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Product Developer - Front End Researcher

Gothenburg, SE

Ref. number:  5025

Are you looking for a great career and want to make your mark?  

Please keep on reading but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve interviewed colleagues around the world about their jobs, the Mölnlycke unique culture and Mölnlycke people and it is simply A great company to work for! 

Could you help improve healthcare outcomes around the world? 

If the answer is yes, you think just like us and should apply for this exciting opportunity that we have below. 


We are now recruiting for a Product developer – Front End Researcher  to join our Gloves R&D team.


Would you like to work in an exciting and customer oriented environment with the possibility to make an impact at Mölnlycke Headquarters in Gothenburg?

The Gloves Product Developer – Front End Researcher will gather and use customer needs and voices to identify the product development roadmap and projects. They will lead the identification of projects within the strategic targets and support technical deliverables within identified product development projects in order to meet customer needs and growth goals.


In this position as a Front End Researcher you will be working within product development, operational planning and people collaboration. You will be a subject matter expert in gloves customers, customer research, and market landscape. In addition, you will implement user research voice of customer to deeply understand customer needs and identify targeted development and partner with internal and external sources to develop enabling capabilities and technologies. You will also leverage deep knowledge of IP, customers and competitive landscape to identify solutions.


This roles gives you the opportunity and requires that you will have the possibility to travel globally now and then and to have a flexible schedule due to working across multiple time zones.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Identify and connect customer needs to product solutions through generating new ideas and refining concepts to build the product roadmap.  Expertise in glove customer environment and needs.
  • Key contributor in the development of product and project roadmap for innovation and new products.
  • Initiatate and analyze research to develop the right solutions.
  • Plan and execute VOC and customer feedback in the early concept phases.  Support projects leads with customer feedback at identified milestones in the development projects.
  • Expertise in glove IP enviornment to identify opportunities, ensure manufacturability and deliverability of products.  Support project leads to secure necessary IP for own products.
  • Identication and dissemination of glove landscape information – competitors, technoglogies, and customer.
  • Identify and develop new and improvements to product development and landscape tools, processes, and ways of working.
  • Support project leads with technical research deliverables throughout the development projects based on project needs.
  • Identify sources for secondary research, compile information, analyse data and make decisions or recommendations based on findings to support roadmap and development projects projects.
  • Plan and formulate all aspects of assigned product development roadmapping activities such as objectives, purpose of projects, application cost of projects, equipment and resources needed.
  • Follow project planning processes and procedures.  Provide updates on project status, timeline, and resourcing.  Identify and mitigate project risks and challenges.
  • Provide budgetary estimates and manage projects according to committed budgeting decisions.
  • Co-operation with R&D and cross-functional partners to develop solutions, disseminate information, and deliver project scope.
  • Engage and manage stakeholders, aligning on research scope and roadmap strategic direction.  Conduct routine updates.


Capabilities, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Engineering or technical field. Masters or PhD preferred.
  • Advanced certifications in Product Development or Market Research will be an added advantage.
  • Preferable 5+ years of overall experience in product development
  • Preferable 3+ years of overall experience in medical device
  • Experience with a variety of innovation practices including voice of customer, front end innovation, ideation and design
  • Preferrable to have experience conducting landscape analysis and research.
  • Preferrable to have experience of supporting cross functional projects in an international – multicultural environment.


Core competencies:

  • Market research and early innovation tools and techniques
  • Ability to create actionable projects from high level goals
  • Experience identifying, compiling and analysing secondary research data.
  • Communication skills with internal or external stakeholders at different levels of business.
  • Analytical Skills to support decision-making based on supporting evidence.
  • Strong Organizational Skills to execute and manage project deliverables.
  • Knowledge of Global Regulatory Requirements and standards related to medical devices.
  • Independent and critical thinking.
  • Teamwork in a global cross-cultural environment
  • Fluent English written and spoken


Apart from making a world of difference by optimizing and developing products for  our Gloves R&D business area:

  • The opportunity to help improve patients’ lives globally 
  • You will be part of a dynamic team in a global company
  • A work environment where you will get space for your ideas and you are encouraged to pursue new challenges 
  • An open, friendly and fair working atmosphere
  • Attractive career growth perspectives
  • In a near future, you’ll be joining us at our new HQ in GoCo Health Innovation City, fitted with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Extra focus on employee wellbeing – it might be a given, but we take it extra seriously at Mölnlycke. Here are just a few examples of how we’ll take care of you:
  • We have a flexible work from home policy 
  • Activities organized by our internal health and wellbeing organization Mölnlyckan
  • The opportunity to join our CSR and volunteer activities for Operation Smile
  • Mobile IT equipment and an annual bonus in addition to your monthly salary
  • A compensation package with generous benefits, such as company health care, company pension plan, travel expense reimbursement, employee benefits platform on products and services and more

About Mölnlycke

Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical solutions company. We design and supply solutions to enhance performance at every point of care – from the hospital to the home proven it every day.


We specialise in:

  • Wound management: including dressings with Safetac® such as Mepitel® and Mepilex®
  • Preventing pressure ulcers: with Mepilex® Border used prophylactically and devices to help turn and re-position patients
  • Surgical solutions: including Mölnlycke trays, HiBi® antiseptics and Biogel® surgical gloves


Mölnlycke was founded in 1849. Nowadays our solutions are available in around 100 countries; we’re the number one global provider of advanced wound care and single-use surgical products; and we’re Europe’s largest provider of customised trays. Our headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden and we have about 7,800 employees around the world.


If this sounds like you and you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you!