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Manager - HEOR Strategy and Evidence Synthesis

Novo Nordisk
Princeton, NJ
Start date
Apr 19, 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. 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 HEOR Strategy and Evidence Synthesis Manager will be part of the HEOR Evidence Synthesis and Strategy (HEOR-ESS) sub-team. The HEOR-ESS sub-team is part of a larger Clinical Data Science and Evidence (CDSE) team which sits within the CMR department. The mission of the HEOR-ESS team is to develop the HEOR evidence and insights generation plan that corresponds with the strategy of the larger organization and synthesize and disseminate impactful real-world evidence generated by the RWE and modeling teams within CDSE. The Manager, HEOR Evidence Strategy and Synthesis is responsible to work closely with the HEOR Evidence Strategy and Synthesis Director to ensure that stakeholder evidence needs (RWE or modeling) are incorporated in the HEOR strategy and evidence generated and referenced internally and externally is scientifically rigorous and aligned to Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI) strategy throughout product life cycle.

The incumbent will be supporting the development of the Evidence and Insights Generation Plan (EIGP) and the pull through of evidence to relevant field teams for the therapeutic area, under the supervision of a group leader, including but not limited to evidence and insights generation plans, evidence synthesis for evidence being developed for proactive and reactive communication with external stakeholders.

The HEOR-ESS manager will work with high visibility within a matrixed environment in NNI alongside the HEOR Evidence Strategy and Synthesis directors as well as cross functions partners.



Reports to the Senior Director of HEOR Evidence Strategy and Synthesis within the Clinical Data Science and Evidence HEOR-ESS team; works closely with Strategy and Synthesis directors in the team and with cross-functional colleagues in the US organization and Global organization. The incumbent works closely with other teams across CDSE, specifically the RWE and Modelling teams, to ensure the strategic alignment from study design all the way through study communication to cross-functional stakeholders.

Other home-office relationships include Market Access & Public Affairs, Brand Marketing teams, Medical Affairs, Managed Markets team and Publication team. The incumbent will also work on certain initiatives in alignment with Global Evidence and Payer Access and Global Marketing colleagues in corporate headquarters.


Essential Functions

  • The incumbent must have a solid understanding of the US market landscape, be a quick learner, and willing to understand external stakeholder needs and how these culminate into an HEOR Evidence Strategy
  • Supports the development of the NAO Evidence and Insights Generation plan in close collaboration with the HEOR evidence strategy director and cross functional stakeholders
  • Supports synthesis of available evidence into value stories and pull through of CDSE evidence into field materials together with cross functional partners
  • Develop institutional knowledge of internal stakeholders who utilize RWE, health economic evidence and rapid cycle analytics and support the development of pathways such that the impact from the evidence is timely and tailored to the needs of the customer facing team
  • Responsible for ensuring scientific rigor by serving as MMRC reviewer on real world evidence and modelling projects
  • Work closely with RWE and modelling teams and ensures the strategic alignment between study execution and the Evidence and Insights Generation Plan and function as a key partner during research execution, coordination of converting research output to customer facing messaging, and review of reactive and promotional pieces by internal review teams, within assigned therapeutic areas
  • Responsible for end-to-end tracking of evidence and use of CDSE evidence in field materials
  • Responsible for key aspects of effective project management related to evidence and insights strategy planning and synthesis such us, RFP development, vendor selection incl. associated due diligence, contract execution, budget management and delivering according to timelines
  • Builds up a strong understanding of the organization and the different evidence needs and requirements from our Medical, Commercial and Market Access colleagues within the therapeutic area
  • Works as an active contributor in cross-CDSE discussions within the therapeutic area, bringing knowledge and learnings to the broader group
  • The individual in this role must also be a quintessential team-player, due to the team-based nature of this type of research

    Physical Requirements

    10-20% overnight travel required.



  • Masters degree (MSc, MPH) in fields related to HEOR (outcomes research, health economics, epidemiology, health services research) with at least 2 years of experience in observational research / outcomes research, evidence strategy, integrated evidence planning or similar is required.
  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in fields related to HEOR - outcomes research, health economics, epidemiology, health services research with at least 1 year of experience in observational research / outcomes research, evidence strategy, integrated evidence planning or similar is preferred.
  • Proficiency in methodological approaches and tools in health services research.
  • Knowledge of US healthcare system including managed care organizations, integrated health sytems, PBMs, Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Strong communication and critical thinking skills; a team player.
  • Strong process and project management skills.

    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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