Project Manager, Weigh & Dispense

Category:  Manufacturing

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you ready to shape the future of pharmaceutical production and innovation? Do you want to have influence, and impact on how pharmaceutical production facilities should function in the future?

If so, join us as a Project Manager for supply of raw materials for production in Intralogistics, Weigh & Dispense (IWD) within our new capacity expansion project based in Hillerød!

The position
At Product Supply (PS) Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), we are embarking on a journey to expand our production facilities in Hillerød, foreseeing the demands of our growing product pipeline. As a result, we are seeking a visionary Project Manager!


In this pivotal role, you will lead project management and provide technical oversight of our cutting-edge weighing and dispensing area, a project of strategic significance for the future of Novo Nordisk's business. This sophisticated area will be highly automated, boasting an automatic weighing and dispensing system, alongside the seamless integration of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) to facilitate the transportation of raw materials, interfacing directly with our MES and SAP system.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Technical Project Management: Oversee and drive the technical aspects of the project ensuring seamless progress and alignment.
  • Vendor Coordination: Collaborate with our Engineering partner to ensure vendors are on track and aligned with project objectives.
  • Technical Clarifications and Alignment: Provide clarity and ensure technical alignment throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Communication with Internal Teams: Maintain alignment and collaboration with our internal MES and SAP teams.
  • User Requirement Definition and Approval: Define and approve user requirements critical to project success.
  • Equipment Testing and Verification: Lead the testing and verification of the equipment to guarantee operational excellence.

This project presents a unique opportunity to be part of a high-profile greenfield initiative, offering you the chance to contribute significantly to shaping a new, large-scale production facility and team. Throughout this role, you will have the opportunity to travel within Europe for approximately 40 days per year, engaging directly with our expanding product pipeline.

Your experiences include:


  • A relevant academic degree (candidates with relevant technical background and extensive experience are also welcome).
  • 3+ years project management experience, demonstrating a proven track record of successful project delivery.
  • Familiarity with GMP, validation procedures, and instructions, showcasing a strong understanding of industry compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of Weighing and Dispensing equipment, processes, and systems, with a preference for experience in powder solutions is desirable.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.

About the department
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Denmark Area that is located in Gentofte, Hillerød and Kalundborg. This is where the active ingredients, going into all our life-saving biotech products, are made by app. 600 committed colleagues. We manufacture through complex chemical and biotechnological processes requiring a high level of expertise, commitment, and engagement from our employees and including cultivation, recovery, purification, and freeze-drying. We are producing at full speed in existing facilities, while building and ramping up new state of the art additions to keep up with demand and new Novo Nordisk products. We bring value to patients by delivering the purest possible high-quality API made in compliance with Good Manufacturing Process (GMP). We drive change by 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 Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.


If you would like to discuss further, you are welcome to contact Casper Engel (Senior Project Engineering Manager, Lead Intralogistics and W&D) at: +45 24 22 96 05, or Anita Pia Thomsen (Manager, Intralogistics, Weigh & Dispense) at: +45 30 75 20 20.


28 July 2024

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