Senior Compliance professional

Category:  Legal, Compliance & Audit

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


We seek a highly skilled and experienced Senior Compliance Professional to lead our Patient Voice engagement efforts in the development area and across the value chain. The ideal candidate will have a strong compliance and regulatory affairs background and a deep understanding of patient and patient organisation engagement/inclusion into development activities and strategies.


At Novo Nordisk, we are dedicated to employee development and pioneering solutions. This is the place where your career can take a significant leap forward. Seize the opportunity and apply now to be part of this exciting journey with us!


The Position

This is a senior-level position that requires a highly skilled and experienced professional with a deep understanding of compliance and patient engagement in the pharmaceutical development industry.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead our patient engagement compliance efforts, chair the cross-functional Patient Engagement Legal and Compliance Council and make a significant impact on our overall Patient Voice development strategy across the organisation.


Your key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  1. Develop and implement compliance strategies and SOPs for patient engagement in the Patient Voice cross-functional efforts in collaboration with the Research & Development Compliance Center of Expertise and the Business Ethics Compliance Office.
  2. Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to patient and patient organisation engagement.
  3. Chair the Patient Engagement Legal & Compliance Council across the value chain to ensure standardisation and alignment at a global level.
  4. Responsible for internal system processes for patients and patient organisation booking, contracting and payment.
  5. Provide guidance and support to cross-functional teams on compliance matters related to Patient Experience Data (PED) and patient insights
  6. Incorporate internal compliance KPIs in patient engagement efforts.



To excel in this role, we anticipate that you bring:

  • Master's  degree in a relevant field (e.g., law, healthcare, life sciences)
  • +10 years of experience in compliance and preferred experience with regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly focusing on patient engagement is preferred.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing compliance strategies and business processes.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training programs on compliance and patient engagement.
  • A deep understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to patient engagement is a plus.


On a personal level, it is essential that you demonstrate collaboration skills and the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams. Additionally, you need to bring excellent communication and presentation skills, effectively conveying complex information in a clear and concise manner. Finally, effective project management skills, along with the capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously, are vital aspect for success in this position.


About the Department

You will be part of Global Medical Affairs (GMA) which is located in Søborg, Denmark. We are a small team of 12 people with the ambition to grow. We are responsible for leading and overseeing Novo Nordisk’s efforts to have Patient Voice at the centre of our operation and decision-making in the development of our treatment offerings. We provide strategic input to ensure that Novo Nordisk is providing high-quality, patient-centred care and continuously improving the patient experience for our end users.


We have flexible working hours but do have a fixed time between 9-15 and require office attendance a minimum of 3 days a week.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear, and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 50,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.



For further information, please contact Liselotte Hyveled at



15 January 2024.


If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply with your resume and cover letter.


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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.