Clinical Operations Manager, CDC Poland

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, PL


Are you a dedicated clinical operations professional who enjoys working in dynamic and multicultural work environment? Are you passionate about clinical research and have previous experience in people management? Do you care about serving patients fighting with chronic diseases? If yes, we might be looking just for you!


The position


As a Clinical Operations Manager, Trial Delivery you will be an essential member of the Clinical Development Center (CDC) Management Team responsible for Trial Delivery team to ensure the world-class clinical trial execution across 16 countries of CDC Poland. You will head up a team of ~40 regional Trial Managers and their line managers i.e. your direct reports will be 4 Trial Managers’ Team Managers.


Your main focus in this role is of course on People Management: as a Line Manager at Novo Nordisk, you will create and maintain working environment in a climate of communication, trust and cooperation to allow the CDC line managers/employees to fulfil their purposes, responsibilities, and tasks. You will cover onboarding of newcomers, set up and monitor the annual goals, analyse the development needs, allocate/organise the trainings according to the needs, develop the IDPs, and support their fulfilment.

Some of the other job responsibilities you will have aside from people management:

  • Strategic Management: Provide input for functional area (trial delivery) to CDC strategy and execute it to maximize the clinical operations opportunities/possibilities in CDC (i.e. 16 countries), and corresponding to global and other regions’ strategy

  • Clinical Operations: Maintain the best-in-class CDC functional line management & clinical operations functional management team

  • Provide an input to CDC development strategy by identifying functional strategic objectives, focus areas, and improvement needs

  • Co-develop the agenda, participate, co-chair, and implement actions agreed during CDC Leadership/Management Team Meetings and cross functional project groups meetings

  • Represent Novo Nordisk externally, i.e., CDC Investigators Meetings, congresses




We are looking for a candidate who would be fluent in English and has minimum 7 years’ of relevant experience in clinical operations/clinical trials execution in Pharmaceutical industry or Clinical Research Organization. This experience should include minimum 2 years’ experience in direct line management of other line managers.

Our ideal candidate also meets the following criteria:

  • Strong leadership skills and proven successes

  • Conceptual and strategic approach to clinical trial conduct and to the clinical organization development in multi-country setting

  • Driving results while demonstrating situational adaptability

  • Leading without authority

  • Excellent public speaking skills, and ability to communicate with impact and build relationships with stakeholders – at country/regional/global level


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 conducting 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


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.




Please apply with your CV and we will be in touch with you regarding the next steps.


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.