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Leaders to Associate Manager Pipeline

Are you ready to take the next step and pursue a lifechanging career at Novo Nordisk? Maybe you have a strong leadership background, or you might be at the start of your leadership career – we have opportunities at all levels making it possible to challenge you and put your skills into play.

Are you able to grasp complex processes, systems and problems and do you have the skills to motivate, develop and set a clear direction for your team?  If yes, then we look forward to supporting your next career step within Novo Nordisk!

At Novo Nordisk we share a passion for changing patient’s lives, and we are always looking for talented individuals who want to join us in this effort. Our business is continuously growing and so is our demand for Associate Managers across the Production and Development areas in Denmark.

Joining the Associate Manager Pipeline

Joining our pipeline means that you will be considered as a potential match for all current and upcoming Associate Manager positions across Production and Development in Denmark. By applying, we’ll match your profile on a continuous basis against all suitable positions to ensure you don’t miss out on a life-changing career. When an opportunity arises, we will reach out and invite you for an interview. We will keep your application for six months ensuring the best opportunities to provide a solid match for open positions.

If you want to be considered for Associate Manager positions, we look forward to receiving your application. 

The positions

Due to expansion of our activities in all business areas and sites, we are currently looking for Associate Managers for many different teams across Novo Nordisk. Some examples of teams are provided below, but the opportunities are not limited to these. We encourage you to apply to the pipeline if you are looking for the next exciting step in your leadership career within the Production and/or Development in Novo Nordisk.

  • As an Associate Manager for a Production team, you will be heading up a team of operators, skilled workers, technicians and/or craftsmen. You will be responsible for delivering a stable production according to the schedule, while having an eye for optimising the workflow. Most operators and skilled workers are working in shifts and as a manager you will be expected to be on the shop floor with your employees.
  • As an Associate Manager for a Production Support team, you will head up a team of highly committed process supporters with diverse technical and academic backgrounds. Your responsibility will be to ensure excellent support to our operation. This support can take many forms but mostly involves technical, automation and process support during batch execution, follow up on recent issues and trends, driving systematic problem solving and executing small to medium-sized improvement projects.
  • As an Associate Manager for an IT, Automation and Robotics team you will be responsible for various tasks related to ongoing projects, optimization of our production, compliance, and strategic initiatives. Some of the tasks may also include implementing new products, equipment, and processes. By utilizing the capabilities and skills in your team, you will ensure that Novo Nordisk reaps the benefits of modern tech and stays at the forefront of manufacturing technology.
  • As an Associate Manager for a Quality Assurance or Quality Control team you will be heading up a team of highly skilled professionals and QA/QC specialists. Our QA teams are responsible for a wide range of quality assurance activities, ranging from handling deviations, change requests and validation to quality support and optimization projects. While our QC teams perform various chemical, microbiological, and biochemical analyses from our productions. As an Associate Manager for QA or QC you will drive our mission to safeguard patients, product quality and to ensure compliance with external requirements.
  • As an Associate Manager for a Supply Chain and Finance team you will head up a team of highly skilled specialists and professionals. Our logistics and supply chain teams are responsible for handling the flow of products and orders, production planning and analysis and optimisations across the supply chain. Whereas our finance teams are responsible for budget processes, monthly follow ups and procurement support. These are positions with broad impact and involve extensive stakeholder management at different levels within the organization ensuring the best support.

There are many other opportunities heading up teams within for instance training, projects, risk management, utility, and facility and even more. In conclusion, depending on your previous experience and interests, we can make a match to the Associate Manager position that is the best fit.


To succeed as an Associate Manager, you have great interpersonal skills complimented with interest in leadership or people management experience. Furthermore:

  • You have a relevant educational background for instance with a degree within Natural Sciences, Engineering, Business or related fields.
  • You preferably have experience within Pharma or related industries.
  • You have experience within the following: setting direction, engaging others, prioritization according to strategic aspirations and/or stakeholder management
  • You are fluent in oral and written English.

It is considered as an advantage to have: 

  • A broad and well-proven leadership toolbox
  • Lean experience
  • GMP knowledge
  • Experience with digitalization and automation

Furthermore, all Associate Managers role model our behavioural goals and thereby create a culture supportive of our common purpose of driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases.

You demonstrate inclusive leadership by valuing and listening actively to diverse perspectives while keeping a strategic overview ensuring collaboration across business functions.

Additionally, we are obliged to be a sustainable employer encouraging and supporting decisions and behaviours that have a positive financial, environmental, and social impact. As a leader you ensure the wellbeing and development of our employees while optimizing and preparing our processes for the future.

Check list when applying

  • It is crucial that you answer the questions provided when you apply, because we use this information to match your profile with open positions
  • When applying, it is important that you “unlock” your profile. When “unlocked” it will state: “Profile visibility: Novo Nordisk Recruiter Worldwide”
  • You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, and please make sure to delete previous cover letters from your profile.
  • We encourage you to 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.
Degrees of interest: Educational background for instance with a degree within Natural Sciences, Engineering, Business or related fields

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