Sustainability Specialist

Novo Nordisk

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Sustainability Specialist


Novo Nordisk

Job description

Are you experienced in driving sustainability in CAPEX projects? Do you have a passion for reducing environmental impact? Are you up to speed with new and emerging reporting/ legal requirements and can you translate strategic sustainability ambitions into tangible actions leading to impactful results? If so then you may be our new colleague in the Expansion Support Centre of Excellence within Product Supply, Quality & IT (PSQIT) Sustainability.The PositionAs Novo Nordisk is becoming broader in terms of the diseases we treat and the medicines we produce, and larger in terms of our size and the number of patients we serve, it is now more important than ever to ensure we drive sustainable solutions as we expand our manufacturing capacity due to a greater demand for our products and a more diverse product and technology mix.In this role you will directly contribute to our efforts to reduce the environmental burden from our production activities at Novo Nordisk and support the achievement of our ambitious environmental targets whilst ensuring compliance with external requirements. You will play a pivotal role in integrating sustainability principles into the design, execution, and evaluation of expansion projects in a systematic and structured way and translate sustainability ambitions into tangible actions for line of business execution.Some of key responsibilities:

  • Sustainability integration: Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to define and embed relevant sustainability considerations (energy, water, waste, nature/ biodiversity etc.) into greenfield/ brownfield expansion projects, from initial design to post-construction evaluation. Support with mandatory target setting to ensure transparency and drive progress.
  • Compliance and Regulation: Stay abreast of developing environmental regulations, industry standards, best practices and ESG reporting requirements to ensure compliant, sustainable expansions.
  • Performance Metrics: Develop and implement sustainability metrics to track the environmental impact of expansion projects and provide regular reporting on progress to assess impact and progress to target.
  • Stakeholder Management: Engage with internal, external stakeholders and industry partners to ensure alignment with sustainable development goals and translate these and strategic ambitions for key project stakeholders.
  • Best Practices Development: Establish Novo Nordisk standards for best practice for sustainable expansion projects, incorporating industry-leading approaches and innovative techniques.

You will educate stakeholders on sustainable construction, energy-efficient design, and environmental stewardship. Promote innovative solutions for sustainability and evaluate projects to share lessons learned.
Join a dynamic team in a fast-paced department, collaborating with motivated colleagues who support your growth.QualificationsMSc degree in environmental science, Sustainability, Engineering, or related field, combined with minimum 5 years of relevant specialist experience, including consultancy, with cross-functional, global reach and high complexity including significant exposure to collaboration with external parties and management.

  • Proven experience in sustainability management within the construction or real estate industry, with a focus on expansion projects.
  • Familiarity with sustainable building certifications such as DGNB, LEED, or equivalent standards.
  • Strong understanding of environmental regulations and sustainability reporting requirements, including knowledge of CSRD, EU taxonomy etc. for sustainable finance.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, leveraging strong PowerPoint skills, proficiency in data analytics, and a deep understanding of Microsoft Office applications.
  • A passion for sustainability and a demonstrated commitment to advancing environmentally responsible practices.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

Personally, you have a high degree of integrity, are structured, and prioritize your work independently, while collaborating with colleagues. You have excellent stakeholder management skills and enjoy building relations across the network. Moreover, you can drive progress via facilitating value-adding discussions. You maintain a solid overview of relevant activities and prioritise as needed to ensure time is always spent on the most important activities. You are highly motivated and energetic, willing to take the initiative and set the direction in a fast-paced agile environment, always keeping the end goal in mind, and contributing to a positive working environment.About the DepartmentEnvironmental Compliance & Expansion Support is a key part of PSQIT Sustainability which is made up of ~50 highly engaged and motivated colleagues located in Bagsværd at our HQ offices. We are part of the PSQIT organization, a modern technology organisation practically driving the purpose of Novo Nordisk to deliver the highest quality to patients in an efficient and sustainable way.Working at Novo NordiskNovo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear, and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.ContactIf this sounds like an exciting opportunity that’s too good to miss, please contact Director, Victoria Elizabeth Stone-Bjarup on +45 3079 9358 or Senior Project Manager, Rikke Budde Christensen with any questions or for further information.DeadlineJune 16, 2024.Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.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.

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Bagsværd, Hovedstaden

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Sat, 01 Jun 2024 22:22:22 GMT

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