Senior Lead to head new Center

DTU Management Engineering
Thursday 26 Oct 17

Would you like to make a difference as a leader and drive the future development of a new center at DTU Management Engineering linking research and research-based advice? Are you driven by the challenge of handling multiple public and private stakeholders? Are you powered by the opportunities of translating research into relevant service offerings?

Then we have the right challenge for you, as we are looking for an innovative and experienced  leader to make a difference at DTU. 

The content of the job
Your tasks will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Acting as a center manager and in this capacity also be a part of the department’s overall leadership team reporting to the head of department
  • Interacting with multiple partners and stakeholders, which also requires active maneuvering in a political environment
  • Leading a team of about 12 specialists, mainly with an IT and data background
  • Being responsible for a broad range of projects and tasks delivered to external and internal partners, including profit and loss responsibility
  • Creating and maintaining a high level of compliance with DTU’s administrative routines and requirements, including focus on quality assurance processes
Professional and personal competences
  • Documented results within leadership including experience in leading and supporting project managers
  • The ability to lead, inspire, and develop a team of data specialists
  • IT capabilities or understanding of central management challenges related to IT-heavy tasks, which equip you to define IT requirements and interact with IT specialists
  • Experience in  engaging with a wide range of users, e.g. from researchers to public and private  organizations and a talent of handling multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Academic education, including development of management skills
  • Preferably knowledge of developing research based advice services
You are motivated by creating results and innovative development, working in a international research environment. As a person, you work well both strategically and analytically  and project management is a core skill for you. Your communication style is direct, and dynamic with a solid personal impact in Danish as well as in English. As a leader, you are engaging, a listener as well as an open and a strong role model. You want to make a difference and you are determined to make your team a success.

We offer…
an opportunity to make a difference. You can shape a new organizational set-up and develop a unit at DTU Management Engineering, which is at the center of data driven innovation and research based advice. You become part of a high performing department leadership team and will find ample opportunity for developing your leadership skills at DTU.

Please apply and upload your application and resume here: Senior Lead to head new Center at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Application deadline: 21 November 2017

Management positions
DTU is continuously working to professionalize our management. The work is specified in "The DTU Leadership Role", which describes DTU's expectations for the managers' professional and personal skills. "The DTU Leadership Role" is based on four cornerstones: Professional management, resource management, performance management and strategic management. In addition, it is a precondition as a manager at DTU, that you can bring your personal leadership in play. This means for example, that managers supports results created by people in interaction. You can read more about "The DTU's Leadership Role" on the following link - DTU's Leadership Role.   

Salary and terms of employment
Salary and employment terms are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and Academics in the State (AC) and DTU's salary structure. Workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus. 

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about the open position, please contact Senior Business Consultant Manager in Hartmann, Jens Hein, at or mobile phone +45 4121 1315.  

Hartmanns is handling the recruitment process on behalf of DTU. Please note, that Candidates are invited for interview ongoing in the process.