Product Owner for labelling transformation project

Category:  Regulatory

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to be at the forefront of developing the future labelling process and system? Do you want to drive innovation and digitalisation by pioneering and enabling novel technologies in pharma? Then join us as our new DevOps Product Owner in the NextGen Labelling project. Our journey is your opportunity.


Being part of Novo Nordisk Research & Development means working at one of the world’s largest and most successful pharmaceutical companies. Our R&D organisation is vital to the continued growth of Novo Nordisk, and we always welcome talented people who want to grow with us.


About the project

You will be joining the NextGen Labelling project, an ambitious transformation project with global impact. We are building a collaborative platform to manage content and, through re-use and automation, optimise creation and maintenance of labelling texts and packaging materials for all products and devices globally. At present the project is running at full steam to realise the full potential of the current solution, while ramping up for the next big milestone, namely, to enable Structured Authoring. The benefits and impact to the organisation are significant as the project will lead to quality improvements (e.g., reduce risk of recalls), efficiency (e.g., less transactional work and spending time where it matters) and enable further digitalisation (e.g., e-labelling), and hence it is a meaningful project with a strong purpose and impact.


The job

You will be leading one of four agile delivery teams, with full responsibility for the DevOps of the platform. No one wins alone and your key to success is to leverage your skilled team and a strong set of colleagues in the Agile Release Train and the labelling business teams to turn the product vision into action. Your responsibilities will include the following:


  • Prepare and drive the definition of product vision and roadmap.
  • Prioritise the backlog to identify optimal sequencing.
  • Define stories and features i.e., desired functionality and services, to ensure the system delivers value to business.
  • Engage team to define a plan the team can commit to and facilitate optimal and efficient delivery.
  • In collaboration with Scrum Master and team, drive/engage in agile events e.g., PI planning, Iteration planning, demo and retrospective.
  • Drive seamless communication with Business Owner, Product Manager, and key stakeholders across the business to ensure alignment.
  • Act as facilitator and driver to constructively work out challenges and remove barriers hindering the team to deliver value to the business.



We expect that you bring:


  • Proven project management skills, ideally as a SAFe® certified Product Owner with strong experiences in Agile principles, methodology and events, as well as the Agile toolbox, e.g.  backlog management tools and prioritisation techniques.
  • Ability to handle and engage a distributed Agile team spread geographically across several countries.
  • Pharma domain experience, ideally within labelling and packaging material processes, is considered a strong advantage.
  • Ability to set direction and communicate a compelling purpose and vision to all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to drive innovation and identify business challenges/opportunities in a structured way and communicate these to senior management.
  • Flair to navigate across both geographical and functional boundaries in a global organisation.


About the department

Labelling is part of Global Regulatory Affairs, which makes medicinal products available to patients all over the world by ensuring rapid regulatory approval in all markets. Global Regulatory Affairs is a fast-changing field with increasing external requirements and our business unit is making a meaningful difference to our business and patients. Labelling is responsible for development, maintenance and global coordination of the labelling texts and packaging materials for all Novo Nordisk A/S products and devices.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication, and ambition help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.


It is preferred that most of your working hours are done from Novo Nordisk office Søborg, Denmark, but it is not a hard requirement and remote work can also be a possibility. In that case you should expect travels to Denmark once a month.



For further information, please contact Kristian Kragelund at +45 3079 9349 or Kristian Kiilerich at +45 3079 9629.



October 9, 2022


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


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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.