Project Manager for Future AP Cleanroom Portfolio

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Do you want to play a central role in shaping the Future for aseptic cleanrooms by driving innovation with a strong focus on future ready digitalization and simple solutions and have a positive impact for leaders and employees across the aseptic production areas in Product Supply (PS)? Then come join us and utilize your knowledge and skills in an exciting organization, where you will get challenged, grow, and expand your capabilities to the fullest.


The position
In this role, you will lead the Future AP Cleanroom program portfolio and thereby support our Senior Specialist and Novo Nordisk Process manager within Manage GxP regulated facility. The process sets the requirements to operate, and maintain facilities and environment used for manufacturing, especially in aseptic production. The Future AP Cleanroom program is established to have a clear and global roadmap for current and future cleanrooms. 

You are expected to:
•    Drive the portfolio activities
•    Lead several of the projects in the portfolio to ensure global interest 
•    Facilitate meetings for an Environmental Monitoring (EM) manager group, creating a space for inspiration and sharing and at the same time ensuring progress and alignment on projects 
•    Challenge current state to meet the high aspirations for the future
•    Utilize collaboration with academia’s, start-ups, innovation houses, suppliers, and our production sites to bring in new technology and optimise the process in aseptic production facilities 

The projects are not investment projects in the classical way, but all have different levels of complexity and require heavy stakeholder engagement and you need to have a solid understanding of the impact on our production sites in mind all the time.  
To succeed in this position, you have:
•    A master’s degree in engineering, Pharmacy, microbiology or similar
•    At least +5 years of experience with project management in GxP-regulated productions
•    A wide range of business experience, including cLEAN and Six Sigma in the implementation of corporate strategies
•    Proven track record of implementing cross organisational projects including organisational change management (OCM)
•    Handle complex workflows with few or no defined procedures in place
•    Fully proficient in both written and spoken English, while Danish is an advantage


As a person, you are ambitious, embrace changes and you are politically savvy, enabling you to build trusting relationships across organisational levels and influence the organization by leveraging on your informal leadership skills. You have strong business acumen and can speak technical and business. You are sharp at interacting with senior-level managers, and you are recognised as a strong collaborator and facilitator. It is an advantage if you have subject matter expertise within aseptic production. 


About the department
Manufacturing Development is a part of Biotech & Rare Disease (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 Thais Vilgren, Senior Specialist, +45 3075 2596, Eric Putnam, Project Director, +45 30758665 or Ditte Kivsmose Kaldor, Senior Manager at +45 3075 7767.
8 October 2023.
Please be advised the interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


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