Project Manager

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to be in the forefront driving the Instant Release ambition in the future aseptic production facilities? Do you enjoy managing dynamic and challenging projects and collaborating with a diverse range of global stakeholders?


The ambition is to have a fully digital batch release process, and we are looking for a Project Manager to lead the way. Apply now for this exciting job opportunity!


About the department 

You will be joining AP Expansions, which stands for expansions of Aseptic Production (AP). The area is anchored in Product Supply, Quality & IT, which globally employ approx. 20,000 of Novo Nordisk’s 50,000 employees. 


AP Expansions is a newly established and growing area with the responsibility to design, plan and built all new aseptic filling capacity across Novo Nordisk to serve needs of millions of patients. We do it by rethinking our aseptic production facilities with the use of modern technology, as we are setting the standards for the aseptic production of the future. Facilities designed today which we will still be proud of 20 years from now. AP Expansions has a clearly global approach, where you will be working with multiple sites and cultures across the world. 


The position

As Project Manager in AP Expansions, Tech & Innovation, you will be anchored in the Instant Release department. You will create and own the road map for the full digital batch documentation. You will be analysing and coordinating work on the barriers blocking the way and presenting solutions for approval.


Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Manage cross-function projects that supports the Instant Release ambition in AP Expansions
  • Planning and executing all related tasks/processes using standard project tools
  • Drive elements of the quality, digitalisation, and connectivity journey together with the technical work packages, QA and other key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with other functions to secure adequate implementation of project


The scope ranges from developing principals that will guide the technology tracks to hardware connectivity. The work requires an open mind with an attention to details and a close collaboration with process SMEs, technology teams, IT/OT and QA across the program.


In addition, position involves a high degree of stakeholder management within the organization and with external partners.



To be successful in this position, you need to have:

  • A Master’s degree within engineering, pharmaceutical science or similar
  • At least 3 years of project management experience preferable from pharmaceutical industry
  • Certified and experience in applying LEAN, Six Sigma or similar frameworks is an advantage
  • Ability to communicate complex content in a simple way
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


As a person, you set high standards for your work, and you are data driven. You are a team player who works well managing complex dependencies between different areas in a structured way. You also need to have a curious mind and can challenge the status quo in a positive way.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here – to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



If you have any questions, please call Lise Agersted at +45 30798459.



09 October 2022.


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