Senior Project Manager for Solid Dosage Forms

Category:  Manufacturing

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you passionate about coordination of drug product formulation, process development and manufacture of solid dosage forms? Are you a strong project manager with a proven track record of successfully navigating people and projects to the required destination?

Then you might be our new Senior Project Manager! Read more below, apply and be part of a life-changing career!


The position

New oral projects within diabetes and adjacent therapeutic areas are on the way and by joining our team you have the opportunity to be part of improving the lives of patients all over the world. We develop and manufacture all new oral drug products coming out of our research units in our pilot plants, 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.


As Senior Project Manager you will be a member of the CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control) core project team together with other CMC technical project managers, and you will interact with a wide variety of stakeholders, i.e., within drug product development, analytical development, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) process development, clinical supplies, quality assurance and regulatory affairs.


In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Aligning the needs of the project with those of line of business
  • Breakdown of overall project deliverables to department activities
  • Ensure timely planning and deliverables (i.e., drug product production for clinical trials and preparation of regulatory documentation according to international guidelines)
  • Clear and timely communication of project requirements and risks to relevant stakeholders
  • Driving and engaging the drug product sub team to ensure the most optimal planning and execution of project targets


Thus, close collaboration with the line management of the above-mentioned departments and across the project management team is vital to ensure the most optimal planning and execution of project targets.

We strongly believe in a very thorough on-boarding, that will bring you closer to be a success in the role. Besides that, we encourage all our employee to take responsibility, together with us, for their professional and personal development.



You have solid, proven project management skills as well as a degree within Life Sciences such as Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering etc. and experience with drug product development.

We are looking for someone that has scientific experience from both early phase and late phase drug product development, ideally within solid oral formulation development.


In addition, it is an advantage if you have:

  • Detailed knowledge of the pharmaceutical value chain
  • People management experience
  • Experience working with continuous improvements and standardization
  • Experience working with Contract Manufacture Organisation (CMO)
  • Experience with the CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control) documentation flow


As a person you have excellent collaboration skills, are structured and reliable. You can stay focused in a complex and challenging environment. Moreover, you are a team player, and you have a feel for communicating essential information to the right stakeholders at the right time. You strive being liaison between the project organisation and the line of business in our matrix organisation.


The department

Our department, OPF (Oral Protein Formulation) Project Office, is part of the area Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) and Oral Protein Formulation in the R&D organisation. We are 10 highly skilled project managers responsible for the oral drug product portfolio - we coordinate both formulation and analytical activities. We have a strong focus on a social and engaging atmosphere.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



For further information, please contact Thomas Falck at +45 3075 7650.



28 August 2022


Applications and interviews will be screened and held on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about your motivation in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.


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.