Project Manager for Investment Projects

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Do you have a scientific background and experience from working in a medical production? Do you want to use your strong project management skills to identify and improve investment projects in the pharmaceutical production area for the benefit of millions of insulin-patients worldwide? Then this is your call for action! Now you have a unique opportunity to join us as a project manager in a position where strategy and execution come together, and contribute to the continuous improvement of the world’s leading manufacturer of insulin.

About the department
The world is changing fast and so are we. About 366 million people depend on our products, which leads to a great demand on rebuilding and improving the factory according to the Novo Nordisk strategy, and we need you on our journey!

As we are growing, we are looking for a Project Manager to join IM1 Business Support Projects, which is a part of our production area- IM1, with a total of 600 employees in Kalundborg. You will become a part of a high performing team that consists of project managers, project assistants and technical professionals, who together are responsible for portfolio management of projects that improves our facility and processes in both quality and capacity.


Our overall challenge is to execute an increasing portfolio of diverse projects in a complex, constantly growing and highly regulated area. We qualify, drive and facilitate the execution and implementation of both small and large investment projects. In the team – and the department as a whole – we are proud about our balance between ambitious goals, working hard and maintaining a healthy and fun approach to our tasks. You will be joining an effective, skilful and inclusive team, where you will never be alone with the hard challenges or in celebrating your victories.


The Job
As Project Manager, you will be responsible for driving investment projects in a factory where we produce our newest GLP-1 products, and by that have a high impact on our production area IM1 and PS API (Product Supply Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient).


Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Drive both small and large strategic investment projects from initial idea to implementation and handover.
  • Conduct business cases to estimate project potential and drive the projects from start to end to ensure projects are implemented, anchored within line of business and that results are harvested.
  • Inspire and motivate the project team to deliver excellent results by ensuring a clear project scope and time-schedules.
  • Manage the staffing of our project organization with relevant competencies from consultancy firms.
  • Identifying and managing risk as the project progresses


You will most often be responsible for one project at the time and work with stakeholders across the organisation at all levels, which requires you to have a good overview and excellent communication skills. The level of complexity in the projects will depend on your competencies and abilities.



  • You hold a master’s degree in a relevant field, e.g. natural science, pharmacy, biology, engineering or similar
  • You have at 3-5 years’ experience from working in a medical production, preferably from API production or finished products.
  • You have a solid understanding of process equipment, automation and working in a GMP regulated environment.
  • You have profound insight into systematic problem solving.
  • Lastly, you are proficient in both written and spoken English.


It would be considered an advantage if you have experience with project management, but it is not a requirement. The most important is that you have experience from working in a medical production and a solid understanding of process equipment. This is a great opportunity for you who has the ambition to use your scientific knowledge and develop your project management skills in a growing and changing environment.


On a personal level, you are a self-starter who thrives with driving tasks independently. You have excellent analytical, planning and organization-skills, which enable you to continuously set direction, keep an overview of the state of progress and prioritize accordingly. With your strong logical ability, you succeed in transforming complex information from the scoping phase, to execution and completion.


You have strong leadership skills and a proven ability to network, build trust in your relationships and get commitment form internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, you have excellent communication skills with the ability to create clear and high-quality presentation materials. You will have to be curious and eager to challenge the status quo in a respectful way to ensure the pragmatic solutions are brought forward in a swift manner. This will require an independent approach combined with an agile mindset and best in class stakeholder management skills.


For further information, please call Associate Manager Joakim Herløv: +45 30799063


1st of September 2022.


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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.