New Product Introduction project Manager


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New Product Introduction project Manager

New Product Introduction Project manager

Are you motivated by bringing fantastic products to the market and is the management of complex, high-tech product development projects part of your DNA? Is it second nature for you to motivate a team of development engineers to reach ambitious goals through teamwork and dedication? Do you want to contribute to the improvement of the life experience for people with a hearing disability?
Then we might have an exciting career for you as NPI Project Manager at Oticon Medical in Nice.

Oticon Medical is committed to improve the quality of life of profoundly deaf patients. For that, we develop implantable medical devices and surgical techniques to restore profound hearing loss. As a member of one of the world’s largest groups of hearing health care companies, we share a close link with Oticon and direct access to the latest advancements in hearing research and technologies. Our competencies span more than a century of innovations in sound processing and decades of pioneering experience in hearing implant technology.


Multi-site project management of high-tech, innovative, implantable hearing solutions

Your role will consist on managing the introduction of new products in production for the count of BAHS and CI within OM organization consisting of 4 sites; Smørum in Denmark, Gothenburg in Sweden, Mierzyn in Poland and Vallauris on the French Rivera. You will be based in Vallauris.

As NPI Project Manager it will be your main priority to coordinate interactions between sites and set operations to start a production. In this process, you work closely together with all departments and more specifically with Engineering, BAHS Operations, R&D and supply chain as well as external partners and subcontractors.

In this role you will also manage the activity of change control internally in Vallauris and between sites. You will manage a team of 2 people and you will be the main point of contact to coordinate changes between sites.

You will report to the Director of Operations CI based in Vallauris and in dotted line to Senior Director, QARA and Operations, BAHS.

Your key responsibilities include:

- Insure the link between sites to introduce new products :
          o Coordinate actions to start production
          o Write appropriate contracts to set up the process between sites
          o Report progress to the Project Manager and/or team members
          o Define material and information flows and define R&R of different contributors
          o Set up the ramp –up phase : component availability, appropriate production capacity, …
- Lead operation tasks on site to set up the manufacturing process
- Ensure that deliveries comply to medical, regulatory and internal quality requirements
- Project reporting and milestone reviews according to our quality management system
- Pro-active stakeholder management - both to internal and to external partners
- Leadership and motivation of the people working in the project or contribute to the project
- Manage the organization of Change Control Board and lead technical changes
          o Optimize process to gain in efficiency
          o Insure coordination between sites
          o Coordinate and drive activities of a change
- Willing to review processes, propose more efficient organization


At Oticon Medical we develop both bone anchored hearing systems (BAHS) and Cochlear Implants (CI). We are very ambitious and have a strong entrepreneur spirit and the will to win. Join us on our exciting journey and help us develop innovative implantable hearing solutions that improve the lives of thousands of children and adults across the globe.


New Product Introduction Project manager F/H with a proven track record

In order for you to be a success in this job, you have documented experience from similar jobs preferable from a company within the area of medical devices.

Furthermore, we expect you to hold a relevant technical degree in combination with at least 5 years’ of professional experience.

Fluency in English is mandatory, and if you master French, it will be an important advantage.

As a person you are:
 Driven by results, and know how to set goals – and how to reach them with your team
 Skilled in creating and maintaining good relations to all parts of the organization
 A natural authority
 Characterized by a high degree of technical insight and curiosity to support a multi-disciplinary work environment
 A team player by heart with a natural ability to motivate
 Pragmatic and strive for efficiency in all that you do
 Able to travel


Our commitment to making a difference

Together with skilled colleagues, you are part of a dynamic environment based on trust and openness, and you will experience a strong passion for our patients. We are a growing international company where everybody supports the business by making sure we successfully bring the best experience with our products to our users. You will be working in a bright and open workplace, where a flexible working environment, knowledge sharing and professional respect makes it meaningful to go to work.
Want to join the team?