Associate Manager

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you a structured and proactive personal leader with a passion for project management and a flair for building a technical team? Do you want to head up a new Technical Project Support team within a significant infrastructure investment program? If you will be instrumental in supporting our Project Managers across various domains, please apply now, since we are embarking on a significant upgrade and expansion of our production and utility facilities in Gentofte.


The position

As an Associate Manager, tour main task will be to build, train, and head up the Technical Project Support team and to be responsible for providing critical support to our project managers. The team is Handling all work and tasks closely with the five other teams in department 025 and with a high cGMP level.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

· Guide the team to deliver high-quality support to our Project Managers (PM) across the project program within the following technical areas (HVAC, Black utility, power supply and electrical disciplines, Building utility, Clean utility)

· Serve as a point of contact between the project organization and LoB to ensure smooth communication and collaboration.

· Overseeing internal and external project services and management.

· Driving stakeholder management and communication to facilitate decision-making and resolution.

· Direct support to the Program Manager within all areas of project support.

· Supporting program governance and establishing transparency and alignment regarding project execution.

In this position, you'll be making risk-informed decisions to optimize scope, schedule, and cost alignment with business needs. Leading a team culture emphasizing growth and collaboration, you'll work closely with other managers to rejuvenate the Gentofte site into a modern and innovative site for medicinal production.



To succeed in this role, you:

• Probably have a technical Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s within a Technical area, Marine Engineering or project management.

• Have 2+ years of people management experience.

• Have experience with project management.

• You are fluent in both English and Danish.


Moreover, your educational and professional background enables you to guide your employees in technical and science-driven questions and set the right quality level for the team.

You should possess strong analytical and communication skills and the ability to deliver high-quality results under pressure. Your excellent stakeholder engagement skills will be crucial in building trusting relationships at all levels while driving agendas independently.


The department/area

BRD FP GEVA Technical Service, located in Gentofte, is the production facility where we produce and distribute all the utilities needed at site Gentofte. Soon, we are introducing several new filling lines at the site, which means we need to implement new equipment and rebuild old equipment to maintain our ambition to be world-class supplier of utilities.

There are around 70 people in our department, organised into 6 teams working with ventilation and cooling, project support, GMP support and utility production. The technical project support team will be a new team in the department, with the essential task of bridging the project program and the rest of the technical service department. The size of the team will comprise 10-12 skilled and engaged people.

Continuous improvement of our operations and productivity, building on a solid LEAN culture, is very importance to us. We need to strengthen our processes even further to optimize our productivity and success to perform our task right the first time, and several projects are in scope to support this journey.


Working at BRD, Novo Nordisk

Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD) is part of Novo Nordisk Product Supply, a global production network at the forefront of technology and in the quality production of pharmaceutical products. In BRD, we are supplying all Novo Nordisk products for Rare Diseases and using our competencies in Biotech to support the growing efforts into completely new production platforms and therapy areas for Novo Nordisk. We are approximately 3000 colleagues committed to driving change for people with serious chronic diseases. We produce our life-saving medicines out of five state-of-the-art production sites in Denmark and the United States - covering the entire production value chain where raw materials are cultivated, purified, formulated, filled, assembled in devices, packed, and distributed globally. Not only are we making a difference for patients – but we are also striving to make a difference for our employees by promoting a learning culture with a high level of innovation and development for everyone.



For further information, please contact Director Lars Skibild Jensen, 30796576.

We are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis, so do not hesitate to apply.



1st of December 2023

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 provides 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.