Project Manager

Category:  General Management and Administration

Zurich, Switzerland Zurich, CH


Project Manager


Are you looking for an opportunity to join a growing organisation and be responsible for driving a range of high impact projects? If yes, our Project Manager position could be for you – and we welcome you to apply!


About the company

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity, and rare blood and rare endocrine diseases. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure the diseases we treat. We employ more than 44,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and market our products in 170 countries.


About the department

The Swiss affiliate has over 70 employees and belongs to Region North-West Europe. Located at Zürich office, this role is part of our Finance and Operations (F&O) organisation and is reporting to the Director F&O.


The position

As Project Manager, you will be responsible for the timely planning and execution of projects within the Swiss affiliate, with focus towards our commercial, financial, social or environmental responsibility. The projects are initiated by the GM and the Leadership Team representing the various functions. The projects will vary in scope, complexity, and impact, therefore understanding of the broader organisational setup and internal processes will be critical.

To set the Swiss affiliate up for future success, in addition to supporting projects, you will act as a sparring partner to the various stakeholders, providing analysis on strategic requirements for the future projects and evaluating business development opportunities, beyond the existing therapeutic areas.

The project manager will act as a change agent and ensure incremental innovation within their own projects and workstreams. The ability to adapt to ongoing changes, integrate short notice developments and find solutions in unexpected problems, whilst ensuring to consider compliance and quality requirements, is expected of the project manager.



  • You hold a degree in Business Administration or a related field, where you have achieved great results
  • You have gained work experience, including driving complex, cross-functional projects in a dynamic international environment
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech or FMCG industry is a plus
  • Proficiency in both oral and written English and German is essential
  • Change management and communication skills


Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk offers an excellent inclusive culture with a focus on healthy living, flexible working and corporate social responsibility activities. The Novo Nordisk Way includes our vision, our values and our commitment to ensure we are a great place to work and we want you to be a part of that!

At Novo Nordisk we recognise 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 the communities we operate in.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We are happy to discuss flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.



If you believe you are qualified, and are willing to take the challenge, please send your motivation letter, CV and relevant documentation directly via our online application tool.



Please submit your application via our online application tool by Tuesday 5th October 2021.

Millions rely on us 

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. 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. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.