Project Director Recovery Process

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Would you like to join us on our future journey and make your mark on a newly established organisation that will be growing in the coming years? Do you want to work with dedicated and experienced biotech manufacturing professionals? Are you curious about the opportunity to establish a factory that bridges new and automated technologies with strong know-how and expertise in biotech manufacturing? Then join us as our new Project Director for Recovery Process.


We are now hiring senior project leads, and process specialists within the following disciplines: Fermentation, Recovery, Purification, Freeze- and Spray-drying, Facility design and construction, Utility design and construction, Automation/IT design and construction as well as experienced profiles within industry 4.0 technologies and Health & Safety. We expect to post jobs continuously. The activities will be carried out at our site in Kalundborg, home of Novo Nordisk API manufacturing.


About the position

As our Project Director for Recovery Process, you hold overall project and leadership responsibility for investigating design, constructability, schedule and cost for a potential new recovery facility. The key design principles will be to copy existing design standards from another recent recovery project. Thus, you must exercise strong leadership to keep the team focussed on execution instead of comprehensive design considerations. One of your tasks would be to build a competent user-organisation, integrate with engineering partners, and collaborate with contractors while supervising their activities. In this position, you will design standards to provide structure and transparency and proactively manage any project risks. The position involves managing both people and projects, therefore it is important to have the right skills in both areas. Last but not least, you'll employ delegation and empowerment to manage your company and project.



To be considered for this position, you would need to meet certain criteria:

  • Have at least 6 years of experience within GMP and ideally API manufacturing
  • Have min. a master level education within chemistry, pharmaceutical process engineering or similar
  • Have project management experience from cross-organisational project assignments
  • Having a strong drive to succeed and a desire to establish extremely clear goals
  • Knowledge about technology trends within bulk manufacturing
  • English proficiency both spoken and written


On a personal level, you enjoy close teamwork, can ride a storm off and are a strong motivator of others. You thrive in a multicultural environment that demands independence to make critical decisions. Building structure comes naturally to you and you enjoy simplifying wherever simplicity can benefit reaching the right goals faster.



For further information, please contact Project Corporate Vice President Derrik Lenzner at +45 3075 6898. 



Please apply no later than August 21st, 2022.

We will process applications as we receive them, 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 your motivation to apply in your 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.


Today, 3,200 employees of Novo Nordisk Kalundborg produce half of the world’s insulin and a number of biopharmaceutical products. With more than 50 years of expertise in large-scale biotech manufacturing, we are today the world’s largest insulin-producing facility. By joining Novo Nordisk Manufacturing in Kalundborg, we promise you a developing career, where you will be met with trust and responsibility by dedicated colleagues with diverse backgrounds in a successful company with a higher purpose and an inclusive environment. Together, we make a difference every day for more than 30 million people living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. 




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.