Posted to MedZilla on 1/13/2018

Novo Nordisk

US-NJ, Associate Director- Portfolio & Stakeholder Strategy Job 442897000A1-MZ


Requisition ID 51740BR
Title Associate Director- Portfolio & Stakeholder Strategy
Job Category Regulatory
Job Description Purpose
A leader in the development of Portfolio Medical and key Stakeholder Strategies, support of departmental strategy, as well as action plans to support the clinical development and lifecycle management of pipeline and existing products. This includes analyzing stakeholder insights and developing recommendations across the portfolio to support the current and future commercial & scientific objectives of the company. Builds strong relationships with national and global contacts to further the interests of Novo Nordisk. Provide key input into the commercial and cross-functional strategic planning processes, preparing the organization for the evolving healthcare landscape and a successful future.

Position reports to the Senior Director, Stakeholder Strategy and Scientific Communications. This individual will collaborate closely with cross-functional stakeholders [Home Office Medical Affairs (MA) and Medical & Scientific Affairs (M&SA), Field Medical Affairs (FMA), Clinical Medical Regulatory (CMR) Operations, Clinical Development, Clinical Trial Management (CTM), Market Development (MD), Marketing, Competitive Intelligence (CI), Global Medical Affairs (GMA), Legal, and Compliance] to ensure strategic alignment as it relates to the Portfolio medical & stakeholder strategy, internal and field medical plans, while ensuring legal appropriateness & compliance. Ensures plans for relationships and engagement with Novo Nordisk consultants and advisors, formulary and guideline committee members, health systems, payers and other key stakeholder groups. Mentor for other team members and post-doctoral fellows.

Essential Functions
Partners with Field Directors, Medical Strategy & Operations (MSO) and Medical Directors in the development and delivery of Medical Affairs Portfolio and Product strategies. Responsible for developing portfolio strategies to ensure medical affairs success in the next 2-3 years and beyond in alignment with key healthcare and technological trends. Supports development of product strategies. Develops medical and clinical recommendations by evaluating a wide range of source data (from Global R&D, U.S. Competitive Intelligence, etc.), providing insight and strategic guidance which will facilitate company decision-making and understanding of the market. Identifies and defines clinical, data, and educational gaps from all available resources internally and externally. Supports the pull through of Medical Affairs strategic plans through to team and individual plans across Medical Affairs. Leads broad cross-portfolio information/insights dissemination to appropriate cross-functional teams including implications and makes recommendations based on competitive clinical intelligence and external clinical insights. Partners with key internal stakeholders to create plans and projects for actionable insights. Utilizes insights to inform strategic engagement with key stakeholders. Proactively identifies and synthesizes emerging technologies with current and future business needs.
Partners with cross-functional in-house and field colleagues to create Stakeholder engagement strategies to support the scientific and commercial objectives of the company. Responsible for developing stakeholder strategies to ensure medical affairs success in the next 2-3 years and beyond in alignment with key healthcare and technological trends. Leads the characterization of new influencers / stakeholders and identifies evolving needs as the healthcare and treatment landscapes evolve. Provides leadership and partners with FMA to execute and monitor stakeholder identification and engagement projects and support implementation of the stakeholder strategy. Partners with Professional Association Relations (PAR) to ensure alignment and execution of medical/stakeholder strategies through professional societies and patient advocacy organizations. Gains alignment and maintains departmental transparency / communication for strategies and action. Identifies areas of opportunity for partnership with external stakeholders. Partners with FMA Leadership to develop and manage geographic analysis & scenario planning, strategic selection, Key Opinion Leader (KOL) interaction tracking Provides leadership and facilitate collaboration with internal stakeholders around portfolio strategy and stakeholder engagement and lead/mentor members of the portfolio strategy and stakeholder engagement team Responsible for managing and tracking strategy and stakeholder budgets across numerous projects.

Physical Requirements
10-20% overnight travel required.

Additional Information Qualifications
* A doctoral degree (PharmD, PhD) required; MBA a plus
* A minimum of 11 years relevant pharmaceutical, academic or clinical experience with a customer focus required; field experience highly preferred
* A minimum of 6 years relevant strategic development and/or implementation of stakeholder/customer engagement strategies required; MBA with pharmaceutical experience or experience in the healthcare environment is preferred
* Creative, innovative thinker with strong strategic mindset and understanding of market needs
* Data analytics background/capabilities preferred but not required
* Demonstrated understanding of legal and regulatory environment of pharmaceutical industry
* Possess superior communication skills (oral and written) including presentation skills, and ability to engender trust and respect of peers and superiors
* Presentable, highly articulate, goal-oriented, honest, with high integrity and strong ethics
* Proven track record of strong team work, collaboration, innovation, and project management
* Prior experience in diabetes and/or obesity preferred
* Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and MS word software applications and overall advanced computer skills with knowledge of literature search techniques required
* Very strong tactical familiarity with key market-shaping activities such as KOL strategy and management, medical education and professional relations

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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.

Position Location US - Plainsboro, NJ
State/Provinces US - NJ
Job/Position Country US

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