Project Manager for expanding insulin manufacturing plant




Kalundborg, Denmark

Kategorin Jobb

General Management and Administration


Do you have a scientific background and a strong interest for projects and project management? Is your passion within facility validation, up-scaling project, or improvements of methods?  Then this is a great opportunity to bring your expertise in play and be part of changing the lives of millions of people living with diabetes – now and in the future.


The department

Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (DAPI) is the Novo Nordisk area where the backbone of our products is manufactured and made ready to turn into life-changing medicine. We drive the projects that define our future production setup and coordinate all the cross-department activities involved in scaling our plant to accommodate growing business needs. This includes scaling, adjusting to future standards, creating more flexibility, implementing digital solutions and of course optimisations. By improving existing processes and analytical methods, we lead complex, cross-organisational optimisation projects that cut costs, expand production capacity, and improve the quality of our finished products.


The Project Team in IM2 consist of project managers, coordinators, and assistants. Together we are responsible of strategic projects, that develop new manufacturing standards defining the future production in Novo Nordisk.

Our overall challenge is to execute diverse projects in a complex, constantly growing and highly regulated area. We qualify, drive and facilitate the execution and implementation of both small and large investment projects.


Job & responsibilities

  • Execute projects
  • Ensure that the projects comply with the agreed governance in the area
  • Manage the staffing of our project organization with relevant competencies
  • Provide project related communication to stakeholders


You will also participate in prioritizing what projects to focus on and have a big impact on the strategy and direction of our area. This is a great opportunity for you who are passionate about project management and has the ambition to use your scientific knowledge and develop your project management skills in a growing and changing environment. The position and level of responsibility can be adjusted depending on experience and seniority.



  • MSc degree in chemical engineering, microbiology, engineer, or other relevant background
  • A track record of project management with results from at least three years of experience managing cross-organisational projects with high levels of complexity
  • production or finished products
  • Good understanding of process challenge, process justification tools, process performance qualification
  • Full proficiency in English, both written and spoken


As Project Manager, you rely on many personal qualifications and skills to succeed. You are capable of creating a shared vision for the project team, and you can get your team members to commit to the details of your project plan. Your optimism, clear communication style and your solid plans make people want to be part of your team.


You inspire your colleagues to strive for perfection, and you are able to create a shared vision and provide a clear path towards success. You know how to motivate your team members when difficult challenges arise, and your can-do attitude is reflected by everyone involved in the projects you lead. You convey your authority effortlessly, and you earn the trust and respect of the people you work with by leading by example.


You are pragmatic in your approach - while prioritising to stay within scope and budget, we also count on you to exert your creativity in getting the most out of the resources and opportunities at hand.


You proactively prevent problems before they emerge - your strong analytical mind allows you to think several steps ahead and anticipate any issues that might challenge the advancement of the project.


Your strong communication skills and your empathic approach to people make it easy for you to build and maintain trustful relations – both within your department and to all the stakeholders you will be working with.



If you have questions about the position, you are welcome to call Arash Bakhshpour at +45 30 75 49 62.



October 10th, 2021

You may submit your application in English or in Danish.


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.