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Vice President , Product Design & Engineering


Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark

Would you like to play a key role in further strengthening our entire R&D organisation’s ability to drive growth?  And do you want to head up a new and ambitious innovation strategy for the product development pipeline?


”Our aim is to make high-quality products, and we’re not afraid to bring in new technologies. You’ll be at the forefront of a unit that has immense impact on our final products – ultimately making life easier for people with intimate health care needs,” says Senior Vice President R&D, Anders Nørby.


Join Research & Development in Coloplast
Based at our HQ in Humlebæk, you will be joining our Research & Development team. Here, you will head up Product Design & Engineering, which consists of 80+ engineers, chemists, scientists and PhDs as well as designers divided into 4 teams. Together, we carry out the product development in Coloplast at the very heart of R&D, allowing for different professions to combine their skills and create high-quality products. 


Furthermore, you will join our senior management team, where you will contribute to setting the agenda across R&D and then execute on it – significantly influencing the overall performance of R&D.


Encourage leaders and enable development 
Together with your leadership team, your main focus will be to set the direction and lead the integration of our design and engineering disciplines to ensure development of high-quality products. Moreover, you and your team will play an important part of our overall improvement initiatives in R&D to drive even better and more reliable innovation processes.


As the VP of Product Design and Engineering, you have a significant role to play with senior stakeholders across the organisation; in particular toward operations where your team is responsible for ensuring manufacturability of our designs, as well as making sure we meet our ambitious targets for design of sustainable solutions. 


Finally, you will be an integral part of our cross-functional group of decision-makers on product development, and you will need to communicate at all levels in the company.


”You will have to ensure that we all grow, so we are ready for a new generation of technologies. We have a brand new strategy for our product development pipeline, and you’ll be absolutely essential in enabling the organisation to realise this strategy,” says Anders.


Science or engineering background and solid leadership skills 
We are looking for a colleague who can understand the successful history of our products, encourage development of new products and skills and set the direction going forward. This requires clear communication and also a keen listening ear from an empathetic manager. Furthermore, we imagine that you:


  • Have a scientific or engineering background combined with several years of experience within product development
  • Have several years of leadership experience
  • May have worked in a regulated industry
  • Speak and write fluent and professional English 


If you would like to know more about the position, please call Senior Vice President R&D, Anders Nørby on +45 4911 1563. 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 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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