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Job title: R&D Manager - Validation & Verification, Clinical Diagnostics Division
Job location: Vantaa, Finland

Key responsibilities:

Resource management
  • Manage and develop own team as resource pool
  • Prioritizes and allocates resources, ensuring the correct mix of skills and experience are made available to enable effective project execution within the required timeframe
  • Identifies requirements and manages outsourced resources.
  • Manage development tools to ensure most efficient tools are in place

Team development

  • Drive the quality of own work and that of team
  • Create an environment where innovation is part of the culture and our designs.
  • Develops direct reports by defining specific targets and SMART goals, providing challenging and stretch tasks and assignments and holding regular development and career planning discussions.
  • Ensures the correct mix of skills, development tools and experience is available in the department to meet business requirements.

Change management

  • Ensures best practice in own area is researched, defined, documented and adopted.
  • Regularly review and evaluate effectiveness and recommend changes to improve methodologies, systems and procedures

Performance management

  • Responsible for own team deliverables
  • Drives continuous improvement through effective utilization of group and management practices and processes.


  • Act as V&V lead in some projects
  • Act as mold validation lead in some projects
  • Consulted in LT Application support
  • Consulted in V&V process of LHC Vantaa projects
  • Act as project manager or sub-project manager in some projects, ensuring on-time, on-budget and on-target delivery and strong communication.
Main skills:
  • A degree in a relevant discipline, for example M.Sc. or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience and a demonstrated track record in managing verification/validation teams
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with all the stakeholders globally
  • Ability to set organizational goals and to lead and collaborate with others to meet them
  • Wide understanding on generic verification/validation processes and procedures
  • Excellent change management skills and urge to develop teams and individuals there
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English and Finnish

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