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Director - Global Regulatory Lead

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
May 29, 2024

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Regulatory, Regulatory Affairs
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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About the Department                                                                                                                                             

Our East Coast Global Development Hub brings together the best minds in life science innovation with facilities in Lexington, MA and Plainsboro, NJ. We support programs from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future, creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple innovative modalities and therapeutic areas. Our East Coast Global Development Hub merges biotech speed and agility with large pharmaceutical company quality, resources, and stability, uniting the best of both worlds to develop new medicines for patients. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. We’re changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?


The Position

We are seeking a collaborative and science-driven global regulatory expert who wants to work with innovative investigational medicines. You will lead a global regulatory team to develop and execute regulatory strategies for high impact projects while working with decision-makers across multiple functional areas.



This role will work with the team both in the US and Denmark.


Essential Functions

  • Serve as a member of the Global Project Team (GPT) utilizing precedent and experience to develop innovative and flexible approaches to achieve development goals, advise on development strategies, and deliver on associated regulatory activities
  • Lead the Global Regulatory Matrixed Team in defining and executing the global regulatory strategy for assigned programs to ensure timely and high-quality regulatory deliverables to the GPTs
  • Lead health authority interactions, including leading team through creation of briefing materials and meeting preparation
  • Lead and/or support global filing activities for submissions
  • Present regulatory strategies including communication of regulatory risks and associated mitigation plans to management and other internal stakeholders
  • Perform or supervise regulatory review of all clinical and nonclinical documents for submissions, e.g., clinical protocols and study reports, preclinical reports, investigator brochures, application summary documents, etc.
  • Research and analyze the evolving competitive and regulatory landscapes to maintain current knowledge
  • Effectively manage timelines while working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment across both time zones and cultures


Physical Requirements

10-20% overnight travel required. Ability to lift 0-10 lbs.


Development of People

Ensure that reporting personnel have individual development plans (IDP), with annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process.


Ensure that the IDP forms include completed learning and aspiration plans and are in place for all reporting personnel to enable the achievement of goals and capability to assume increased levels of responsibility.


Manage the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, and Novo Nordisk Way.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline is required/an advanced degree is strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years drug development/FDA/regulatory related industry experience required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of global regulatory requirements for drugs and biologics
  • Proven ability to develop robust regulatory strategies required
  • Experience interacting directly with regulatory authorities on an international scale
  • Experience preparing teams for and leading meetings with regulatory agencies, including the FDA
  • Experience with rare disease drug development, innovative trial design and/or expedited regulatory pathways, highly desired
  • Experience in setting direction for, leading, and motivating a team to work for joint objectives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and demonstrated problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to thrive in a busy environment and maintain a positive attitude under pressure


The base compensation range for this position is $[ ] to $[ ]. Base compensation is determined based on a number of factors. This position is also eligible for a company bonus based on individual and company performance. 
Novo Nordisk offers long-term incentive compensation and or company vehicles depending on the position's level or other company factors. 
Employees are also eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs including medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; disability insurance; 401(k) savings plan; flexible spending accounts; employee assistance program; tuition reimbursement program; and voluntary benefits such as group legal, critical illness, identity theft protection, pet insurance and auto/home insurance. The Company also offers time off pursuant to its sick time policy, flex-able vacation policy, and parental leave policy.


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.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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