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Senior Technical Project Manager for R&D Organisation


Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark

Where do you see yourself in the future? Does working with new product development and innovation come to mind?


Join us to lead global product development projects from start to finish. This is a unique chance to leave your mark on tomorrow’s medical devices and help improve the lives of people with intimate health care needs. In this important role, you will help bring innovation to the market and get complete project ownership while guiding your project teams to success.


Join our R&D organisation
At our HQ in Humlebæk, you will join the Scouting and Project Management team along with 30 dedicated project managers. As part of R&D, we drive and participate in new product development projects within ostomy, continence, wound & skin care, and bowel management portfolios.


With an increasing number of R&D projects, we need more project managers to set the direction for the product development and manufacturing system work streams – from early concepting to design and specification freeze and in many cases up to one year after product launch. 


Set clear priorities with a high impact
You will typically be managing 1-2 projects at a time and lead highly skilled project teams consisting of specialists within mechanical and industrial design, process engineering, materials technology, documentation control, machine commissioning, supply chain, procurement and launch management. Typically, projects can have anything from 5 to 40+ participants. This means that you:


  • Drive execution of the product development and manufacturing system process. 
  • Ensure that the agreed KPIs are met, and you will apply best project management practices to lead and steer the team members safely through all stages of the project
  • Ensure the deliveries follow the project execution stage gate model
  • Carry out stakeholder management and ensure effective communication with all the cross-functional business partners to ensure clarity and satisfaction
  • Contribute to the Scouting and Project Management Organisation’s continuous improvement initiatives


Experienced project manager with a technical background
As you will collaborate with stakeholders from Senior Management to Production, it is crucial that you know how to communicate and structure information to get your message across. In addition to your knack for project management, you will also need strong leadership skills to motivate your team to perform at their best.


A successful candidate:

  • Will have 5+ years’ experience with technical project management within an R&D organisation
  • Will have an education within engineering or equivalent with specialty in product development, mechanical or production engineering or similar.
  • Will benefit from experience working with embedded device projects and partners.
  • Will preferably have experience from an NPD environment within the medical device industry
  • Will have excellent networking skills and a proactive approach to collecting knowledge and ensuring personal development
  • Will communicate effortlessly in written and spoken English 


At Coloplast, we make sure that you can be you. That is why we encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief or marital status.
If you would like to know more about the position, please contact Senior Director, Project Management, Mark Newman by mail at  We will take candidates into the recruitment process continuously from mid-March 2023, 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 14.000 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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