(Sr.) Compliance Specialist

Category:  Legal, Compliance & Audit

Seoul, Seoul, KR


Are you passionate about ensuring business ethics compliance? Do you have experience in developing and implementing compliance strategies? We are looking for a Senior Compliance Specialist to join our Legal, Compliance and Quality department in Novo Nordisk Korea. If you are ready to make a difference and mitigate risks, read on and apply today for a life-changing career.

About the department
Novo Nordisk South Korea is a dynamic affiliate in a high growth phase, with a strong purpose to bring life-changing products to people living with Diabetes, Obesity and other serious chronic diseases. Recently certified in APAC as a Great Place to Work, we pride ourselves on continually striving for the best performance to meet our purpose, and to live the Novo Nordisk Way, which includes an absolute commitment to Business Ethics, Compliance and Quality. This position will report to the Legal & Compliance, Quality (LCQ) Director, who manages 9 direct reports in the LCQ department.


The position

As a Senior Compliance Specialist, you will ensure Business Ethics (BE) compliance for the Bio Pharma and Institutional Sales division of Novo Nordisk Korea by implementing processes and programs for effective monitoring and training. 

Your key tasks will include: 

  • Provide daily advice on compliance issues and ensure adherence to business ethics.
  • Develop, implement, and continuously evaluate our Business Ethics Compliance Strategy and plan to drive compliance and prevent risks.
  • Monitor and detect any potential violations of laws or misleading advertisements. Track industry trends and provide updates to management on compliance-related matters.
  • Take on the role of a Local Legal representative and assume accountability for Korean Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry Association (KRPIA) report monitoring. Compliance reviewer of the Donation committee and attend the Donation Review Committee meeting when there is a donation.
  • Ensure compliance training is offered to managers and teams, and that all mandatory training and tests are completed. Collaborate with commercial teams to develop compliance into a driven advantage.



  • A minimum of 1 year's experience in compliance within the pharmaceutical or medical device industry is required. (In accordance with your previous experience, the job title may be changed to Senior Compliance Specialist or Compliance Specialist).
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., law, healthcare, life sciences) is preferred with a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing compliance strategies and business processes.
  • Strong acknowledgement and expertise in regulations and laws with proficiency in Korean and English both written & verbal.
  • Experience in developing and delivering compliance training programs. In-depth experience with Business Ethics and Compliance in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry (including codes of conduct, KRPIA code).
  • A team player with strong social and communication skills, eager to interact with and recognize the needs of a diverse group of people spanning a broad range of business teams and executives, including regional and global stakeholders. 


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re 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 welcome 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’re all working to move the needle on patient care.
Kindly upload your CV to our online career page (click on Apply and follow the instructions).

Internal candidates are requested to inform their line manager when applying. 
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.