Associate Manager for QC Microbiology

Category:  Quality

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you a highly motivated leader? Are you a great role model for your employees? Are you able to set direction and cooperate with various stakeholders? Are you passionate about working with people and make them succeed in a complex environment? If yes, then you may be our new Associate Manager in QC Microbiology.


About the department
Biopharm in Gentofte is part of Novo Nordisk, which delivers products for the treatment of rare blood and endocrine disorders. Biopharm QC consists of five departments and handles QC analysis supporting our production facilities. Our department's area of responsibility is microbiological analysis and handling of stability and reference samples.
The analytical work embraces eg. sterility test, microbial count, environmental samples, endotoxin, mycoplasma and virus test.

We are approximately 75 motivated and talented colleagues divided into three operational teams, a validation team and a stability team. Your new department is especially characterized by high professionalism, a quality mindset and an informal tone. 

About the job
As Associate Manager for one of our operational teams, you will be setting the direction for the laboratory technicians and professionals, providing clear paths towards success. The core task is timely handling of samples to be analysed - in parallel work on various other tasks such as validations, equipment, problem-solving, improvements, questions from authorities etc. You will naturally lead by example and drive high performance by being a highly visible manager who provides guidance and coaching to your employees. You rely on daily resource planning, robust work standards and you set clear expectations, do process confirmations and coaching to support your employees. 


You will collaborate closely with our department management team and act as one united function securing the success of the entire department. The position offers great opportunities for personal and professional development, your responsibilities will be diverse and reach beyond the department as a result of your collaboration with other associate managers in Biopharm QC.

You hold a relevant Master’s degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy or maybe Biology or the like. You have at least a few years of managing under your belt, either as a team leader or heading complex projects. You know your way around QC operations and have a natural preference for a systematic approach to resource planning, making good work standards and proactive take the required measures to secure a smooth workflow. You speak and write Danish fluently. 


Your extensive people skills make it easy for you to build and maintain trustful relations across and beyond the organization – on all professional levels. You are curious by nature and like to see things in real life, you communicate directly and realize what you just said. By nature, you have a positive attitude, you prioritize involvement, knowledge sharing and appreciation.

Together we drive change
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.


Should you have questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Mikkel Tuxen at +45 3075 1889.


Please feel free to submit your application in Danish.


October 5th, 2021


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.