CRA Team Manager

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, PL


Do you want to be part of a dynamic team, working in an international environment that drives clinical trial activities? Do you want to develop further as a people manager within the clinical trials field? Then keep reading - we may have just the right job for you! Clinical Development Centre (CDC) Poland is expanding and is looking for a new CRA Team Manager.

The Position
As our new CRA Team Manager you will be responsible for maintaining a competent clinical team to fulfil the assigned clinical trials: you will provide regular feedback to your reports, assess the training needs and provide appropriate training including coaching, and of course monitor team's needs in respect to motivation, engagement, well-being, and other areas necessary to meet the business objectives. You will also be involved in recruitment of new CRAs to the team and IDP discussions.


Your direct reports are Polish-based CRAs.
The position will be based in Warsaw and reporting to the CDC Clinical Research Manager.


While your main focus is on People Management activities, your responsibilities will also include maintaining the best in class trial execution and quality through the following:

  • Give input to allocation of CRA resources to respective sites/clinical trials
  • Perform Site Quality Visits and co-monitoring visits
  • Supervise and support audit-/inspection readiness
  • Represent Novo Nordisk externally, i.e. local Investigator Meetings, congresses, after confirmation from the Clinical Research Manager
  • Participate in internal working groups, initiatives


Our ideal candidate is a natural people leader with a strategic mindset, great planning and execution skills. It is important that you feel comfortable working in a growing and changing organization and can implement those changes. You should be able to combine your focus on people development with delivering results. You also have excellent negotiation, communication and presentation skills demonstrating your ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with various stakeholders.


We expect you to have:

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in clinical operations/global clinical trials in various positions, including minimum 2 years’ experience in multicounty trial management in Pharmaceutical industry or Clinical Research Organization, and at least 1 year of experience in direct line management
  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences or equivalent
  • Therapeutic knowledge as applicable demonstrated understanding of diseases and treatments
  • IT proficiency: MS Office, clinical trials systems (e.g. IMPACT, IWRS, ePRO, NovoTime, CONNECT, HOT, Veeva)
  • Fluent English, Polish verbal and writing skills


About the department
CDC Poland is part of Region South East Europe, Middle East and Africa (SEEMEA) and is a new set up of clinical organization in Novo Nordisk Poland, covering a group of 16 countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland. CDC Poland is responsible for ensuring implementation of clinical trials across this group of countries, providing clinical trial management and administration support to adjacent Affiliates. CDC Poland is currently responsible for approximately 20% of global patients in Novo Nordisk clinical trials.


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 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’re all working to move the needle on patient care.


For further information please apply your CV via the online recruitment system.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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.