Project Manager

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Do you want to drive improvements across our global organisation in API Quality Assurance (API QA) to ensure that we are agile and fit for the future? Would you like to cooperate with some of our most experienced process experts, managers, and other stakeholders? If so, this position as Project Manager for API QA Strategy Office can be a unique opportunity for you. Apply today and join us for a life-changing career!


The position

As project manager you will be responsible for driving strategic projects for API QA Strategy Office as well as implementing corporate projects in API and API QA. This could for example be accelerating and influence the API QA journey towards a Paperless future. Most projects are implemented across our production facilities in DK Kalundborg.
As project manager you will be expected to:

•    Set direction, drive projects, and deliver results.
•    Ensure projects are executed timely with the perspective of the highest quality to patients.
•    See the unreleased potential in new ideas and embrace change. 
•    Take ownership of your own time and deliverables. 
•    Never lose focus, despite changing demands.
•    Be a self-starter and share positive energy. 
•    Be proactive, curious, and robust. 


The majority of our projects are executed according to the Novo Nordisk Project Execution Model (traditional waterfall), but as the project manager in this position you will also be using tools from the Agile, LEAN and other methodologies. 

The position also opens for portfolio management of projects govern by the API Strategy Office. It will only be natural for you to be part of the working group around the portfolio, maybe as the portfolio manager. 



•    You hold a master’s degree or PhD within pharmacy, engineering, or other related fields.
•    You have 2-4 years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry and/or 3 years of experience within project management.
•    You are recognised as a project manager who motivates high performing and engaged project teams.
•    You have strong communication skills.
•    You have a flair for stakeholder management and networking at various organisational levels.
•    We expect you to have experience in driving simplicity by use of LEAN tools.
•    The position requires proficiency in English and understanding Danish is an advantage.
•    You are ambitious and ready to be part of our on-going effort to re-think processes to be simple, robust, and digitalised.

About the Department

Our department is in Kalundborg and consists of 12 dedicated and highly talented employees. The department will be expanding over the next couple of years, so a lot of new colleagues will join and help us being a Strategic function that must support our QA organisation in API. We always ensure a high level of quality in close cooperation with our other stakeholders and the rest of the QA Organization. Our team, API QA Strategy Office covers project management, IT/digitalisation and audit/inspection and training across API QA. In project management we focus on improvements, simplification, and digitalisation.

You will be a part of a diverse team that values the capable exchange of knowledge and experience, and you can look forward to entering an energetic and positive working environment, where networking and cooperation is key.


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. 



For further information, please contact Associate Manager Amalie Nytoft Stjerneby +45 3077 5168



23 October 2022.  Applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be conducted during the posing 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. 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. 


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.