Manager Medical Affairs

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN


Manager- Medical Affairs (Obesity and New Therapy Areas)

Are you a proven leader who can set direction and drive team performance? Do you have expertise in driving medical affairs strategy and tactics across therapeutic areas with a focus on diabetes, obesity and cardiometabolic portfolio?

Then we might have the right position for you. We are looking for a Manager who is excited about joining a growing team, working in an international environment.


About the department

Global Medical Affairs, Global Business Services (GMA GBS) is an extension of the Global Medical Affairs unit in Headquarters (HQ) in Denmark and is based out of Global Business Services (GBS), Bangalore, India. One of the team within GMA-GBS is Medical Affairs department including GLP-1 Obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease and new therapy area teams. The team consists of highly motivated and experienced global medical advisors who are medical doctors/scientific specialists functionally working with global medical affairs director areas based at HQ (Copenhagen, Denmark). This team is responsible for planning and executing the medical affairs strategy and actions for products accountable by GMA-GBS (Liraglutide 3.0 mg) and supporting the medical affairs strategic actions for the GLP-1 extended portfolio and new therapy areas currently managed by teams at Copenhagen, Denmark

Our core competencies are 1) Communicating scientific and medical knowledge on our products to the external scientific community and across the organization; 2) Evidence generation and support to clinical trial program across phases and newer therapy areas; 3) Publication planning- drive development of publications according to publication plan and strategy for each product/project in collaboration with the Global Publication Team; 4) KOL engagement activities- contribute to and execute global Health Care Professionals strategy, execute global meetings/advisory boards and support speakers in preparation for presentation of NN data at conferences and symposia 5) Medical educational events including symposiums at international congresses and stand-alone summits/virtual webinars ; 6) Internal Medical guidance - Support execution of global medical strategy, support alignment of relevant cross-functional business activities on specific product/project, support development of promotional materials initiated by Global Marketing.


The position

Reporting to the Vice President (VP) of GMA-GBS, you will be a member of the GMA-GBS management team and will be in charge for the overall performance of the team including timely planning and proper execution of projects and deliverables. Further, you are responsible for the performance and development of approximately 6 dedicated employees. Your role will be required to set the direction to the team, setting the strategies and ensure high professional structure and standards within the team.

Subsequently in alignment with VP, you will be responsible for owning the medical strategy for the accountable products and ensuring the delivery of timely, value-added and credible medical plans and insights across medical affairs, both at a global and affiliate level for the internal and external stakeholders. You are also responsible for prioritizing cross organizational collaboration with Clinical Development, Commercial, Safety and Regulatory departments and will represent GMA in various governance forums such as Global Project Teams, Product Labelling Committees, Safety Committees, Publication planning groups among the others. Above all, your experience working with global stakeholders and cross functional teams will help you to collaborate successfully in this role.

You may also need to provide inputs to project and line of business budgets and support GMA-GBS unit organizational priorities, healthy functioning of the unit and assigned department and GBS level activities in close collaboration with GMA-GBS management team.



We expect you to be a Medical doctor with M.B.B.S and MD/Ph.D and has the below qualifications:

  • Has minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of medical affairs.
  • People management experience of at least 2-3 years
  • Additional education and experience in pharma business/marketing
  • Willingness to coach colleagues and support team development
  • Team-work skills, ability to get results through others and to work in a highly motivated team
  • Extrovert, engaged, dynamic, results-driven
  • Excellent networking abilities
  • Experience and willingness to work in an international matrix organization
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with people with different backgrounds (science, business, etc.)
  • Strategic mindset
  • Ability to manage complex tasks and organizational issues
  • Ability to engage and collaborate with people of different cultural background


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we have been changing diabetes since 1923. If you are ready to strengthen our position as an innovative pioneer and respected industry leader, we encourage you to join us to make the most of your talent. In exchange, we offer you the opportunity to work with extraordinary talent globally and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.



To submit your application, please upload your CV and motivational letter online (click on Apply and follow the instructions). Internal candidates are kindly requested to inform their line Manager before applying



29 June 2022



Millions rely on us

To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.


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.