Head of Project Execution, Global IT Operations

Novo Nordisk A/S

Udlandet (øvrige)


Information Technology & Telecommunications


Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Do you have the experience and competences needed to drive our most important strategic infrastructure and digital workplace projects and help us transform our operating model? Do you want to take part in creating the global technology foundation in Novo Nordisk? Do you possess strong leadership skills, that will make a difference for a highly competent team? If you are looking for an influential position in a global growth company, this is your opportunity.

We offer a challenging job in a time where digital transformation and agile is prominent on the corporate agenda, and the opportunity to drive our vision of creating the global technology foundation in Novo Nordisk.

This is a unique opportunity for personal and professional development working in a high-performance culture where we take pride in being a great place to work and deliver high impact to Novo Nordisk

About the department

An attractive opportunity has become available as Head of the Project Execution unit, in Global IT Operations (GITO). GITO Project Execution today consists ofa team of highly skilled and dedicated employees supporting the overall GITO vision of creating the technology foundation for Novo Nordisk by driving some of our most important infrastructure and digital workplace projects.

GITO consists of 200+ employees across more than 25 countries with main hubs in Denmark, USA and India. Global IT Operations helps drive the digital transformation of Novo Nordisk.

The position

As Head of GITO Project Execution, you will develop and manage GITO projects across the product areas, i.e. responsibility of the entire GITO project portfolio across including management of key stakeholders and employees, prioritization of projects, allocation of resources, management of budgets and implementation of the GITO strategy

The GITO Project Execution portfolio covers strategic GITO projects supporting Global Hosting Services, Production Infrastructure, Global Connectivity Services, Digital Workplace and Global Service Desk.

The project portfolio will contain some of the most strategically important IT projects in the company and will therefore have top priority and support from management, which requires a high degree of communication and stakeholder management at all levels in a large global organisation.

The role is also expected to take an active role in driving the agile transformation across GITO and help us define how we can apply agile methodologies in our Operating Model.

Your main stakeholders, besides your area, will be the rest of the management team in Global IT Operations and the senior management in Global IT, senior stakeholders in the various business areas and regions of Novo Nordisk. The job is located in Bagsværd, Denmark, but some travel activity will be needed.


You hold an MSc, MBA or similar graduate degree in business administration, engineering, computer science or other relevant fields with 10-12 years of experience related to IT Project Management, IT Infrastructure Operations, IT Strategies and IT Service Management in global organisations. In addition, more than 5 years of experience within the pharma industry will be a plus.

You have experience driving agile transformations, developing strategies, driving innovation and continuous process improvements, establishing project governance and reporting,

managing senior management stakeholders and effective communication, regular reporting to steering committees and senior management in a global setting.

You possess strong coaching and leadership capabilities, have an ability to build a winning culture and organisation and an ability to challenge as-is. You must own very good interpersonal and coaching skills. Be able to manage relations to line of business management and to collaborate and communicate with external parties, primarily with vendors and consultants.

Finally, you must possess excellent communication skills in English (written/spoken).

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 Mark Navas on +45 30754510

or ZMNV@novonordisk.com

24th November 2019

Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis, why we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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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