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Romania General Manager

Romania General Manager

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Waters Division
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Regular Full-Time
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Company Description

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has  pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for nearly 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.




Waters Romania located in Brasov is the largest site that is part of the Waters Informatics business. Our site is one of the fastest growing and most dedicated to creating revolutionary,  impactful software and services that customers love! We are proud and passionate software engineers and we are working as one team with scientists around the world to solve unique problems in analytical technologies that are used to measure the chemical, physical and biological composition of materials in a range of industries- increasingly this is driven by machine learning, big data analytics and complex algorithms meaning we need the best computer scientists available. If you feel that application of software engineering should make a difference in the world we live in, you should get in touch with us today!


Waters Corporation is seeking a highly motivated leader to be the Managing Director/General Manager of Waters Romania. Reporting to the Senior Director of Informatics, the General Manager will have full P&L responsibility for leading a 10 million dollar software engineering business unit and to oversee all site operations and personnel (150-200 employees) at our new Brasov Romania Headquarters.


The new 3,500 Sq m site is home to the largest contingent of Waters® software engineers outside of corporate headquarters in the United States. Employees in Brasov create state of the art enterprise software applications which deliver benefit to new and existing customers working in various academic, government and corporate laboratories throughout the world.



The company’s world-class software products – Empower®, MassLynx®, NuGenesis® and UNIFI® – are used primarily by drug manufacturers to manage liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry test data at all stages of the product lifecycle - discovery, development and manufacturing - to meet the highest standards of product efficacy, safety, and quality.


  • Develop and execute the strategy for the Waters Brasov site.
  • Lead all site functions including Informatics Engineering Managers, Product Owners, Project Managers, Quality Manager, BT Manager, HR Manager and Finance Manager.
  • Manage and execute the site budget.
  • Set, monitor and measure productivity, goals progress and overall site activities.
  • Motivate and lead the local team
  • Coordinate the General Meeting of Shareholders (by law, according with company documentation).
  • Coordinate local policies and practices according to the corporate policies
  • Represent Waters with external partners, stakeholders, local councils and governmental offices and build the company image in Brasov.
  • Drive company vision and employee engagement and promote change in a dynamic environment.
  • Responsible for collaboration with the worldwide groups to drive business results and effective delivery of projects.
  • Establish, reinforce and build upon strategically the Romanian site as Center of Excellent in Software Engineering
  • Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, drive execution, foster innovation, focus on the customer, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity.
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and innovation;
  • Ensure the rights accruing to the firm's staff employed under contractual clauses and labor legislation
  • Responsible for the compliance with the standards of the ISO 9001 certification.
  • Works with Corporate Legal Counsel, Tax Council and Finance Leadership to ensure the success of the Brasov site.


  • University degree in computer science, engineering or economics.
  • Minimum 10 years of business management experience; ideally in software development business.
  • Knowledge of accounting, economic, HR and administration principles and procedures
  • Fluent English and Romanian (written and spoken).
  • Proven track record of commercial success, P&L responsibility and managing operations preferably within a global software development business.
  • Clear leadership, vision, ambition and an ability to lead culture change
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Background and experience in presenting, engaging and working with executive leaders
  • Ability to foster the integration of cross-functional teams to achieve business goals, leading by inclusive management style, open communications, and solution-based problem solving