Vice President R&D – TOMRA Systems ASA

Vice President R&D – TOMRA Systems ASA
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Vice President R&D

TOMRA Systems ASA is looking for a Vice President R&D, to head the R&D team of approximately 60 people, organized under 5 technology managers.

This is a unique position for candidates with relevant experience from strategic and operational technology management, leadership of highly qualified resources, combined with business acumen. TOMRA Collection is expecting significant growth in the time to come and the candidate will be responsible for leading R&D in this change. Vice President Research and Development heads the R&D management team, reports to Senior Vice President of Reverse Vending Technology and is a member of the Reverse Vending Technology management team.


Main strategic responsibilities:

  • Head innovation management
  • Contribute to development of product roadmaps
  • Contribute to and communicate technology strategy
  • Envision and contribute in technical opportunities with positive business potential


Main operational responsibilities:

  • Ensure appropriate competence is available in R&D for current and long-term needs
  • Secure efficient allocation of personnel to product realization projects, product maintenance tasks and research
  • Ensure new product development is in line with defined system architecture
  • Ensure appropriate organization and processes for R&D activities is in place
  • Manage relations with development partners and other external contributors
  • Ensure IP rights are secured when desired and possible


Candidate profile:

  • MSc degree, preferably in both engineering and business
  • Leadership experience with technology management, preferably from an R&D function
  • Extensive analytical capabilities and comfortable with establishing business models
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, particularly in English and Norwegian
  • Flexible to travel 


Personal characteristics:

  • Strategic and business oriented with a growth mindset
  • Has ability to influence decisions and drive activities
  • Feels a desire to improve products and processes
  • Has proven leadership skills with the ability to build efficient teams
  • Possess ability to make impact, motivate others and execute processes
  • Is purpose driven and has an urge to develop sustainable solutions for the environment
  • Is visionary and constantly seeks new opportunities


TOMRA offer:

  • Professional challenges within a growing, market-leading technology company
  • A Great Place to Work: TOMRA was named the fifth best place to work in Norway in 2018. This is the third consecutive time TOMRA has ranked in the top 10 for Great Place to Work.
  • Excellent facilities with completely new office areas, modern gym, yoga and other activities, our own healthy restaurant, and free parking.
  • Focus on work life balance with family friendly benefits.
  • Convenient location in Asker – close to Oslo, Drammen and Sandvika.
  • Very good opportunities for professional development and competence building through participation in relevant training courses and seminars.


For further information, please contact Kristian Lennertzen, Partner in Capus (+47 916 16 073) or Nathalie Smulders, Research Manager in Capus (+47 470 83 841). To apply for this position please press "Søk på stillingen" at the top of the ad.


Application deadline: Utløpt

Om arbeidsgiveren

TOMRA was founded on an innovation in 1972 that began with design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today TOMRA has ~85,000 installations in over 80 markets worldwide and had total revenues of ~8.6 billion NOK in 2018. The Group employs ~4,000 globally and is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. (OSE: TOM) The TOMRA Group continues to innovate and provide cutting-edge solutions for optimal resource productivity within two main business areas: Collection Solutions (reverse vending, material recovery) and Sorting Solutions (recycling, mining and food sorting).

Only 2-4% of the beverage containers consumed worldwide are collected for close loop recycling. TOMRA has a tremendous opportunity to ensure that we keep even more bottles and cans out of our oceans, landfills and streets. TOMRA Collection Solutions state-of-the-art technology reduces material contamination and downcycling and enables people to track the positive impact of their recycling efforts- empowering more people to get involved in creating a “clean loop” movement in the growing circular economy. Join our team at the headquarter in Asker to create a more sustainable future. For further information about TOMRA, please see

Våre konsulenter

Nathalie Smulders
Research Manager