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Senior Specialist for Sustainable Product Development

Are you willing to drive the direction of the future product development towards healthier buildings?

Your new company 

VELUX is a privately-owned company by VKR Holding A/S. VELUX has created better living environments for the past 75 years with a product portfolio of roof windows and modular skylights to intelligent home controls. VELUX is now offering a unique opportunity to impact the VELUX Sustainability Strategy 2030.

Your new role 

On behalf of our client, VELUX, Hays is offering an exciting role as Senior Specialist for Sustainable Product Development. You will be joining the Material & Product development team and be a part of the cross-functional Product Sustainability project team. As this is a newly established position, it is the ability to shape the role with your expertise, technical understanding and therefore drive the direction of the future product development towards healthier buildings that are carbon, material and energy efficient and how we integrate that further in the way we work. In this role you will develop and provide input on design tools and a more systematic assessment approach to increase the recyclability of the VELUX product portfolio. It is expected that you perform life cycle assessment of the products by using design tools and simultaneously to assess the eco-impact throughout the entire product life cycle. In addition to this you will act as a trusted partner for internal stakeholders regarding material choices and recycling solutions. You will additionally travel internationally to gain insights into the VELUX global business and collaborate with external partners.

What you'll need to succeed 

The preferred candidate possesses an educational background within science or engineering e.g. environmental engineering combined with a background from an international and intercultural environment. You possess sold experience within sustainable product development and preferable also circular design. In addition to this you are familiar with basic design tool and have the flexibility to travel 30-50 days a year. As VELUX’s new Senior Specialist for Sustainable Product Development, it’s vital that you bring a strong personal drive and a proactive and relationship-building mindset as you will play a pivotal part in Velux´ Sustainability Strategy 2030. As a professional and person, you are a strong collaborator and you speak and write in English fluently.

What you'll get in return 

The position provides the opportunity to work in a truly dynamic and dedicated organization that will give you the chance to grow and shape your own career in a market leading company in sustainable indoor living. You will be offered a world of opportunities if you’re willing to drive and take them.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. 

Hays Denmark is part of Hays Plc, which is listed on London Stock Exchange (FTSE 250). Hays Plc is the world's leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled work.

We operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. We are market leaders in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. As of September 2011, the Group employed 7,600 staff operating from 255 offices in 31 countries across 20 specialisms.

Our combination of deep expertise across a wide spectrum of specialised industries and professions makes us unparalleled recruiters in the world of work.

Hays Specialist Recruitment A/S has operated in Denmark since 2008. We specialise in following areas of specialism: Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Construction & Property, Engineering, HR, Insurance, IT, Legal, Logistics, Life Sciences and Sales & Marketing. For more information see

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