Senior Project Manager

Category:  Project Management & Agile

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you aspire to be part of a team united by a shared vision of making a difference? Can you picture yourself collaborating with stakeholders from around the world, bringing your unique perspective and expertise to the table to set the foundations of your future growth? 

If you want to make a real impact on the future of our external production, come join us in our Global Contract Manufacturing (GCM) unit, where you will work on significant international projects, be challenged, and motivated to deliver outstanding results, and have the support you need to succeed. Apply today! 


The position

As a Senior Project Manager, you will oversee one or multiple projects depending on complexity and location and lead a project team consisting of specialists from different areas such as Manufacturing Development, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, and Regulatory.

These projects will be either related to new product introduction or expanding capacity for existing product and can involve the technical transfer to a Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMO) of a drug product, the preparation and execution of the Process Performance Qualification for a drug product, or the integration of robust processes for commercial production and supply chain into Novo Nordisk systems and processes.

Some of your key activities include:

  • Defining and executing project strategy
  • Utilizing traditional project management tools such as project plans, stakeholder management and communication, risk analysis, and project performance reporting
  • Applying appropriate governance across all units involved
  • Ensuring alignment and coordination between internal units, external partners, and established Novo Nordisk’s processes and production frameworks
  • Fostering an engaged project team and satisfied stakeholders

This role requires frequent travel to partner CMOs within Europe or overseas, ranging from a few days to several weeks depending on project needs and CMO location.



To be considered for this position, we imagine you:

  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Engineering, Supply Chain, Project Management, or another relevant field
  • Demonstrate practical experience in leading complex business projects within a large international organization or, alternatively, have already worked with CMOs
  • Showcase good insight in pharmaceutical production, preferably with tech transfer and validation of pharmaceutical production processes
  • Possess strong leadership skills and the ability to engage people, build trust in your relationships, and get commitment from internal and external stakeholders
  • Display fluency in both spoken and written English

As a person, you have a high degree of emotional intelligence: you can easily establish close collaboration with stakeholders, both internally and externally, create a highly engaged team, and have effective governance on the projects. You also have excellent analytical, planning, and communication skills, which will enable you to continuously set direction, keep an overview of progress, and prioritize actions accordingly.


About the department

GCM Drug Product (DP) is a unit in Novo Nordisk Product Supply organization and is responsible for Novo Nordisk’s operation of global manufacturing of drug products at Contract Manufacturers, comprising approximately 150 people. The primary role of GCM DP is to establish, monitor, support, and control the production handled by CMOs. We operate in many countries, such as USA, Belgium, Italy, and China.

You will join the department GCM Projects Drug Products, which is responsible for both controlling and executing the project portfolio. We believe collaboration and communication are critical to successful project delivery.

The current office location is Søborg but we will be relocating to Taastrup by the end of the year.


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 call Peter Mohan Christiansen at +45 3079 9525 or David Bekker-Jensen at +45 3079 0694.



04 August 2024.

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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.