Programme Manager

Are you an ambitious and result oriented senior project and programme leader who is looking for your next challenge? Do you want to utilise your strong communication and stakeholder management skills?

Are you based in Denmark or even somewhere in Europe and interested in relocating to Denmark?

If so, then we want to hear from you to discuss being our next Programme Manager to lead one of our business-critical expansion programmes. Apply today to join our team!

About the department

The department, MIT-MES, anchored in Manufacturing IT, is focused on implementing PAS-X - a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), used across Novo Nordisk. We set the strategic direction and ensure that processes across production lines are automated and optimised.

The team is primarily located in Bagsværd (Greater Copenhagen area), Denmark and work hand-in-hand with our Product Supply colleagues, meaning that you will get to work closely with the users and technologies that drive our global manufacturing processes to the next level. The team itself is very diverse both in terms of capabilities and background, with roles spanning from project managers, product owners, SCRUM masters, architects to hands-on MES analysts.

Overall, you will join the rapidly evolving and growing Manufacturing IT area, where over 800 employees are working across the globe to revolutionise IT across our production and supply chain domain in Novo Nordisk.

The position

As a Programme Manager, you will have a versatile role, where you are responsible for day-to-day operational management of the programme and the teams within the area and at the same time can be running 1-2 projects when and where needed.

Regardless, the overall product which you will be implementing is PAS-X (our chosen MES system in Novo Nordisk). Our aim is to improve the efficiency of all manufacturing-related processes globally. You will be in the centre of these transformation activities and be part of an organisation that is highly visible and critical to Novo Nordisk.

As a result, you can expect a dynamic, project-focused community where the pace is high and ambitions even higher. Therefore, if you have high ambitions, there will be plenty of career development opportunities and space for continuous growth. 

More specifically our next Programme manager will among many areas and tasks be responsible for the following:

  • 60-70% of your time: Manage day-to-day operations within the programme, including simple budget management, people allocations, solve impediments and act as deputy to the Deployment lead who has the overall strategic delivery responsibility for the area.
  • Define project/programme approach including organisation, scope, activities, budget and resource allocation.
  • Be the glue between your own agile organisation, development teams and the customer (typically a production site) and act as a trusted advisor and project/programme leader who can drive execution and see the holistic picture.
  • Stakeholder management and ensuring strong partnership with the production site.
  • Depending on occasion, lead one or two SCRUM teams.
  • Explain, visualise, and co-create implementation plans with confidence. In other words, be able to explain how your organisation plans to roll-out PAS-X for a production site.
  • Coordinate and keep track of programme roadmaps, and act on impediments and potential delays before they occur.  


As a person you are friendly, ambitious, result driven, proactive and have an open and flexible attitude.  You are known to get the job done and are open to adapt to changes around you. It is evident that you have a proven track record of delivering results and business value in your previous jobs.

To be successful in this role, we require the following:

  • Master’s or degree in Business, engineering, supply chain management or another relevant field
  • Interest in managing different tasks and activities that changes from day-to-day.
  • Pharma industry knowledge is a clear advantage
  • Experience with production/supply chain processes and/or GxP is also an advantage
  • Strong project and programme management skills (including stakeholder management skills, presentation skills, governance skills and communication skills)
  • Knowledge of MES (Manufacturing execution systems) a clear advantage, but not a requirement

Working at Novo Nordisk

With this role, we welcome you to Digital, Data & IT (DD&IT) within Novo Nordisk – a community with more than 2,500 colleagues across the globe, all working to make a difference for the millions of patients by creating the future of digital healthcare. As part of DD&IT, Manufacturing IT is the strategic function that are responsible for driving DD&IT initiatives across our production sites in Novo Nordisk as well as our supply chain operations worldwide. The position is based in Denmark at our Headquarters in Bagsværd but with colleagues in 6 countries, you will have a global career path and international development opportunities.


For further information, contact Bahast Bakir, People Leader

Deadline: 25 November 2022

We are accepting CVs on an ongoing basis, please be sure to submit your application as soon as possible. To ensure a fair and equal recruitment process, please refrain from adding a picture 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.

Gem job

Novo Nordisk A/S
Publiceret: 3. november 2022


Location Bagsværd