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Team Manager - lead your own Pilot Plant Operations team


Espergærde, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark

Do you want to head up a team of operators running new product manufacturing and development projects in a fast-changing R&D environment? 


Take the next step in your management career and work front and centre 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.  100 colleagues are in Operations and work to develop and mature production processes for new Coloplast products and technology. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure a smooth volume production when the new products are made in Hungary. 


Out of your 100 new colleagues, you will lead a team of 25 production workers who all do their bit to ensure a matured, streamlined production process. 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 4 other managers. You’ll share an office and have the opportunity to use each other as sounding boards on everything – from health and safety to people management,” says Lars Kaas Nielsen, Director, Pilot Operations, R&D Pilot.


You secure optimal operations and motivate your team
As our new team manager, you will lead your team of 25 colleagues who work over three 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 optimising our workplace and procedures and document learnings and ensuring the handover to our volume sites in Hungary. 


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 in Pilot Plant Operation 
  • 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
  • Travel up to 20 days a year, primarily to our production facilities in Hungary


“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 Lars.

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 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 Director of Pilot operation Lars Kaas Nielsen on +45 4911 2557. 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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