Are you a seasoned manager with a proven track record of leading strategic projects in the pharmaceutical industry and managing larger teams­ even under pressure? Are you motivated by making a difference and being part of a dynamic team of ambitious talents? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director at Novo Nordisk Consulting. Here you can contribute to solving complex problems across our value chain, coach and develop junior team members while delivering significant impact to patients at a global scale. Apply now!


The position
As the Associate Director, you will be equipped with a diverse skill set to effectively tackle Novo Nordisk’s challenges. Your ability to analyse and solve problems coupled with your project management expertise will enable you to consistently deliver impressive results, even when dealing with complex objectives and stakeholders. You will confidently present to senior-level audiences and leverage on your know-how in the industry to drive broader client impact, positioning yourself as a trusted advisor.


As an expert communicator, you will:

  • effectively articulate complex concepts,
  • build strong relationships with key stakeholders, and motivate team members to meet their full potential
  • leverage your keen understanding of industry trends and developments to drive innovation and growth, while actively seeking out self-development opportunities to expand your skillset and knowledge base.
  • by setting an example for excellence within the team, you will further enhance NNCon’s reputation as a talent incubator within Novo Nordisk.

In addition to your solid technical expertise, you will serve as a mentor and coach, promoting collaboration and excellence to foster the growth and development of your team members and boost our unique department culture. You will champion the development of NNCon, taking ownership of critical initiatives, all while curating and sustaining a positive work environment.

The ideal candidate has:

  • A Master’s Degree/ PhD in economics, business administration, engineering, science, medical, or the like with excellent results
  • >6 years of experience in strategy consulting and project management from a well-reputed strategy consultancy or strategy department with experience from the pharma or life science industry
  • Proven experience in managing people and driving large, complex project teams including as a sparring partner
  • Strong interpersonal skills and motivation to drive change at all levels of the organisation, while serving as role model for junior colleagues within the department
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to communicate complex information clearly (both verbally and in writing)
  • Proven to be ambitious, challenge-seeking and result-oriented


About the department
Novo Nordisk Consulting is Novo Nordisk’s in-house management consultancy reporting directly to Executive Management. We focus on combining best practices from top-tier strategy consultancies with the strengths of being an internal consultancy to drive a broad range of high-profile projects across the value chain and geographies.

Our projects provide exposure to Senior Management for all team members and the unit is recognised as a key talent incubator in Novo Nordisk with a strong track record for exporting talents to management positions across the organisation. We develop our talents by continuously investing in both personal and professional development and strive to offer the same steep learning curve as in top-tier consultancies. You will join a young, dynamic team of +30 employees mainly with backgrounds from external consulting. Our aspiration is to grow further, which is supported by a strong buy-in from top management.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.


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15 April 2024

We will be screening candidates and conducting interviews on an ongoing basis.

To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo to your CV. We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.

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We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

Application deadline: 15-04-2024 Starting date: Ongoing