Senior CDC Trial Manager

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, PL


Are you an expert in project managing of clinical trials? Would you like to use your experience to continuously optimise the way trials are conducted? Do you want to give patients a better clinical trial experience? If yes, then you could be the new Trial Manager in our Clinical Development Centre (CDC) Poland!

The position can be based in Warsaw, Poland or in another country within CDC Poland.

The position
As a Trial Manager (TM) in CDC Poland you will manage assigned clinical trials, lead the CDC trial teams to ensure high quality execution of the trials and deliverables within all countries in the CDC. TM enables the Adjacent Affiliate teams to deliver clinical trials in the shortest possible time in accordance with the Novo Nordisk’s policies and procedures, SOP’s, local legislation and GCP requirements. 


In this role you will be responsible for overall project management of assigned clinical trials in the CDC and adjacent affiliate, daily management of the allocated trials on CDC level to deliver the trials KPIs (Key Performance Indexes) and establishing and maintaining the professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The key responsibilities will include:

•    Planning, executing, coordinating tasks and communicating between relevant roles, such as CTA and CRAs in adjacent affiliates and global trial management, to facilitate the progress of the trial.
•    Proactive risk identification and executing mitigation plans at the CDC level and adjacent affiliates.
•    Responsibility for trial budgets: preparation and tracking in the CDC and adjacent affiliates
•    Performing Visit Report review, conducting co-monitoring visits across the CDC, as well as audit/inspection readiness, audit/inspection action plans and follow up for assigned clinical trials in CDC.
•    Execution of recruitment and retention plans at the CDC level and adjacent affiliates. 


In order to be considered, you need to hold:
•    A Master’s degree in Life science or similar disciplinary.
•    Minimum of 3 years of experience in operational aspects of planning and conducting clinical trials, with a minimum of 1 year in project management of clinical trials at regional level (e.g., multi country set-up). 
•    Work experience previously as CRA will be preferred. 
•    Proficiency in both oral and written English is essential.


Other important requirements are to be proactive, have ability to work in changing environment and be able to impact and influence others in achieving shared goals without using formal power or coercion.

As a person you are team oriented with a high degree of flexibility and cross-cultural awareness, as you will be interacting with affiliates from 16 different countries. You need to be excellent at foreseeing difficulties and taking preventive actions as well as assessing problems as they arise and making quick decisions on appropriate actions. 

About the department 
CDC Poland is responsible for clinical trial conduct across 16 Adjacent Affiliates in Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland) by providing clinical trial management and administration. It was established in January 2019.


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. 


Kindly send your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions).  Internal Candidates are kindly requested to inform their line Manager when applying.


Deadline for applications
February 24, 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.