Project Manager / Senior Project Manager

Category:  General Management and Administration

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you an experienced project manager motivated by making a difference and being part of a team of ambitious talents with diverse backgrounds? Then look no further – we are looking for Project Managers and Senior Project Managers who can solve complex problems across Novo Nordisk’s value chain and deliver impact to patients. The ideal candidates have strong leadership and interpersonal competencies, are analytical, can engage with many stakeholders, and have a proven track record from leading strategy consultancies.


About the department and the people
Novo Nordisk Consulting is Novo Nordisk’s in-house management consultancy reporting directly to Executive Management. We focus on combining best practices from top-tier strategy consultancies with the strengths of being an internal consultancy to drive a broad range of high-profile projects across the value chain and geographies.


Our projects provide exposure to senior management for all team members and the unit is recognised as a key talent incubator in Novo Nordisk with a strong track record for exporting talent to management positions across the organisation. We develop our talent by continuously investing in both personal and professional development and strive to offer the same steep learning curve as top-tier consultancies. You will join a young, dynamic team of 25 employees mainly with backgrounds from external consulting. The aspiration is to grow further, which is supported by strong buy-in from top management.


Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them.


The position
You will be co-responsible for driving projects including the daily management of the project team typically consisting of 1-4 members. As a Senior Project Manager, you will also act as sparring partner on other projects providing guidance and ensuring direction and quality. Projects include strategy, organisational development, process optimisation and executive decision support. You will be exposed to different organisational areas throughout Novo Nordisk, which include commercial, R&D, product supply and support functions among others. As Senior Project Manager, you will be part of the Novo Nordisk Consulting leadership team responsible for the development of the department, including recruiting, half-year people review, coaching, staffing, project prioritisation and department strategy. As Project Manager or Senior Project Manager you will build a strong international network and further develop your leadership skills, as well as your personal and technical skills, guided by our project tools and methodologies. We expect you to take an active role in the continuous development of the department regardless of your role and tenure.

The person we are looking for has/is:

  • Master's Degree (economics, business administration, engineering, natural sciences or the like) with excellent results
  • At least 4 years of experience with strategy consulting and project management from a well-reputed strategy consultancy (professional experience and interview performance will determine whether we evaluate you as a Project Manager or Senior Project Manager)
  • Solid interpersonal skills and motivation to drive change at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly (both verbally and in writing)
  • Proven to be ambitious, challenge-seeking and result-oriented


Experience from working in the pharmaceutical industry is highly regarded but not a prerequisite for this position. Your potential start date would ideally be in August 2021.


Read more about Novo Nordisk Consulting at https://www.novonordisk.com/nnconsulting


For further information, please contact Christian Buus Drews by e-mail, cdeo@novonordisk.com.


May 23, 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.