Operations Manager in Global Contract Manufacturing

Novo Nordisk A/S



Supply Chain and Procurement


Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Are you passionate about working with contract manufacturing and thriving in a dynamic and international environment with many stakeholders? Then you might be the new Operations Manager we are looking for to join our department, Global Contract Manufacturing Operations.

The department

Our Corporate Vice President (CVP) area Global Contract Manufacturing is a part of Novo Nordisk’s Product Supply organization and responsible for all Novo Nordisk contract and license manufacturing of semi-finished and finished drug products to global markets. Our main office is in Bagsværd, Denmark.

The primary role of Global Contract Manufacturing (GCM) Operations is to monitor and control the production handled by Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and ensure delivery of products from the CMOs to our respective customers. Our CMOs are located all over the world.

In GCM Operations, you will join a department of 11 highly dedicated and talented colleagues.

We are responsible for all operation towards our CMOs and sourcing products into Novo Nordisk according to the demand from our production sites and customers world-wide.

The position

As Operations Manager in GCM Operations, your overall objective is to ensure stable and reliable planning, production and release of products. This is done in close collaboration with our Quality and Logistics departments. Your job is to support the entire operation with handling of deviations, change requests, customer complaints and other important tasks, to ensure products can be released in a good flow.

You will have a wide range of stakeholders, both internally in Novo Nordisk and at our CMOs.

Additionally, you will participate in some of our reporting processes e.g. monthly forecast, performance analysis, reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and driving/participating in optimization projects. In this role, you will need good communication skills and a structured approach to the tasks at hand, in order to gain commitment from both internal and external stakeholders.

Our CMOs are located around the world; hence some travel activity can be expected.

We offer you an exciting job in an international environment with the possibility to play an important role in Novo Nordisk contract operations, together with our CMOs and with a broad network across Novo Nordisk. You will join an experienced and talented team where we have an informal and direct tone and where we value each other’s differences.

The position is temporary for 2 years.


You hold an academic degree within a relevant discipline, e.g. Engineering, Pharmacy or have relevant experience, typically obtained from a pharmaceutical production. We also encourage recently graduated candidates to apply and we will ensure the necessary training.

You have a positive and open mind-set and you are good at building relationship and communicating across cultures. You enjoy working independently and proactively in a dynamic environment, with many tasks to coordinate and execute on, changing priorities and strict deadlines. You have a strong quality mind-set and solid analytical skills. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, 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.


For further information, please contact Rikke Lousen at +45 3079 7166 or

Lars Christensen at +45 3075 3482.


29 November 2019

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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