipment or within the pharma or the food industry
  • Have a degree as an engineer or marine engineer.
  • Have a few years of management experience, managing, developing and motivating employees
  • Are fluent in Danish and English

If you would like to know more about the position, please call Head of Unit Process and Prototyping Anders Grube Virring on +45 4911 2894. We will take candidates into the recruitment process continuously, so do not hesitate to apply. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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