Patient Access, Public Affairs & Communication Director

Category:  Corporate Affairs

Manila, National Capital Region, PH


Are you passionate about making a positive impact on healthcare access and public perception? Do you have experience in public affairs, government relations, and communication strategies? We are looking for a dynamic and judicious individual to join our team as a Patient Access, Public Affairs & Communication Director at Novo Nordisk. If you are ready to drive change and influence policies to improve patient access to healthcare, read on and apply today for a life-changing career.

About the department
Novo Nordisk’s Market Access and Public Affairs team engages diverse stakeholders across political and healthcare landscapes to forge solutions that drive patient access to innovative products. We strive to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients with diabetes, obesity, growth hormone deficiencies and rare bleeding disorders through mutual wins for both Novo Nordisk and our Market Access customers. Our passion for helping people live better lives and our award-winning product pipeline can only be as effective as our ability to provide life-changing information to healthcare providers, key stakeholders, and policymakers. Our Market Access and Public Affairs professionals ensure that the latest therapies and products reach the people who need them most, by creating an environment where innovation and chronic disease management drive optimal health outcomes. Are you ready to realize your potential?
The position
The Patient Access, Public Affairs & Communication Director is in charge of setting strategy and executing planned activities in Diabetes, Obesity, and Rare Disease areas. They also set internal and external communication strategies aligned with affiliate priorities, guide team development, and achieve business objectives while complying to ethical procedures, local laws, and Novo Nordisk policies. The role requires travel and flexibility due to stakeholder availability and timelines.

  • Design and execute the local Patient Access, Value Communication, and Public Affairs strategy in line with business priorities and develop and oversee the execution of the overall communication strategy, ensuring alignment with commercial goals and objectives, with a focus on diabetes and obesity.
  • Shape and direct key messaging to external stakeholders, including policymakers, payers, healthcare professionals, patient groups, and the public, to influence public affairs, government policy, and industry positions and monitor the patient access landscape, healthcare system changes, and trends in the field to drive aligned actions and tactics for local market access.
  • Drive the implementation of value communication tools to maximize the recognition of the value proposition of Novo Nordisk drugs and ensure local market uptake. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to aid government affairs priorities and secure alignment and execution.
  • Monitor external trends, identify risks and opportunities, and recommend strategic response actions to assist patient access and public affairs goals and develop and sustain collaborations and partnerships with Southeast Asia (BASEA) and critical functional areas within own affiliate (Marketing, Sales, Clinical, Medical & Regulatory) to drive aligned actions and tactics for local Market Access.
  • Manages and develops a team of direct reports by setting annual objectives, providing coaching, recognition, and career development support. Collaborates with People & Organization (P&O) on hiring new positions, conducts regular performance reviews, and provides feedback to ensure a productive and driven team. 



  • Undergraduate degree from a reputable university in Economics, International Relations, Communication, Business Administration or equivalent master’s degree in BA, economics or international relations is an asset.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Tagalog and English.
  • Relevant experience of a minimum 5-7 years in the fields of Government Relations, Patient Access and Public Affairs or communication preferably in pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
  • Experience in people management is required.

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.