Manager, Production Development

Manager, Production Development
  • Smedevænget 8, 6430 Nordborg

Are you looking for the opportunity to use your management skills as well as your technical skills to help one of Denmark's most successful production companies succeed with our automation and digitisation journey within production? We are looking for a Production Development Manager, who will help lift our production to world class. We have worked with automation and digitisation in production for many years. In the coming years, we will continue to focus on our smart integrated factory, flexible lean automation, and design for manufacturing strategy.

We are looking for a skilled and professional engineer who can take the lead in developing our production technical processes, systems, and competences in Operations globally. You will be operating and co-operating cross-organisationally - using your skills to execute improvement projects  and create Best Practice – and you will focus on the implementation of these across our product lines and other factories in Denmark, USA, China, Thailand, and Slovakia.

You will be reporting directly to our COO. Together with a team of professional colleagues, you will be given an exciting opportunity to challenge the existing, generate concrete ideas and implement technical development projects within our core competences - particularly including further digitalisation, automation, and other relevant initiatives which contribute to maintaining a strong competitive production.

For the right person this is the perfect opportunity to use your skills to make a difference in an exciting position. You will become part of an increasingly growing company and have the opportunity to influence and learn from your highly skilled colleagues across the organisation.


  • Daily leadership and development of the Production Development department consisting of 2 technical project managers and typically two graduate engineers
  • In collaboration with product lines, initiate production development projects within automation and digitisation that create competitiveness for LINAK factories globally
  • Search for and introduce the newest knowledge about production processes, automation, and digitalisation to LINAK, including maintaining our production development technology roadmap.
  • Create business cases related to Digital Production and participate in the Change Advisory Board related to Operations IT
  • Global Process Owner on production technology related processes, including  best practice on purchasing new equipment, production transfer, 3P Operational Assessment, etc.
  • Responsible for improving various applications (OEE, PDHS, MES, Guide Online, Digital Cells, our AGV fleet, etc.) in collaboration with production and IT
  • Conduct relevant competency development and mentoring across the organisation
  • Responsible for Production Technician development globally
  • Develop and implement the LINAK production strategy in co-operation with the Production Management


  • have relevant experience from a major industrial company
  • probably hold a position as either Operations Manager, Production Engineering Manager or Project Manager in a major manufacturing company
  • have the ability to drive innovation projects through strong relationship skills
  • have the ability and desire to deal with technology innovation projects and are able to participate in technical development work together with experts
  • have the ability to work with implementation of new products and processes, including very strong skills in building competencies locally
  • have a distinct analytic sense, an interest in experimenting and to explore problems in depths in order to generate the best solutions
  • able to create a vision of the future, even when it is uncertain and abstract
  • are result-oriented and able to maintain focus on important issues
  • probably hold a degree in engineering supplemented with another relevant education
  • speak and write English, and preferably have some knowledge of Danish
  • are willing to settle down in the area close to LINAK A/S

If you would like further information regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact COO Egon Jensen, phone +45 7315 1410.

We have no application deadline, but continuously assess the submitted applications until the ideal candidate is found (potential application deadlines are system generated and not scheduled by LINAK).


Smedevænget 8, Guderup

6430 Nordborg

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