Real Estate Project Manager

Category:  General Management and Administration

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you have ambitions to work with corporate real estate in a large, international organisation? Do you want to join us as the new Real Estate Project Manager in Corporate Facilities Real Estate & Governance to support us in driving and developing the real estate agenda in Novo Nordisk? Then you are the one we are looking for. Apply now for a life-changing career!


The position

As real estate project manager, you will drive real estate transactions and projects in DK and globally, working closely with stakeholders at all levels across Novo Nordisk. Together with a small team, you will be executing on the real estate strategy in Denmark and globally with support on negotiation, legal issues, administration, and financial tasks. You are expected to independently drive processes, coordinating tasks, challenging data, identifying risks and opportunities, and presenting findings directly to senior management.

Your main tasks in this role are to:

  • Drive and execute lease and property transactions end-to-end within obtained mandates.
  • Develop business cases for lease and property transactions, and ensure high quality and up to date property and lease data.
  • Develop and enforce governance for real estate transactions.
  • Execute real estate projects timely and efficiently.
  • Renegotiate existing leases in the lease portfolio supported by brokers.
  • Develop and maintain setup for supporting real estate transactions globally.

This is a great opportunity to gain a broad insight into Novo Nordisk and the business processes associated with corporate real estate and facility management, and have direct impact on decisions, and be able to see actual results of your work.


For this position, we are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Relevant academic degree within business administration, finance, legal, or another relevant field with excellent results.
  • 2-4 years of experience with corporate real estate, project management, management consultancy, or similar.
  • Ability to handle complexity and knowing how to make things simple and understandable to people at all levels in the organisation.
  • Fluency in English and Danish, and demonstrating excellent writing and presentation skills.

As a person, you are known for your integrity and strong interpersonal skills enabling you to create trust with your stakeholders. Thriving in an ambitious environment where results are important, you can bring a healthy sense of humour to your work even when the pressure is on. You are a detail oriented, proactive person, with excellent analytical skills and a strong sense of responsibility, fully owning your work tasks.

About the department

In Corporate Facilities, with 250 employees, we enable Novo Nordisk to focus on the core business by delivering simple and agile solutions for infrastructure, workplaces, utilities, and facility services as well as a major building portfolio.  We create tangible business results by partnering with all areas of the business and what we do impacts all Novo Nordisk’s employees in their workday. We give high level of responsibility from day one and you will experience a continuously steep learning curve, where your own aspirations set the boundaries.


The job is anchored in the Real Estate & Governance team, which is part of Corporate Facilities. The team has a wide array of responsibilities and diverse employees with a professional mindset. 

In Real Estate & Governance, we are 9 colleagues working closely together with other corporate functions, technical specialists, finance, and senior stakeholders across all of Novo Nordisk.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.



For further information, please contact Manager Nicolaj Nyegaard at +45 30 77 54 48.



19 June 2023.

Please note, we will invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis and conclude the recruitment process when the right candidate has been found. You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV.

To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV. 

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.