Category:  Quality

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you passionate about pharmaceutical production and quality? And do you have in-depth understanding of working under GMP? Then take a look at this exciting opportunity!


We are looking for an experienced leader in the role as Corporate Vice President (CVP) to CMC development QA.

The position
CMC Development QA is a part of Novo Nordisk Quality, a global unit with approximately 1,600 employees from across Novo Nordisk. Novo Nordisk Quality supports the corporate strategy to run our business in a simple and agile way, and it continues Quality’s successful journey of driving simplifications at a global level, whilst maintaining high quality performance. Novo Nordisk Quality is overall responsible for quality across all business areas in Novo Nordisk.


As the new CVP of CMC Development QA you will be overall responsible for Quality of products and processes in CMC Development including assuring high-quality standards for Quality performance in compliance with the requirements in the pharmaceutical industry.


The new CVP of CMC Development QA will also be responsible for the release of products for clinical trials in all phases of development together with the Qualified Person (QP) and ensure that new emerging therapeutic areas and products as e.g., stem cells are implemented in Novo Nordisk Quality Management System. In addition, it is your responsibility to safeguard our patients and never compromise on quality.


You will head up the CMC Development QA Management team consisting of 7 direct reports (managers and directors) and together with the management team you will lead the organisation according to Novo Nordisk Way – our foundation that sets direction for all employees.


You will become member of both Novo Nordisk Quality Management and CMC Development Leadership Team and together with your colleagues in Novo Nordisk Quality Management you will set the overall direction for Quality in the company.


We expect you to have in-depth professional experience with GMP and the pharmaceutical industry. You are an experienced pharmaceutical production and QA leader who have demonstrated ability to lead through others. You possess the leadership capabilities that gathers a multi-facetted organisation into one unit. 


We expect you to have a proven leadership track record and the ability to handle a complex development project portfolio. We expect you to be able to drive change through others. With your strategic mind-set you are able to see the big picture and possess a high abstraction level while providing clear priorities on busy days. Your strong interpersonal skills allow you to build long lasting relations with your stakeholders.


You thrive in a cross-functional, cross organisational, cross cultural environment and you are a self-driven, visible, and courageous leader who thrive in an environment that is characterised by cross disciplinary projects.


About the area

CMC Development is an area in Research & Early Development. The area receives new molecules from Research and develops new products, analytical methods and production processes for all Novo Nordisk therapeutic areas. CMC Development is responsible for production and supply to all clinical trials in Novo Nordisk worldwide. Products are produced in pilot plants within the unit or in collaboration with Product Supply (PS) and several Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMO).


CMC Development QA is a unit with 90 employees organised in six QA areas: CMC API QA, CMC Parenteral Protein Formulation QA, CMC Oral Protein Formulation QA and Analysis QA, CMC Clinical Supplies QA, CMC Project Planning Management QA and CMC QA Support.


The departments are located in Bagsvaerd and Maaloev, Denmark. Global travel activity is to be expected.

For further information, please contact Executive Search Partner, Julie Westergaard at jwrm@novonordisk.com



30 January 2022



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