CMO Operations Manager

Category:  Supply Chain and Procurement

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


CMO operations manager within Clinical Trial Supply Chain


Are you passionate about working with contract manufacturing within Clinical Trial Supply Chain and thriving in a dynamic and international environment with many stakeholders? Would you like to be part of a rapidly growing part of Novo Nordisk’s organisation coordinating multiple activities together with a dedicated team of colleagues? Apply now and join us for a life-changing career! 


The position


As CMO operations manager in Clinical Supplies, your overall objective is to ensure stable and reliable planning, production and release of products outsourced to our CMOs. This is done in close collaboration with our multiple areas as Quality, Production planning and Sourcing.


Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Oversee the clinical trial supply chain
  • Improve collaboration
  • Ensure efficient planning and priorities with all stakeholders, both internally in Novo Nordisk and at our CMOs
  • Be responsible for handling of deviations, change requests, customer complaints and other important tasks timely, to ensure products can be released and shipped to the patients in a good flow
  • Participate in some of our reporting processes e.g. monthly forecast, performance analysis, reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and driving/participating in optimization projects.
  • Proactively engage in implementing standardization, optimization, and simplification of processes




  • Prior experience working in a pharmaceutical production environment
  • Bachelor or master´s degree within relevant discipline, e.g. Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy, life science or similar.
  • Previously worked with outsourcing of production and/or quality control processes
  • Experience with process optimization and LEAN tools, and see continuous improvement as a natural part of your job
  • Great communication skills and a structured approach to the tasks at hand, in order to gain commitment from both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent computer skills, advanced user of MS Excel and thrive in handling several IT systems in daily operations
  • Analytical, structured and thrives working with frequently changing priorities and tight deadlines


Your outgoing personality, quality mindset and your communication style make it easy for you to establish and maintain trustful relations across a diverse organization, where many people have backgrounds very different from yours. You are great at engaging and managing stakeholders and you are excellent in your communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English.


About the department


Supply Chain Planning (SCP) is a key member of CMC Clinical Supplies (CS) and is vital in bringing new drugs to market. Our responsibility is to ensure that trial products are available on time and in the right quality and quantity for all clinical trials conducted globally by Novo Nordisk. We operate in the combined field of supply chain management and regulatory requirements within drug development. We offer you an exciting job in an international environment with the possibility to play an important role in Novo Nordisk contract operations, together with our CMOs and with a broad network across Novo Nordisk


Working at Novo Nordisk

In Novo Nordisk, your skills, your commitment and your ambitions help us improve many people's lives. In return, we offer you the opportunity to work with talented colleagues, and we offer you a wide range of opportunities for professional and personal development.


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 Associate Manager Christina Petersen Engmose, +45 30757564.


June 11th, 2023 - 
Interviews will be conducted ongoing.


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.