Head of Innovation & Technology – Getinge

Getinge is a leading global provider of equipment and systems that aim to improve clinical outcomes and optimize workflow. Operations are conducted in three business areas: Acute Care Therapies, Surgical Workflows and Life Science. Getinge is committed to ensuring that all people and societies have access to the best possible health care. The company supports its customers in meeting their challenges in health care and life science institutions by providing knowledge, technology and resources to achieve optimal clinical outcomes and, ultimately, to save lives.

Getinge is now looking for a Head of Innovation & Technology for their Solna based team. In this position you will lead a competent team of experienced research engineers and drive this business area of expertise to keep Getinge up with new technology and opportunities. Reporting to the VP Research and Platforms, you will work in a global environment with colleagues based in US, EU, and India in shaping new products and methods.

Experience & Competence

  • Broad research and technology expertise from an international environment
  • Tech and/or Life Science Experience
  • Clinical / Medical Research Experience is a merit
  • Experience from connectivity and IoT technologies is a merit
  • Experience from organizational development and transformation journeys in international and diverse environments/organizations
  • Fluent proficiency in English and beneficial fluency in Swedish
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent within engineering or science, PhD is a merit

Personality & Leadership

  • Strong senior and inclusive leadership to build and develop a strong and successful team in terms of creativity and target achievements
  • High in energy level and ability to motivate the team and its individuals
  • A team Player with Strong communication skills, able to adapt as well as influence external and internal stakeholders with different perspectives and background
  • Ability to drive change, develop and drive collaboration, synergies and ways of working successfully

Areas of responsibilities

  • Facilitate and support your team in building a strong product research portfolio with focus on Intensive and Perioperative Care solutions
  • Execute research, concept- and pre-development projects to contribute to the development of innovative products by reducing technical and regulatory risks in subsequent development projects
  • Drive clinical application development for cross-Getinge solutions in close cooperation with R&D, Clinical and Marketing functions throughout Getinge based on sensor and actuator technology, mathematical modeling, simulations, and fast prototyping
  • Ensure a successful transfer of resulting commercially viable solutions/prototypes to product development pipelines in applicable Business Area
  • Build strong internal and external networks to ensure understanding of customer needs, transfer of knowledge and good cooperation
  • Contribute to building technical, application and scientific know-how in pre-studies, pre-development, and development projects
  • Perform structured competitor intelligence in areas relevant to the existing and future product portfolio
  • Keep abreast of new research, new technology and best practices
  • Support Business Areas in design reviews, concept evaluations, assessments of external technology; business intelligence and product development
  • Manage Budget for own function and matrix responsibility for overall research project budgets through governance and follow-up structures

Overall Goals of the Role

  • Success for the role will be measured on the success of the research projects and the resulting success of commercial product development projects in the Business Areas


 Placement: Solna, Stockholm

Reporting to: VP Research & Platforms, Ulf Andersson

Start: Q2 or as soon as possible

Travel: Regular international business travel 

For more information please contact:

Sanna Fredholm

Felix Sjöborg



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