Associate Manager - NNI Consulting

Facility:  General Management and Administration

Plainsboro, NJ, US

About the Department 

At Novo Nordisk, our Finance and Operations team is the engine that elevates holistic commercialization of our products. The Finance and Operations team works closely with the business across the organization to guide enterprise wide resource allocations, investment choices, drive core operations and develop insights to drive growth and operational excellence across the value chain while innovating for future capabilities. We regulate accounting, uphold workplace safety, manage our supply chain and sampling, support technology, provide commercial operations, 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

Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI) Consulting is our in-house management consultancy for the entire North America enterprise. We work on high impact projects across the value chain, from business transformation to launch support. Projects can be strategic or operational in nature, but are always important to NNI, as a member of our Executive team sponsors every project.


The team reports to NNI's CFO/COO. As a part of the team, you will work closely with business executives on high impact projects to rethink and reshape business priorities and collaborate across teams to understand complex business problems across the firm's value chain. The projects involve high visibility, steep learning, and contribution to highly impactful causes. They cut across strategy and operations and provide you an opportunity to gain insight into functional and therapeutic areas across the firm. Consulting services include business transformation, commercial operations, commercial strategy, market access, growth strategy, operating model optimization, technology implementation, crisis management, and enterprise transformation.



Reports to the head of NNI Consulting or NNI Consulting Senior Leadership.

Key stakeholders include Strategy and Executive office teams, Global Novo Nordisk Consulting Team & Project relevant key stakeholders.


Essential Functions

  • Project Execution:

    • Supports a project lead by executing on tasks/ workstreams in line with project lead expectations

    • Structures issues once identified. Can apply hypotheses and structure problem solving sessions

    • Prepares project plans with draft milestones and meets commitments (high quality output) with support from NNI Consulting project lead

    • Facilitates data gathering and synthesizes interviews with internal and external input providers with support from NNI Consulting project lead

    • Can structure and execute on quantitative and qualitative analyses, and support development of recommendations

    • Prepares slides using conscious application of structured communication approaches (e.g., top-down vs. bottom-up) with support from NNI Consulting project lead

    • Independently creates project structure via minutes, scheduling necessary project meetings, ensures appropriate meeting cadence, etc.

  • Department Support:

    • Participates in and contributes to department meetings and other internal Novo Nordisk wide and department specific activities

  • Other Areas of Responsibility:

    • Provides upwards feedback to senior colleagues and takes responsibility for own development e.g., by responding constructively to feedback

    • Participates in internal and external training

    • Demonstrates exceptional drive, initiative, a can-do attitude, and a fast ability to learn (both internally and in project settings)


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required.



  • A Bachelor's degree is required with a strong preference for majors in Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, Scientific or related fields.

  • Four (4) years' relevant professional experience required. Will consider advanced degree (preferably MBA) in lieu of a portion of the relevant work experience

  • Working understanding of pharmaceutical industry preferred, but can be substituted by demonstrated interest in professional development, or a passion to develop pharmaceutical industry expertise

  • Proven project and/or consulting experience is preferred

  • Familiarity with general business processes (marketing, access, manufacturing, supply chain, or similar.)

  • Familiarity with consulting and financial frameworks and approaches preferred

  • Exceptional collaboration and people skills required

  • Structured top-down written and oral communication

  • Strong presentation skills: ability to generate, manipulate, manage, and present key insights to senior management

  • Demonstrated robust analytical and data visualization skills

  • Proficient in using PC tools (PowerPoint and Excel) is required with an interest to improve speed and capabilities

  • Strong writing and oratory skills (written and oral communications abilities)

  • Flexible and adaptable to working efficiently under tight deadlines and changing business circumstances


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.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.