People & Organization Director (HR Director)

Category:  Human Resource Management

Manila, National Capital Region, PH


Are you highly motivated by being able to make a difference in improving patients’ lives? Are you a high performing executive who is energized by taking exceptions and able to influence people around you? If so, you should continue reading and apply today!

At Novo Nordisk Philippines, the position of People & Organization (P&O) Director/HR Director provides you the opportunity to work in a high performing team and contribute directly towards the business results while creating values for the Diabetes patients.


About the Department

Novo Nordisk (NN) is a global healthcare company with 100 years of innovation and supervision in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders, rare diseases, and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs over 50,000 people in 80 countries, and markets its products in more than 170 countries.


The Position

As a P&O Director, you will oversee the development and implementation of short and medium-term plans for internal communications in affiliate, considering affiliate aspiration/strategy, and international organization. As a requirement of the business ethics, the role will be defending the confidentiality of companies, as well as patients’ secrets, business plans, ideas, and strategies of third parties.

This position will report to the Vice President and General Manager of Novo Nordisk Philippines.

  • You will monitor compliance of employment practices to local and internal labour requirements set-up, implement and maintain HR procedures, as well as guidelines and policies.
  • Coordinate with department managers to identify accomplishment needed for Philippine employees and provide strategic HR help to ensure that local capacity meet the core proficiency identified. You will also facilitate and/or planning of training courses for all employees and evaluation of training effectiveness.
  • You will be accountable of the key drivers for recruitment, selection process, update SAP HR system, conduct employee orientation for new employees and facilitate all personnel movements such as regularisations, promotions, lateral transfers, reclassifications, resignations, and terminations.
  • Provide help to line managers in performance management, career counselling of employees, management of grievances, and other HR related issues and drive the proper conduct, oversee documentation of the yearly performance appraisal exercise and appraisal results.



  • Minimum 6-8 years of relevant experience in P&O preferably gained in the Pharmaceutical / Healthcare industry.
  • Strengths in Organization Development, HR strategy and planning are important.
  • Experiences in Global Multinational Corporations are needed.
  • University degree in P&O, Organizational Psychology, Sociology, or other relevant areas. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Proficiency in English communication skills and relevant IT 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 claiming. 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 guide a life free of chronic disease.



Kindly send your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions). 



Until the completion of recruitment. Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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.