Capability & Training Manager

Category:  Human Resource Management

Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, DE


Are you passionate about developing and supporting training programmes and change projects?

Do you want to improve and develop the way we work through training activities and enjoy helping others succeed at work? Do you enjoy communicating with different stakeholders and driving projects forward? Then this could be the right position for you!


The position

You will focus on designing learning formats based on the business strategy (e.g., Field Force Customer Engagement) in line with departmental requirements. You will work closely with Learning and Development stakeholders from other regions to ensure a close exchange on the required frontline skills across the organisation.

You will be responsible for developing and adapting regional and global training programmes (such as multi-channel approach), taking into account change management aspects.


More specifically the role entails:

  • Development of the annual frontline training plan for the Germany region for all frontline positions (e.g., sales in all business units, medical, market access), including involved back-office teams.
  • Leading cross-functional working groups
  • Independent planning, communication, and follow-up of all training activities
  • Design and implementation of trainings in close cooperation with internal stakeholders and external providers
  • Design and implement the onboarding programme for all new Novo Nordisk employees (external and internal).



  • University degree in psychology or humanities or comparable education with in-depth HR knowledge
  • At least 5 years of experience in HR training and development or adult education as a certified trainer/coach in a pharmaceutical environment, ideally in international companies.
  • Experience working with different human resources functions and managers is desirable
  • Ideally experience in the commercial sector
  • Fluent written and spoken German and English


About the department

People & Organisation supports employees throughout their entire professional life cycle in the company, provides them with orientation when starting out, supports them with opportunities for professional development and identifies opportunities for personal growth. In this way, we ensure that our company remains an attractive employer for employees and managers who are open to new ideas and willing to make a qualified, committed, and reliable contribution. After all, we want to come closer to the claim and reputation of our company together, today and in the future: To drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. Our mission: to make a difference in patients' lives. This passion is shared by around 50,000 employees worldwide with unique skills, ambitions, and tireless dedication. 500 of them are based in Germany. We help each other, we cultivate a valuing and inclusive corporate culture and we always put people first. Would you also like to get to know the Novo spirit?



If you believe you are qualified, and are willing to take the challenge, please send your motivation letter, CV, and relevant documentation directly via our online application tool.

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.