Senior Project Manager

Category:  Finance

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


The world is changing fast and so are we. Do you want to work with high complexity projects and deliver visible footprints on the digital & automation journey? Then this is your call for action. CMC Development is looking for a new (Senior) Project Manager to execute project, drive changes and improvements throughout the division to increase our productivity and user satisfaction. Apply today and join us for a life-changing career.

The position
Your primary responsibility will be to drive significant optimisation and improvement projects, e.g., by ensuring timely planning and proper execution of projects. You will identify, define, and develop solutions to issues and problems that are not immediately evident in existing systems or process. Furthermore, you will set the direction, develop skills set and guide your project members to fulfil project goals and apply corrective actions when necessary. The position is placed in Bagsværd, Denmark.


Your key responsibilities will be:
•    Project Management - manage optimisation and improvement projects across various functional areas by applying project planning tools/programs and cLEAN® approaches. Assess the changes that needs to be done and understand how the changes will affect the business. Ensure organisational impact, identify next steps, share results and learnings with relevant stakeholders e.g., senior management.
•    Stakeholder Management - interact and communicate with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment of expectations and support throughout the projects. Ensure the project team is aware of stakeholder expectations.
•    Communication – initiate dialogue as well as present relevant and timely updates on project status for all stakeholders in terms of alignment and priority of deliverables. Ensure close collaboration across the organisation and within the project team.


You have a M.Sc. or other relevant background in a relevant field (e.g., project management, business administration, etc.). Furthermore, the optimal candidate has: 
•    Substantial experience (+ 5 years) in developing, supporting and driving improvements initiatives and projects in different types of areas 
•    Preferably pharmaceutical experience and documented knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
•    Experience with collaboration and communication in an international environment
•    English language proficiency - high standard of written and spoken


As a person, you:
•    Are a visionary initiator that enjoys working under tight deadlines in a joint team effort
•    Have a high drive to empower a team to deliver high quality results. Keeps focus on continuous improvement of processes and standards
•    Have a proven ability to inspire and motivate others. Great communication skills and power of influence. Finally, able to work and negotiate independently

About the department
R&D investment manage the project portfolio of internal Novo Nordisk capEx investment in CMC Copenhagen area. We are a team of 6 colleagues anchored in CMC investment and based in Bagsvaerd Denmark. Responsibilities include Project Management, leading strategy discussions and decision-making processes to effectively lead internal partners. We have key stakeholders cross Novo Nordisk with internal work groups in CMC Business. As a team, we have professional experience from the Pharmaceutical/Bioteck industry, mainly with Project management.

Working at Novo Nordisk
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. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.

28 August 2022. Please note that applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis and therefore the advert may close before the recruitment process is completed if we have proceeded with candidates to the screening or interview phase.

You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few lines about your motivation in your resume or CV. In addition, please avoid the use of photos in your CV. This makes for a better and more fair process.

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.