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At Novo Nordisk, we strive for excellence. You share the same passion and commitment as our employees in our journey to make a difference to patients' lives. In exchange, we offer you the chance of a lifetime to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from unmatched opportunities for professional and personal development.

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As a key driver of Novo Nordisk's future growth, and covering seven regions including 194 countries, Novo Nordisk International Operations (IO) is a dynamic environment that offers a world of opportunities.
The head office of Novo Nordisk IO Strategic Operations (IO-SO) based in Zurich is looking for a Senior Project Manager to be part of the Executive Office and Sustainability team. This is a unique opportunity to work for a world leader in driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases.
Senior Project Manager

Job description:

In this role you will be part of a team of 5 people and you will be responsible for securing top notch management support for the Executive Vice President (EVP) of IO. In this role you will be able to work directly with the EVP of IO.
More specifically the role entails:

  • Be a strategic partner to the EVP of IO
  • Provide high-quality decision-making material, presentations and briefings to the EVP of IO
  • Drive part of content, project management and dissemination of IO-wide strategy in collaboration with IO-SO MGMT teams
  • Drive senior management board reporting and strategic content development on behalf of EVP of IO
  • Drive strategic projects servicing EVP of IO, IO MGMT, IO-SO MGMT, regions, affiliates & IO-SO functions
  • Prepare and advice EVP of IO on external engagements in addition to any presentations
  • Be part of driving strategic content, creative scoping and project management of EVP mandated events
  • Drive and disseminate outperform competition culture through EVP of IO communication
This position reports to the Senior Director of the Executive Office & Sustainability, who in turn reports directly into the IO Executive Vice President.

Required profile:

  • Education: Master of Science in Business Administration, Management, Marketing, Finance, Communications or other related field with top grades from a leading university
  • Background: Minimum 5+ years of experience within the fields of management consulting, marketing, commercial excellence, finance, corporate strategy, or the like, preferably in the pharmaceutical or related industry
  • Project Management: Strong project management skills with proven ability to initiate, scope, setup, drive and manage highly complex, global, strategic, and cross-functional projects in international matrix organisations. Ability to deal with and manage uncertainty
  • Presentation & Communication Skills: Creative personality, high attention to details and high focus on quality. Understands design, and visual engagement techniques. Able to come up with new ideas to communicate and present. Adept with new digital channels and able to engage broad audiences of stakeholders. Able to convey complex problems in a simple and compelling story.
  • Analysis & Problem Solving: Strong analytical, problem-solving and ideation skills. Able to turn complex problems into impactful solutions and communicate these in simple and easy to understand messages.
  • Stakeholder Management: Ability to drive progress based on in-depth experience in engaging with and managing stakeholder groups from diverse cultural backgrounds, internal and external audiences, and varying levels of seniority. Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and influence others based on profound indirect leadership skills.
  • Language: Fluent in written and spoken English. Other language skills are considered an advantage

What we offer:

Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we use our skills, dedication and ambition to help people with diabetes. 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.

If you believe you are qualified, and are willing to take the challenge, please upload your motivation letter, CV and relevant documentation directly via our online application tool.

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