Head of Product development / R&D - Tracheostomie (f/m/x)


Nieder-Olm, DE

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Germany



To strengthen our team, we are looking for the next possible date for a


Head of Product development / R&D - Tracheostomie (f/m/x)


Job Specifications


This is a highly exposed position where the future incumbent will get the opportunity to work with all the different departments in Atos Medical such as Marketing, Commercialization, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Manufacturing, etc. The responsibility for the team includes new product development from design, specification, prototyping, testing and preparation for manufacturing. The Head of Product development / R&D (f/m/x) will spend most of his time on leading, developing and motivating the individuals of the team.




  • To lead a diverse team of 13 people including R&D Engineers (Senior and Associates), Design Control Specialists, Usability specialists, and one middle manager.
  • To support and challenge your team in the technical matters.
  • Be responsible for the HR processes, such as salary negotiations, people development, performance reviews etc.
  • Be overall responsible of the technical file, from the R&D viewpoint, towards authorities in the case of audits.
  • Contribute to the management team of Innovation (Global R&D in Atos Medical) with technical, leadership skills and a growth mindset.
  • Stakeholder management to ensure the goo flow in the innovation projects (stakeholders within process Development, marketing, RA, etc).


The team is formed by R&D engineers that have a wide profile and today cover several aspects of the projects, Design Control and Usability specialist.




Atos Medical is looking for a experienced Leader personality within the Medical Device industry. Most probably, the future incumbent has worked in R&D or another innovation-supporting area, has deep knowledge of the international standards and regulations of medical devices and has at least 5 years of experience leading people.


Even though our candidate made the choice to step away from the deep technical work a couple of years ago into a leadership position, he/she/x still feels confident in his technical knowledge. This is crucial for the position since the future incumbent will be having high impact throughout the organization and since our candidate will be leading and mentoring highly skilled, technical professionals in his own team.


Next to the technical expertise especially modern leadership skills, a “can-do” attitude and an agile mindset will be the key for success.


  • Relevant education like a Bachelor’s- or Master’s degree in Engineering, Science or similar
  • 5+ years of experience from Medical Device industry as a leader (preferably within R&D)
  • Great communication skills and ability to build strong networks with colleagues and stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Ability to prioritize and take decisions
  • An understanding and interest in the business side of the company
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work on site 3-4 days a week (Nieder-Olm)


Out offer:


  • A secure and responsible workplace
  • Idea management, freedom to help shape processes and work independently
  • A welcoming culture and structured induction programme 
  • A friendly working atmosphere and colleagues who treat you as equals
  • Becoming part of a successful team in an innovative family business with short decision-making processes
  • Active promotion of your professional and personal development through internal and external training programmes
  • Active support with healthcare through an established company health management programme (GEMA)
  • Flexible working time models and the option of mobile working
  • Company events, free parking and much more.


Have we aroused your interest?


Take the first step and apply on the careers page of our website www.tracoe.com by clicking on "Apply now".


Seit der Gründung vor mehr als 60 Jahren hat sich Tracoe Medical als führender Entwickler und Hersteller von Tracheostomieprodukten etabliert. Im Jahr 2021 haben wir uns mit Atos Medical zusammengeschlossen, dem weltweiten Marktführer in der Laryngektomie-Versorgung. Heute umfasst unser Portfolio innovative Produkte für die Laryngektomie- und Tracheostomieversorgung, die das Leben von Menschen mit einem Halsstoma erleichtern.



Wir wissen, dass ein großartiges Kundenerlebnis neben erstklassiger Produktentwicklung auch klinische Forschung und die Schulung von Fachleuten und Patienten erfordert. Deshalb sind diese Aspekte zentrale Bestandteile unserer Mission.


Als globale Organisation mit etwa 1400 engagierten Mitarbeitern vertreiben wir unsere Produkte in mehr als 90 Ländern. Wir bleiben unserem Ziel verpflichtet, das Leben von Menschen mit einem Halsstoma zu verbessern, während wir stetig wachsen.


Seit 2021 ist Atos Medical Teil der Voice and Respiratory Care Division von Coloplast A/S.