Senior Manager - Area Insights & Analytics

Facility:  Marketing and Market Access

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

The Senior Manager – Area Insights & Analytics is responsible for providing insights and analytics support for a sales area within the Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI) diabetes business. The Senior Manager will provide support to an area representing approx. $1.5B in sales across 5 to 6 regions. The Senior Manager will function as a strategic partner to the Area Commercial lead and their leadership team who has responsibility over Diabetes sales representatives, Health System representatives, Health System account executives and Diabetes educators. The Senior Manager will proactively identify critical business drivers / opportunities and develop recommendations to guide strategy. An ideal candidate for this role will have strong experience developing insights by analyzing various sources of information, a proven ability to partner with senior level executives, and a demonstrated ability to drive the development of strategic plans to drive business changes.



The Senior Manager – Area Insights & Analytics reports to the Director – Commercial Insights & Analytics. The senior manager interacts regularly with the Area Commercial Leads, Regional Business Directors, Marketing leadership, Sales Execution leadership and other key stakeholders. External relationships include consultant partners, data providers and information technology partners.


Essential Functions

  • Establish strategic business partner relationship with Area Commercial Lead and directors
  • Perform analysis and develop insights based on various market dynamics, including PCP / endo behavior, Health System impact, market access influence and other market players
  • Generate local market insights to inform commercial strategy, planned tactics and execution
  • Partner with Area Commercial Lead, directors and Sales Execution to plan and execute key initiatives based on insights and recommendations
  • Collaborate with other insights & analytics functions to align on strategy, share insights and learn from best practices
  • Partner with Area Commercial Lead, directors and Sales Execution to support business planning process
  • Conduct deep dives on specific topics within area and regions to find root causes, identify opportunities and define solutions
  • Establish strong knowledge of local market levers and available tools to define recommendations applicable to defined area and regions
  • Provide strategic guidance to support existing brands and launch plans


Physical Requirements

20-30% overnight travel required.



  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required. Preferred degree in mathematics, statistics, engineering, finance, or business A Master’s degree is preferred
  • 7+ years insights and analytics experience preferred. 5+ years customer facing experience and/or or field operations experience preferred.  Pharmaceutical analytics and/or consulting experience is strongly preferred
  • Comfort operating in a fast-paced, environment, with a focus on delivering high quality analytics, insights and reports Advanced analytics and data visualization skills are preferred – R, SAS, Tableau, Qlik, etc.
  • Experience with pharmaceutical data, specifically Xponent, Xponent PlanTrak, LAAD, and Chargeback data is preferred
  • Innate intellectual curiosity, demonstrated desire to take initiative and ability to think creatively to solve problems
  • Project management skills
  • Quantitative analysis skills       
  • Statistical programming experience 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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