Data Governance Manager

Novo Nordisk A/S
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Job Description

The position 

The FounData program is a new R&D data insights setup that will transform how we work with clinical data internally and externally. With this transformation we expect to establish a best-in-class platform and data governance allowing us to democratise our R&D data across the value chain. As a Data Governance Manager, you will be part of setting the direction of the data infrastructure vision together with the rest of the team. 

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Establish, implement and operationalise a risk-based governance and data access framework aacross new data modalities in Novo Nordisk Development 
  • Ensure endorsement and change management of the new frameworks to key stakeholders and facilitate appropriate training of users  
  • Ensure alignment across functions and organisational levels, including senior level management 
  • Maintain and optimise our processes and policies on a continuous basis to ensure high data utility in a responsible and ethical way and that it meet the demand in a fast-moving data science landscape 


 We are establishing a strong team with diverse capabilities to complement each other.  

To strive in this role, you have:  

  • Master in a relevant field combined with minimum 5+ years of experience within data governance, data management or data stewardship, ideally in a pharmaceutical or technology context 
  • Experience with driving, developing, and implementing new processes and policies related to data governance and data protection  
  • Excellent stakeholder management and collaboration skills that will enable you to drive change across multiple stakeholders and partners 
  • Solid analytical skills and a structured methodical approach to individual and common tasks 
  • Innovative mindset and passion for modern data management including developing and improving strategic data framework 

Experience from other pharma, consulting or larger organisations and a background in Real-world evidence data and license management will be an advantage. 

As a person the ideal candidate has a tireless drive, naturally spearheading change in large organisations and has strong communication skills with a flair for structure and strong project management skills. 

About the department 

You will join the growing Data Insights team anchored in Data Management (Development) with 300+ employees – across Denmark, India, Spain and North America, delivering to the wide Novo Nordisk Development pipeline. You will be part of a larger program organisation with cross-functional team members, all working closely together towards our shared vision of democratizing our clinical data. 

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 to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care. 


For further information, please contact Sam Khalil, Vice president, 


10 January 2024. We will call for interviews on an ongoing basis, so please don’t hesitate to submit your application. 

To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV. 

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.

Company Info.

Novo Nordisk A/S

Novo Nordisk A/S is a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bagsværd, Denmark, with production facilities in eight countries, and affiliates or offices in five countries.

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