Trial Project Manager to lead global clinical trials in a time of great change

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


You may be our new Trial Project Manager

  • If you are passionate about leading and optimizing international clinical trials
  • If you are successfully driving diverse teams to high efficiency
  • If you are fuelled by an innovative perspective and dare to confidently challenge standard ways of working


The position
As a Trial Project Manager, you will lead and oversee up to 3 global clinical trials concurrently. You will assume end-to-end accountability for the trials (planning, execution and completion) and ensure they are conducted to a high-quality standard and according to budgets.


You will continuously drive trials forward while ensuring that all cross functional stakeholders communicate, coordinate and cooperate according to plan. You maintain open, clear communication on goals and progress in the Trial Squad (Study Group). You plan effectively and have the innate ability to be an effective team lead while respectfully motivating others, delegating tasks and driving people forward.

Your success indicators also include:


  • Impeccable trial planning
  • Accountability for budgets
  • Identification of issues and obstacles to meet timelines and ensure mitigations are in place
  • Ability to drive implementation of our digital strategy
  • Excellence in facilitating team collaboration and efficiency
  • Ability to maintain the helicopter view while having a deep understanding of the details


The position is based in Denmark but has a global scope. Therefore, it is important that you are comfortable building relationships across borders with colleagues from different cultures.
If you are curious to know more about the role and/or clinical operations, then have a look here.


To succeed in this role, you:

  • Hold a MSc in Natural Science with at least five years of relevant experience, or a BSc in Natural Science or equivalent with at least seven years of relevant experience
  • Have in-depth knowledge about clinical trial methodology and solid experience in project managing clinical trials
  • Have experience working in an HQ environment and from a global perspective
  • Are calm under pressure, open, inclusive, can give direction and have a quality mindset
  • Have the confidence and interest to drive changes in the way we work across skill types


You are a high performer with excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills, and you are a true team player. When dealing with external parties, you come across with confidence and openness, always looking for solutions that benefit both parties and position Novo Nordisk as an attractive collaborator.


About Clinical Drug Development (CDD) 
Clinical Drug Development activities are anchored in the Development organisation and play a vital part in our ambitious drug development program. We plan and execute global clinical trials to produce the high-quality data documentation required to turn our pipeline of exciting new medicines into marketable products.
As a Trial Project Manager, you may be leading trials ranging from small and complex haemophilia projects to large cardiovascular outcome projects.
Taking on this central role in one of our 5 key project areas (GLP-1 Diabetes, Other serious Chronic Diseases & Outcomes, Biopharm, Insulin & Devices, and Obesity & Nash) is a unique opportunity to make an impact on a large and resourceful development organisation.


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


For further information about the job or projects/area, please contact following:

Other serious Chronic Diseases & Outcomes (OSCD): Dorthe Lyngsø Vuylsteke +45 3075 5078
Biopharm: Kathrine Drud-Olsson +45 3075 6698
Insulin & Devices: Julie Ziegler Beckman at +45 3079 6903
Obesity & Nash: Jens Ahlefeldt-Laurvigen +45 3079 1331


31 October 2021.
Please note that review of incoming applications will happen between 29th September and 5th October 2021.


Millions rely on us
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 chronic 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.