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R&D Manager Antimicrobial

Gothenburg, SE

Ref. number:  1301

Are you ready for your next challenge? We have an open position as R&D Manager Antimicrobial.


Preferred location is the HQ in Gothenburg but we are also open for someone to commute.


Key accountabilities:

As our new R&D Manager Antimicrobial you will have the global R&D responsibility for the continuous evaluation and improvement of the commercial, technical and operational performance of the AM product portfolio and thereby contributing to the Global R&D strategy.


You will be a part of the management team, leading a team of direct reports, ensure the communication, implementation and execution of strategy and KPIs, as per KPI dashboard, and business targets within the area.


  • Deliver project results in time and budget and in accordance with Mölnlycke processes.
  • Actively support project management in setting realistic goals and realize total project outcome.
  • Responsible to actively support in driving continuous alignment with relevant functions.
  • Lead, coach and develop the respective R&D team in own organization with focus on delivering expected outcomes in line with our values and principals.
  • Identify and perform technical assessments and due diligence of new technologies based on commercial and technological needs.
  • Adher to global budget process and decides on allocation of budget.
  • Responsible for the alignment with partnering business and support functions to create seamless interfaces and collaborations and improves processes to ensure enabling of business objectives.
  • Manage the product and service life cycles.
  • Accountable for execution of R&D part of Due diligence activities as needed and agreed by ELT and franchise.
  • Accountable for the R&D assessment of selection of development partners and suppliers in cooperation with operations in accordance with global policies and processes.
  • Responsible to actively contribute to the strategy of the respective business area based on customer insights and commercial objectives within their respective product portfolio group


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, life science or equivalent
  • Proven track record of experiences in bioburden reduction, antimicrobial and sterile medical products and/or wound infection management
  • Proven high performance behaviors and leadership skills, experience from leadership roles.
  • Cross-functional and cross-cultural working skills
  • 3 year's proven track record of leading Research and Development activities and/ or team
  • 3 years' experience with medical device industry
  • Preferable experienced in development and registration of products in accordance with class III MDR regulations, FDA registrations and/or pharamceuticals


We look forward hearing from you.  Don´t hesitate to send in your application as we will have an ongoing review of candidates. We will contact only selected candidates.


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.