Director, Test & Analysis


Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark

Do you thrive in the delicate interplay between science, laboratories, compliance and people management? And do you have the drive and the leadership competencies to ensure a well-functioning professional laboratory – being the fundament for testing of the medical devices that we bring to the marked?  


Then join us in our mission to make a difference for people with intimate health care needs! You will do this by setting directions for how we operate in our laboratories and leading specialists and technicians in the execution of development and verification tests, enabling us to provide evidence for new medical device performance.


“In this role, you’ll get the chance to work on both a strategic level in setting the direction for the future of laboratory medical device testing, while also working closely with your leadership team on improvement projects and day-to-day task,” explains, Lisbet Rankløve, Vice President, Test & Characterisation.


Welcome to Test & Analysis 
At our HQ in Humlebæk, Denmark, you will join and get to lead our highly competent Test & Analysis team. Here, 4 Team Managers and around 50 employees mainly laboratory technicians work with securing the laboratory set-up and processes, the equipment qualification and maintenance as well as the execution of tests in relation to materials, mechanical features, and pre-clinical testing, including microbial, chemical, and in-vitro model testing. As the Environment, Health and Safety is an integrated part of our way of working, you will be the overall responsible for this area too.


Test & Analysis is an integral part of Test & Characterisation organization within R&D. In Test & Charaterisation, all R&D test capabilities are gathered, and we set the standard for our new medical device testing processes and develop new test methods and in vitro models. We are also responsible for ensuring that our test methods are adequately verified and implemented globally in Coloplast. 


“You’ll also be part of our Test & Characterisation management team, here we set the strategy and develop the entire area. Our ambition is to provide reliable evidence done in a scientific, innovative, and compliant way – to provide the best solution to our users, to do so we as leaders needs to nurture a climate of technical creativity, great collaboration, and continuous improvements,” says Lisbet. 


Develop the area, the team and the laboratories 
As our new Director, you will have a pivotal role in securing well-functioning and professional laboratories in R&D. This will involve overseeing laboratory process compliance, metrology and equipment functionality, laboratory test execution, and ensuring environmental health and safety compliance. Beyond the laboratory, you will be crucial in building strong internal and external networks, fostering collaboration, and driving innovation across the organization.


As we deliver into the Coloplast R&D project portfolio, your responsibilities extend to resource allocation, timely project deliveries, and cross-functional support for product launches and pipeline fulfillment. Additionally, to ensure that we can remain frontrunners in our field, you will be overall responsible for securing the right competences, capabilities and capacity in T&A to support the upcoming R&D project portfolio.


Finally, together with the leadership team, you will have to proactively contribute to the overall improvement and development of Test & Characterisation, while also contributing to Test & Characterisation strategy development and execution within Test & Analysis. 

Experienced leader from the med-tech or pharma industry
It’s crucial that you have strong motivation for and experience with leading and developing leaders. You understand that leadership is much more about support and dialogue than anything else and you believe that going to work has to be fun and inspiring. You thrive with networking and stakeholder management, meaning that cross-organisational cooperation comes natural to you. Also, you are not afraid of challenging the status quo and having data-based dialogue with your colleagues.


Furthermore, we imagine that you:

  • Hold a degree within e.g. chemistry, pharmacy, engineering or life science combined with several years of experience from the med-tech or pharma industry.
  • Preferably have profound leadership experience  
  • Preferably have experience in the medical device industry from relevant areas such as product development and/or technology development. 
  • Have a solid understanding of quality, equipment and information management related to a R&D laboratory 
  • Have experience and knowledge about the whole development process of medical devices from ideas to authority approvals. 
  • Are fluent in written and spoken English


If you would like to know more about the position, please call Vice President, Test & Characterisation, Lisbet Rankløve on +45 49 11 14 70. We will take candidates into the recruitment process continuously, so do not hesitate to apply.




Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 16.000 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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