Associate Manager - Forecasting & Innovation

Facility:  Finance

Plainsboro, NJ, US

About the Department                                                                                                                                                 

At Novo Nordisk, our Strategy, Finance, and Operations team works to provide strategic direction to the company, ensuring that everything we do is viable and built to last. Overseeing and safeguarding Novo Nordisk’s short and long-term planning, the Strategy, Finance and Operations team works closely with the business across the organization to develop strategies and business plans, monitor industry trends, and provide operating recommendations. We regulate accounting, uphold workplace safety, manage our supply chain and sampling, support technology, provide commercial insights & analytics, maintain our facilities and assure the integrity and completeness of all business transactions. At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global business environment. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent. And we reward hard work and dedication with the opportunity for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position

Provide day-to-day support for development of Forecasts for Rare Diseases portfolio and additional support potential for upcoming new therapeutic areas to Novo Nordisk including, but not limited to CV, NASH, and Alzeheimer's. For in-line brands, based on assessment of market trends and expected future events, this individual is responsible for key Forecasting activities leading to delivery of holistic, insight-driven volume forecasts for our Rare Disease portfolio. For future Novo Nordisk pipeline products, potential support for executing new methodologies and approaches for new therapeutic areas. Can communicate assumptions behind demand expectations in a clear, concise, transparent manner, to supervisor and key customers.



Reports to Associate Director in Finance & Supply Chain. Contributing member of the NNI Finance & Supply Chain department. Day to day interaction and collaboration with many areas of the business, including Sales Insights & Forecasting, Strategic Finance, Commercial Marketing, MAPA, Strategic Pricing, Product Supply, and multiple teams within Commercial Insights & Analytics. No Direct Reports.


Essential Functions

  • Pipeline Forecasting (NASH, Alzeheimer’s, CV) Support
    • Rare Disease Portfolio Forecasting
    • Ad Hoc Projects/Analyses
    • Pipeline Forecasting Support
    • Develop ad hoc analysis tools to support new market analysis
    • Support for executing on new methodologies and approaches driven by supervisor for new TAs
  • Rare Diseases Portfolio
    • Forecasting day-to-day responsibilities for Rare Diseases Portfolio using latest trending methodologies and approaches, accounting for unique market environments of each Rare Disease area
    • Support the transition of Rare Diseases Forecasting into common Forecast platform with Diabetes & Obesity
    • Work closely with Supervisor and Finance Business Partner for Rare Diseases to build trends for current assets and model upcoming events that impact trend
    • Translate assumptions gathered with supervisor and Finance BP into concrete events that impact baseline trends
  • Ad Hoc Projects/Analyses
    • Executes delegated ad hoc projects with guidance from supervisor, and ensures such projects are completed on schedule and are internally consistent with group deliverable quality


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required. Degree in an analytical field (e.g. economics, business, finance, engineering, econometrics, or statistics) is preferred
  • Master's degree in analytical field (and/or MBA and/or CPA) preferred
  • 6+ years of relevant analytics, forecasting-related experience demonstrating a steady career progression with increasing roles of responsibility. Advanced degree or consulting experience may be substituted for 2 years of professional work experience
  • 4+ years of pharmaceutical forecasting/analytics and/or strategic consulting experience required. Advanced degree may be substituted for 2 years of related work experience
  • Ability to effectively plan and deliver on timeline commitments
  • Past hands-on use IQVIA or Symphony data strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated analytical skills via MS Excel and presentation/communication skills via MS PowerPoint required
  • Prior Business Intelligence (BI) and Data visualization experience helpful but not required (Tableau, Qlik, Alteryx etc.)
  • Ability to effectively communicate to colleagues in Sales Insights & Forecasting, Commercial Marketing required
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and quantitative analysis skills required
  • Solid collaborative and customer service skills required
  • Commitment to the Novo Nordisk Way
  • Managerial experience (if applicable): Prior managerial experience is strongly preferred


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.


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