Quality Assurance Director

Category:  Quality

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Quality Assurance Director

Are you passionate about leadership and setting the strategic direction? Do you have deep knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry in a QA (Quality Assurance) context? If yes, it’s the most perfect time to join our company and be part of a life-changing career!


The position
You will assume a key role in continuing to lead, develop and shape the Oral Finished Products Quality Assurance (OFP QA) department on how we work with QA. You will act as a role model for Novo Nordisk Way and Quality Mindset which implies promoting and supporting the Quality Mindset in close collaboration with our stakeholders in the OFP area to ensure high quality of products and processes and compliance with applicable GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) requirements.


You will be the QA partner for the OFP Corporate Vice President (CVP) area which includes being a member of the OFP management team. You will ensure the quality of all deliveries from OFP covering a broad range of processes from  

  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Control (Chemical and Microbial)
  • Utility Systems
  • IT and Automation
  • Stability of products
  • Production and packaging of tablets
  • Investment Projects


You will work closely together with the OFP Sites in Denmark and United States.

In your role, you will refer directly to the CVP of CSDS (Contract Manufacturing & Sourcing, Devices & Sustainability) and be a member of the CSDS QA management team. In this leadership group, you will have an important role in the management and development of the organisation as well as driving prioritisation, strategies and setting direction for quality and compliance across sites.



  • You hold a Master of Science in pharmacy, engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry or similar, and have a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical value chain
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in quality assurance within pharmaceutical production
  • You have a deep insight in the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations and preferable you have the key qualifications to take on the role as Qualified Person (QP)
  • You are well organised and create strong results by engaging your employees in taking pride in delivering on their objectives
  • Full proficiency in English (written and spoken)


We are looking for a person who can understand both the quality requirements and the business perspectives with an ability to balance quality, delivery and cost. You are an experienced leader and people manager with a solid track record. Your leadership style is visible and you are able to listen, coach and motivate your employees to deliver their best.  


You seek influence in quality matters and are comfortable being challenged by senior stakeholders and your high level of personal integrity and robustness enables you to integrate different views in the decision-making process. Having said that, we expect you can stay firm when needed to secure the quality and compliance aspects. Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate is highly required.


About the Department
OFP QA (Oral Finished Products Quality Assurance) is responsible for delivering QA support to the many different processes in OFP.  Our department consists of 60 highly dedicated and skilled QA colleagues organised in five teams. The four associate managers and the US based Director are reporting directly to you.


You will be heading up a department where we still have a strong pioneer spirit. Also, we have a tradition for a very close and well-functioning collaboration with our stakeholders, as well as succeeding as a team.


Working at Novo Nordisk
We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We're inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things - from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we're all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.

For more information, please contact CVP
Glauco Sanches
by email glsa@novonordisk.com or phone +45 3075 3014.

7 August 2022.

Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize 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 communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.