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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) specialist



Utrecht, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

At Genmab, we’re committed to building extra[not]ordinary futures together, by developing antibody products and pioneering, knock-your-socks-off therapies that change the lives of patients and the future of cancer treatment and serious diseases. From our people who are caring, candid, and impact-driven to our business, which is innovative and rooted in science, we believe that being proudly unique, determined to be our best, and authentic is essential to fulfilling our purpose.

The Role

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) specialist, will champion the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive culture. The role will support and implement the development of the global DE&I vision and strategy to create and thread a culture for equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout Genmab.

This position is a key partner to our global HR leaders and the global DE&I team. This position supports and adheres to the effective DE&I strategy across all functions so that diversity and inclusion is embedded throughout the enterprise, the HR processes and organizational culture.


  • Support the development, implementation, and assessment of HR tools, methods, and processes

  • Acts as DE&I expert internal consultant to HR leaders on HR matters related to entire employee lifecycle

  • Provides DE&I input on the execution of HR processes in line with business goals (performance management, HiPo identification and development, internal mobility, compensation and developmental planning, career pathing etc) within expected timelines

  • Show tailored insights, and strategic perspective to fostering inclusion and increasing diversity across our global team

  • Support and align on the appropriate DE&I data and dashboards with Genmab HR analytics team

  • Work with HR Heads and business leaders to provide DE&I expertise into their strategies and help to create a cohesive internal narrative

  • Align closely with Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partners as well as wider organizational teams in integrating inclusion, diversity and bias mitigation concepts into learning and employee development programs

  • Monitor DE&I metrics, and research -based insights to diagnose and assess the impact of specific HR strategies and initiatives

  • Develop and support projects which contribute to a high performing organization closely linked to our values and culture

  • Support a listening culture and build DE&I feedback mechanisms into employee engagement activities and internal communications to enable employees to have an opportunity for dialogue

  • Act as DE&I SME to ensure knowhow of latest research and best practice into Genmab DE&I practices

  • Travel: +/- 10% global travel will be required


  • Master’s degree social science, with focus on culture and diversity, or related field and 5 years’ experience in human resources, business, or related area

  • Able to effectively create a narrative using and analyzing data and implement strategies accordingly

  • Have independence of thought and the ability to analyze complex problems from multiple perspectives

  • Have significant and proven experience specializing in employee engagement and DE&I initiatives

  • You must be able to move with urgency, manage multiple priorities, produce excellent work results, and follow through on commitments

  • You have a global mind-set and are used to working in a global company setting enabling you to interpret cultural (un)similarities

  • You are familiar with Dutch employment laws and regulations

  • You speak and read Dutch and English

Moreover, you meet the following personal skills:

  • Able to influence and inspire throughout all levels of the organization

  • Strong, pro-active and inspirational collaboration skills

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

  • Solid track record of building strong relationships and working with different personality types; strong cultural sensitivity

  • Team player that thrives in collaborative cross-functional tasks and processes

About You

  • You are passionate about our purpose and genuinely care about our mission to transform the lives of patients through innovative cancer treatment
  • You bring rigor and excellence to all that you do. You are a fierce believer in our rooted-in-science approach to problem-solving
  • You are a generous collaborator who can work in teams with diverse backgrounds
  • You are determined to do and be your best and take pride in enabling the best work of others on the team
  • You are not afraid to grapple with the unknown and be innovative
  • You have experience working in a fast-growing, dynamic company (or a strong desire to)
  • You work hard and are not afraid to have a little fun while you do so


Genmab leverages the effectiveness of an agile working environment, when possible, for the betterment of employee work-life balance. Our offices are designed as open, community-based spaces that work to connect employees while being immersed in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Whether you’re in one of our collaboratively designed office spaces or working remotely, we thrive on connecting with each other to innovate.

About Genmab

Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose guiding its unstoppable team to strive towards improving the lives of patients through innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics. For more than 20 years, its passionate, innovative and collaborative team has invented next-generation antibody technology platforms and leveraged translational research and data sciences, which has resulted in a proprietary pipeline including bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. To help develop and deliver novel antibody therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. By 2030, Genmab’s vision is to transform the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases with Knock-Your-Socks-Off (KYSO™) antibody medicines.

Established in 1999, Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are committed to fostering workplace diversity at all levels of the company and we believe it is essential for our continued success. No applicant shall be discriminated against or treated unfairly because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Learn more about our commitments on our website.

Genmab is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy. Please see our privacy policy for handling your data in connection with your application on our website https://www.genmab.com/privacy.

Please note that if you are applying for a position in the Netherlands, Genmab’s policy for all permanently budgeted hires in NL is initially to offer a fixed-term employment contract for a year, if the employee performs well and if the business conditions do not change, renewal for an indefinite term may be considered after the fixed-term employment contract.