Legal and Compliance Counsel

Category:  Legal, Compliance and Audit

Kfar Saba, Israel, IL



Are you a pragmatic lawyer who wishes to work in an innovative and dynamic sales and marketing environment? Are you interested in improving the lives of millions of people, working in a company that works with innovation and is a leader in Diabetes?

Join Novo Nordisk and get a life-changing career!


About the Department


Legal, Compliance and Quality Department provides legal and Compliance guidance, advice and support to management members and departments in the Israeli affiliate as well as overseeing the Quality Management System locally.


The Position


We are looking for a Legal Counsel to join our Legal, Compliance and Quality Department. As Legal Counsel at Novo Nordisk you will work together with the line of business and support their business strategic priorities and activities.


The role of Legal Counsel is to:

  • Provide advice and strategic support to the entire Novo Nordisk affiliate on a range of legal and compliance matters;
  • Serve as the main point of contact on Personal Data Protection issues;
  • Provide advice and support on various legal issues including antitrust, labour law and general corporate law support (corporate governance, transactions, etc.).  
  • Manage agreements and business activities that comply with the company policies.
  • Provide legal support to the different stakeholder within the company, both in Israel and abroad.


As a Legal Counsel you will work in our main office in Kfar-Saba and you will report to the affiliate’s Legal, Compliance and Quality Director.




To be eligible for this role, you need to hold a LL.B. and be fluent in Hebrew and English.

Other requirements:

  • At least 4 years of experience in a leading law firm or in a similar role in a pharmaceutical company;
  • Proven experience and proficiency in handling personal data protection matters as well as proficiency in local legislation and GDPR (is a must).
  • Commercial experience (contracts, corporate governance etc.)
  • Strong can-do attitude, the candidate will need to be trusted and detailed oriented.
  • Very good communication skills.



Working at Novo Nordisk


We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



Apply before November 30

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.