Senior Project Manager – lead your own product concepting team

GN Audio
Ballerup - Denmark
Published: July 30, 2018
The GN Audio R&D function is currently establishing 2 concepting teams in Ballerup, Copenhagen, dedicated to pushing the boundaries for headset product making. Would you like to lead one of these teams and help us create the headsets, speakers and headphones of the future?

Join GN Audio – home of Jabra
At GN Audio, we understand what it takes to create best-in-class sound solutions. We have pioneered the development of headsets using groundbreaking true wireless technology. This includes the consumer headset Jabra Elite 65t and our Engage series – engineered to be the world’s most powerful professional headsets.

With the ambition of going even further and lead major technology shifts within intelligent audio solutions, we are looking for 2 senior project managers for our new concepting teams. The teams will collaborate closely with Product Management, Industrial design, R&D, Quality and Sourcing as they gather knowledge on consumer needs to guide our technology studies and product concepting.

Be our project manager, communicative lead and creative facilitator
As our senior project manager, you will be the project lead of one of the 2 new multidisciplinary concepting teams of 5-10 engineers, each with a unique specialization within audio, UX, electronic and mechanical engineering. This entails challenging your team to reach new heights in product development and providing technical advice and knowledge when needed.

Furthermore, you will function as the communicative link between your team and other functions. Whilst delivering insight and information to your team, you will be responsible for reporting project statuses and delivering presentations to the senior management.

Concretely, you will:
• Plan and lead prototyping and concept development projects
• Drive concepting sprints of approx. 4-6 weeks duration, ensuring that they comply with timing and scope
• Deliver strong product concepts that are efficiently transferred to product development teams

Take on a team in the making
We aim at creating a fully functional concepting team with a passion for creating products that makes life sound better. As our senior project manager, it will be up to you to nurture a culture of collaboration, ambition and passion. By listening to the team members and understanding their individual strengths, you have the opportunity to make the most of their talents as you shape the team the way you see fit – making it truly your team.

Contribute with your communicative skills and creative ideas
With your passion for electronics and product design, you have solid knowledge of the opportunities and challenges that the area contains and the motivation to get involved in the details of concept development along with the engineers.

With your project management skills and business acumen, you are however also able to maintain a holistic view over your projects and evaluate the commercial viability of the concepts before they reach production. Furthermore, you are a natural leader and communicator, enabling you to make the most of the talent around you and communicate efficiently with all internal stakeholders, ranging from your own team members to the senior management.

You bring:
• 5+ years’ experience with project management, preferably within product development – maybe with previous titles such as concepting lead, senior project manager, team lead or the like
• Solid knowledge of consumer electronics on a global scale
• An engineering degree on bachelor’s or master’s level or another relevant education, e.g. within mechanical or electronical engineering
• Fluency in English

Would you like to know more?
To apply, use the ‘APPLY’ link no later than August 19, 2018. Applications are assessed on a continuous basis, which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible. If you want to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact HR Business Partner, Global R&D, Anne-Christine Lund, on +45 45 75 07 16.

GN Audio
Jabra makes life sound better by developing intelligent sound solutions that transform lives through the power of sound. Our integrated headset and communications solutions assist professionals in being more productive, and our wireless headsets and earbuds are designed to fit any lifestyle.

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