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Colour & Graphic Development Lead for Printed Packaging Material

Do you know how to apply great user experience through colour choices and design solutions – while ensuring safe products that are regulatory approvable? Do you have strong project management skills and would like to work with the development of colour and graphic designs for printed packaging materials, and driving decision processes for product colours for the entire Novo Nordisk portfolio? Then this is your call for action! Start your journey with Novo Nordisk and apply these competencies into a complex and exiting role in Global Regulatory Affairs. 


The position

As a Colour & Graphic Development Lead you will be responsible for driving and managing projects covering the development of printed packaging material designs and colour selection process. The design-process of a new design normally takes around three years and involves different phases, from project scoping, development of solutions, verification of solution, submission & approval and finally production readiness and handover. You will lead 1-2 of these projects simultaneously, but we also expect you to support and execute on other life cycle management projects at the same time. Travelling activities must be expected, as we work closely together with affiliates and contract research organisations for usability testing of the packaging design.


Your key responsibilities consist of:

  • Drive, plan and execute on the colour & graphic development projects.
  • Set direction for colour and graphics across functions in the value chain and reach agreement within the project.
  • Play a key role as strategic business partner to the organisation, by being up-to-date with new regulatory requirements within the process of developing and getting Health Authority approval of packaging material.
  • Providing convincing arguments while being able to navigate and drive decisions across the organisation.
  • Ensuring delivery according to project plans without compromising the quality.
  • Collaborating with many different and diverse stakeholders across the global organisation.



  • You hold a master’s degree in a relevant field, e.g. in Science, Engineering or similar
  • You have knowledge of Regulatory Affairs, in particular EMA and FDA, with an interest and understanding of the global regulatory labelling requirements and associated processes. You have relevant experience, preferably from working with printed packaging material or with Human Factor Engineering within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven track record of leading projects through the full life cycle
  • High proficiency in English both spoken and written is mandatory

On a personal level, you have excellent analytical, planning and communication skills, which enable you to continuously set direction, keep an overview of the state of progress and prioritize accordingly. With your strong logical ability, you succeed in transforming complex information from the scoping phase, to execution and completion.


You have strong project management skills with the ability to seek strategic solutions to business problems. You have excellent communication skills with a proven ability to network and build trust in your relationships. Furthermore, you will have to negotiate with both internal and external stakeholders on responsibilities and requirements in a respectful way to ensure the pragmatic solutions are brought forward in a swift manner. Finally, you have a strong drive enabling you to persistently pursue your goals and achieve results.


About the department

Labelling Development is part of the Global Regulatory affairs organisation in Medical Affairs, Regulatory and Safety. The unit operates in a fast-changing field, that makes a meaningful difference to our business, making medicines available to patients all over the world.

In Labelling Development, we are responsible for the development of printed packaging material designs for all new Novo Nordisk products and life cycle management projects. We also drive the colour selection process, feeding into both packaging material and device development. We are naturally linked into the downstream process of ensuring effective labelling updates, handled by the rest of the RA Labelling organisation, managed through an effective artwork management system and process. The team works closely with the different areas within Regulatory Affairs, Product Supply, Medical Affairs, Marketing, Safety and Device R&D. Your colleagues in the department will be project managers and a few colleagues with technical skills within graphic design – you will also work closely together with our graphic design team in Bangalore.

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, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.


If you have any questions about the position, please contact manager of the department Malene Østergaard Jørgensen on +45 3079 5844


January 14 2021
Please note that interviewing may start prior to deadline, so don’t hesitate to submit your application as soon as possible.  


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 chronic 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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