Novo Nordisk A/S





Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

An exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to take the responsibility for CMC Development QA!

You will have a very broad scope of quality assurance responsibility, from cell banks to finished products for all Novo Nordisk clinical trials.

We are currently looking for a Corporate Vice President (CVP) to CMC development QA.

CMC Development QA is a part of Novo Nordisk Quality, a unit with approximately 1,000 employees from areas across Novo Nordisk.

Novo Nordisk Quality supports the corporate strategy to run our business in a simple and agile way, and it continues Quality’s successful journey of driving simplifications at a global level, whilst maintaining high quality performance.

Novo Nordisk Quality is overall responsible for quality across all business areas in Novo Nordisk.

CMC Development is an area in Research & Development. The area receives new molecules from Research and develops new products, analytical methods and production processes for all Novo Nordisk therapeutic areas. CMC Development is responsible for production and supply to all clinical trials in Novo Nordisk worldwide. Products are produced in pilot plants within the unit or in collaboration with Product Supply (PS) and several Contract Manufacturing Organisations (CMO).

As CVP of CMC Development QA you are overall responsible for Quality of products and processes in CMC Development.

About the department
CMC Development QA is a unit with 90 employees organised in six QA areas; CMC API QA, CMC Parenteral Protein Formulation QA, CMC Oral Protein Formulation QA and Analysis, CMC Clinical Supplies QA, CMC Project Planning Management QA and CMC QA Support.

The position is located in Bagsvaerd and Maaloev, Denmark. Global travel activity is to be expected.

The position
As CVP of CMC Development QA, you are member of both Novo Nordisk Quality Management and CMC Development Management. Together with your colleagues in Novo Nordisk Quality Management you set direction for Quality in the company. You are overall responsible for assuring high quality standards for Quality performance in compliance with the requirements in the pharmaceutical industry. You are responsible for release of products for clinical trials in all phases of development together with the Qualified Person (QP) and you hold responsibility towards medicine agencies and authorities.

It is your overall responsibility to safeguard our patients and never compromise on quality.

You will head up the CMC Development QA Management team consisting of 6 direct reports (managers and directors). Together with the management team you will lead the organisation according to Novo Nordisk Way – our foundation that sets direction for all employees.

You are an experienced pharmaceutical production and QA leader who have demonstrated ability to lead through others. You possess the leadership capabilities to gather a multi-facetted organisation into one unit. You have in-depth professional experience with GMP and regulations. As the position covers all therapeutic areas and all process steps, a broad Novo Nordisk experience is an advantage.

You are a strong and experienced leader with a proven leadership track record and the ability to handle a complex development project portfolio. You have experience in change management and in driving organisational changes through others. You are able to see the big picture and possess a high abstraction level while providing clear priorities on busy days. You have a strategic mind-set, strong interpersonal skills and are known for building lasting relations with your stakeholders.

You thrive in a cross-functional, cross organisational, cross cultural environment and you

are a self-driven, visible, and courageous leader who thrive in an environment that is characterised by cross disciplinary projects.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we use our skills, dedication and ambition to help people with diabetes and other chronic diseases like obesity. We offer the chance to be part of a global work place, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

For further information, please contact Head of Novo Nordisk Quality, Senior Vice President Flemming Dahl at +45 3075 5072 or Senior Leadership Search Advisor Anette Schmidt Jepsen at +45 3077 5763.


January 30, 2020

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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