Ambitious Director for Trial Operations management of global clinical trials

Indrykket: 25.3.2020

Novo Nordisk, Søborg

  • Clinical Development and Medical
  • Søborg

Are you looking for the next step in your career heading up a team being responsible for driving global clinical trials? Do you want to take part in our new trial management journey? And are you motivated by a high level of responsibility combined with people management and global scientific collaborations? Then you might be our next colleague to join Trial Operations in GLP-1, CV & Outcomes.

About the department

Clinical trial operation activities are anchored in the R&D organisation under Global Development and play a vital part in our ambitious drug development program. We plan and execute clinical trials to produce the high-quality data and scientific documentation required by health authorities to turn our promising pipeline of exciting new medicines into marketable products. As a Director of Trial Operations, you will be Managing a team of Trial Project Managers, Trial Managers, Trial Start-up Managers and Clinical Trial Assistants running clinical trials within GLP-1, CV & Outcomes. Taking on this international role is a unique opportunity to make an impact in a large and resourceful global development organisation.

Trial Operations GLP-1, CV & Outcomes is a part of Global Development. In Global Development we drive all clinical development of products based on proteins and peptides from early development phases to product introduction and life cycle management. We are responsible for managing clinical drug development worldwide, securing that the process lives up to global standards, regulations and business ethics. We work in global project teams with focus on delivering viable products that make a difference to patients and ultimately benefit society.

The position

As a Director you will be driving the global coordination of a well-defined clinical trial program comprising of several clinical trials described in the Project Development Plan. You will be a member of a GPT (Global Project Team) and one or more Core teams representing Trial Operation and being accountable for accomplishing clinical project success by providing insights on operational strategy and ambitious plans. Additionally, you will be responsible for the plan and allocation of the needed resources for a given trial within the clinical program.

You will act as line manager for a team within the GLP-1, CV & Outcomes area being responsible for performance management and competency development by coaching and guiding your team members and setting expectations and ambitious goals, ensuring the success of the team.

As line manager it is also expected that you help drive the transformation of Trial Operations and support the implementation of a new global trial management strategy as well as being motivated by working with change management, setting clear expectations and providing guidance on ‘what good looks like’ for our newly established trial roles and trial squads.

You will become a member of the TrialOps management team as well as the area leadership team.

The job is based in Denmark but has a global scope. Travelling for meetings will be part of the job.


You hold a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in science and have several years of experience working with clinical drug development. You have previous experience with line management and preferably also project management. It is also expected that you have experience with the operational aspects of planning and conducting global clinical trials.

You are familiar with cross-organisational and global work representing trial management and you understand and can work and navigate well in a project-driven matrix organisation.

It is expected that you have the ability to inspire and motivate employees to do their best while having an organised and structured approach to leading employees. Preferably you have previous experience and can navigate well during organisational transformations.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we are the world leader in diabetes care and a major player in obesity treatment, haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Our R&D and production facilities span five continents and our people are united by their passion for creating sustainable solutions.


For further information, please contact Eva Åsbrink Nilsson at +45 3075 1547.


13 April 2020.

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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.