Associate Manager for upcoming qualification/equipment team

Category:  Manufacturing

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK



Do you want to be a part of a newly established pilot pack department? Are you whiling to make our strong leadership mark on how we work and collaborate? Would you like to be part of our big project, implementing 2 new packaging lines in our new facility?


Then you should be our next Associate Manager for our upcoming qualification and equipment team. Apply now!


The Position


As associate manager you will have the opportunity to create your own team. The team will be created when you start and at the beginning it will have around 5 employees. During 2023 the team will grow to 8-10 employees and will increase further in 2024. You will have to gather and create a high-performing and highly motivated team.


The main tasks will be to:

  • Drive delivery of business results, resource and stakeholder management.

  • Set the direction for the team and yourself.

  • Lead and develop your employees for growth and high performance, both individually and as a group.


As the team will be brand new, your focus is also to build the roles, responsibilities, and tasks within the team as well as the collaboration with other teams and departments. You will need to set structure and secure optimised processes through cLEAN and always keep a strong quality mindset.

This position offers you a unique opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills in an exciting environment together with employees and colleagues, with an enthusiastic working climate where we take a personal responsibility for quality, delivery, and each other.




To succeed in this role, you have:

  • A bachelor or master’s degree in pharmacy, engineering or similar.

  • Preferably 1-2 years of experience as Associate Manager.

  • A solid LEAN mindset and basic GMP skills.

  • Knowledge within qualification, equipment, production or packaging is an advantage, but not a requirement.

  • Fluent in Danish and English both written and spoken.


On a personal level you have a positive can-do attitude. You must have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills as the team has a lot of cooperation within the department as well as within the organisation.


As an excellent people manager, you’re able to translate strategy into ambitious goals and create a motivated and empowered team with high well-being. As our tasks might be quite complex, you are able to quickly gain overview over possible solutions for problems and consequences, can prioritize and make bold decisions.


About the Department


The department is newly established and is a part of Manufacturing Development in the tablet area, Oral Finished Products (OFP). The department is a pilot production and is responsible for primary pack of tablets for clinical phase III studies and preparation of new packaging processes for product coming from development.


The department consists of an operational and a process support team, and we are now looking into expanding with your new qualification and equipment team. Your team will be responsible for qualification of 2 new packaging lines including equipment responsibility, and environmental monitoring and cleaning. 


Our implementation of 2 new packaging lines and moving into a new building, means that we will be working in a project-oriented way for the next years.


As a new department we are building a solid leadership foundation, where collaboration, honesty, trust, and empowerment are key principles. Having fun and laughing are important values for us as a management group and we always look out for each other.   


Working at Novo Nordisk


Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear, and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in 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. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.




For further information, please contact Senior Manager Julie Jung Andersen at +45 3079 5275.




Apply before March 31, 2023.


Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.


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.