Modalities and Pharmacology Business Capabilities Leader

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Modalities and Pharmacology Business Capabilities Leader
Are you an engaged and motivating leader who can bridge between digital and science, and do you have the drive and experience to take a leadership role focused on data and software solutions in a global, scientific environment? If so, then become part of the next wave of scientific discovery by joining Digital Science & Innovation (DSI).
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The position
The Modalities and Pharmacology Business Capabilities Leader will use their strong knowledge of digital, Research and Early Development (R&ED) strategic aspirations, pharmacology and different drug modalities (e.g., proteins, peptides, siRNAs, stem cells, gene therapy) to advance Novo Nordisk’s drug pipeline. They will use their experience to determine the most impactful areas where digital can be used to develop novel insights that can enhance the drug portfolio or accelerate our speed to market. The successful candidate will partner with scientific stakeholder to define the scope and value of future data and software product initiatives, and with technical stakeholders to determine the resourcing required for implementation. The lead will carefully balance the introduction of new products, with the retirement of old products, and reduction in technical debt. A strong focus will always be placed on optimizing the experience of users.  


Your key areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Develop strategies for digitally enabling pharmacology and several drug modalities through business capability models and other tools
•    Develop deep understanding of current technical capabilities including data and software products
•    Partner with scientific and technical stakeholders to identify, prioritise and resource future data and software product development
•    Balance the needs of new product development against retirement of old solutions, and reduction in technical debt
•    Direct business analysts to understand product requirements 
•    Keep scientific stakeholders informed on progress with strategic initiatives  


The Modalities and Pharmacology Business Capabilities Leader is an individual contributor role. The successful candidate will partner very closely with stakeholders across R&ED. They will partner with peers to develop digital solutions that cut across Business capability areas and will direct the work of Business Analysts. They will have a proven track record of creating business results with impact at the VP level. 


To succeed in this role, you have:
•    Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
•    Strong vision as to how data and digital technology can be used to optimize pharmacology and the identification and optimisation of drug modalities
•    Ability to describe the value of technology projects
•    Experience with agile product development  
•    Outstanding communication skills for working with colleagues at different levels in the company and in different disciplines  

About the department
You will be part of the Data Management & Informatics (DMI) department, where we are responsible for providing scientific data and software products to support the global research and early development organisation at Novo Nordisk. Our work spans driving digitalisation of laboratories, enabling scientific data capture, creating harmonized data for analytics, and providing informatics tools. We enable disruptive innovation and data driven decision making across areas that include disease understanding, molecular design, portfolio management and external scouting. We have a strong focus on employee engagement, and on developing and retaining talent.


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we don't wait for change. We drive it. We're a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales - we're all working to move the needle on patient care.


31 March 2023

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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.