Senior Director, Strategic Programs in Quality-department


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Senior Director, Strategic Programs in Quality-department

Our mission is clear: We want hearing impaired to be able to experience high life quality. We want to develop the world’s best hearing healthcare solutions. Nothing less.

And to do so we need you!


Your mission will be to drive our strategic programs governance and help us to elevate the quality in our programs for the future.


Who are we?

The Senior Director is placed in our Demant Hearing Instrument Quality Department. We are quality and regulatory responsible for our biggest brands, like Oticon, Bernafon, Sonic and Philips. The group consist of 195 employees globally. The department entails Product Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Production Quality and Strategic Programs (Program Management Office).


Strategic Programs consists of two project managers who directly report to you.


The task

Your main task is to drive projects and programs owned by Quality. It will be your job to drive our Quality strategy process covering 1-5 years including compliance, and production quality. Furthermore, you are also responsible for managing functional project teams with sub-projects consisting of Senior Directors/Directors in Demant, including Oticon Medical and Diagnostics. That means to identify, formulate, and drive change projects related to efficiency gains, process changes, regulatory compliance and business risk related compliance.


You are part of the Quality Leadership Team where your insights, input to organization and strategy are appreciated. Furthermore, your role interfaces inside Quality as well as outside across the global organization. Your main key stakeholders are CEO, CFO, Executive Management Team, and the management in R&D, Sales & Marketing, IT, HR and Operations. You report to the Senior Vice President of Quality.

It is also looked positively upon if you support our other business units in interpretation and implementation of compliance.


Your footprint

Our programs are often “license to operate”; meaning due to compliance to rules and regulations is a must within medical devices. The programs are strategically relevant for the business as it has a huge impact in how we run our business globally. You are given an opportunity to set your footprint as well as this role should be seen as role model within Demant in how to drive complex change management programs.



You have a technical or commercial / business degree. You should also have regulatory training as we are a Medical Device company.


The offer, we are giving you demands following qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in program management
  • Experience stakeholder management at a global corporate level
  • Documented experience with organizational change management and communication
  • Experience in strategy planning and deployment


As we are a global company, you should expect travelling days to be around 50-60 days.


Your personal mark

To thrive in this position, you articulate clearly and naturally your point and directions. You have an open communication style and approachable attitude among your peers and stakeholders.

You have eyes on target and are a strong executer; you are able to put initiatives into action to uncover risks and ability to solve them by mitigation.


Moreover, we work in matrix organization which means you need to be a strong relationship builder. You have excellent business acumen.


We dare to make a difference

We are at the forefront of the latest technology. You will be seizing an opportunity to be part of a growing international company with a dynamic environment built on trust and openness, and a strong will to win.

To seize this opportunity, we are open to receiving your application no later than 30th April, 2019

If we are missing some information about the job, you are welcome to contact Kim Haldne, Sr. VP Quality at


We look forward to meeting you.