Vice President for Diabetes in Global Medical Affairs

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


A rarely offered position with impact, purpose and opportunities as Vice President for Diabetes in Global Medical Affairs is for a person with great leadership skills, clinical research/clinical development experience and a proven track record within the pharmaceutical industry and a special focus on Global Medical Affairs. If you are motivated by leading a team of highly committed individuals eager to make a difference, by driving a strategic agenda across a diverse area and on delivering on ambitious goals, you may be the person we are searching for.

The position

As Vice President for Global Medical Affairs Diabetes you will report to the CVP of Global Medical Affairs for Diabetes, Cardiovascular & Chronic kidney disease (CVD/CKD) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). You will have 5 direct reports and a total of approx. 21 skilled employees, primarily medical doctors. It is within your responsibility to execute on the overall medical affairs strategy, create alignment in the senior management team and lead the implementation of strategic medical affairs topics worldwide.


In your daily work you will be required to drive strong collaboration with stakeholders inside and outside Novo Nordisk, facilitate strategic discussions based on insights and scientific analyses to enable future evidence generation and be responsible for driving credible and impactful scientific engagements internationally. Furthermore a strong focus on organisational development in a growing company with a broad portfolio will be required.


You will be working in a multicultural and global setting and must expect about 100 travelling day’s pr. year.



For this position you will need to have a degree as Medical Doctor preferably with speciality in endocrinology or related speciality with special interest and research or clinical experience. The preferred candidate will have at least 5 years of people management experience and strong leadership qualities as well as solid experience with budget and resource planning. You have experience as a clinician and if possible as a clinical investigator in clinical research/clinical development outside or within industry environment. You show high personal integrity and a natural way of building long lasting relations.


You have a solid track record of strategic thinking/planning, customer insights, being adaptable to change and commitment to cross functional collaboration. You will act as a senior representative of Global Medical Affairs in both internal and external fora and committees and are expected to contribute strategically at this level.


You have authority and the ability to take calculated risk-based decisions, and a natural talent to collaborate with peers and to engage and motivate people. We expect you to develop your talents, be able to coach your direct reports and be a role model for Medical Affairs. You have a strong drive, able to adapt to changing circumstance and excellent communication and presentation skills. You are fluent in English.


About the department
The VP area within Diabetes is a key strategic enabler for the company, covering both our insulin and GLP-1RA portfolio, as well as future inoonvations within diabetes. The area works closely together with both clinical development colleagues and our commercial functions. .


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk we do not wait for change. We drive it. We are a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we are all working to move the needle on patient care.



For further information contact Florian Baeres at +45 30753653




Applications will be evaluated on a ongoing basis. Send your CV no later than 2. April 2023


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.