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Senior Director of Engineering China


Zhuhai, CN

Job Family:  Manufacturing
Country/Region:  China
Senior Director of Engineering China 

Would you like to use your leadership skills to directly influence the Global Engineering business plan?

We are now looking for our next Senior Director of Global Engineering China, located in our Coloplast Volume Site in South China, and member of the Global Engineering Leadership Team. This is your chance to join an international organisation with great development opportunities – while you help make a difference to people with intimate health care issues.

“You’ll be leading a group of skillful people with a lot of drive and potential, which will be looking for your guidance and direction. You are empowered and can make a difference from day one”

Heading up Engineering China
You will be located at our site in Zhuhai China which employs close to 1200 people. Here you will be heading up the Global Engineering China organisation, counting 70 colleagues responsible for building highly automated Coloplast production machines used at our volume production sites globally.

The organisation works as an internal supplier covering all disciplines from engineering, machining workshop, purchasing, project management, and machine assembly teams. The organisational hierarchy is flat and you will directly manage both line managers and several project managers. The job is greatly empowered and you will be a member of the leadership teams both locally at Zhuhai Site as well as in Global Engineering, which means that your line manager and peers will be located in Denmark and Hungary, whilst day to day management issues are handled together with the local Site Management.

“Some of the great aspects about this job are a high degree of autonomy, a senior leadership role with great personal and professional development and finally, an exciting location. Located in the south of Guangdong province, Zhuhai is a wonderful city and a safe place to live – close to beautiful Macau and Hong Kong and you will get to know a great culture first-hand”

Drive an efficient plan execution and a strong people development culture
As our Senior Director of Global Engineering China, you lead the end to end process from a machine project is initiated until the equipment is delivered to your customers at a Coloplast volume production site. Building relations and establishing close cooperation with many internal and external stakeholders, external machine vendors and parts suppliers is therefore an important part of your role.

Your success is measured on the machine functionality and quality, delivery time and cost level set out at the beginning of each project. In addition, a strong portfolio management ensuring optimal use of department resources with continuous improvements and efficiency in project execution is key to a competitive function. Finally, development of the function’s competences required to fulfill the needs of building highly complex and automated production machines is essential for a sustainable function with high people engagement.

As a culturally sensitive and development-oriented leader you
•    Have extensive experience in people leadership, project management and direction setting at senior level – you lead by role model performance and behavior
•    Are able to learn fast and convey company values, leadership expectations and strategic plans with integrity, passion and ownership
•    Have genuine interest in people and understand the benefits of diversity, preferably combined with some years of international work experience
•    Are used to interact with many stakeholders, have strong communication skills and a collaborative approach to reaching your goals
•    Are probably with a technical background with an interest in highly automated machines and with knowledge of med-tech quality requirements with respect to documentation and validation

We are looking for a result-oriented leader with a proven track record within project management and plan execution. You will become a valued member of the Global Engineering Leadership team, where you will play an important role in reaching our common ambitions. You are independent but will have no problem being led from the distance and are not afraid to make decisions and be a visible, local leader. 

Finally, you must have a fluent, business level English, and be able to relocate to South China and in addition travel around 30 days a year, primarily to Coloplast locations in Hungary and Denmark.

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. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact VP of Global Engineering, Hans Wienigk at +506 8358-9998.


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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