Novo Nordisk

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Project Manager in digitalisation and process optimisation at Novo Nordisk

Expires in 8 days

Are you motivated by bridging business need and technology? Do you want to be part of a growing team, which drives strategic, operational projects across the global legal function?

We are looking for talented individuals to join Legal Operations in Global Legal in Novo Nordisk. You will be responsible for leading global process optimisation and digitalisation projects from idea to realise phase. We offer a challenging and rewarding job in a time where operationalisation of the legal function is a strategic focus. This position does not requireeducation or experience within the legal area.

About the department

Global Legal is responsible for managing legal risks and opportunities in Novo Nordisk and for driving the global legal strategy. With approximately 300 colleagues globally, the Global Legal function reports directly to the CFO of Novo Nordisk.

We want our people to have a global mindset, dedication to serve the rest of Novo Nordisk in the best possible way and have rewarding careers. To achieve this, we invest significantly in continued development (e.g. frequent feedback on the job, access to external training opportunities, interaction with senior management, and giving everyone a lot of responsibility - but with the tools and empowerment needed to reach success).

The job

We are in the process of implementing a new contract management IT system across the global organisation. As Project Manager in the Legal Operations team, your core responsibilities will revolve around digitalising the contract management process in Novo Nordisk.

You will take on a crucial role in maximising the current system functionalities, through the ongoing implementation, and in driving further improvements of the system and process surrounding contract management. The potential impact of your work is large, since we in Novo Nordisk create around 100,000 contracts per year. It is our task to take this opportunity to create efficiency by leveraging our new system and by improving our processes to achieve real, tangible gains for the business and thousands ofcolleagues who create and manage contracts on a daily basis.

You will work as part of a bigger cross-functional team and with the Agile project methodology at a large scale. Specifically, your daily activities will include:

  • Prioritisation of tasks to maximise impact in the project
  • Application of typical project management methodologies, incl. quantitative and qualitative analyses, identification of root causes to problems, building proposals for solutions and implementation
  • Facilitate change management to reach the business goal

In addition, you will drive ad hoc projects focused on reaping efficiencies across the Global Legal function, e.g. related to sourcing of legal services, analysing spend data to target cost savings and knowledge sharing.

Legal operations is about bringing typical problem solving capabilities from business management to the legal function to drive efficiencies. You will be part of the newly-established Legal Operations team, which consists of five people. We are a young team, who rely on each other to deliver on ambitious goals, defined by the Global Legal senior leadership team. In addition to the five people in Denmark, we have 30 colleagues in India, whom we collaborate with daily.

Because of the global nature of our work, some travel can be expected in this role (2-4 weeks/year).


You hold a relevant degree (Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, IT or similar) in which you have excelled. We envision that the ideal candidate brings up to 5 years of experience from management consulting or another recognised organisation.

We are also interested in hearing about experience you may have with:

  • Process optimisation/deep process insight
  • IT Projects or the Agile project management methodology
  • Change management and successful project implementation at scale

Legal operations require drive and stamina, since we often drive projects with a long timeline or process improvements. Therefore, you have “thick skin”, a relentless focus on maximising impact and derive energy from creating results in collaboration with others. Success in this role requires managing a diversity of needs (from project demands to stakeholders) and sharp prioritisation on a daily basis; so you thrive in an ambitious environment and welcome feedback.

You are comfortable questioning the status quo and value working in a team that encourages creative ideas and a diversity of perspectives. As you will work internationally and with colleagues at all levels in the organisation, you communicate clearly and concisely (incl. fluently in English).

Please submit your application, CV and transcripts/diploma.


If you have questions, please contact Mads Hviid Jensen (e-mail:; phone: +45 3079 6627) or Bridget Lipman (e-mail:; phone: +45 3075 5197).


April 13th 2020

Please note that we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis.

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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