Associate Manager leading an Innovation Test Lab

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you ready to motivate and lead a team of highly qualified lab technicians? Are you passionate about leading in a project organisation collaborating across the organisation? If yes, then I am looking forward to hearing from you to have an informal talk!


The position

You will be heading up a team of 8 highly qualified, competent and engaged employees working with innovation in our test lab. The team generate supportive data to document line extensions of our products and explore new technology for optimization of our manufacturing processes. Your top priority is to ensure motivation, coordination and prioritisation of the team’s project deliverables. The team is involved in projects across the organisation having many stakeholders to collaborate with. You will be a part of the department management team leading a department of experts and specialists covering all aspects of the aseptic production processes across Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD).



To succeed in this position, you find it easy to create relations and have a high interest in leadership or have people management experience.


Furthermore, you have:

  • A degree as a pharmacist, engineer or similar
  • Experience working in the Pharma Industry
  • Experience with setting direction, engaging others, stakeholder management and finding it easy to prioritize
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills for prioritizing with several stakeholders
  • Full professional proficiency in Danish & English


It is considered an advantage if you possess strong project management skills, which include being able to develop project plans and execute projects from start to finish. Also, it is an advantage is you have GMP knowledge.


As a person, you enjoy working with people, have excellent people skills, and are always looking for ways to improve and develop your leadership talent. You inspire and energise your surroundings, set clear and ambitious goals, and generally lead with empathy and behavioural role-modelling. Moreover, you are openminded and thrive in change.

About the department

BRD Manufacturing Development & Quality Control has its base in Denmark. What other companies call Manufacturing Science & Analytical Technology (MSAT) we call Manufacturing Development. We are app. 460 colleagues who are the end-to-end station for product and process development for all BRD production facilities, driving innovation both when it comes to industry 4.0 technology and expansion of the product portfolio. Our area also includes the Quality Control unit for all BRD’s products. Together we drive change by always looking for improvements within our processes and in the way we work to make our products reach as many patients as possible.

Working at Novo Nordisk, Biotech and Rare Disease (BRD)
Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD) is part of Novo Nordisk Product Supply, which is a global production network at the forefront of technology and 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 also strive 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 have any questions about the position or just want to get a feeling of the department and our exciting road ahead, please do not hesitate to call Director, Anja Bagger at +45 30 75 80 44.



July 17th, 2022. We will review applications and conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.


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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.