Senior Lean Partners

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you passionate about continuously improving ways of working? Does the thought of enable data driven decision making through visual management sound existing to you? Then you are one of the Senior Lean Partners we are looking for!

Join us for a life changing career!


The position

As a Senior Lean Partner, you will report to a department Director and be part of the management group. You will be responsible for driving the usage of diverse Lean tools, management systems, and ensuring a continues improvement culture. Lean is a crucial tool to improve our processes and to bring our facility to the next level using both digitalization, robots/robotics, augmented reality, and related tools and technologies as well as traditional LEAN tools such as physical boards, standard etc.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Improving our production and information processes using classical and statistical tools (value stream mapping analysis, statistical process control, overall equipment effectiveness, scrap data etc.) as well as digital/automation tools (digitalization, electronic records and data-capture, robotics etc.) with responsibility for identification, design, and implementation
  • Implementing and improving our Lean tools and systems across the department (visual management, systematic problem solving, standardization of work, identification, and elimination of waste etc.)
  • Supporting and coaching leaders and specialists in improving their Lean knowledge to increase a Lean-Thinking mindset, focusing on how you can contribute to their development and success
  • Driving standardization, anchoring of learnings and good training, knowing that it is what operational excellence builds upon

In addition to your tasks in the department, you will be part of our LEAN network across the functional area, providing knowledge sharing, a uniform strategic direction and incorporation with your peers in the other departments, you will address tasks and challenges that reach across the areas, such as Hoshin Kanri based target setting, program implementation etc.

Your job will be characterized by a dynamic mix of coordination, coaching and participation in management related activities and execution of your own task in a more focused manner, so you must be able to, and motivated by, a flexible workstyle and ability to prioritize your own tasks and time.



You will be a great asset to our department because you have:

  • A solid Lean toolbox and proven track records of results within a manufacturing environment – preferably in a highly regulated environment
  • Excellent change management and stakeholder management skills at all levels
  • Hands on experience in improving visual management and driving data driven decision making
  • A relevant academic degree and full professional proficiency in English

As individual you are positive, corporative and solution orientated, and you work systematically, logically, and proactive. You can interact and communicate at all levels of the organization, and you take pride in solving your tasks and challenges as close to the process with close involvement of your key stakeholders.


About the department

Our team is part of the Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD) Finished Products Gentofte and Værløse area that is the production site situated close to Copenhagen. Here we are app. 725 colleagues who take responsibility for transforming Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients into the finished product that patients can use all over the world. We are producing at full speed on existing lines while building and ramping up new state of the art facilities.

Our complex processes require a high level of expertise, commitment, and engagement from our employees and include formulation, filling, freeze-drying, product inspection, assembly, and pack. We bring value to patients by delivering high-quality GMP compliant products in a timely and cost-efficient manner. We drive change by working actively with LEAN and 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 BRD, Novo Nordisk

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. 2900 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 want to know more about the position, please contact current LEAN partner, Marieke Jensen at +45 3077 7133 or Director, Martin Bothmann at: +45 3079 0057.



4 June 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.