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Senior Manager - Market Research

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Feb 21, 2024

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About the Department 

At Novo Nordisk, our Finance and Operations team is the engine that elevates holistic commercialization of our products. The Finance and Operations team works closely with the business across the organization to guide enterprise wide resource allocations, investment choices, drive core operations and develop insights to drive growth and operational excellence across the value chain while innovating for future capabilities. We regulate accounting, uphold workplace safety, manage our supply chain and sampling, support technology, provide commercial operations, insights & analytics, maintain our facilities and assure the integrity and completeness of all business transactions. At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global business environment. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent. And we reward hard work and dedication with the opportunity for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position

The Senior Manager of Market Research provides insights and analytics expertise, primarily through the analysis of complex data and insights from primary market research, to help guide Novo Nordisk on portfolio, franchise, and brand strategy development and execution.  The role supports specific brands and therapy areas, and provides holistic, insight-driven consultation and evidence-based strategic and tactical guidance to all levels of marketing and sales stakeholders.  In addition to stakeholders in the Commercial organization, partners with other stakeholders and Commercial Insights & Analytics (CI&A) teams to ensure proper alignment and impact on Novo Nordisk’s business.



Reports to a Director in Commercial Insights & Analytics. Owns the direct relationship with the Brand Lead in the Commercial organization. Has indirect management responsibility, in the form of coaching and mentoring, for developing and managing members of the team responsible for data and analytics.


Also interacts with other stakeholders across the NN organization. May also have frequent interaction with - and indirectly manage on a day-to-day basis - the work of one or more NN Global Business Services team colleagues.


In addition to internal relationships mentioned above, external relationships include interactions with professional services, secondary data vendors and consultants.


Essential Functions

  • Identify business challenge or opportunity in direct collaboration with key stakeholders. Scope, plan and manage market research studies to answer business questions. Build a story and presentation with recommendations on how address the challenge or opportunity
  • Create holistic views of the market situations and the opportunities and challenges for our business, through analyses utilizing the outcome of our market research studies and analyses based on various data set
  • Guide the brand teams and other stakeholder in their strategic and tactical decisions, through recommendations in presentations, meetings, and workshops
  • Drive and manage projects and initiatives to create greater impact of our sales and marketing effort


Physical Requirements

Approximately 0-5% overnight travel.



  • Bachelor’s degree required. Focus in Business, Math, Science, Engineering, or Social Studies preferred. MBA, M.Sc., or other advanced degree preferred
  • 8 years of work experience preferred / 4 years of pharma analytical and/or market research work experience preferred
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and qualitative analysis skills required
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills – especially Excel and PowerPoint required. Experience with Tableau preferred
  • Experience working with IQVIA data preferred
  • Creative problem solving; ability to organize/manipulate data and see big picture from scattered pieces of information
  • Strong writing and presentation skills required
  • Strong Project Management skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to managed multiple projects with conflicting deadlines
  • Positive and eagerness to learn, collaborate and partner with internal business colleagues


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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