Legal Counsel

  • Novo Nordisk
  • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 02, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 180 countries. Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 100 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions such as hemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

In Canada, we are ranked as one of the top employers to work for and we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.



The Team

As part of the Corporate Affairs department, the Legal team enables the company to achieve its business objectives in a sustainable manner. Anchored in our commitment to ethics, quality and compliance, we apply a practical, risk-intelligent approach to decision-making, and find innovative and simple solutions in an increasingly complex environment. The team strategically manages the company’s legal affairs and are trusted advisors and business enablers across all Novo Nordisk Canada functions. The team reports locally into the Vice President, Corporate Affairs, but is also part of the broader North American (based out of Princeton, New Jersey) and global (based out of Copenhagen, Denmark) legal networks.



The Position

As Senior Counsel, you will report to the Director of Legal and you will be responsible for providing a broad spectrum of legal support to various client groups. You will partner across all lines of the business to ensure compliance with global and local requirements, including relevant laws, codes of conduct and policies. We operate in a frequently changing environment where tasks and priorities may change from one day to the next.



Education & Experience

You must have a minimum of four years of working experience as a lawyer either from a law firm and/or as in-house legal counsel, preferably with experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech or healthcare sector. The right candidate has strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated strong interpersonal skills. Moreover, you should be innovative, proactive and able to work well under pressure. You are a team player, but you also enjoy working independently. Experience in privacy law and fluency in French would be considered assets.



Application deadline: February 15th, 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.