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Are you experienced in driving cross-functional projects in the pharmaceutical industry? Do you want to be part of shaping the development strategies for our integrated treatment solutions in Novo Nordisk? Then you should join our Project Leadership Excellence Team within Development Transformation and Insights, as our new Project Lead. Apply now for a life-changing career! The position As Project Lead you will report to the Head of Department, Senior Director Julie Ziegler Beckmann and you will play a significant role in ensuring product development excellence through collaboration and support to the project organisation, the GPTs and governance (DPPComm, PDCouncil and RareDCouncil). Your key responsibilities will include: Provide strategic challenge and support to development projects, particularly focusing on sparring with PVPs, GPTs, and senior colleagues in the use of the Global Project Framework (GPF) Responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the GPF in collaboration with colleagues in R&ED Drive a project focused on identifying potential gaps and opportunities for the GPF, including an analysis of industry trends and insights Provide recommendations based on proven portfolio or subject matter expertise, and implement these within the organization Plan and execute knowledge exchange sessions and training sessions in product development strategy and project management Proactively plan and drive projects, shape recommendations, and facilitate meetings with project members and stakeholders Collaborate and align with stakeholders across functions and organizational levels, including senior management The position is office-based in Søborg, Denmark. Qualifications To be successful in this role, we are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications: Master in a relevant field combined with minimum of 5 years of project management experience, and with solid knowledge of and experience from pharmaceutical development processes You have excellent project management skills and have a proven track record of driving complex projects of a strategic nature You have strong communication skills and are capable of effectively structuring material to allow easy decision making You have experience in collaborating successfully with many different stakeholders across functions and at different organisational levels, including senior level management You have strong analytical skills Finally, you have a positive “can-do” attitude and thrive in a complex and dynamic environment. You are proactive, ambitious, persistent with a high degree of independency and drive, and you like to challenge status quo and develop new innovative solutions to the challenges we meet. About the area and team The Development EVP area is responsible for driving innovative pharmaceutical drug and device development worldwide from phase 1 to product launch, and to ensure continued development through life cycle management. We work in a project-centric organisation, where cross-functional Global Project Teams (GPTs) drive the development with a focus on delivering viable products that make a difference to patients and benefit society. Our area is a staff function to Development Management reporting to the Development Transformation & Insights CVP unit. It consists of professionals and specialists with backgrounds in science, business, and finance. The Project Leadership Excellence (PLE) team is responsible for sparring and support to the Global Project Teams (GPTs) and to the Project Vice Presidents (PVPs) chairing the GPTs. As a team we drive cross-functional activities, such as organisational or process improvement projects to maximise the potential both within the EVP area as well as across EVP areas. We support product development plans and create and promote knowledge sharing between projects and cross the value chain. Why Join Us? We are a growing department, in an evolving EVP area, and you will have the opportunity to impact and develop the role together with the Senior Director of Portfolio Leadership Excellence and the rest of the team. As a member of our team, you will play a vital role in bringing innovative pharmaceutical drug and device development worldwide from phase 1 to product launch. We strive to be trusted advisors to our stakeholders, and a strong focus on stakeholder management is essential to be successful in this role. We offer a healthy work-home balance and are characterized by an informal atmosphere with a focus on having fun together. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join our team and make a difference in the lives of patients worldwide. Apply now to become our new Project Lead !