Clinical Medical Manager Lead - Serious Chronic Diseases

Category:  Clinical Development

Roma, Lazio, IT


Are you interested to be part of global company with great reputation worldwide, working every day to improve the life of many people living with serious chronic diseases? Are you a people leader, motivated to drive your team through significant success and development? If the answer is YES, then you may be our new Clinical Medical Manager Lead in Novo Nordisk Rome Office, Italy. 


The Position

In this position, you will lead a team of Clinical Medical Managers in Italy by ensuring they have the right capabilities and information to perform their duties.  You will provide guidance on priorities and operations based on regional and IO-SO guidance and act as regional point of contact for Clinical Medical Managers in relevant area.

You will identify and map KOLs, investigators and research centres within the relevant therapy areas. You will provide operational input from country insights to early protocol development, identify and engage with relevant patient advocacy groups and investigate areas of mutual interest and potential collaboration.

Through the team of direct reports, you will facilitate execution of clinical trials related to New Therapy Areas (including CKD, CVD, Liver Disease, inflammation, and Alzheimer’s disease) by providing medical/scientific expertise.

Furthermore, you will:

  • Collect early scientific insights and guidance by discussing relevant early development data with external medical and scientific experts optimizing the feasibility process for the clinical trial conduct. 
  • Ensure site staff at main site and referral centres are properly trained on the scientific background of the trial. Provide leadership in the scientific community within New Therapy Areas conducting advisory boards, scientific meetings, guidelines, publications and engaging with local associations for Health Care Professionals on relevant topics.
  • Support process on Investigator Sponsored studies by contributing to evaluation of proposals and ensuring follow up after approval in close collaboration with local and Regional Medical Affairs team. 
  • Contribute to Clinical activities by delivering successful clinical trials (phase II-IV) in collaboration with clinical operations including driving scientific discussions at site selection and initiation visits, performing ad hoc visits, supporting attendance at investigator meetings, ensuring KOL inclusion in clinical trials, and engaging key investigators to communicate trial results.
  • Deliver Medical guidance internal training by supporting training creation and coordinating training of CMMs, clinical staff, as well as CMR, commercial and MAPA cross functional teams. 



To be successful for this position, you hold an MD or PhD degree in healthcare with strong clinical or research background, and extensive years’ experience within clinical or pharmaceutical industry.  You have bold scientific communication expertise and excellent communications skills. 
In addition, you have:   

  • Solid people management skills
  • Good knowledge of therapeutic areas of relevance, in particular cardiovascular
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical drug development and familiarity with clinical trials investigations
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken


About the Department

The Italian Clinical Medical Regulatory department is poised for growth as it embarks on the establishment of a Clinical Development Centre as well as expanding its Clinical medical collaboration roles. This expansion is focusing on the preparation of new therapy areas for Novo Nordisk, including chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, liver conditions, and Alzheimer's disease. With a strong commitment to advancing healthcare, this department is at the forefront of pioneering innovative solutions for these challenging medical conditions.


Working at Novo Nordisk 

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear, and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in 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. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.


If you believe you are qualified, and cannot wait to take the challenge, please upload your motivation letter, CV and relevant documentation directly via our online application tool. 



Apply before 05/12/2023

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.