MES specialist (M/F)

Category:  Digital & IT

Chartres, Centre-Val de Loire, FR

Are you passionate about the pharmaceutical industry? Would you like to be part of a rapidly expanding company? Would you like to work on the newest version of our technology MES? If so, you might be the person we're looking for!

Our opportunity is based at the Chartres production site, which is undergoing a massive investment of 2.1 billion euros as part of a global program involving other sites worldwide.


About The Department

You will have a unique opportunity to work with the latest version of the PaS-X technology in the IT and Automation department of Fill and Finish Expansions. You will join a team of around 20 people.


The position

As a member of our IT/OT project team, you will be responsible for ensuring the deployment of our nextGen MES (PaS-X 3.3) at the Chartres site for our extension. You will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating with the corporate team the roll out of the new MES instance on the Novo Nordisk Chartres Extension Project and for collaborating closely with many colleagues both internally in the Digital Data & IT department and process team for the gMBR (Generic Master Batch Record) development, implementation and qualifications.
  • Assisting the local Site Acceptance Tests for the new equipment connected to PAS-X and for training Super Users by departments for the usage of the MES.
  • Assessing new needs and addressing the challenges to the central team during design qualification and for participating in the development and drafting of our standards.
  • Coordinating the local deployment and verification of PAS-X workstations, barcode reader and printers.
  • Participating as PAS-X expert in the Automated Warehouse Project (SAP EWM implementation…).



  • You have a Master degree or equivalent experience in industrial computing, software development or Process Engineering (ideally a background in industrial IT).
  • You have at least 2-3 (ideally 5) years of professional experience (excluding an apprenticeship) in the MES PAS-X and with production lines.
  • You have a fluent level of English.
  • You are organised and able to manage priorities in a context of several concurrent work packages.
  • You possess a strong sense of service with an ability to effectively listen and understand the needs.

Our MES is the PaS-X solution from the manufacturer Körber.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Anchored in the region for more than 60 years, our Novo Nordisk production site in Chartres specializes in the production of insulin cartridges and vials, as well as the assembly and packaging of pre-filled pens. 

Every day, more than eight million people around the world benefit from insulin produced in Chartres. Since 2021, the new building extension has been producing the latest generation of insulin injection devices.

As a major player in the Made in France sector, we actively contribute to the attractiveness of the territory through the implementation of the latest technologies and a proactive training policy.

We place the ecological transition at the heart of our concerns: we are committed to eliminating our environmental impact by 2030.

Do you want to know more? Visit our Chartres website:


What’s In It For You

Joining Novo Nordisk means an exciting saving lives job, but also:

  • An international culture where the well-being and development of our employees is at the heart of our priorities
  • An attractive remuneration policy: profit-sharing, company savings plan, annual salary increases, stock options, etc.
  • CSE benefits (culture vouchers, vacation vouchers, Christmas gifts, etc.)
  • 65% health insurance cover, offering an excellent level of reimbursement
  • Your public transport pass is reimbursed at 50%.

Thoughtful touches to enjoy:

  • Seasonal fruit and complimentary hot drinks
  • Unbeatable company restaurant (fixed-price meal for less than €4), open from breakfast to dinner
  • Sporty person? A fully equipped gym is available on site at €35 per year
  • At Novo Nordisk you'll find a corporate reception desk service.


It all starts with courage.



Please submit your application via the Novo Nordisk website.



Apply as soon as possible.


At Novo Nordisk, we recognize that aspiring to be the best company in the world is not enough. We must aspire to be the best company in the world, and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse ideas, backgrounds, and cultures. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we help, and the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to an inclusive recruitment process and equal opportunities for all candidates. We are delighted to discuss flexible working arrangements based on the role and business needs.