Associate Director - Enterprise Strategy Management

Facility:  Communication and Corporate Affairs

Princeton, NJ, US

About the Department                                                                                                                             

The BioPharm & Strategy team leads all US commercial efforts and Strategic Direction for Novo Nordisk's biopharmaceutical portfolio, which includes innovative products in the hemophilia and growth disorders therapeutic classes and new products in the pipeline. As part of the team, you will have frontline exposure to our brand and marketing vision, business strategies, early development plans, and critical market insights that drive our business forward. At Novo Nordisk, we are the world leader in diabetes and other chronic diseases. Within our BioPharm and Strategy business unit, we use our skills, dedication and ambition to help people with chronic diseases, and we’re looking for individuals who want to do the same. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a highly specialized business in a global organization.


The Position

Responsible for helping to develop and pull-through the enterprise strategy in support of a sustainable growth model for Region North American Operations (NAO), inclusive of external research, analysis and content development. Provides leadership and collaborates with Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI) leaders to help drive strategy implementation, communication and change management.



Reports to the Vice President, Enterprise Strategy. Internal interactions include a broad range of NNI functions as well as relevant Headquarter (HQ) counterparts to ensure strategic coordination across Novo Nordisk, Inc. External relationships may include interactions with various subject matter experts based on the needs of special projects or implementation of new initiatives.


Essential Functions

  • Supports development of the NNI strategy and actively engages with relevant stakeholders on pull through of the 3-5 year enterprise strategic plan
  • Helps identify, analyze, and prioritize key enterprise-wide strategic imperatives, actions and priorities
  • Conducts analyses based on internal and external sources of information to help inform investment trade-offs and recommendations
  • Conducts benchmarking, market landscape assessments, scenario planning analyses and business case development in support of strategic recommendations and decisions
  • Develops innovative and actionable scenario-based response strategies to strengthen Novo Nordisk’s future competitive position
  • Ensures alignment with therapy area business plans to connect long-term strategic choices to near-term initiatives and AB investments
  • Develop high quality, oral and written content to facilitate strategy-focused Executive Team/Leadership Team (ET/LT) meetings, presentations, workshops, etc.
  • Manages strategic scorecard and strategy progress against goals and ambition to inform potential course correction opportunities in alignment with long-term forecast (LTF)
  • Provides project management support for special projects & initiatives
  • Collaborates with communications and change management teams to develop and deploy related plans
  • Serves as liaison and strong collaborator with Global stakeholders where appropriate
  • Maintains an enterprise lens to ensure enterprise-wide initiatives, scenarios, risks, and opportunities are reflected in NAO and cross-value chain strategic decisions


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively relevant corporate business strategy development and planning, marketing and brand management, consulting, commercial operations experience required; pharmaceutical or consumer product goods industries strongly preferred
  • Business case development required; finance experience preferred
  • Understanding of the external marketplace and familiarity in metabolic disease areas preferred
  • Strategic thinker with excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work with multiple levels of management and communicate effectively to leadership
  • Strong decision-making skills through demonstrated ability to leverage evidenced-based insights and sound judgement into strategy development, deployment and optimization
  • Project management, process mapping, and change management experience a plus
  • Ability to manage competing priorities; strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to streamline and simplify complex concepts for broader audience
  • Proven cross-functional collaboration skills with ability to influence multiple levels of leadership


Millions rely on us 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. 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. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. 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.


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