Do you have the interest and capabilities to lead a team of highly skilled and motivated employees? Do you want to be part of building a new department, set direction, and put dedication into securing a global CMO material support?  Then apply now, as you might be the Manager we are looking for to join our CMO Material Support department!   The position We have established a new department within Material Manufacturing Development called CMO Material Support, which focuses on providing material support to our CMOs (Contract Manufacturing Organisations). As Manager, you will head up a team of approximately 7-10 professionals and specialists. Your main responsibilities will be to: Support your employees in their daily operations and ensure coaching and development of the team Set directions and prioritize, be a present and visible leader Continuously work with process optimizations towards smarter solutions for our stakeholders and customers Ensure that the team meets deadlines, efficient workflows and strong collaboration in a fast-paced environment and across a broad stakeholder landscape.   You will be part of a well-functioning and highly professional team, which is characterized by cross-functional cooperation and continuous development. You get good opportunities for close sparring with your team leader colleagues across the Material Manufacturing Development area and will be entering a new dedicated management team where honesty, ambition and great laughs go hand-in-hand.   Qualifications To be considered for this position, we imagine you: Hold a degree within science or similar, supplemented with experience with GMP. Are a strong people leader with at least four years of experience with people management  Are fluent in both spoken and written English. Spoken and written Danish is an advantage but not a requirement Possess a drive for actively engaging with peers and managers in the management team Have a strategic mindset, as that will be essential for building and guiding the new CMO Material Support department into the future   Having experience within building up new areas within pharmaceuticals would be a great asset. As a person, you build strong relations with stakeholders at all levels, both cross-functionally and internationally, thanks to your professional and open approach. You possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate strategic and complex topics in a structured way to different stakeholders. As a manager, you must be able to challenge, inspire, and develop – both your employees and the team as a unit.    About the department Material Manufacturing Development is part of Sourcing Operations, which has the overall operational responsibility for the inbound supply chain of Novo Nordisk and consists of 500 employees.  Material Manufacturing Development consists of approximately 125 dedicated colleagues organized in four departments. We are experts in implementing and managing GMP materials and analyses. Our goal is to deliver robust solutions and proactively support a seamless global flow, by establishing and maintaining in-house specifications, providing support to CMOs, handling regulatory submissions, supporting development activities, among many other activities.  The new CMO Material Support department provides material support to our CMOs for raw materials, starting materials, excipients, intermediates and Primary Packaging materials. We cooperate with a variety of functions and stakeholders, including Development, quality control and assurance, IT, inbound supply management, strategic sourcing and Novo Nordisk production sites globally, as well as with external CMOs. We are establishing two new teams in CMO Material Support, one focusing on Drug Substance CMOs and the other on Drug Product CMOs. We currently seek newManagers to head up the two newly established teams. The roles will be based in Hillerød but moving to Taastrup by the end of 2024.    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, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.   Contact For further information, please contact Manager Christina Johansen: +45 30776056 or Freja Kurtyka Sigvardsen +45 34487425.   Deadline  28 July 2024   Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few lines about your motivation in your resume or CV. In addition, please avoid the use of photos in your CV. This makes for a better and more fair process.   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.