Manager for R&D Quality - Device & Delivery Solutions

Category:  Quality

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you thrive by setting direction, are keen on developing people, and have a quality mind-set then this may be the right job for you. Do you have experience in quality assurance of medical devices and do you know how to set direction for innovative device solutions? In Device & Delivery Solutions (DDS) there is an exciting opportunity to head up an ambitious team of highly engaged employees working with quality of our devices.


The department
Device & Delivery Solutions (DDS) Quality is a department in R&D Quality and is situated in Hillerød, Denmark.

The DDS Quality department is responsible for the QA function for our expanding portfolio of devices and delivery systems. The area consists of two teams, Injection Devices & Connectivity and Emerging Areas and we are now looking for a new experienced manager to take up the responsibility to drive the Injection Devices & Connectivity.


The position

You will be responsible for leading a team consisting of 12 highly skilled quality experts with an educational background within biomedical, electrical, or mechanical engineering. Your main responsibility will be the daily management and coaching/development of staff as well as optimisation of the resources in the area. Your team will be responsible for securing QA support to DDS projects and Line of Business to achieve compliance with internal and external requirements, ensuring quality oversights of the DDS development partners/sub-suppliers as well as process improvement across the departments and projects.


Currently the development portfolio is focused on supporting the drug pipeline and upgrade the portfolio to connected devices in order to enable digital therapeutics.


Cross-functional collaboration will be an essential part of your workday. You should have a flair for building interaction with other functional areas in Novo Nordisk, especially the Development area, the production, and the Regulatory Affairs team.



You have a Master’s Degree in engineering, pharmaceutical, science (e.g. microbiology or biochemistry) or other relevant area. You have a minimum of 5 years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry within quality assurance. And just as important, you are a strong and experienced leader who can set direction, lead and motivate your team to deliver their best and have a desire to influence and impact others beyond your own area.


You have high personal integrity and are responsible, well-organised, a strong communicator, and are able to work under pressure when needed. You are able to make independent decisions regarding quality assurance, and master the art of combining quality and simplicity.

You are a strong driver and a dedicated team player, who thrives in a global environment of continuous development and you are good at establishing contact and collaborating with stakeholders at all levels.


Working at Novo
At Novo Nordisk, your skills, commitment, and ambition help us change lives for diabetes patients for the better. In exchange, we offer you a chance to work with talented co-workers and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.


Please contact Mikkel Avlund, +45 30757095 if you have questions.



24. May 2021


Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.