Medical Project Manager

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP


Job TitleMedical Project Manager

Department: Strategy & Effectiveness group, Medical Affairs department, Clinical Medical Regulatory


The Position


Project management:

  • Defines project scope, goals to be reached, expected deliverables, stakeholder mapping, estimated cost and timeline for medium complexity projects in medium scale, and secures project approval.
  • Develops detailed project plan incl. project metrics
  • Executes medium complexity projects in medium scale according to plan and budget to secure agreed goals are met on time and in high quality.
  • Engages with vendors, challenges content and proposed costs and secures involvement of Corporate Sourcing when required.
  • Understands and executes Project Agreement (PA)/Purchase Order (PO) process.
  • Identifies risks and mitigation actions in the process of execution.
  • Ensures the right visibility of the project internally.
  • Shares learnings and best practices with immediate team and identifies synergies with concurrent projects in and outside the department   


Internal and external stakeholder management:

  • Identifies and maps key stakeholders and makes the most of the information available to understand their needs and motivations.
  • Communicates timely and via relevant channels to ensure  continued high buy-in and motivation from key stakeholders
  • Recognises areas of mutual interest, proposes solutions and makes clear considerations for how to strengthen relationships with stakeholders.
  • Knows and correctly uses available communication channels to deal with stakeholders.


Global communication and cross-functional cooperation:

  • Understands all functional deliverables and interaction processes needed to ensure a successful annual strategy and planning process.
  • Understands organisational set-up of respective global medical affairs and other affiliates and establishes structured contact to global medical affairs and other affiliates.


Other accountabilities:

  • Compliance/quality related tasks/responsibilities and specific, assigned acts of authority (QMS requirements).
  • Obligations to represent Novo Nordisk in various governmental working groups, other representative tasks, obligations to teach internally in the department or in Novo Nordisk, at universities or business schools, obligation to publish articles, represent Novo Nordisk at conferences etc.



Need to have

  • Bachelor or higher education
  • More than 2years of working in Pharmaceutical industry
  • Business level English
  • Fluent Japanese


Nice to have:

  • Masters or above
  • Project management experience
  • Multitask skills


At Novo Nordisk we recognise 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 the communities we operate in.


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We are happy to discuss flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.






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.