Design denmark

Senior Industrial Designer, Coloplast

Coloplast design team:

Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with very private and personal medical conditions. Employing more than 10.000 people and with products available in more than 130 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things. Curiosity works here.

We would like you to join our international award-winning design team. We are expanding, and are on the lookout for talented designers who can help create our future products and services.

We have embarked on a journey towards consumer and lifestyle-oriented design and need people with clear visions and drive to broaden that journey. Our aim is to become the best medical device company in the world and it starts by listening and understanding our users.

Personal qualifications:

You are a person eager to make a difference. You see the big picture and challenge both people and the organization to create excellent solutions. You can work as an individual and as part of a team. You can walk the talk. You are a creative and open-minded person with a broad interest in design. You have an opinion and want to debate your point of view about design. Being passionate about what you do, means that you are productive and willing to go the extra mile. You know that getting big results cannot be done alone and you are therefore eager to listen and work together with highly skilled colleagues and partners. You are good at establishing overview of a complex setting without losing sight of the details. You can be persistent and follow ideas and design visions all the way through to production. You have a natural sense of aesthetics and know when to insist and when to accept a compromise. You work independently and confident with our Design DNA in the individual projects naturally keeping all stakeholders and your design team in loop.

Your key responsibilities:

  • create the vision for our future products and services. Show how it is done
  • be the design lead in cross-functional development projects with high business impact
  • ensure that the project is true to scope and deliver in line with our design DNA
  • be the lead in ‘design thinking’ and creating a holistic understanding
  • communicate and visualise all aspects of the design process in a suitable and precise way
  • bring people together around design and be a visible ambassador for the design
  • create the design and make it explicit to the organisation why it works

Your qualifications:

  • A design education: master in industrial design or equivalent
  • more than five years of documented relevant experience in managing larger design projects
  • experience of working with high volume products preferably from a larger company
  • mastering the whole palette from the ‘bigger picture’ down to the very fine details
  • a holistic business understanding
  • knowledge of how to transform opportunities from field research into strong and executable concepts
  • strong communication skills both verbal and within visual presentation
  • experience of working with external partners
  • fluent in written and spoken English
  • excellent sketching skills and a genuine interest in drawing and sketching
  • 3D visualisation, creating 3D objects for printing or rendering. We use SolidWorks, 3ds max and Rhino
  • rendering. Creating beautiful photorealistic visualisation of your design. We use KeyShot
  • the basics of Adobe CC. Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

We are:

The design department in global R&D is a team inside the front-end Innovation team. We are currently made up of three industrial designers (and have three vacant positions), two CMF designers and two model makers. We also work with more than ten external design agencies and balancing external and internal design is a part of how we work.

We are responsible for the overall design in our development projects. We are ambitious and make products that have a serious impact for our users but at the same time, it is very important that we also are having fun while creating them. We are situated half an hour drive north of Copenhagen and we welcome people from all over the world. If you are planning on moving to Denmark, we can assist you in various ways.

How to apply
Please go to and apply through our careerportal

If you have any questions about the position please contact Hans Falleboe, Head of Design, Global R&D via email or phone +45 4911 3282. Calls are received from 10-11 am on Thursdays from February 23 and onwards.

Please send your resume and application in English together with a visual portfolio in PDF format showing the best examples of your skills, process and work. Yes, we want to see your high gloss renderings but we also want to see how you manage to get there (no portfolio equals no consideration).