Associate Manager for Project Engineering - Moulds

Category:  Manufacturing

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Are you ready to motivate and lead a team of highly skilled engineers? Are you eager to combine strong leadership skills with technical knowledge and do you have experience with injection moulding tools? Then this might be the right next step for you, as the Global Moulding Engineering Department is looking for an Associate Manager. Do not miss this opportunity, apply today!


The position

As the Associate Manager for Project Engineering - Moulds, you will lead an expanding team of highly skilled professionals, currently comprising 12 engineers, dedicated to bringing new injection moulding tools into our expanding network of global moulding capacity.

Your main responsibilities will be to ensure:

  • Staff motivation and engagement through coaching and sparring, as well as development of skills and training of staff. Setting and implementing technical and strategic direction for the team;
  • Effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Timely executing of injection moulding tool commissioning projects;
  • Improvement of injection moulding tool concepts;
  • A technically capable network of mould makers able to supply tools and spare parts to Novo Nordisk in the right quality, at the right time and at the right cost;
  • Effective and data driven problem-solving related to injection moulding tools and processes, with the application of cLEAN principles.


In your role as an Associate Manager, you will become part of the department’s management team of currently 4 Associate Managers and the department head. We oversee and deliver to a large project portfolio and play an active role in many different projects with high technical complexity and involvement with many internal and external stakeholders.

This position offers a unique opportunity for personal and professional development as you apply and refine your management skills in a device area of significant business importance.



To succeed in this position, you have:

  • At least 3 years of management experience
  • A degree in Engineering (likely mechanical/production), Science or another relevant field
  • Experience with injection moulding tools
  • Fluent in Danish and English


Experience from the pharmaceutical or medical device industry is a plus and so is knowledge of operation of production equipment and validation.

As a leader, you are authentic and experienced in creating team commitment and collaborative environments, you navigate both short-term problem-solving and long-term organizational development adeptly.


About the department

You will join Global Moulding Engineering in Hillerød, Denmark. We are approximately 65 highly motivated colleagues. We deliver technical sourcing, commissioning and operational support of moulding equipment for plastic components in our global network of equipment suppliers and contract manufactures as part of the supply chain serving Novo Nordisk’s patients with injection devices.

Through strong collaboration we ensure high focus on quality, robust processes and new ways of operating and we are curious to constantly improve and challenge status quo.

We are dedicated to deliver strong results that add to the success of Novo Nordisk in crucial ways by ensuring high quality components at a competitive cost. We share a relaxed tone, and we are proud to never compromise on quality or safety.

Some travel must be expected: 10-20 days per year.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, your skills and dedication help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinarily talented personnel and allow you to benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.



To know more about the position, please reach out to Director, Head of Department, Thomas Kiib Kristensen +45 3448 7796


Deadline December, 10th

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.