Development Engineer

Category:  Manufacturing

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Primary Packaging R&D needs new innovative developers to support the growing portfolio

The world is changing fast, and so are we. Around 366 million people depend on our products, which creates a great demand for development of new primary packaging systems for the benefit of our patients and planet and we need you on our journey!

Do you want to drive the development and selection of new primary packaging solutions for our next generation pre-filled combination products or contribute to developing new materials supporting the world's circular economy? Then you might be the new primary packaging developer we are looking for.


The position

As Primary Packaging developer, you will have the main responsibility of driving the development of suitable primary packaging solutions to Novo Nordisk medical drug projects. We are looking for three developers and your responsibility will be:

  • Development of primary packaging systems, such as syringes/vials from ideation phase to drug product launch.
  • Documenting the design requirements, safety risk management and mitigations, testing and documentation of these; enabling us to write CTA and NDA.
  • Ensuring suitable design, material, technical performance, processability and new supply chains of the packaging systems.
  • You will scout the market and meet with suppliers to identify and refine packaging solutions.
  • Coordinate own workstream with stakeholders and deliver on time

You will work closely with colleagues in drug and device R&D, Production and Supply Chain to assent to the requirements. In general, the assignments carried out by the department are diverse as we deliver to all parts of Novo Nordisk. This gives a variety of challenges, therefore strong collaboration with your colleagues is an essential key to success.



  • You hold an MSc/BSc degree in Engineering or another relevant field within the Natural Sciences
  • You have experience within the area of product development, preferably primary packaging for pharmaceutical products or medical devices
  • You have either a few years of experience or are very skilled/experienced to a specialist level
  • You must be fluent in written and spoken English

It would be considered an advantage if you have:

  • Knowledge about pre-filled syringes as well as other pharma injectable packaging systems
  • Experience with CTA/NDA, requirement/system engineering, safety risk management and GMP material documentation needed in the pharmaceutical business
  • Tolerance chain calculation
  • CAD drawing skills

As a person, you are motivated by working in a creative environment identifying solutions to design challenges. You thrive in a dynamic environment with changing priorities and tasks. You take pride in delivering on your milestones, and you motivate your colleagues with a positive attitude. You work well independently, although it also motivates you to cooperate with colleagues and stakeholders across functions and departments.


About the department

You will join the Primary Packaging Research & Development team situated in Devices and Delivery Solutions, a business unit within the global R&D organisation and located in Hillerød in the greater Copenhagen area with state-of-the-art R&D facilities. Devices and Delivery Solutions has the mandate and responsibility to innovate and develop the most innovative delivery solutions for the entire portfolio of Novo Nordisk’s pharmaceutical products. The unit is comprised of project management, engineering, and technical functions spanning across all competences required to deliver on a diverse portfolio of drug/combination product and device projects. You will be part of an organisation of highly skilled people – maybe the best in the industry. They will embrace you with a constructive and collaborative mindset challenging your ideas and providing highly competent sparring.
You will join a new, growing and dynamic team consisting of 15 highly skilled and ambitious employees who works dedicated to develop and implement primary packaging solutions from early development to production. Our team is characterised by helpful and supporting colleagues, eagerness to support Novo Nordisks’ drug-project portfolio, accountability towards timelines, keen on investigating how we can contribute to the circular economy.



For further information, please contact Senior manager Torben Herslund +45 3079 0956



June 15th 2022


Please note, we will invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis and conclude the recruitment process when the right candidate has been found. 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.