Associate Manager

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Driven and ambitious Associate Manager 


Do you have great interpersonal skills? Can you set a clear direction and inspire your colleagues to produce great results? Are you ambitious and driven? Then seize the opportunity and join us as an Associate Manager in Biotech & Rare Disease API Denmark, hGH (BRD API DK hGH). The product demand is increasing and we are expanding our business – join our journey to serve more patients!



The position


As our Associate Manager, you will be responsible for one of two teams responsible for purification of hGH, hence you will work closely with another leader in the same production area and together with this leader ensure timely delivery according to plan, safety work environment and good housekeeping in the production area. In continuation hereof, you will be responsible for ensuring the department obtains a licence to operate and the production complies with the current GMP and safety regulations while maintaining environmental approval.


You will be managing and developing the team and you will ensure the team are up to date with various training (cLEAN®, GMP) in coordination with a project and training coordinator. There will be a need for continuously adjusting the organization to current needs to support the production and the policies. In connection, you are responsible for signing rights for certain documents.


As our Associate Manager, you will make independent decisions regarding the daily operation and the business. You pride yourself as a great communicator, who communicate in a precise and clear way, as you are expected to communicate with various stakeholders. 




It will be an advantage if you hold a master’s degree in science and/or education within leadership. 


Furthermore, you have some experience leading production teams. You have experience within the pharmaceutical industry working with production and preferably with purification processes.


As our Associate Manager you:

  • have an analytic and process-oriented approach 
  • are experienced within LEAN and people management 
  • have experience within GMP production
  • develop and deploy systems and good routines that help your employees to work effectively 
  • communicate in English and Danish fluently


As a person, you possess great international skills, where you are able to utilize your network within the organization. You are ambitious, empathic and engaging, as you will need to set direction, motivate and cultivate high performance and engagement through the empowerment of the team.


You have a strong sense of quality and know the importance of complying with the standards and regulations of a production environment.


About the department 


Our department covers the entire value chain from fermentation of product in the host cell, over column purification to finished freeze-dried product. We are around 130 people collaborating across 7 different teams consisting of operators, technicians and academics. The department is currently on a journey towards more innovative and digital solutions to meet the vision of Industry 4.0 so that we can continue to deliver world-class API. We value a safe psychological environment in the department and in the leadership team. We have an open an honest communication and we support each other across teams and areas of responsibility.


We’re Inspired by life


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 further information, please contact either Director Jakob R. H. Nielsen
at: +45 3075 9013 or Associate Manager Martin B. Hansen at: +45 3075 2533.







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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.