Director, Legal & Compliance

Category:  Legal, Compliance and Audit

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, PL


Do you have the right drive, a sharp mind, collaborative mindset, experience and partnering with the business in navigating complexity and finding compliant solutions? Do you perform best where change is daily and the unexpected is routine?


If so, then seize the opportunity and become our new Director of Legal & Compliance in Warsaw, Poland.


The Position

As a Director of Legal & Compliance Poland, you will play a critically important role in managing legal and compliance risks and drive a strong Business Ethics mind-set among all leaders and employees.


In this role, you will report directly to the General Manager of Polish Affiliate, be member in the Polish Leadership Team, and Region South East Europe, Middle East & Africa (SEEMEA) Legal, Compliance & Quality Leadership team.


Your responsibilities will also include:


  • Working closely and collaboratively with other functions to enable business strategy and growth while ensuring that we never compromise on business ethics.
  • Acting as a motivated and highly engaged member of the Polish Leadership Team, role modelling the Novo Nordisk Way.
  • Setting direction on legal and compliance matters in line with the global strategies and be a trusted and solution oriented sparring partner to the affiliate and other internal and external stakeholders.



As a Director of Legal & Compliance, you should hold a Master’s degree in Law with passing the bar exam. You have comprehensive legal expertise (10+ years) in a multicultural environment with extensive experience with managing complex legal and compliance issues in the pharma industry, including a deep understanding of market access environment. You are fluent in English and Polish (both speaking and writing), and you have strong business partnering and communication skills.


To be effective in this role, it is mandatory to have:


  • Significant experience in coaching and developing diverse teams as well as an ability to successfully collaborate on different organisational levels.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead through the matrix and complexity.
  • Genuine interest and curiosity to understand the business and where LC can optimally support the company’s agenda.
  • Solid business judgment and ability to effectively interact with senior management and external partners.
  • Approachable personality and understanding of ‘the Affiliate life’/daily operations.


As a person, you are proactive, decision maker, solution focused with great level of resilience and collaborative mindset.


About the Department

Our mission is to ensure compliance with the essential 10 of our NN WAY "We never compromise on quality and business ethics". For this purpose, we provide legal support to all departments, ensure that the company acts in an ethical manner and make sure that our products reach patients in the best possible condition.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



Please click on "apply now" to submit your resume in English.



Apply before 6th of October 2022.


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.