Senior Manager

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you motivated by making an impact through the success of your teams? Do you know how to set the direction and the pace of ambitious initiatives in a project organization? 

If so, you could be our new Senior Manager to lead both the team of Facility Process Managers and the team of Process Training and Project Managers.

Apply now for a life-changing career!
The position
You will be leading a combined team of Process Managers, Specialists and Project Managers of different seniority. The Process Managers lead the facility processes across Novo Nordisk and Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD). 
Facility processes include Manage GXP-regulated facilities, HVAC, Sterilization, Contamination Control, Cleaning, Metrology, Transport and Handling of Materials.

The team develops Process training to the Aseptic Production supports and is responsible of the Project Portfolio Management across the department. The group of Project Managers lead Investment and Innovation Projects. 

Your main responsibilities will include:
•    Set the direction for the teams ensuring that the prioritization and strategies are executed so the department can keep the overview and always prioritize deliverables
•    Be part of setting the strategy and the direction for the department, together with the rest of the management team
•    Be responsible for the development of the employees and team, to ensure we can improve the way we work in a project organization
•    Manage BRD Facilities Steering Group Leading Process Governance in BRD including handling of Compliance Signals

The position has a high stakeholder collaboration across Novo Nordisk and can expect to work closely with our production sites, QA and Regulatory Affairs and improve the way we work cross functionally on projects. 


We are looking for candidates who bring these qualifications:
•    A solid leadership experience from a pharmaceutical company within manufacturing development / manufacturing science and technology (MSAT), aseptic manufacturing or CMC
•    Experience of leading employees of different levels of seniority. Experience navigating a complex and cross functional stakeholder landscape
•    Sound project management toolbox or experience in working in a matrix organization 
•    Professional proficiency in English 
•    Any relevant academic degree related to Life Science, such as Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy or similar
With a strategic mindset, you can work independently to drive decisions and processes forward and thrive in a high-paced and dynamic workday, prioritizing, and inspiring others. You have the ability for seeing the bigger picture and able to keep the eye on the ball in collaboration with stakeholders. You take great pride in developing your team and you do so by coaching, working with the culture and implementing a best practice toolbox. 
About the department
Manufacturing Development is a part of BRD with a team of over 650 colleagues working together to optimize 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 BRD, Novo Nordisk
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 Anja Bagger, Senior Director at +45 30 75 8044.
3 December 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.