Project Manager - IT

Facility:  Information Technology & Telecom

Plainsboro, NJ, US

About the Department                                                                                                                                                 

At Novo Nordisk, our Strategy, Finance, and Operations team works to provide strategic direction to the company, ensuring that everything we do is viable and built to last. Overseeing and safeguarding Novo Nordisk’s short and long-term planning, the Strategy, Finance and Operations team works closely with the business across the organization to develop strategies and business plans, monitor industry trends, and provide operating recommendations. We regulate accounting, uphold workplace safety, manage our supply chain and sampling, support technology, provide commercial insights & analytics, maintain our facilities and assure the integrity and completeness of all business transactions. At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global business environment. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent. And we reward hard work and dedication with the opportunity for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position

Converts Information Technology strategy into reality through execution of projects. Uses appropriate tools and techniques to successfully manage projects according to the triple constraints of scope, timeline and budget while fulfilling quality requirements and managing risks. Ensures IT activities have proper business alignment. Manages and leads project teams, vendors, and stakeholders so that stated project objectives, benefits and solution requirements are met.



Reports to the Director, Business Applications. Partners with internal Information Technology colleagues as well as with Line of Business stakeholders in the execution of initiatives. High level of interaction with external vendors.


Essential Functions

  • Analyzes & Fulfills Business Needs
    • Collaborates with business leaders to identify and prioritize projects to ensure the delivery of on time and quality solutions
    • Engages stakeholders to discuss the effectiveness of solutions and capabilities and their impact on business strategies and procedures
    • Leverages in-depth knowledge of business functions, business processes and key objectives to develop solutions aligned with business needs
    • Participates in the project portfolio process and IT strategy development
  • Builds Relationships & Influences Key Stakeholders
    • Collaborates closely with other Line of Business (LOB) Project Managers and IT staff to leverage technology and resources across business areas
    • Develops partnerships with assigned business area(s) to understand their strategic direction; researches and evaluates new and future technologies to address business needs
    • Provides partnership, insight and direction to cross-functional business leaders and stakeholders regarding IT policies, solutions, and initiatives
  • Develops & Executes IT Strategic Plans
    • Contributes to the development and maturing of Project and Process services and Information Technology in general
    • Identifies issues, opportunities, and solutions that may be leveraged across business functions and understands how they may impact other functions in the organization
    • Partners with stakeholders to fully define project opportunities and manages project from idea to post implementation
  • Manages IT Projects
    • Act as the key contact for externally hosted applications, as necessary. Oversee any change requests or performance related questions or issues
    • Conducts project meetings with the line of business to discuss the scope and the approach of the project
    • Ensures solutions implemented are successfully handed over to responsible units, such as IT Systems Management, to manage future lifecycle of the solution
    • Manages cross-functional projects, establishes teams, and ensures roles are effectively assigned and responsibilities are met based on project requirements and knowledge of personnel
    • Negotiate with the business, and other stakeholders, when necessary to manage project changes
    • Plans and manages cross-functional projects using the Novo Nordisk IT project management methodology
    • Reviews the project with assigned business analyst to ensure their understanding, discuss roles, responsibilities, expectations, and timelines for requirements gathering
    • Utilizes knowledge of system development lifecycle to ensure the successful completion and handover of projects
  • Manages IT Vendors
    • Analyzes time and costs associated with projects of service level agreements to determine if the vendor estimates are realistic, and managed vendors to ensure they deliver services within scope, schedule, quality, and budget estimates
    • Develop requests for proposals, evaluates and provides input into vendor selection based on costs, qualifications and other pertinent factors based on the project or service delivery and coordinates legal review of finalized contract
  • Understands & Applies Risk Management Practices
    • Ensures fulfillment and adherence to departmental project and QA requirements
    • Incorporates quality systems into all stages of the project/lifecycle to ensure deliverables meet quality requirements
    • Integrates current risk management procedures into processes, projects, and systems


Physical Requirements

10-20% overnight travel required.



  • A BS degree in Computer, Natural Science, Math or Business Administration is required. A MS/MBA degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 6 years progressively relevant experience with 3 years in project management preferred
  • Certification in Project Management (PMP, PMI-ACP, Agile SAFe) or Lean Processing Methodology preferred
  • Demonstrates functional/business understanding
  • Demonstrates leadership skills; has the ability to acts as project lead and lead cross functional project teams in the development and implementation of programs
  • Demonstrates superior written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office
  • Extensive knowledge of project management and the development life cycle required
  • Has the ability to influence others on objectives and projects outcomes
  • Is proficient at problem solving, negotiation, conflict management, and interpersonal skills


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.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.


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