We are Paranova

Smia

Smia

Regulatory Affairs Coordinator (EMA)
(Has worked at Paranova since 2017)

What is your role at Paranova?

I am on the EMA-team in Regulatory Affairs. When medicine is launched on the market, several areas need to be maintained. My job is to make sure that applications and packaging are updated – both according to the law, but also according to changes from the direct importers. My department has strong collaboration across the organization, so there is a lot of communication, which also helps ensure the quality of our work.

What motivates you in your job?

It motivates me to know that I can make a difference. Parallel import helps ensure that people can afford the medicine and that it is more accessible for the patients. In that sense, we play a very important role, not only because we make the medicine more accessible, but also because we put pressure on our competitors in the industry. So both at a societal level, but also for me personally, it is an important area of work to contribute to.

How would you describe the culture at Paranova?

I think we have a very including culture at Paranova. As we are a small company, you get very close to each other. Thus, there is easy access to my managers, so I can always approach them if I have any concerns. I recently came back from maternity leave, and I think my managers have been very flexible and supportive in helping me getting back to work. That is very important to me, and very common for Paranova I think.

Helle

Helle

Customer Service Coordinator
(Has worked at Paranova since 2001)

What is your role at Paranova?

I am responsible for handling the Danish Sales orders, receiving claims, return goods and many other things regarding sale in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. So I have a close contact with our different distributors, wholesalers, and pharmacies, and sometimes even private patients also call for the delivery status of a particular product, they are using.

What motivates you in your job?

I quite enjoy the daily contact with wholesalers and pharmacies, and I like to get the things done because I can see progress right there. I like the freedom of responsibility approach. It gives me the possibility to be flexible, get my things done properly and then help out with my four grandchildren if needed. You get opportunities here. Personally, I started in the production, went on to making instructions, then Q&A and since 2010 Customer Service Coordinator.

How would you describe the culture at Paranova?

I think it’s a very open and kind culture and very international as well. I think we are seven different nationalities here in the Danish office, and then there is the contact with our Swedish, Finnish and German colleagues as well. Some in the Purchase department can talk with the Suppliers in Poland, Romania and the Baltic Countries in their language and that’s a significant advantage. In our office, we have a lot of activities, you can join if you want to. Things like summer and Christmas parties, DHL running event, breakfast together every Friday, some join the weekly work out, go for a run or a walk together, and then we have a lot of people who like to bake cakes and share them with us.