Safety Surveillance Manager

Novo Nordisk US

Novo Nordisk US

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Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

Do you want to play a key role and drive the ongoing pharmacovigilance and safety surveillance activities for Novo Nordisk products? Would you like to be part of one of the most skilled and advanced pharmacovigilance functions in Denmark, setting direction and inspiring a team of highly engaged professionals?

If yes, you may be our new department manager in Safety Surveillance.

We are looking for a manager for our team working within the department of “Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease”.

The position
As a Safety Surveillance Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team currently consisting of approximately 12 dedicated safety surveillance advisors with medical and life science background.

Your main responsibilities will be focused on:

  • Setting direction for your team and contributing to quality improvement projects
  • Ensuring safety contribution to the clinical and regulatory strategy for the respective therapeutic areas
  • Guaranteeing the safety profile of the product(s) in your area is carefully monitored and appropriate actions taken when needed to minimise the risk for the patients
  • Supervising the internal Novo Nordisk safety committees for the products your team is responsible for

As manager of the team, you will have a close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders from e.g., Non-clinical, Medical & Science, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Operations. This means that building relationships with important stakeholders, and coaching and developing the people in the team is crucial for success.

Our commitment to innovation also applies to the way we work. We therefore embrace the option of being at the office minimum 3 days per week – with a blend of home office in Denmark and on-site office-based work in Søborg, Denmark where our team is based.

To be a competitive candidate, you should have:

  • A university degree within Health Sciences or Natural Sciences (MD, DVM, MSc. Pharm. or equivalent)
  • A minimum 3 years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry in the medical/clinical development or pharmacovigilance departments
  • A solid understanding of medical concepts, disease processes, scientific methodology and data analysis
  • Ability to lead collaborative teams (people management experience is needed)
  • Ability to interact with many stakeholders in a continuously changing environment

Documented scientific training (e.g., PhD) and/or experience from interactions with regulatory authorities will be an additional advantage. You must be fluent in English (both written and spoken) and be an experienced user of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook).

About the department
Safety Surveillance “Diabetes & Cardiovascular disease” is a department within Global Safety and situated in Søborg, Denmark. We have global responsibility for the surveillance of all safety information for Novo Nordisk’s products that are currently marketed or under clinical development in the therapeutic areas’ portfolio. This includes chairing the cross-functional safety committees, performing integrated safety evaluations and overall risk management for investigational compounds and marketed products.

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 40,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.

For further information, please contact Charlotte G. Carson (

25 February 2024

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.

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