Manager R&D Factory US

Wiscasset, ME, US

Ref. number:  6225

Position location: Brunswick & Wiscasset factories, Maine, US

Department: Global R&D, Wound Care, Sustaining Engineering


Help us make breakthrough innovations in healthcare


If you’re ready to have an impact in a career that makes a difference, Mölnlycke could be your next step. You’ll be helping to equip medical professionals around the world with solutions to improve outcomes for patients. And you’ll be developing yourself in a global environment with an inspirational culture, with lots of opportunities. All the while building a successful career, with real purpose.

In Wound Care at Mölnlycke, we help to prevent, manage and accelerate the healing of wounds.


Are you ready to challenge yourself in a new environment and have a real impact? Mölnlycke is now looking for an R&D Manager.


Job purpose description:


As the R&D Manager for the Brunswick & Wiscasset factories in Maine, US, you'll play a pivotal role in leading a team of highly skilled professionals dedicated to driving innovation and excellence in product life cycle management (LCM) and new product development (NPD). The purpose of your role is to support the overall business strategy by implementing changes to existing product assortments, ensuring a seamless supply chain, and maintaining the highest standards of product quality in line with our organizational goals.


With your extensive expertise and knowledge, you'll be the go-to person in the organization for all matters related to materials within the assigned area. This will be crucial in not only ensuring the efficiency and supply security of our existing product assortment but also guiding and shaping new product development projects to meet customer needs and market demands in an efficient and competitive manner.


In collaboration with a dedicated and multi-functional team, you'll be responsible for planning and prioritizing projects that align with the long-term business goals. This includes initiatives focused on cost of goods sold (COGS) reduction, dual sourcing, product updates, geographical expansions, and regulatory requirement updates, as well as new product launches. Your strong leadership skills will be instrumental in securing the necessary resources and competencies needed to execute these projects effectively.


Furthermore, you'll be actively involved in driving forward our sustainability and digitalization agenda, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the R&D team. This will not only contribute to our environmental commitments but also position Mölnlycke as a forward-thinking industry leader.


At Mölnlycke, customers are at the heart of everything we do, and your role as the R&D Manager will be pivotal in ensuring the team provides exemplary technical service to both internal stakeholders and external customers. Additionally, you'll be responsible for overseeing relevant design control activities and ensuring that all regulatory requirements and standards related to medical devices are adhered to, ensuring compliance and the highest levels of product safety.


Your contributions in this role will be significant, as you'll make a tangible impact on the company's growth and success. This is an exciting opportunity to leave your mark and be part of a dynamic and motivated team that is committed to making a difference in the lives of patients and healthcare providers worldwide.


With your academic background in engineering, preferably within Chemistry, and a minimum of 5 years' experience in R&D activities from a regulated industry, preferably within the medical device sector, you possess the qualifications and experience necessary to excel in this role. Furthermore, your proven leadership experience, stakeholder management skills, and fluency in English will further enhance your ability to lead and inspire the team to achieve exceptional results.


In this role, Mölnlycke offers a stimulating and supportive work environment where your motivation and drive to innovate will be nurtured and rewarded. This is an opportunity to join a company that values its employees and fosters a culture of collaboration, creativity, and professional growth. As the R&D Manager for the US factories, you'll have the chance to make a significant impact and contribute to Mölnlycke's continued success as a global leader in the healthcare industry.


Need to know


What you’ll get

  • Considerable remuneration package with a triple-figure base pay, high bonus potential
  • Other attractive benefits.


What you’ll need

•            Bachelor’s degree and an MBA/Business Masters is desirable

•            Substantial (+10 years) experience & proven track record in marketing and sales within the medical device industry.

•            Experience from working in an international/global position

•            Performance driven, result oriented with a track record of getting things done.

•            Preferably lived and/or worked in a cross cultural environment


Your work-life balance

• Flexible& hybrid working


Our approach to diversity and inclusion

We strive to have a diverse mix of people from different cultures, ages, geographies and genders, to reflect the world in which we operate and to facilitate innovative thinking across the business.




About Mölnlycke

Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical products and solutions company that equips healthcare professionals to achieve the best patient, clinical and economic outcomes. Our business is organised in the four business areas Wound Care, Operating Room Solutions, Gloves and Antiseptics, where customer centricity, sustainability and digitalisation are at the heart of everything we do. Mölnlycke employs around 8,400 people. The company headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden and we operate in more than 100 countries worldwide. Since 2007, the company has been part of Investor AB, an engaged owner of highquality, global companies which was founded by the Wallenberg family in 1916. For more information, please visit and



Nearest Major Market: Maine