Associate Manager IT Automation

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK



Do you want to be part and lead the way for the future active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) production within the Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD)? This is your chance to be on the project from the beginning. The success of your work will be vital to the success of our area and Novo Nordisk.


Are you ready to take the next step and pursue a lifechanging career at Novo Nordisk? Maybe you have a strong leadership background, or you might be at the start of your leadership career – we have opportunities at all levels making it possible to challenge you and put your skills into play.


The Position


As associate manager for our It/Automation team driving the API capacity expansion when finished you will be part of the management team leading the future API facility. The main responsibility is to hire, build and train the organization needed to establish the new API capacity.


The project will be placed in Hillerød and during the project execution your team will be integrated at the project team, with purpose to building the new API capacity. Your work is guided by our purpose in Product Supply: To be on the forefront of technology of manufacturing and aiming at continuous, automated and state of the art facility.


You will be reporting to the Director of the future API facility in BRD and work in close collaboration with another associate managers in BRD.


We have an open position for associate Manager for it and automation supporting the project area as process, facility and warehouse, we are working within the areas as MES and DCS systems.



To succeed in this role, you have:

  • A background in engineering, automation or other relevant fields for this position, preferably an academical background as master’s or bachelor’s degree.

  • Experience within Pharma or GMP.

  • Experience within the following: leadership and management, setting direction, engaging others, prioritization according to strategic aspirations and/or stakeholder management.

  • A fluent oral and written English.

  • Experience with digitalization or automation will be an advantage.


Your interpersonal skills are great, complimented with interest in leadership or people management experience and demonstrate inclusive leadership by valuing and listening actively to diverse perspectives while keeping a strategic overview ensuring collaboration across business functions.


Additionally, we are obliged to be a sustainable employer encouraging and supporting decisions and behaviours that have a positive financial, environmental, and social impact. As a leader you ensure the wellbeing and development of our employees while optimizing and preparing our processes for the future.


About the Department 

BRD API Denmark is in Gentofte, Hillerød and Kalundborg. This is where the active ingredients, going into all our life-saving biotech products, are made by app. 500 committed colleagues. We manufacture through complex chemical and biotechnological processes requiring a high level of expertise, commitment, and engagement from our employees and including cultivation, recovery, purification, and freeze-drying. We are producing at full speed in existing facilities, while building and ramping up new state of the art additions to keep up with demand and new Novo Nordisk products. We bring value to patients by delivering the purest possible high-quality API made in compliance with GMP. We drive change by always looking for improvements within our processes, but also in the way we work together to make our products reach as many patients as possible.


Working at Novo Nordisk 

Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD) is part of Novo Nordisk Product Supply, which is a global production network at the forefront of technology and in quality production of pharmaceutical products. In BRD we are not only supplying all Novo Nordisk products for Rare Diseases, but also using our competences in Biotech to support the growing efforts into completely new production platforms and therapy areas for Novo Nordisk. We are app. 2500 colleagues committed to drive 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 United States - covering the entire production value chain where raw materials are cultivated, purified, formulated, filled, assembled in devices, packed, and distributed across the globe. Not only are we making a difference for patients – we are also stiving to make a difference for our employees by promoting a learning culture with high level of trust, innovation, and development for everyone. Are you ready for a life-changing career?


If you would like to discuss further, you are welcome to contact Director Helle Grubbe at +45 34481129.



Apply before June 12, 2023.


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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.