Medical Manager, CVD and Emerging Therapy Areas

Category:  Medical Affairs

Seoul, Seoul, KR


Are you highly motivated by being able to make a difference to improving patients’ lives? Are you a high performing professional who can energize people around you? In Novo Nordisk Korea, we are looking for talented Medical Advisor, Cardiovascular who can lead the scientific medical communication, development and implementation of impactful projects with Health Care Providers (HCPs) and Opinion Leaders (OLs) in the field of Cardiovascular disease (with the main focus on Cardiologists) and other stakeholders to ensure a good understanding of Novo Nordisk (NN) therapeutic concepts, products and data, with a focus on GLP-1 Cardiovascular data leading to an optimal access and usage of the products for the benefit of patients. If this is you, join us and apply today!

About the department
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 100 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs over 60,000 people in 80 countries, and markets its products in more than 170 countries.
The position

You will be instrumental in the identification and segmentation of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) relevant to the Cardiovascular & Emerging Therapy Areas and develop engagement plans, including obtaining expert advice to guide local decisions and strategy. You will also be in charge of the following:

  • Drafting and adapting a global publication plan about the local needs and regulations as well as liaise with relevant professional associations, including congress activities in support of Novo Nordisk's presence in the Cardiovascular & Emerging Therapy Areas. Providing guidance and training internally to support capability building in affiliate as well as giving support to clinical operations in the execution of clinical trials in Cardiovascular & Emerging Therapy Areas, in areas where medical resources to support Cardiovascular & Emerging Therapy Areas studies are not available are also key responsibilities. Seek opportunities and advice to obtain an understanding of the market and patient pathways within Cardiovascular & Emerging Therapy Areas in support of internal medical and commercial business decisions and scientific development of Cardiovascular & Emerging Therapy Areas. Ensure smooth operation of Medical Team by proper allocation of resources, budget and task prioritization as well as contribute to timely planning and implementation of affiliate Medical Affairs strategy aligned with business plan and brand plan. Guide to set SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, relevant and time-bound) goals for performance and individual development while ensuring timely review with constructive feedback as well as contribute actively to the medical management and to cross functional project groups. 
  • Scientific Medical Excellence  : Drive advanced scientific therapeutic area development and lead local cross functional working group and launch preparation and execute launch in collaboration with cross-functional group and map healthcare system and patient care/treatment pathways. Provide medical and scientific consultation/support for in/external stakeholders and support local treatment guideline. Excellence in scientific meetings and advisory board meetings. Develop scientific agendas and contents, effective speaker engagement and KOL management, utilization of gathered insights. Ensure timely, accurate and balanced communication of data to the scientific and medical community as well as plan and execute abstracts, posters and oral presentations at national conferences and manuscripts regarding responsible products in journals and be responsive and proactively alert to issues related to competitor activities and facilitate effective and timely corrective actions and secure real-world evidence (RWE) and support Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS) for responsible products. Analyse country-level data needs to prepare for successful launches. Identify data gaps based on affiliate stakeholder needs (patients, HCPs, healthcare system, professional associations, etc), market understanding and the patient journey. Develop solutions that address the stakeholder evidence needs and build the product value proposition in the disease area.
  • KOL Engagement: Lead the process of KOL mapping, segmentation and engagement planning and support and enable partnership with the right KOL, on the right activity, in support of Novo Nordisk's therapeutic strategies to ultimately improve patient outcomes. Design KOL engagement activities to enrich relationship with Key Opinion Leaders as well as plan and implement innovative ways to gather clinical insights/needs/feedback from KOLs/customers and communicate with internal stakeholders. Develop relationships with KOLs and proactively work with cross-functional group to develop product advocacy or advisory board forum discussion as well as engage with local associations and organizations
  • Medical Education: Increase awareness of Novo Nordisk products/disease area through presentations and trainings, CMEs, according to business strategy as well as plan and execute non-promotional scientific activities in accordance with the company program including but not limited to medical education program, symposium, speaker training, key scientific leader program. Stay up-to-date on scientific knowledge by actively participating in scientific meetings, conferences, CMEs and sharing publications
  • Ethics & Compliance: Compliance with Novo Nordisk principles and internal legal laws and to defend company interests. Nevertheless as a requirement of the business ethics; to defend the confidentiality of company as well as the patients’ privacy, business plans, ideas and strategies against third parties. Act in line with ethical standards, company procedures, and NovoNordisk Way of Management with includes vision, policies and charter which describes our values, commitments and fundamentals. Ensure that the profile of the NN remains high amongst stakeholders like doctors, patients, paramedics, associations etc. by developing and maintaining a close rapport through liaison and networking.


  • M.D with minimum of 2-3 years of medical experience in the field of, preferably, internal medicine and/or chronic disease area.
  • Ph.D. or Pharmacist or scientist/researchers with solid professional medical expertise more than 10 years in pharmaceutical industry, preferably in related disease area.
  • Solid understanding of medical affairs in pharmaceutical industry with ability to connect medical affairs and commercial priorities to work with cross-functional stakeholders as well as experience in people management and project-based activity and successful delivery of initiatives are required.
  • Experience with cardiovascular, metabolic disease, MASH and other serious chronic diseases and understanding of different therapy areas and phases of the product lifecycle.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English in addition to the excellent medical communication skills with ability to leverage or grow an existing network of external stakeholders (HCPs, KOLs, organizations) are required.


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. 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. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.
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Until the completion of recruitment.
Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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