Area Specialist within IT System Management

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Køge, Region Zealand, DK


Do you want to play a leading role in developing and improving IT System Management processes at Novo Nordisk Pharmatech in Køge? Do you have comprehensive experience working as a Senior or Lead IT System Manager, handling validation, qualification and compliance tasks? 
Then apply today and join us as our new Lead IT System Manager. 

The Job 
As our Lead IT System Manager, you will be working on strengthening our collaboration across the laboratory areas in Quality Control, R&D and Microanalysis Centre by participating in process groups and projects. You will also be expected to help to establish new standards and directions for IT System Management across the whole value chain, including manufacturing, laboratory and administrative IT systems. The ultimate goal is to provide compliant and simplified IT solutions for the entire company.
In addition to this, you will be supervising the operation and maintenance of only a few GxP critical IT systems, including handling user management of the systems, perform continuous evaluation of the validated state of the IT systems and manage the expectations of internal customers, system owners and other key stakeholders. Furthermore, you will manage relevant vendor relations, following up on services and deliverables according to relevant agreements. 
Your responsibilities summed up:

•    Presenting IT System Management in general and relevant IT systems during audits and inspections
•    Coordinating activities with different stakeholders such as maintenance and changes on the systems
•    Identifying improvements and optimise processes by using LEAN tools
•    Providing advice and consultancy to the end users and managers of the systems in question
•    Participating in projects to ensure that new information technology systems meet user and GMP requirements

In this role, you will initiate changes to ensure effective operations and continuous compliance with authority expectations, IT Security requirements, GAMP5, and GMP. Writing and approving change requests, test protocols and instructions together with performing quality activities, such as risk assessments would be part of your key tasks as well.
Incident management and systematic problem solving in an ITIL-framework is a natural part of your skillset.

To be successful in this role we expect you to have: 
•    B.Sc. or M.Sc. in IT, automation or engineering or have an equivalent academic background is preferred
•    4+ years of experience in operation and maintenance of IT systems
•    Technical flair and solid understanding of IT compliance within a regulated working environment  
•    Experience with completion of validation and qualification documentation is required
•    Experience with IT system management is required
•    Fluency in English is crucial; ability to speak or willingness to learn Danish would be advantageous

On a personal level, you are welcoming, proactive and solution-oriented, and you like to share knowledge as well as gain it from the people you interact with.  As you will work closely with a broad variety of key stakeholders, mainly within the laboratory areas, it is expected that you have good collaborating and communicating skills. The ability to handle multiple tasks at once and ensure that the high-quality documentation is delivered on time is crucial. Last but not least, you possess a natural curiosity and interest in the challenges and opportunities facing our colleagues working with processes across the value chain.
The department 
You will be part of the IT department which consists of 20 dedicated and talented colleagues with different backgrounds. The team is part of the IT&OT department, which in turn is anchored in a director area which also comprises Project Office, IT, cLEAN and Digitalisation. The departments tasks include coordination of operation and maintenance of IT and OT systems, as well as infrastructure across production, laboratories and administrative functions. The department is also a central stakeholder in technical projects across the site. The IT&OT department is currently expanding in order to fulfil the increased demands from customers and regulatory authorities, as well as to ensure a healthy work environment and make more room for personal development and growth.  
Working at Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S
Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S has 240+ employees and is 100% owned by Novo Nordisk A/S. The ability of Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S to produce and deliver quality products to the pharmaceutical industry, combined with our complete range of services within regulatory requirements, makes us a preferred supplier to many global pharmaceutical companies. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S is a fast-growing company, which is generating many exciting projects and excellent development opportunities. 
For further information, please contact Director, Jon Martin Winther, +45 2429 4171.
4 September 2022. 
Applications will be reviewed continuously, and we will begin conducting interviews already during the posting period, so please do not hesitate to apply.

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. 
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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.