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Customer Engagement Lead

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
May 21, 2024

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About the Department 

Our Commercial Strategy and Marketing group creates and delivers human-centered experiences, where innovation meets customer-centricity, driving the ultimate experience for our patients. Our focus extends beyond transactions to craft experiences as one fully integrated, aligned and connected organization that puts empathy at the center, powered by insight and foresight.


We develop an end-to-end approach to strategy, focusing on every touchpoint that impacts our customers. We leverage data and insights to inform our decision-making processes, ensuring that our strategies are rooted in a deep understanding of customer needs and behaviors. Our 'test and learn’ mindset and approach enables us to iterate rapidly and refine our strategies based on real-world results.


We are building an intentional team culture that is made up of diverse skillsets, united by the shared belief that reinvention and learning is what fuels continuous growth. Do you get excited about exploring the unknown? Does the idea of driving value through human-centered design pull you in? Are you ready to experiment with us? ​


The Position

The Customer Experience Lead will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our field teams by overseeing field preparedness, sales force execution, launch meetings, training programs, sample distribution, and related initiatives. This position requires a strategic thinker with strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate effectively across multiple departments to drive results.



Reports to the US TA Head. Collaborates with sales and market access and policy/advocacy (MAPA) leadership to optimize field force execution strategies and ensure alignment with overall business goals. Leads and motivates the sales force to achieve targets and exceed performance expectations, and monitor and analyze key performance indicators to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions as needed. The customer engagement lead has a team of HCP managers reporting to them.


Essential Functions

  • Field Strategy and Preparedness: Develop and implement strategies to ensure the field team is well-prepared for launch and ongoing sales activities and collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather insights on market trends, competitor activities, and customer feedback
  • Business and Launch Meetings: Oversee, coordinate, and execute successful product launch meetings, ensuring alignment with overall brand/therapy area goals and objectives. Work closely with marketing and sales teams to develop engaging and impactful launch materials and presentations
  • Training Programs: Collaborate on the design and implementation of the training programs for the field team, incorporating product knowledge, selling skills, and compliance guidelines. Evaluate training effectiveness and make continuous improvements to enhance team performance
  • Sample Management: Oversee the distribution and tracking of product samples to healthcare professionals, ensuring compliance with regulations and company policies. Collaborate with supply chain and sales teams to optimize sample inventory levels
  • Customer Engagement: Lead the engagement strategy for external customers with personal promotion efforts focused on KOLs, Pharmacists, HCPs, Virtual Sales Team, etc. Deliver brand objectives to achieve high ROI of promotional efforts
  • Budget Management: Ensure productive management of the marketing budget to optimize resources, drive effective strategies and ensure budgets remain on track. Evaluates appropriate use of resources to ensure attainment of unit, department and Company profitability goals
  • Performance Metrics and Reporting: Establish brand key performance indicators (KPIs). Ensure accurate measurements are being collected and provided to the cross functional team
  • People Development and Coaching: Responsible for setting and communicating clear individualized role expectations for each report based on position, skills, talents, and objectives. Ensure that reporting personnel have strengths-based individual development plans (IDP), with annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business. Provide regular coaching of reports that prioritizes appropriate challenging, development, feedback, regular recognition, and support

    Physical Requirements

    20-30% overnight travel required.


    Development of People

    Ensure that reporting personnel have individual development plans (IDP), with annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process.


    Ensure that the IDP forms include completed learning and aspiration plans and are in place for all reporting personnel to enable the achievement of goals and capability to assume increased levels of responsibility.


    Manage the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, and Novo Nordisk Way.



  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
  • 12+ years of experience, including demonstrated history in a field engagement or sales operations role within the pharmaceutical or other related industry required
  • Extensive experience in pharmaceutical industry/life science brand marketing strategy and planning; experience within specified therapy area preferred
  • Strong understanding of field force dynamics, product launches, and sales execution strategies
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Embodies leadership behaviors, including authenticity, servant leadership, will, empathy, decisiveness, a growth mindset, and driving focus and simplicity
  • Expertise in regulatory guidelines related to sample distribution and field engagement
  • Strategic Planning, Execution and follow-through skills
  • People management experience required, with a proven track record of development and coaching

    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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