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Director - Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Evidence Strategy

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Feb 21, 2024

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About the Department                                                                                                                                               

The Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk is one of the most diverse and collaborative groups within the organization. From health-care-provider interactions and developing and implementing regulatory strategies with the FDA to providing medical education and collecting data to support efficacy and new product development, CMR is involved. Clinical Data Science and Evidence (CDSE) is part of the CMR department and consists of three teams: Health Economics & Outcomes Research Evidence Synthesis & Strategy (HEOR-ESS), Real-World Evidence (RWE), and Clinical Data Analytics and Modeling (CDAM). The mission of the HEOR-ESS team is to develop the evidence generation plans, collaborate with RWE and Modeling teams on execution of the research, synthesize the results, and enable dissemination of the evidence to the stakeholders. The one thing that keeps us all marching to the same beat is our patient-centered focus. At Novo Nordisk, you will help patients around the world. As their needs evolve, so does our challenge to find better and more innovative ways to improve their quality of life. We’re changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?

 The Position

The individual in this role is responsible for developing HEOR Evidence Strategy. The HEOR Evidence Strategy Director partners with commercial and medical functions to develop evidence and insights generation plans aligned with drug development and commercialization strategy for the assigned assets. The incumbent collaborates with RWE and Modeling counterparts who lead the execution of studies in the approved evidence and insights generation plans. Upon completion of research, the individual partners with an HEOR Evidence Synthesis Director to help drive its incorporation into customer-facing communication materials, both proactive and reactive. Other responsibilities include leading HEOR input into policy issues and value assessments of assigned products by external entities,  , getting budget endorsement,.  This is a highly visible role with the expectation of strong HEOR expertise, cross-functional leadership, seamless collaboration, and integrity.  



This position reports to the Senior Director, HEOR-ESS. 

The Director, HEOR-ES, works very closely with CDSE counterparts and various functions including Market Access and Public Affairs, North American Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Legal, Regulatory, Marketing and Sales, and other key internal stakeholders across Global and North American organizations.  In the execution of specific projects, the Director, HEOR-ES, works within the cross-functional project team to provide strategic insight to research. Throughout the conduct of research, this individual takes the lead on ensuring alignment with strategy


Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with RWE and Modeling counterparts on the execution of approved EGPs and serves as a reviewer/approver of study protocols   
  • Provides input into Product Development Plans (PDP) to the Global organization to ensure that the US market requirements are incorporated in drug development programs 
  • Collaborates cross-functionally to lead HEOR input into policy issues and value assessments of assigned products by external entities
  • Champions raising organizational awareness of EGPs and resulting HEOR & RWE evidence to help internal stakeholders understand the value of CDSE to Novo Nordisk
  • Develops deep understanding of the needs and perspectives of internal stakeholders who utilize RWE, economic models, and rapid data analytics
  • Evaluates and articulates the impact of CDSE deliverables on addressing business challenges and needs of the enterprise.
  • Acts as a cross-functional leader who skillfully navigates the highly matrixed environment and drives innovative ideas to continually address business challenges  


Physical Requirements

Up to 20% overnight travel required.



  • Master’s degree required, PhD/MD/PharmD degree in appropriate healthcare-related field (heath economics, epidemiology, outcomes research, public health, business/health services research, biostatistics, medicine, biomedical sciences) preferred
  • Working knowledge and experience in conducting health economics, health services research studies, real world research and the evaluation of health care interventions
  • 5+ years of experience in health economics, outcomes research, pricing, reimbursement, medical affairs, and/or portfolio analysis, preferably with at least 2 years in the pharmaceutical industry, payor or healthcare
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health care systems in the U.S., including managed care organizations, integrated health systems, PBMs, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Strong knowledge of healthcare big data and applications
  • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed scientific publications, dossier development, and/or strategic, customer-focused HEOR communication tools development
  • Experience in preparing, reviewing and presenting materials to drug formularies and other customers strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated record of outstanding written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, with a track record of successfully interacting with and presenting to key customers 


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.


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.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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