Global Senior Project Manager - Medical Operations

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Zurich, Switzerland Zurich, CH


Are you ready to make the next step in your professional development in a global, expanding company? Are you passionate about operational effectiveness and medical excellence, with a solution driven mindset? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, driving multiple key projects in relation to new product launches? Do you enjoy working in a fast growing, dynamic environment, with the ambition to make a difference in lives of people living with rare renal diseases?

If yes, do not hesitate and apply now to this unique job opportunity and join Novo Nordisk Rare Disease Medical Affairs Strategic Operations Global team and have a life-changing career! This position is reporting to the Senior Director of Strategic Operations, which is anchored within Global Medical Affairs.


The Position

As Global Senior Project Manager – Medical Operations, you will be responsible to drive our entry into new disease areas in close collaboration with other Global functions and our affiliates worldwide. A priority will be to establish our new disease area of rare renal disease, where you will ensure medical launch readiness,

We expect you to establish medical launch plans, applying our framework for launch preparations and establish and follow-up on key metrics, to ensure the right level of readiness. You will take on central responsibility for driving local effectiveness in relation to pre-launch preparedness.

In collaboration with the Medical Director and other stakeholders, you will support the strategy development, including KOL management, support effective medical education activities, multi-channel engagement, internal capability building and digital initiatives. In addition, we expect you to proactively identify needs for future strategic projects, prioritising these projects according to organisational capacity.  



We expect you to bring several years’ experience working in medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry, ideally working in an agile environment in the Biotech or Rare Disease space. You describe yourself as curious about new innovative solutions, having gained experience driving digital initiatives and been involved in product launches.

You bring solid strategic experience and have been instrumental in establishing medical activities in a new disease area. You possess solid project management skills and are organised and proactive at finding pragmatic solutions. In addition, you are a confident communicator and presenter.


About the Department

Novo Nordisk Rare Disease is a speciality care unit focused on generating scientific and technological breakthroughs for people living with a rare disease. We have a 40-year legacy and expertise in rare blood and endocrine disorders, which make us perfectly placed to drive innovations to lessen the burden and truly achieve life-changing benefits for people living with a rare disease - a population where the unmet need remains high and collectively affect around 350 million people across the globe.


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.



If you believe you are qualified, and are willing to take the challenge, please send your motivation letter, CV and relevant documentation directly via our online application tool.

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.