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Transformation Lead - Accelerated Efficiencies & Optimization

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Jun 6, 2024

Job Details

About the Department                                                                                                                                               

The Clinical Development, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk is one of the most diverse and collaborative groups within the organization. From health-care-provider interactions and developing and implementing regulatory strategies with the FDA to providing medical education and collecting data to support efficacy and new product development, CMR is involved. The one thing that keeps us all marching to the same beat is our patient-centered focus. At Novo Nordisk, you will help patients around the world. As their needs evolve, so does our challenge to find better and more innovative ways to improve their quality of life. We’re changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?


The Position

The Transformation Lead is responsible for supporting CMR transformation by ensuring connectivity between different functions and leads across the organization. This role will lead program management support for CMR transformation initiatives. It will also collaborate with learning partners to guide the development of essential capabilities, skills, and the new ways of working.



This position reports to the Director – Accelerated Efficiencies and Optimization, Strategic Operations. Connects to and collaborates with different functions and leaders involved in CMR digital transformation goals and activities to identify opportunities for synergies and shared learning. Connects to and collaborates with CMR leadership team to drive CMR transformation. Partners with the Employee Experience team to prioritize skills and capabilities in support of the broader organizational strategies. Works closely with subject matter experts to ensure content relevance and effectiveness to build capability in function.


Essential Functions

  • Project Management: Lead initiatives related to digital project management for CMR digital transformation. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive successful planning to execution of projects
  • Change Activation: Lead change activation through guiding teams throughout the CMR digital transformation journey. Address challenges and resistance, fostering a positive and adaptive mindset
  • Connectivity Across Functions: Connect to and collaborate with different functions and leaders involved in CMR Transformation goals and activities to identify opportunities for synergies and shared learning
  • Performance Metrics: Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of CMR Digital Transformation programs

    Physical Requirements

    20-30% overnight travel required. This position is a hybrid schedule requiring the employee to work 3 days per week in the Plainsboro office. 



  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Business, Communications or equivalent, relevant experience
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in organization transformation required; Alternatively candidates with 10 years of relevant experience in transformation, program management, organizational development, organizational change or related functions will be considered
  • Demonstrated experience supporting organizational change or digital transformation initiatives within large, complex organizations
  • Strong end-to-end transformation management skills with a focus on successful execution and outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in innovative learning tools and design principles to promote stakeholder engagement
  • Experience within life sciences, pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate and partner with all levels of the organization required

    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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