Automation Project Manager

Category:  Quality

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Are you interested in leading projects with various robotic and automated solutions? Would you like to contribute to the design of our next-generation laboratories and help us achieve our vision of lights out laboratories?


If yes, then apply now and embark on a career that will change your life!


The position

Our department is commencing a new journey to design and create automated and robotic solutions that can aid laboratories in conducting quality control for Novo Nordisk Emerging Technologies (ET). ET is expanding rapidly in this area and to cope with the increase in demand, we need to optimize and automate our laboratory processes. In this position, you will lead the comprehensive development of automation solutions, beginning with understanding customers' needs, challenging status quo, mapping insights to enhance operational efficiency and generate business impact.


In this position you will do the following:

  • Leading project activities with a large range of stakeholders across the organisation
  • Identifying and planning the various project activities from our customers
  • Implementing projects which is identified to support our maximize capacity strategy
  • Discovering innovation solutions in collaboration with your project team and stakeholders
  • Planning and driving performance by monitoring progress, aligning priorities, removing roadblocks, and escalating
  • Improving the way projects are executed by challenging the status quo, identifying process gaps, and ensuring solutions are pursued.

Additionally, new laboratories are being established to alleviate current capacity constraints. Ultimately, our project portfolio aims to implement solutions that enable smarter, more efficient, and more precise procedures to support the swift growth of Emerging Technologies.



We are looking for someone that has Project Management experience within projects in regulated environments (GMP regulated), preferable with investments that allows you to manage and drive several projects at the same time and focus on the strategic outlook for them.


To succeed in this role, you:

  • Hold a diploma or master´s degree in relevant field (chemistry, engineering, etc)
  • Preferably have experience from a GMP regulated environment (pharmaceutical industry, food, aviation etc.)
  • Have great communication skills on all organisational levels
  • Are fully proficient in professional English

Having prior experience with automation and/or robotics is an advantage.


As a person, you are open minded and eager to see new possibilities within our area together with that you also speak your mind with ease. Managing a large network of people is something you are driven to. Your calm, innovative and goal-oriented thinking will help succeed in this role.


About the department

Emerging Technologies Manufacturing Development & Quality Control is a new area within Novo Nordisk where the oral portfolio plays a significant role. We are approximately 250 employees, and we are growing. We work with quality control and compliance of the facilities, the equipment, QC lab, manufacturing development as well the release of tablets for the market. We are proud to work in a fast-growing part of Novo Nordisk.


As part of Novo Nordisk, we aim to make a real difference for patients with chronic diseases across the world. We develop and manufacture all oral drug products late phase as well as for launch ensuring that we bring best-in-class treatments to the market. Our ambition is to develop break-through products based on orally available versions of GLP-1 and other molecules.

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 Manager, Mads Fogh Myrup at +45 30797154



10 December 2023. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible.


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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.