Academic to Aseptic production

Category:  Manufacturing

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you have experience writing validation protocols in an aseptic production? Are you driven by improvements and optimisation, and are you excited about new technology and digitalisation? Do you have experience in Environmental Monitoring or a similar position within GMP production? Then you might be our new colleague! 


The job
As our new colleague your role will be to ensure that we comply with the current GMP regulations while enabling a timely release of our products. In addition, you will be managing the daily support to the production including deviations management, change requests, and complexities related to participation in projects.  


Your key responsibilities would be:

  • Providing operational environmental support to all areas in the facility by handling deviations and carrying out root cause analyses
  • Process improvement projects
  • Validation activities
  • Educating and training others in Aseptic Behaviour and best practice


We are currently preparing for the European Union GMP Annex 1 which has a significant impact on our aseptic production. So, if you are interested in implementing new requirements to our productions, there will be plenty of opportunities for that here.  


We work closely together with our Environmental Monitoring Operators team. The team also collaborates with the rest of the areas in the facility (Utility, Formulation, Wash & Sterilisation, Filling, QA, Logistics) and QC-laboratories. 


We offer an exciting role with great opportunities to impact the work processes and procedures as well as participating in professional networks and groups across the organisation. 


You hold a Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry or similar. You have experience with aseptic production & support or microbiology within a GxP production. Equally, an interest in process and optimisation, with new technologies and digitalisation, is desirable. Furthermore, you have experience in deviation management, validations and change requests in a GMP production. You must be fluent in both Danish and English.


On a personal level, you possess initiative and a desire to develop yourself and your surroundings. When you get stuck, you seek out people who might help you and try to find a solution through various sources.


You thrive in an environment where plans change, and sudden challenges arise; you are flexible and quick to adapt to new scenarios and assignments. You welcome new ideas, tasks and people and contribute to the positive atmosphere in the team. You enjoy working with people and can communicate complex issues clearly. 


About the department
Diabetes Finished products, Bagsværd (DFP BA), is an aseptic filling factory consisting of 600 employees, where we primarily produce marketed insulin products and introduce new types of insulin. The factory includes areas such as Wash & Sterilisation, Formulation, Filling and Inspection of several Novo Nordisk production to treat diabetes. The production is known for its complex processes, requiring highly professional skills, engagement and a solution-oriented approach. The Environmental Monitoring department comprises approximately 80 colleagues who are responsible for maintaining the aseptic environment in the production. 

You will join a team of 15 colleagues in a fast-paced role, delivering the high quality & service level in our work. Our work climate is an open and inclusive one, and there is room to have a laugh on occasion, so long as we meet our deadlines. 

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk we recognise that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and the communities we operate in. 
We have an inclusive recruitment process and equal opportunities for all our job applicants. We are open to discussing flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.


For further information about the position, please contact Christian Woetmann Lilje on +45 30753765.
Interviews will be ongoing, so please don’t hesitate to apply. The final closing date is June 27, 2021.


Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.