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Manager - Total Rewards/Global Employee Shares

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
May 16, 2024

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About the Department                                                                                                                                    

Imagine being a part of a team committed to helping people defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions. Here at Novo Nordisk, we seek out opportunities to contribute to healthier communities and better lives for all people. And, that’s what you’ll gain by joining Novo Nordisk’s People & Organization team. Our P&O team is passionate about their purpose – enabling business success the Novo Nordisk Way by turning the Company’s business strategy into an actionable workforce strategy. A strategy which captures the entire employee life-cycle.  At Novo Nordisk, you will join an inclusive team of diverse talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.  Are you ready?


The Position

As a member of the Total Rewards CoE, the Global Employee Shares Manager will be responsible for managing and administering the company's global employee share plans. This includes ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, managing the day-to-day operations of the plans, and communicating with employees and other stakeholders.



This position reports to the Head of Global Employee Shares. Collaborates with the Global Total Rewards & Mobility Partners, Global HR Business Partners as well as other functions within Novo Nordisk, Finance, Legal, Tax, Treasury, etc.


Interacts with all levels of management and executives on various equity topics.


Other relationships include external vendors such as Computershare, Willis Towers Watson, Tapestry, and professional organizations (such as NASPP & GEO).


Essential Functions

  • Act as the Equity Partner for the Americas
  • Lead certain areas of share plan administration such as financial reporting, recharge process, and tax compliance
  • Collaborate with Legal and Finance stakeholders to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies
  • Work closely with Mobility to maintain and ensure accurate mobile employee locations are updated to ensure appropriate taxation
  • Generate reports as needed for audit, tax, and legal/regulatory filing purposes globally
  • Maintain documentation of assigned processes related to equity administration
  • Partner with Group Internal Audit (GIA) to ensure and demonstrate internal controls are in place and executed
  • Establish plans and ensure compliance in all assigned countries; including, but not limited to any statutory filing & exchange requirements
  • Develop and execute engaging Communication plans to employees and key stakeholders and respond to questions or concerns
  • Stay current on regulatory, legal, and other developments affecting the treatment of equity compensation
  • Participate in and lead various projects as determined by business need and critical initiatives
  • Partnership with broader total rewards team in providing input and recommendations regarding employee communications, education materials and maintenance of internal portals
  • Ensure timely and accurate tax withholding and reporting to global payrolls

    Physical Requirements

    0-10% overnight travel required.



  • A Bachelor’s degree required
  • Requires a minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in HR
  • Minimum of three years equity compensation experience preferred; relevant experience, such as a Rewards, HR, Communications or Finance role, may be substituted upon evaluation
  • Ability to build and maintain trusting, collaborative relationships and alliances with others inside and outside the organization
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Share Plan Management Systems
  • Strong collaboration skills in working with all internal and external HR teams to successfully achieve goals and project deliverables
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

    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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