Experienced Sterilisation Professional

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in Manufacturing Development? Do you have a desire to use your production knowledge to further develop your competencies within Sterilisation and have an impact in a broader perspective? Then come join us and utilize your skills in an exciting organization for a life-changing career!


The position
You will work closely together with a team of experts and specialists covering all aspects of production processes across Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD) and other SVP-areas in Product Supply (PS), including the requirements to establish, operate, and maintain facilities and environment used for manufacturing. 


The process covers a wide range of topics including cleaning and sanitation of direct and indirect impact equipment used for production in Good x Practice (GxP) regulated facilities, autoclaving, CIP-SIP, Vapour Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP), sterile tunnels, dry heat sterilisation, continuous media sterilisation, radiation and more. 


In this job, you will play a special role in:
•    Translating GxP requirement into practice
•    Support and troubleshoot at our production sites across our SVP-area
•    Facilitate that better practices are identified, shared, and implemented across the sites
•    Utilising our test laboratory to further increase focus on science and implementation of new technology
•    Manage smaller projects within the process


We have a strong focus on making a difference in close collaboration with the production sites and you will be involved in taking crucial decisions within the process across productions sites in BRD, so you need to have the ability to solve complex issues in the production. Additionally, you will have a broad range of contacts e.g., with production departments, QA, QC, and process responsible across Product Supply (PS). To a very large extent, your success depends on your ability to collaborate and communicate in a transparent way.
To succeed in this position, you have:
•    MSc in Microbiology, Chemical, Pharmacy, Engineer or similar
•    +5 years of professional experience from working in an API or Aseptic production facility
•    Knowledge related to the requirements for wash and sterilisation and the related guidelines
•    Experience with equipment design, validation, and monitoring of process equipment
•    Ability to communicate at all organisational levels - with operators, managers, and specialists
•    Fluency in English and Danish both written and spoken.


On a personal side, you have great communication skills, you can work with a high degree of independence, collaborate in a transparent way, and can create relations and influence colleagues across the organisation to ensure buy-in for new ways of doing things. 


About the department.
Manufacturing Development is a part of BRD with a team of over 650 colleagues working together to optimise and develop processes across six global production sites. Our field of work broadly covers the area also known as MSAT (Manufacturing, Science, and Technology). We bring value to our patients by driving innovation for the entire BRD, working with Industry 4.0, new technologies, biotechnology, and developing processes for both existing and future products.

Working at Novo Nordisk in BRD
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 to people living with serious chronic diseases, but we also use our competences in biotech to support the growing efforts into completely new production platforms and therapy areas for Novo Nordisk.

We are more than 3000 dedicated colleagues working at six production sites in Denmark and the United States. Here we cover the entire production value chain where raw materials are cultivated, purified, formulated, filled, assembled in devices, packed, and distributed across the globe. As more and more people need our products, we support Novo Nordisk's initiatives in new therapy areas. Every day, we work to streamline and expand our capacity through process innovation, automation, and the introduction of new technology.


For further information, please contact Line Stener Larsen, Specialist, +45 3079 8381 or Ditte Kivsmose Kaldor, Senior Manager at +45 3075 7767
15 October 2023.
Please be advised the interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.

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.