Project Manager

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Do you want to be responsible for driving the design and construction of the facilities in one of our strategic expansion projects in Novo Nordisk Manufacturing Area? Are you interested in working with one of the best construction organisations in the pharmaceutical industry? Do you want to contribute to our “Circular for Zero” ambition and help us reduce our carbon emissions from operations and distribution to zero over the coming 10 years?

Join us as from the very beginning in building a new manufacturing site in Kalundborg!


The position
As a Project Manager, you will be working on construction projects which have high strategic importance to Novo Nordisk and will have high visibility and support from Senior Management. The job requires a high level of stakeholder management at all organisational levels in the company. Together with engineering partners and suppliers you will:


  • design and build huge new facilities for new factories
  • manage scope, plan, costs and project risks and secure excellent stakeholder engagement.


You will get a clear responsibility under the supervision of a senior project manager, who is in the project already.


We are looking for a motivated and proactive colleague, who can contribute to the team both professionally and personally. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in most of the following skills & experiences:


  • Relevant project management experience with construction projects (either greenfield or renovation projects) ideally from the pharmaceutical industry
  • At least a bachelor's degree in engineering or a similar field
  • English proficiency (verbal and written) and preferably also Danish
  • Solid understanding of project management systems relevant for construction projects
  • Experience with managing contracts and a complex vendor setup would be an advantage

It would be an advantage if you had experience from a large global company, working with different cultures but you could also come from a smaller company, as long as you have experience with project management.

Do not hesitate to apply even if you cannot tick all the boxes, as your profile might be a great fit for our needs, anyway.

On a personal level, we imagine that you have a natural ability to engage your stakeholders, you enjoy close teamwork and have experience motivating others. You thrive in a multicultural environment that demands independence to make critical decisions. Building structure comes naturally to you and you enjoy simplicity.


About the department

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. 


Interested in a life-changing career? Read more about the opportunities at Novo Nordisk Kalundborg at:

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. 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. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.


For further information, please contact Project Director Willi Christiansen at +45 3448 2435. 



October 8th, 2023


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. 


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.