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Senior Manager for Freeze Drying, GEA / 1825/CLOSED

The Company
GEA Engineering for a better world. GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the Food, Beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors. Their portfolio includes machinery, process plants, advanced process technology, components, and comprehensive services. Used across diverse industries, GEA enhances the sustainability and efficiency of production processes globally. GEA is listed on the German MDAX and the STOXX®Europe 600 Index and included in the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability indexes. Every day around the globe GEA helps their clients to deliver ambitious and state of the art technical projects. GEA in Søborg is the Global Technology Center for Industrial Drying and Powder Technology.

Working at GEA
Within GEA, there are always great opportunities for personal and professional development. GEA focuses on empowering their employees to succeed in their role and supports them to meet their ambitions. GEA offers a working environment with highly skilled experts in their area and focuses on team spirit, close collaboration and knowledge sharing to deliver a market-leading technology. Please read more at:

Senior Manager for Freeze Drying
Do you wish to put your leadership skills to use in an international company with an exciting workday?

  • You lead a group of 7 Engineers and Specialist and are part of the Leadership team
  • Great internal network and strong living values
  • World leading company within its field

The Team
In the Freeze-Drying department there are two sub-teams, which are responsible for different parts of the product portfolio within the company. You will manage a Freeze-Drying team consisting of 7 very skilled and specialized product engineers with an average seniority of +10 years. The team designs, constructs and controls the deliveries of technical products to the global Freeze-Drying projects delivered by GEA worldwide.

The Challenge is to design and develop Freeze-Drying solutions worldwide
In this role, you focus on leading the team and secure and drive the overall product engineering of Freeze-Drying solutions for continuous Freeze-Drying plants.

In addition to leading the team, your primarily responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure adequate competence level of individual contributors and development of the same
  • Resource planning for the team and follow-up on progress. Give input to planning of new projects
  • Ensure that Freeze Drying products sold in the Business Unit are engineered, documented, procured, manufactured, tested, and supported during installation and commissioning to enable on-time, on-budget and on-quality delivery of both products and engineering deliverables
  • Collaborate with project managers, product managers, process, sales as well as coordinate and communicate with other departments, sub-contractors, and suppliers to move projects forward
  • Support project sales and after-market with specialist knowledge on product design, trouble shooting and cost calculation
  • Ensure that the product portfolio is designed, and order executed with focus on cost efficiency, so products stay competitive in the market
  • Contribute to ensure that total costs for manufacturing and procurement are at the right level in a continuous cooperation with Supply Chain, Business Unit and workshops
  • Identify possible improvement of engineering processes and tools
  • Participate in identification and implementation of general cost reduction initiatives for engineering
  • Ensure that Freeze Drying products live up to industrial standards and comply with rules and regulations for the markets that are served globally
  • Ensure diligence in providing correct documentation to match customer requirements / specifications

GEA is offering you opportunities for personal development within an international environment. You will be encouraged and welcomed to bring forth new ideas, discuss concerns and share feed-back with colleagues and management. It is this freedom and respect shown to all employees, that makes GEA an attractive place to work. You report to the Director of Freeze Drying, Product Engineering, Technology (TECH) and will be part of the management group covering the TECH organisation.

Your Talent
You ensure alignment between business/market priorities/needs and product design delivering technical support. You have a minimum of 5+ years of experience with focus on technical delivery processes, product manufacturing or similar, combined with a master’s degree within the field of Mechanical Engineering or the like.

Expertise and technical know-how within project management and end-to-end process understanding is a given as well as knowledge and experience with PDM, ERP and 2D/3D CAD tools.
As a person you have shown your ability to work in an international environment and manage several projects simultaneously within a matrixed, international organization.

You are a strong people Manager, empathic, ambitious, analytical and at the same time calm. You secure a nice work environment. This requires a person who can focus on the big picture and at the same time be able to help and support the team when needed. This by a great understanding of the technology and product complexity. Your time management is divided between Management, Project Management and Engineering.

You also like to:

  • Work continuously to optimize and improve existing engineering resources (people management & competence development)
  • Coordinate product engineering and execution across Business Unit projects (product focused project management)
  • Work continuously to ensure alignment between existing engineering management, product features, pricing, and business requirements
  • Support engineering activities (resources and project management) for new product development
  • Secure cross-functional communication with Sales, Project Execution, Supply Chain, workshops/suppliers, Automation, Site Supervision within Business Unit in relation to execution of costumer projects
  • Engage and champion the values and objectives of GEA, TECH, and Product Engineering
  • Bring new models, ideas, and innovation

Additionally, experience with technical project management within Engineering, Equipment or Food & Beverage manufacturing including several years of leadership of technical/engineering teams.

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