Admin Assistant (Fixed term contract)


Category:  Business Support & Administration



Are you a detail-oriented and organized individual? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? We are currently seeking an Admin Assistant to join Novo Nordisk South Africa. If you are prepared to offer essential support to our management team and contribute to the success of our business, we invite you to read on and apply today for a life-changing career!

This role will report to the Director: Clinical Development Center (CDC) South Africa and will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Please note that this position is for a 2 years fixed-term contract.



The position

As an Admin Assistant at Novo Nordisk, your primary responsibilities include providing administrative and office support to the Director: CDC South Africa, members of the management team, and the organisation.


Your main accountabilities will be:

  • Scheduling and managing logistics around team meetings, and other meetings for the Functional Director
  • Act as timekeeper and taking minutes during team meetings and ensuring follow up on actions
  • Ensure knowledge of Company systems and act as “content owner” for function (SharePoint,  CMS etc.)
  • Keep track on department budgets and reviewing with budget owners on a regular basis
  • Ensure own compliance with Company quality systems and procedures, ensure compliance with any Regional or Global mandatory initiatives, policies or guidelines




To be successful in this role you need to have Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience as an assistant, preferably gained in the Pharmaceutical / Healthcare industry.


To be effective in this role you need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree within Business, Economics, HR or equivalent
  • Preferably experience from working with different SEEMEA countries having knowledge about regulations, practices, and cultures across SEEMEA
  • Proficiency in effectively advising and managing tasks with senior leaders as stakeholders is essential.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Excellent MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good working knowledge of HR systems
  • Time/Calendar management abilities
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Team-player spirit and good at stakeholder management
  • Excellent attention to Detail



About the department

The Admin Assistant position is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Every day we face new and increasing business needs. Working with the clinical team in South Africa and collaborating across SEEMEA and International Operations, you will join an expanding dedicated local team of Clinical professionals and leaders on a mission to create better treatments and care for patients with Diabetes, Obesity, Rare Disease, and the new therapeutic areas (Cardiovascular Diseases, Alzheimer’s Disease, NASH, Sickle Cell Disease) that Novo Nordisk is investing in.



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 60,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.



To submit your application, please upload your CV in English (click on Apply and follow the instructions). Please note that we are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and that the position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is found.




Please apply no later than 10 April 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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