Director - Health Economics & Outcomes Research Strategy & Evidence Generation (Multiple Positions)

Facility:  Marketing and Market Access

Plainsboro, NJ, US

About the Department

The Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk is one of the most diverse and collaborative groups within the organization. From health-care-provider interactions and developing and implementing regulatory strategies with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to providing medical education and collecting data to support efficacy and new product development, CMR is involved. The one thing that keeps us all marching to the same beat is our patient-centered focus. At Novo Nordisk, you will help patients around the world. As their needs evolve, so does our challenge to find better and more innovative ways to improve their quality of life. We’re changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?



The Position

He/she supports clinical and market development, develops United States (US) Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR)/value dossiers, plans and conducts Outcomes Research (OR) advisory panels, and conducts HEOR studies.  The Director, HEOR is an individual contributor and acts independently to develop HEOR strategy, plan, budget, projects, processes and other activities. The incumbent acts as the HEOR champion and is accountable for the development of short-term and long-term plans and evidence (programs and studies) to support the value proposition of Novo Nordisk product/s in the US market throughout the product lifecycle.




Field-based relationships include clinical and academic Key Opinion Leader (KOL) relationships, consultants & vendors, and professional associations / conferences.  The Director, HEOR reports to a Senior Director, HEOR and works closely with Headquarter (HQ) functions, CMR, Market Access, Public Affairs and Managed Markets.   The incumbent works closely with Global HEOR and Global Marketing colleagues in corporate headquarters.



Essential Functions

  • Director HEOR is an individual contributor and acts independently with substantial latitude to develop and manage product or program (e.g., research collaboration with a strategic account) specific HEOR strategy, plan, budget, contracts and studies.
  • Employs advanced technical expertise to design and perform health economic and outcome research projects/studies focusing on value, positioning and unmet needs of pipeline and/or newly launched Novo Nordisk product/s
  • Is accountable for annual plan budget and contract/budget management.
  • Is responsible for all aspects of effective project management, including RFP development, selection of research partners, contract execution, budget planning, protocol design, analytic plan development, oversight of data collection/acquisition, data analysis, and development of research findings into publications in alignment with Medical Affairs and commercial strategies
  • Provides US strategic insights and inputs to shape Global HEOR strategies and development
  • Through extensive interaction with Managed Markets (MM) Strategy and relevant Brand Marketing teams, assists in building comprehensive value arguments to improve market access and improving patient outcomes.



Physical Requirements

10-20% overnight travel required




  • A PhD (preferred) or Masters degree in appropriate field (heath economics, epidemiology, outcomes research, public health, business/health services research, biostatistics)
  • At least 8 years of experience in health economics, outcomes research, pricing, reimbursement, and/or portfolio analysis
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in conducting health economics, health related quality of life, and/or health services research studies and the evaluation of health care interventions
  • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed scientific publications, dossier development, and strategic, customer-focused HEOR tool development
  • In-depth knowledge of health care systems in the U.S., including managed care organizations, PBMs, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • In-depth knowledge of US healthcare system and clinical development process
  • Proven record of outstanding written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, with experience interacting with and presenting to key customers


Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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