Associate Dir. Commercial Partnerships

Category:  Marketing and Market Access

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Business development is an important tool to succeed with Novo Nordisk’s Corporate Strategy. Do you want to join a department that helps shape the future of Novo Nordisk and makes difference for the lives for our patients? 


About the department
At Novo Nordisk we have an increased strategic focus on Business Development. Commercial Business Development & Alliance Management enables late stage and commercial deal making for Novo Nordisk and drive world-class business development with the ambition to position Novo Nordisk as the Partner of Choice. The department is responsible for end-to-end business development within digital health and commercialisation as well as products beyond clinical proof of concept through bespoke deal making (M&A, licensing, collaborations etc.). Furthermore, the department drives coordination and governance of business development projects across Novo Nordisk.


The job
As our new Associate Director, Commercial Partnerships, you will have three key responsibilities:
•    Act as a strategic sparring partner for the commercial organization to identify future opportunities for partnerships that enable the execution of NN’s commercial strategy
•    Provide advice in the assessment of and lead execution of commercial partnerships, digital health partnerships and Health Institution partnerships
•    Establish best practice for assessment and setting up commercial partnerships and ensure networking with & knowledge transfer externally and the commercial organization


At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.


You will report directly to the Corporate Vice President of Commercial Business Development & Alliance Management and actively contribute to shared deliverables.


•    Demonstrated track record of setting up and/or working with commercial partnerships
•    Demonstrated ability to build rapport with external partners and internal stakeholders
•    Proven ability to lead complex projects with multiple stakeholders 
•    Experience from the pharmaceutical business is preferred 
•    Firm understanding of multicultural impact on business relationships including experience in working in an international context and environment


On a personal level you proactively seek the information you need. You are analytical and your approach to problem solving is based on your systematics and ability to see things in a larger perspective. You take pride in making complicated material simple and easy to act from. You are a strong communicator and demonstrate proactive stakeholder management at all levels. You have excellent collaboration skills, thrive in a dynamic and international environment and bring a can-do attitude.  


For further information, please contact CVP of Commercial Business Development & Alliance Management Jane Buus Laursen at +45 3079 1175


October 5, 2021.
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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.