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Are you ambitius and eager to develop your career within the pharmaceutical industry? Are you both strategic and a teamplayer across stakeholders? Then you might be Novo Nordisk new Senior Manager for project office within Purification Plants, Diabetes API in Kalundborg, Denmark.

The Position

 As responsible for planning, staffing and executing you hold up a significant portfolio of investment projects ranging from DKK 1 to 500 million, while heading up a team of 20 experienced Project Managers, Consultants and Controllers. As Senior Manager you set direction and teamspirit, whereto our Project Portfolio Manager, responsible for project controls and our production directors, will be your most important stakeholder in order for us to stay compliant – every day.

You can look forward to:

  • Beeing in charge of large and complex investment projects; keeping track on risks, schedules  and costs

  • Analysing and planning the right resources to support projects execution in close collaboration with Project Portfolie Manager, PA and Project Managers 

  • Contract negotiations and performance meetings with external engineering partners such as NNE and AFRY

  • Beeing a part of steering comittes with top management

  • Setting strategic directions and contious work with process simplifications, standards and systems to develop our project portfolio office further

  • Leading and coaching of Project Managers 

Our department hold 80 specialised employees, with close collaboration across teams and Associate Mangers, including IT specialist, training, planning, purchase, finance and our CLean & quality coordinator. Combined we are PP Business Support, and together we support 4 purifications productions sites including a Spray dryer unit. You bring strategic perspective and a general overview from shop floor to director level, with an open and proactive leadership approach, making sure your team thrive while cooperating and challenge the way we do business. Besides your own team, you will also get help from our department PA making sure time is spend efficient.

Thereto, managing our relationship to external contractors and engennering partners, such as NNE, AFRY but also smaller consultancies, with weekly meeting and follow up on project.


  • An academic background within engineering, economics, supply chain or something similar

  • Several years of experience within project planning and execution of projects from a similar position in the global pharmaceutical industry or from a consultancy business specialised in project execution

  • Preferably experience from working in a GMP regulated industry, such as the pharmaceutical- however we do  look forward  to receiving applications from different industries as well

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and natural ability to talk to employees at all levels

We expect you to be fluent in English both written and spoken; Danish language skills on a communicative level or willingness to learn it would be advantageous.

In Novo Nordisk we work in a GMP-regulated environment, and it is, therefore, essential that you never compromise on quality, standards and safety. As a person, you have strong collaborative and presentation skills, set high professional standards, and always adhere to agreements and deadlines.

You're an individual having a strategic mindset who always inspire and motivate others. What is more, you are keen to go the extra mile and seek for out-of-the box ideas.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. 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. From research and development to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.

You will soon sense why Novo Nordisk Kalundborg is a highly unique place and why we are passionate about working here. You will be met with trust and responsibility by welcoming and dedicated colleagues. Novo Nordisk Kalundborg is a workplace where involvement, development and multidisciplinarity are in focus.


Would you like to hear more about the position, feel free to contact Karsten Valbjørn at +45 3079 2322.


5th of October 2021

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Millions rely on us

To work for Novo Nordisk, you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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.