IT Manager for new investment project

Novo Nordisk US

Novo Nordisk US

4400 Kalundborg, Denmark
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Do you have the leadership skills to motivate, develop and set a clear direction for IT teams? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment from Project Phase entering Operations and want to lead and ensure efficient management of IT? Then you might be our new IT Manager in Kalundborg- apply today and join us for a life-changing career!

The Position

As the IT Manager you will be responsible for the IT Operational Readiness team. Today the team is working close with the project leadership team and soon will be entering IT Operations for our production facilities. The team is responsible for supporting and delivering IT-related project milestones and once we start operations, the team will ensure the management and delivery of various IT related activities for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) production, compliance, governance, safety, future quality, and regulatory requirements related to IT.

The main leadership tasks will be to:

  • Set direction and develop the structure.
  • Train and coach the team.
  • Build strong relations with leaders across our organization.
  • Support the team´s performance.
  • Act as a role model and agent to ensure IT compliance, security and IT related audits.

You will be a part of the management team, supporting the whole plan and working particularly close to the Automation team. You should also have some IT technical understanding and LEAN mindset.


To succeed in this role, you have:

  • An academical background in engineering, pharma, IT or similar.
  • Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience or equivalent experience gained through complex project management.
  • Work experience within IT.
  • Fluent communications skills in English are required and Danish would be an asset.

It will be considered an advantage if you have experience within a GMP-regulated industry and technical experience in IT – both IT for project and operation.

As a person, you possess a well-balanced and cooperative, service-oriented personality, with strong leadership skills and the ability to set a clear direction for your team.

You possess a strategic mindset, balancing quality, delivery, and cost, while setting ambitious goals for the team and challenging the status quo. You are a skilled communicator and collaborator, thriving on cooperation with stakeholders, challenging your colleagues to achieve the best results for the business; through your strong organizational skills, you inspire pride in your team to deliver excellent results.

On a personal level, you contribute positively to our department and enjoy working with people from different professional backgrounds who are dedicated to meeting our common goals.

About the Department

Novo Nordisk’s Product Supply Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (API) organization is responsible for manufacturing insulin and Glucagon Like Peptide-1 (GLP-I) based products. You will be part of Purification Plant number 5 (PPV) one of the world’s largest Insulin API manufacturing facilities, currently on an advanced stage of construction and systems implementation. We handle purification of API. In addition, we execute large expansion projects building new and rebuilding existing production facilities. The PPV IT team is today part of the Business Support area within Operational Readiness organization in PPV.

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.


If you want to know more about this position, please contact Kasper Krogh at +45-30752553.


Apply before February, 25 2024.

You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.

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.