Business Analyst / LEAN Coordinator

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Business Analyst with a strong LEAN background and competences to Analytical Support and Process Support in Manufacturing Development (MDev) for Diabetes API’s


Are you looking for new challenges? Would you like have an impact on how a department/area is conducting their daily business by improving business processes, enabling actions to be taken based on data visualised in Tableau or other visualising tools? Then you may be the energetic, competent, and independent business analyst / LEAN coordinator we need in the analytical support laboratory.


About the departments Analytical Support is situated in Kalundborg is responsible for the late phase development and validation of “new product” analytical methods, prior to transfer to QC departments. The department also provides analysis support to optimization projects in Novo Nordisk's Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) production. Lastly the department plays a crucial role in supporting the production and the quality control laboratories. We are 65 committed employees divided into four teams. Process Support is situated in Bagsværd and is responsible for providing support to all DAPI production areas, including lab. scale experiments, optimizations and problem solving. The department perform and reports stability studies for all marketed and phase III products as well. For new products the department provide documentation and support from phase III to New Drug Application. We are 75 committed employees divided in 5 teams. You will be responsible for all data visualisation and coordinate data projects across departments and the area.


The job

You will work as a LEAN coordinator / business analyst for the two departments and have extensive collaboration with all the departments in DAPI connecting people and processes via data and data visualisation The business analyst is the anchor point in most improvement projects since benefit realisation often comes in ways of numbers and graphs.


As LEAN coordinator / business analyst in the departments you will be the go-to person for all improvement activities ranging from small initiatives to bigger projects. It may often require thorough business analysis ensuring that ideas are challenged and supported the best way possible using data, as the way to drive right decisions and behaviours.  


A big part of the job will be to provide support and coaching on LEAN practices to your skilled colleagues on the shopfloor, as well as your management team. You will also facilitate various events from systematic problem solving, process mapping to continuous improvement workshops.  



You must have a relevant degree within engineering, business administration or similar and ability to use data as your main driver.  


To succeed in the role, we expect that you have a deep understanding of LEAN principles and tools (i.e. SPS, VSM, KATA). You have a strong analytical mindset, holistic perspective on business processes and ability to visualize data to support decision making. You have a flair for IT and are not afraid of applying various digital solutions.  


On the personal level we expect you to be committed and show a high level of independence. We also expect that you are good at creating a clear overview and prioritizing your tasks; even when the deadline is approaching. You are curious about how processes and people are connected and go look see as a natural way of working and you challenge how things are done and have impact.


You have excellent communication skills and feel comfortable collaborating with people at all levels.  


All in all, we offer a very exciting job, with good development opportunities for the right candidate.  


Novo Nordisk in Kalundborg

Novo Nordisk in Kalundborg is the world's largest insulin production site - big enough to have a 5.5 km run around the site and to produce half of the insulin used worldwide. This is a workplace for more than 2,800 dedicated Novo Nordisk employees who set ambitious goals and strive to make a difference for our more than 24 million patients through stable deliveries of high-quality products. The site is in rapid development with lots of exciting challenges. We solve them by being at the forefront of technology, systems, methods and processes, and by assembling teams of talented employees.  


In Novo Nordisk it is your ability, your commitment and your ambitions which help us improve the lives of many people. On the other hand, we offer you the opportunity to work with talented colleagues and we offer you a wide range of opportunities for professional and personal development.



Do you have any questions regarding the position or want to know more? Feel free to contact Dariusz Domagala on +45 3077 5226 og Marina Bryld on +45 3075 7338



5th of October 2021



Millions rely on us 

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.