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Project Manager in CMC Business & IT Support - Denmark  

Novo Nordisk (company)


Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description

Job Description 
  • Are you motivated by turning strategy into action? 
  • And are you looking for a job where your actions have real business impact? 
  • Then you might be our new Project Manager in Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) Development’s Business & IT Support. 
  • Entering this position will provide a strong platform for personal and professional growth, further strengthen your cross-functional insights into the R&D business and enable a life-changing career at our company.

About the department
  • As part of company’s R&D family, CMC Development makes a real difference for patients with chronic diseases across the world. 
  • We develop, manufacture and distribute drug candidates for non-clinical and clinical trials. 
  • CMC Development is an ambitious organisation with a strong culture. 
  • We always seek to solve problems, have an eye for the entire business and do our best to deliver despite any obstacles along the way. 
  • CMC Development employs approximately 1,500 employees.
  • The Business & IT Support team consists of 12 dedicated and talented team members with diverse backgrounds ranging from finance and business to science. 
  • Our key responsibilities are to support the entire CMC business and senior management by executing cross-organisational support processes and implementing an ambitious portfolio of strategic projects to realize the CMC 2020 Ambition.

The position
  • As a Project Manager, you will be end-to-end responsible for planning, execution and realization of several cross functional projects derived from the CMC 2020 ambition.
  • The portfolio of projects are spanning across multiple disciplines and business processes, however typically the projects be characterized by key-words such as: High complexity, cross-organisational impact, driving business efficiency, creating clear roles and responsibilities, leveraging best practices and driving organisational change. 
  • The projects usually have duration from 6 to 18 months and involve stakeholders at all organisational levels, from specialists and subject matter experts to senior management.
  • Given the diverse nature of the projects, you will need to combine skills and insights from several fields, e.g. finance, engineering, IT, administration, science, quality and business to succeed. 
  • You do not need to be the expert in everything yourself, however, you need to be an expert in gathering and digesting information, identifying the competencies required and orchestrating collaboration. 
  • To succeed you need to be able to navigate a complex stakeholder landscape and build strong relations across the organisation.
  • And you need to be ready to get first hand involved.

  • You hold a relevant Master’s Degree within e.g. business administration, economics or science with excellent results. 
  • Ideally, you have +5 years of experience  from pharmaceutical organisation or a well-reputed management consultancy company
  • As a person you are known for excellent project management and leadership skills and have a proven track record of being able to deliver as promised.
  •  Experience with Lean as a method to analyse workflows and continuously improve processes is a strong advantage. 
  • As person you are ambitious with a high level of drive. You are curious and creative, yet grounded, structured and analytical. 
  • You like to be challenged and are not frightened to get first hand involved. 
  • Ultimately, you have strong communication and stakeholder management skills.

Working with us:
  • Your skills, dedication and ambition help us change lives for the better.
  •  In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.