Scrum Master to support transformation of key business service functions

Indrykket: 24.6.2020

Novo Nordisk, Bagsværd

  • Information Technology & Telecom
  • Bagsværd

Scrum Master to support transformation of key business service functions

We are looking for a skilled Scrum Master / IT Project Manager to help drive the digital transformation of Novo Nordisk. You will be part of a project organisation developing IT capabilities for key line of business functions, like HR, Finance and Quality.

By joining Global IT, you will become part of a strong global community of more than 1200 skilled IT professionals, who are responsible for IT systems, services, and projects in Novo Nordisk, working in a truly global organisation based on agile principles.

The department

The position is based in Finance, Business Services & Cross IT (FBCIT) - an area with 330+ diverse and highly skilled employees working in Denmark, India, and the United States. We provide world-class projects and support for critical IT systems and services across the Novo Nordisk value chain.

We are transforming our way of working by rapidly adopting the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and have launched the first Agile Release Train in Novo Nordisk to achieve business agility. Our vision is to be the best digitalisation partner for our colleagues in the line of business by enabling intuitive user experience and providing continuous business value.

The position

As a Scrum Master / IT Project Manager, you will become responsible for facilitating, coaching and supporting one or more of our agile delivery teams and will be working both independently and in close collaboration with our business owners, product owners, technical architects and agile team members. Initially, we are looking for a scrum master to support our agile delivery teams in the Global People & Organisation area, however, it may also be required to work in roles in other of our areas.

Your role as scrum master is strategically important to our area and will have top priority and support from senior management as part of implementing agile principles and new ways of working. The main responsibilities in the scrum master position are:

  • Facilitate the agile delivery team to efficient delivery
  • Coaching and leadership
  • Keep track of and help solve impediments and escalate if necessary
  • Help the team manage their progress via transparent backlog and board overviews
  • Help the team and other roles prepare and align expectations before and during events
  • Drive teams, vendors and customers in Novo Nordisk’s Agile way of working incl. Agile Delivery Model, Azure DevOps and others
  • Change ambassador to drive the learning culture and agile mindset in Novo Nordisk
  • Budgeting and vendor management

The position is in Bagsværd, Denmark, however, you will be working global teams and may sometimes need to work and engage with agile delivery teams distributed across different time-zones.

Your qualifications
You have a master’s degree (M.Sc.) in business administration, engineering, computer science, or other relevant fields. We are looking for candidates with a minimum of 1-3 years of documented experience in agile methodologies, incl. scrum, as well as previous experience with managing and delivering agile projects. SAFe certification is preferred.

You are familiar with agile business IT projects and have delivered successful projects working with external IT partners. Either as agile IT project manager, scrum master or maybe as management consultant. Ideally, you have worked with projects within the pharma industry within finance and business services (e.g. HR, Finance or Quality).

You possess strong people management skills and have a natural ability to engage your stakeholders. Your structured way of working and general overview enables you to handle several tasks at the same time while keeping an ongoing focus on results. Independence, cross-cultural understanding and fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Some travel should be expected.

Working at Novo Nordisk

In Novo Nordisk you will get the chance to make your skills and expertise count for a higher cause - the lives of 27.000.000 patients across the globe.

We invest in both personal and professional development and through successful deliveries, a learning mindset, and exposure to senior management you will find that Global IT offers highly attractive career opportunities.

We provide a fun, healthy, and engaging working environment that supports you in being a whole person with a sustainable work/life balance.


If you want to know more, please reach out to Rasmus Anker on +45 3079 1423 / [email protected] or Kirstine Lyngbæk on +45 3075 3064 / [email protected]

Rasmus and Kirstine are best reachable before July 3rd or after July 23rd. We plan to invite for first interviews during August.


Please apply before 2nd August 2020, however, please note that interviews will be conducted continuously.

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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At Novo Nordisk, we are driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic diseases: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 43,200 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries.