Manager - Public Affairs

Category:  Communication and Corporate Affairs

Delhi, Delhi, IN


Location- Delhi

Business Unit- Market Access & Public Affair ( MAPA)


Are you motivated by driving innovative programs for the life-changing benefit of patients? Are you ready to help transform the treatment paradigm for a broad range of chronic diseases that currently rely on injection- based therapies? Then this is your moment.

Apply now and join the Novo Nordisk India’s MAPA (Market Access & Public Affairs) function.

Together we can make it happen.


The Position

The Public Affairs Manager will hold key responsibilities for implementing, managing and driving country-wide Public Affairs strategies at central Govt. level and at state Govt. level. Provides leadership in the implementation of strategic MAPA tactics including but not limited to Reimbursement (P&R), Formulary work (national and regional payer levels), Stakeholder mapping of public and private policy makers, payers, and other key entities. Responsible for monitoring, shaping and responding to local external policy and regulations to support market access and relevant business interests, while enhancing and protecting the reputation of the company with relevant stakeholders. 


You will also be responsible for:

  • Develop and monitor intelligence on the public affair landscape with respect to NN and competition access, healthcare system changes, and general trends in the field. Support in bringing insights for future PPP work with state Govt. and central Govt.
  • Drive and execute the MAPA Plan based on local needs and strategy aligned with NN India ambition. Implement and execute strategic partnerships with state Govt. COE (Centre of excellence), policy build up and key contact management.
  • Establish and maintain a broad network of stakeholders with influence on public affairs outcomes to promote learning, understanding and considerations of policy maker expectations. Drive engagement activities with public officials, payers, academics and other key stakeholders 
  • Facilitate the definition of CDB project scope, goals and deliverables, Lead the planning and implementation of the CDB project, Defines tasks and resource requirements of the CDB project. Constantly monitor and report on progress of the CDB project to all stakeholders.
  • Develop innovative healthcare programmes/ campaigns suitable to the target state population in order to expand Novo Nordisk’s reach to ‘changing diabetes’ in various conditions
  • Seek diverse viewpoints outside of Novo Nordisk to support optimal Pricing, Public Affairs needs for NNIPL (Novo Nordisk India Pvt. Ltd.). It is expected that the Affiliate Public Affairs Manager will drive the effort to identify new and innovative approaches within area of expertise when implementing projects and deliverables related to Novo Nordisk assets.



  • You hold a full-time master’s degree specialising in Science/ Healthcare Management
  • You should have more than 8 years of experience in Government Strategic alliance or Public Policy advocacy in Healthcare & Pharma domain.


About the department

Novo Nordisk India affiliate office is in Bangalore & has more than 1,400 people working across the country in various functions. MAPA (Market Access & Public Affair) is the newly established department into Novo Nordisk India affiliate with a focus to drive access and acceleration to care coupled with large scale policy work into NCD (Non-communicable diseases) like Diabetes, Obesity and Rare Disease. The Manager Market Access position is based in Bengaluru and reports to the Director- MAPA & Corporate Communications.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



To submit your application, please upload your CV and motivational letter online (click on Apply and follow the instructions). 



5th April 2023.


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.