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Are you eager to impact the future growth of Novo Nordisk Pharmatech? Are you passionate about ensuring efficient development and scale-up of new specialty enzymes and customized purification resins, enabling better medicines for Novo Nordisk and the global pharmaceutical market? Are you an experienced leader motivated by having the overall responsibility for bridging early research, stakeholders, and external partnerships with Production? Are you ready to inspire and develop a highly competent and ambitious team with a strong “can do” mindset?

Then you might be our new Senior Manager for Manufacturing Development in R&D at Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S.

About the team
R&D Manufacturing Development consists of 14 highly motivated and competent Lab. Technicians, Development Scientists, Principal Scientists, and Project Managers. ManDev are responsible for the entire product portfolio once handed over from Research, during development and scale-up, and until successful technology transfer to Manufacturing and QC.

“Right now, we are testing a downstream process in a newly built production facility at NNPR. It is very rewarding to follow the work of 2 years preparations come to life in full production scale – first time in my 15 years career I have had this opportunity.” Quote from Development Scientist in the ManDev team.

Product lifecycle management such as process optimizations and support to critical product related tasks is also part of ManDev’s responsibility, and a crucial delivery to secure delivery of already marketed products to customers.

We strive to have an inclusive team spirit and a cognitive balanced environment, enabling a curious learning culture driven by scientific knowledge sharing.

The job
As Senior Product Manager you will be responsible for all late-stage enzyme and purification resin development projects, approved by the Product Steering Group, from lab scale via pilot scale and to Production scale, and life cycle product management. The Manufacturing Development team are responsible for ensuring smooth technology transfer of robust and sustainable processes to Production, reliable analytical methods to QC, as well as suitable raw materials and packaging to Supply Chain. You will have a shared R&D responsibility for ensuring continuous maintenance and improvement of the lab facilities, as well as a new Pilot Facility currently being established for scale-up and production of new customized purification resins. Successful collaboration with stakeholders both within Novo Nordisk and the external pharmaceutical market is key in the position as Senior Manager for ManDev, and experience with managing partnerships and CMO’s will be considered an advantage.


  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering, or another relevant field within pharmaceutical sciences. A PhD in protein or enzyme chemistry and specific knowledge within protein purification will be considered an advantage
  • Minimum 4-6 years of leadership experience
  • Professional experience and knowledge of working with product development and/or pilot manufacturing in GxP regulated facilities
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and willingness to learn Danish if needed

You have a high level of energy to drive your projects and engage your colleagues. You are result-oriented and take pride in delivering on your milestones, and you motivate your colleagues with a positive, forthcoming attitude. You work independently, although it also motivates you to cooperate with colleagues and stakeholders across functions and departments.

About Novo Nordisk Pharmatech
Novo Nordisk Pharmatech has approximately 200 employees and is a fully owned subsidiary of Novo Nordisk. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech’s ability to produce and deliver quality products to the pharmaceutical industry, combined with our complete range of services within the regulatory requirements, makes us a preferred supplier for many global pharmaceutical companies. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech is a growing company, which will provide many good opportunities in the job. We are located in Køge on a site dedicated solely to our company, overlooking the beautiful Køge Bugt.

At Novo Nordisk Pharmatech it is your skill, dedication, and ambition, which helps us to be the preferred supplier by our many customers. In return we offer you the opportunity to work with talented colleagues, offering you a wide range of opportunities for professional and personal development.

For further information, please contact R&D Director Kristoffer Laursen +45 31995908.

December 6, 2021.

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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.