Project Associate / Senior Project Associate

Job description

Job description


Bagsværd, Denmark

Job category

General Management and Administration


Project Associate / Senior Project Associate


Are you a top-graduate student motivated by making a difference and being part of a winning team of ambitious talents with diverse backgrounds? Then look no further - we are looking for Project Associates and Senior Project Associates to help us solve complex problems and deliver impact to patients.


About the department and the people

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


Our projects provide exposure to senior management for all team members and the unit is recognised as one of the main talent incubators 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 people development and strive to offer the same steep learning curve as in top-tier consultancies. You will join a young, dynamic team of approx. 25 employees mainly with backgrounds from top-tier consultancies. The aspiration is to grow further, which is supported by a strong buy-in from management and those who request our support.


The position

From day one, you will work as an integrated part of project teams of 2-4 consultants that work directly on-site with colleagues to solve some of their most difficult problems. Your experienced colleagues will help you learn the consultant’s toolbox and ensure you constantly develop with bi-weekly feedback sessions – very similar to working in an external consultancy. On projects, you will be responsible for a specific project component from formulating and testing hypotheses to developing and communicating recommendations to senior stakeholders.


Projects include strategy, organisational development, transformation, and process optimisations. You will be exposed to different organisational units throughout Novo Nordisk in Denmark and globally, building a strong international network and further developing your technical and personal skills, guided by our project tools and methodologies. We expect you to be an active part in the continuous development of both the department and Novo Nordisk.



The person we are looking for has/is:

  • A relevant master’s degree (e.g. Economics, Business Administration, Engineering) with expected graduation in 2021/2022H1 or graduated within the last 0-4 years with outstanding results
  • 0-4 years of full-time work tenure (professional experience and interview performance will determine whether we evaluate you as a Project Associate or Senior Project Associate)
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly (both verbally and in writing)
  • Solid interpersonal skills and motivation to drive change at all levels of the organisation
  • Proven to be ambitious, challenge-seeking and result-oriented


Experience (part/full time) from management consulting or a pharmaceutical company is highly regarded but not a prerequisite for this position. Ideally your potential start date would be as soon as possible, but we will also consider candidates for start in 2022.


Read more about Novo Nordisk Consulting at https://www.novonordisk.com/nnconsulting



For further information, please contact Gorm Grønborg-Forsingdal, ggnf@novonordisk.com.



October 5, 2021.

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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.