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At the VELUX Group, we give you the chance to grow. To shape your own career. To work in an international environment. To be part of a company that leads the market in sustainable indoor living. We offer you a world of opportunities - if you have the ability and the drive to take them. Discover more at velux.com/career or velux.dk/karriere

Are you dedicated to working with front-end innovation projects? Do you know how to combine user needs, business understanding, design and technology into new product concepts? In addition, do you have the ability to coach and ‘lead the way’? 
Then this position may be the next step in your career.

Your challenges
We are looking for an ambitious, creative, experienced and skilled project manager, who can drive front-end innovation projects in cross-functional teams.

Your overall focus will be to plan and carry out front-end projects, to design future concepts and to facilitate idea generation and concept development. You will also participate in other front-end activities.

You will be part of a dedicated innovation team responsible for creating ideas for future products and services and mature them to transfer into our project portfolio. We anchor our product ideas in e.g. user insights, commercial opportunities and technology combined with ideation and prototyping.

Apart from managing the front end projects, we also support projects with user insights, design conceptualization and ensure providing of physical conceptual solutions. 

The position comes with responsibilities to:

  • Manage and ensure timely delivery of front-end innovation projects
  • Build, lead and manage cross-functional teams
  • Ensure that the innovation height meets the agreed ambition
  • Manage timeline, budget and resource plans
  • Present front-end innovation projects for management
  • Ensure smooth hand over of the projects to execution and implementation
  • As you will be working in a global company, you must have the willingness and the ability to travel approx 10 days per year.

Your qualifications
We expect you to have a master degree in engineering, design, business or a comparable education including a project management education. In addition, you have 5+ years of experience within project management in front-end innovation and product development where you have obtained profound business understanding and knowledge within the entire product lifecycle value chain.

It is important that you thrive on working in an innovative environment where answers are not always given up front. Asking the right questions and finding answers are therefore a vital part of your job and success. 

You naturally take a leadership role during projects, user research, idea generation, concept development and prototyping ensuring relevancy, and you have documented leadership experience leading teams with technical specialists and highly skilled employees.

To support you in the role, competencies such as excellent communication and interpersonal skills are important including the ability to guide and coach others in the right direction.

On a personal level, you thrive on working in a fast-paced, collaborative and dynamic environment, you see yourself as result and progress oriented with a ‘can do attitude’. You have a structured, analytical and detail oriented approach to every task you face while prioritising your efforts optimally always with a focus on how to create value for our customers and the business.

The position requires that you communicate fluently in English, both orally and in writing.

Your opportunities
In addition to operating at a highly professional level, our team is characterised by a strong drive to deliver a high performing product by continuously improving. We work as one team to reach our ambitious results. We believe in empowering people, and we support this through sharing knowledge, delegating responsibility and investing in people who strive to make a difference. 

Further, you will get a unique insight into a worldwide organization and an exciting industry. In your everyday work, you will experience a high degree of independence in a flexible working environment where innovation, quality and reliability are prioritized on equal terms with personal and professional welfare. 

The VELUX Group offers exciting challenges, great opportunities of influencing your own development and an attractive international working environment with competent and committed colleagues where mutual respect and commitment are among the core values.

Application and contact
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jimmy Skjold Jensen at +45 6161 3947 or find us online at www.velux.com. ;

We are looking forward to receiving your application in Danish or English as soon as possible. As we will be reviewing incoming candidates continuously please send your application no later than 8th of March 2018.

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