Manager, Automation Support

Category:  Manufacturing

Hjørring, North Denmark Region, DK


Are you a motivated manager who can create team spirit and commitment? Do you want to lead a team of highly specialised and skilled colleagues? If yes, this is your opportunity to take your career to the next level as a Manager for Automation Support at our Novo Nordisk production site called Needle Manufacturing and Sourcing in Hjørring – only 30 minutes from Aalborg. Apply today!


The position

As our new Manager, you will lead by example and set the direction for the Manufacturing IT & OT team. You will be part of the department management group who is responsible for providing a high-level service to our customers.


The main tasks will be to:

  • Support your employees in their daily efforts to solve tasks and challenges.
  • Ensure that the department is able to deliver high quality products in a compliant and timely manner.
  • Set up KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and follow up accordingly to make sure that behaviour and results are correctly measured.
  • Create a work environment that creates job enthusiasm and matches the requests and capabilities of your team.


You will support your employees in their daily efforts to solve tasks and challenges. You set an example and point the way, and you take pride in securing a high level of quality in your deliverables.



To be successful in this role, you:

  • Preferably, hold an Engineering degree in Automation, IT, Production Technology, or other relevant managerial education
  • Have some leadership experience, ideally within Operational Technology (PLC’s, Vision application etc), Automation and IT
  • Are fluent in English, both written and verbal.


Knowledge of implementing and maintaining various OT and IT technologies, such as MES-systems, PLC-automation, robot applications and production IT-systems will be considered as an advantage.


We work in a dynamic and challenging environment with short deadlines, so you must be able to prioritise and take responsibility for quality and regulatory requirements – also when the solution is not obvious. You thrive in the decision-making role where decisiveness, self-consciousness and conflict management are key words, and you know how to win acceptance through direct and clear communication.


Your work approach is analytical and structured, and you always have an eye for details. Personally, you have a high drive and sense of initiative combined with empathy and the ability to support and engage your team. The ability to give feedback, coach and develop employees is also a focus point for the position.


About the Department

The Manufacturing IT & OT team consists of 16 highly committed and skilled employees who are responsible for Manufacturing IT and OT across the organisation, incl. implementing, optimising and conduction life cycle management of various automation equipment and IT-systems. The team is part of Needle Manufacturing & Sourcing which is overall responsible for the global end-to-end supply chain of Novo Nordisk's pen needles including both internal and external production, quality assurance, and manufacturing development. We are organised in eight departments and with approx. 500 employees dedicated to ensuring the pen needle supply to Novo Nordisk. We are driven by a quality mindset and pride ourselves on being a workplace where our can-do spirit and high ambitions come together to create great results for the benefit of our patients.


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.



Please feel free to contact Department Manager, Kristian Lambæk, on +45 3079 5672



Apply before June 25, 2024


Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis, and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Your application can be submitted in Danish or English.


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. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo to your resume.

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.