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Senior Director - Healthcare Data Strategy - Clinical Data Analytics & Modelling (remote)

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Feb 23, 2024

Job Details

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. 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 Senior Director of Healthcare Data Strategy within Clinical Data Analytics & Modeling (CDAM) is responsible for providing, direction and expertise for clinical and real-world data across the Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs department (CMR), driving complex insights and data governance initiatives across CMR with significant impact on business decisions as well as contributing to the strategic vision of CMR.


Responsible for developing and executing strategies to optimize and maintain complex company-wide clinical and real-world data asset needs using advanced techniques and technologies. Responsible for providing high quality solutions across a wide range of issues to strengthen decision-making across NNI.


Leads the development of strategic networks and collaboration with NNI-wide and global counterparts. Provides a high degree of innovation and strategic thinking to continuously drive value and growth.


Proactively identifies potential challenges and pursues new ideas and opportunities. Leads the implementation of highly innovative solutions to meet multiple stakeholder requirements.



This is an Individual Contributor position that reports to the Executive Director – Clinical Data Analytics & Modeling (CDAM).


The Senior Director works very closely with a number of NNI functions including Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, HEOR Strategy, Research Partnerships and Real-World Evidence, Data Governance, Legal, Regulatory, Market Access and Public Affairs, Marketing and Sales, and other key internal stakeholders. The Senior Director will work within the NNI cross-functional team to develop the strategy and protocol for data cataloging and linkage. This individual will take the lead on all aspects of communication and dissemination associated with the activity.


Essential Functions

  • Provides direction and strategic oversight to ensure organization and linkage of clinical and real-world data resources aligned with high level business plans
  • Develops solutions to problem solve for various complexities in data tokenization and linkage
  • Makes business case for innovative solutions via presentations to management
  • Strategically analyzes technology landscape to stay abreast of new methodologies and develop innovative technological approaches to improve existing access to scientific information and data
  • Demonstrates a high degree of strategic leadership and broadly communicates the link between business direction and functional objectives
  • Anticipates capability & resource needs for change management and collaborates closely with stakeholders from Global and NNI to effectively plan and roll out adequate change management efforts to drive adoption of digital products
  • Revisits processes on an opportunistic basis to uncover any needs to improve efficiency
  • Serves as an advisor to CMR functions on real world and clinical data sources
  • Develops a Clinical and Real-World Data Strategy to support CDSE functions to meet the needs of CMR
  • Provides training and education on real world and clinical data sources where needed
  • Serves as a liaison to global and non-CMR functions with respect to real world and clinical data initiatives


Physical Requirements

10-20% overnight travel required. The incumbent could work remotely from anywhere in the United States. 



  • A PhD or Masters/MD/PharmD degree in appropriate healthcare-related field (heath economics, epidemiology, outcomes research, public health, business/health services research, biostatistics, medicine, biomedical sciences) preferred
  • Adequate knowledge and experience in innovative trials and data linkage
  • At least 10 years of experience in US healthcare (clinical or real-world) data applications in areas such as health economics, outcomes research, pricing, reimbursement, medical affairs, and/or portfolio analysis, with at least 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry, payor or healthcare
  • Keen knowledge of health care systems in the U.S., including managed care organizations, integrated health systems, PBMs, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Strong knowledge of US healthcare data and applications
  • Proven record of outstanding written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, with experience interacting with and presenting to key customers


The base compensation range for this position is $250k to $280k. Base compensation is determined based on a number of factors. This position is also eligible for a company bonus based on individual and company performance. Novo Nordisk offers long-term incentive compensation and or company vehicles depending on the position's level or other company factors.  
Employees are also eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs including medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; disability insurance; 401(k) savings plan; flexible spending accounts; employee assistance program; tuition reimbursement program; and voluntary benefits such as group legal, critical illness, identity theft protection, pet insurance and auto/home insurance. The Company also offers time off pursuant to its sick time policy, flex-able vacation policy, and parental leave policy. 


The job posting is anticipated to close on February 28, 2024. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on our careers website at www.novonordisk-us/


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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