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Novo Nordisk

Manager in R&D Quality




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Are you looking for a dynamic and challenging management role within Clinical Compliance in R&D Quality, where you can use your skills with People and Resource management in a highly professional and engaged global environment? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you to join our management team in Clinical Quality!


Apply now and join a great area where focus is on collaboration, individual development, and proactive clinical quality support to our stakeholders globally.

The position
As our new Manager in R&D Quality in our Clinical Compliance Department, you will support the development area in many aspects of clinical quality. Your primary responsibility is to be accountable for team performance and results. 


Your main responsibilities will be focused on:

  • Setting the strategy for the focus areas in the department in alignment with our overall the Clinical Quality strategy 
  • Driving and developing the Clinical Quality partner concept to the benefit of our stakeholders
  • Utilising own specialist competencies and skills when needed e.g. for involvement in Clinical integration activities and as support to our Clinical Quality Partners and GCP Advisors ensuring and enabling overall quality focus and consistency 
  • Ensuring the department is in compliance with Novo Nordisk guidelines covering quality and compliance
  • Adapting departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges
  • Understanding the core competencies/skills in the function and the value chain of the company and successfully lead a hybrid team and develop employees


You will be part of a dynamic management team and will lead a highly engaged team of, currently, 9 employees both in Europa and US East Coast. The position is based in Søborg, Denmark. The position offers high impact, flexibility, and you are expected to take ownership and responsibility for leading the team to successfully setting the right quality level in the global organisation. 


To be a competitive candidate, you should have:

  • A master’s degree with min. 6-8 years of relevant work experience, with a minimum of 3 years of leadership experience, formal or informal
  • More than 5 years of experience from preferably a quality Good Clinical Practice (GCP) position or alternatively a position involving planning and conducting global clinical trials
  • Solid GCP experience to drive the decisions, strategies and support your employees
  • Experience from working in a project oriented, international matrix organisation and from cross-organisational work (would be an advantage)


You have a positive and pragmatic approach to problem solving. You are proactive, courageous and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. You thrive with people management, are organised, quality conscious as well as curious by nature. You are a team player, and you thrive working across departments in an international organisation.

About the department
Clinical Compliance is one of four departments in the area Clinical Quality, which is part of R&D Quality at Novo Nordisk. We play a vital role in supporting the drug development process to ensure high quality as well as fit-for-purpose processes. In Novo Nordisk, we have an ambitious drug development program, where we work in a global setting with focus on delivering viable products that make a difference to patients and ultimately benefit society.


In the Clinical Compliance Department, we support the development organization and drive several activities within strategic areas:

  • Clinical Quality Partners for our stakeholders globally
  • GCP Advice Squad – a global support function
  • Clinical Quality and Compliance oversight
  • Clinical Quality and Compliance activities supporting integrations of Novo Nordisk acquired companies and partnerships


We also take active part in cross organizational improvement projects and provide general quality & compliance support to our global organisation. We support with tasks across Clinical Quality such as support during inspections, CAPA QA tasks, pre-assessments of new vendors and other clinical quality related tasks. 


We are on an exciting journey to bring quality to the top of the agenda throughout the R&D organization – we hope you will join us!

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 necessary 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.


For further information, please contact Jens Ahlefeldt-Laurvigen, VP of Clinical Quality at [email protected] or +45 3079 1331.


29 April 2024.


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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