Obesity Business Unit Director

Category:  Commercial Marketing

Manila, National Capital Region, PH


If data could speak, it would say that the prevalence of weight stigma and discrimination is preventing people living with obesity from getting the care they need. In fact, 69% of adults living with obesity even report experiences of stigmatization from healthcare professionals. At Novo Nordisk, we’re flipping the script. Working within marketing in the Obesity Therapy Area, you’ll test innovative solutions, and collaborate with entrepreneurial marketing professionals. You’ll pioneer new approaches and lead the way, driving change for the 764 million adults around the world living with obesity. Join us at the forefront, and help us change the way the world sees, prevents, and treats obesity. 
Are you ready to change the story now? If yes, then you may want to consider applying to this Obesity Business Unit Director opportunity at Novo Nordisk Philippines. 


About the department
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with a 100-year legacy of innovation in diabetes care. We are focused on defeating serious chronic diseases, including obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, we have a presence in 80 countries and employ over 60,000 people worldwide. Our working culture is focused on excellence and a clear purpose to defeat diabetes and obesity. Join our team and be part of an industry leader that is constantly breaking new ground.

We’re part of a global healthcare company with almost 100 years of innovation and leadership in metabolic disease care – the Obesity Therapy area is one of the fastest-growing business units we have and makes the largest part of our future portfolio, and we can’t wait to have you onboard.
Learn more about careers within the Obesity Therapy Area, and meet our fantastic colleagues right here:
[https://www.novonordisk.com/obesity-therapy-careers] Let’s change the story for people living with obesity (Video – 1 min 30secs) 
The position

The purpose of this role is to lead the development and implementation of the local Obesity strategy by creating awareness of Novo Nordisk in and amongst the Obesity Market, establishing the foundation of disease understanding for future growth. This role will also be expected to work with the Southeast Asia Commercial Affairs and Strategy team as well as working on a cross-functional basis at a local level ensuring that all stakeholder/customer needs and perspectives are considered, ensuring that local plans & tactics are prioritised based on largest potential and the highest rate of return/investment.
 Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing strategic and mathodical plans in alignment with global and regional directions. Delivering sales and market share objectives.
  • Gaining customer insights and internal feedback and executing and managing marketing plans, projects, and tactics.
  • Monitoring, reviewing, and reporting on marketing activity and results and representing the affiliate at meetings and task forces.
  • Informing brand strategy, positioning, and key messages to the organization. Developing networks and healthcare partnerships with key influencers and customer.
  • Managing the national obesity marketing and field sales teams and leading and developing direct reports through coaching and mentoring.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, or a related field. MBA is a plus.
  • English proficiency, both written and spoken and Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in marketing within the ethical pharmaceutical industry, with at least 5 years in a people manager role.
  • Deep knowledge of the current pharmaceutical and market situation.
  • Portfolio management experience and Knowledge on relevant marketing tools/MIS/system.


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.
Upload your CV to our online career page (click on Apply and follow the instructions).

Until the completion of recruitment. Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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.