Professional Medical Representative, Obesity, NCR

Category:  Sales

Manila, National Capital Region, PH


If data could speak, it would say that around 764 million adults 1 - approximately 13% of the world’s population - live with obesity globally, yet less than 2% have access to treatment.2 In the Philippines, the obesity pandemic affects around 34 million Filipinos who are either pre-obese or obese3. At Novo Nordisk, we’re here to change that fact. Fuelled by a relentless pursuit to help people live healthier and happier lives, as an Obesity Professional Sales Representative, you’ll collaborate and communicate with innovators across the business in a new era of pharmaceutical discovery. Are you ready to change the story now? Apply today and join our team!



About the Department


By joining Obesity Therapy you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with passionate change-makers and experience unique personal growth. Here, you’ll be a driving force in delivering solutions that matter, to ensure obesity is widely recognised as a complex disease and reduce barriers to treatment.


It’s fast-paced and challenging, but our team is the company’s obesity therapy strategy anchor – partnering enterprise-wide to deliver our aspiration to be an industry leader. This is a rare opportunity to not only make a difference to millions of lives, but to also carve a unique career in an ever-growing and changing industry. Are you ready to create change?

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The Position


In this position, you’ll be completely changing the way the world sees and treats people living with obesity by cultivating strong professional relationships with healthcare providers. With your strategic skill sets, you’ll be opening new avenues to position us as a leader in obesity care, maximising sales of our ground-breaking products within an assigned territory. You’ll be joining a company that is THE front-runner within obesity – a chronic disease expected to affect around 1.1 billion over the next decade.


Having empathy towards people living with obesity and knowing their story is crucial as you’ll be implementing marketing and sales strategies aimed at effectively selling and promoting Novo Nordisk product(s) to physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other paramedical customers – transforming perceptions and eradicating the deep-rooted stigma. This is your chance to make a real impact, with innovative and meaningful work every single day. The territory is based in NCR (National Capital Region).


What you’ll get to do in this role:


  • Identify, develop, maintain, and leverage relationships with physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other individuals who make or influence purchasing/prescribing decisions, and execute sales strategies based on evaluation of customer needs, dynamics, trends, and competitor’s products or services   Build knowledge of the full value chain of therapy area
  • Work in unexplored territory and explore new ideas and approaches to search for and reach the prescribers and customers unfamiliar with Novo Nordisk, and develop an understanding of obesity as a disease
  • Use your excellent communication skills and customer understanding to share knowledge and influence in the language of the customer, and differentiate between selling ‘need for treatment’ (whole solution) vs the product/brand
  •  Build knowledge of the full value chain of therapy area through your understanding of the relationship between doctors and pharmacies
  • Articulate value communication





  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum of two years of pharmaceutical, medical, FMCG field or market experience with proven performance track record
  • Combined sales and key account management experience is a plus
  • Must be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset and be able to evaluate options and make decisions on your own with minimal supervision
  • Aptitude for learning and ability to communicate technical and scientific product and disease management information
  • Intermediate computer skills required (Windows, Word, Excel, SalesForce); prior computer experience using sales data/call reporting software ideal



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.




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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.