Prabhdeep Singh

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Associate Director - Medical Information Job

Date: May 30, 2019

Location: Plainsboro, NJ, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

About the Department
The Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk Inc, (NNI) 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 Food and Drug Administration (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
Directs Medical Information (MI) activities supporting Novo Nordisk customers and key cross functional teams (Marketing, Sales, Field Medical). Ensures MI provides high quality medical and technical information while maintaining safe harbor and meeting regulatory and legal requirements. This individual can stand in for head of MI if necessary.

This position reports to the head of Medical Information. Assigned staff members of Medical Information (MI) report to the Associate Director. The Associate Director communicates medical information to a large variety of healthcare providers, such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses, diabetes educators, and other NNI customers. The Associate Director represents MI and/or Medical Operations on brand teams/extended brand teams, product labeling committees, international MI task forces, and other key internal product teams. The Associate Director has an established network of relationships with MI professionals from other affiliates and pharmaceutical companies.

Essential Functions
  • Applies broad knowledge of Novo Nordisk product information, therapeutic area(s), and medical information processes and resources to support internal and external customers
  • Assures MI responds to requests submitted by field employees (sales and medical)
  • On behalf of external healthcare professionals, ensures responses provided by MI staff are accurate, current, and fair-balanced and fall within safe harbor guidelines
  • Coordinates with the head of MI to assure that the department provides Novo Nordisk customers with 24-hour medical and technical support for NNI products via verbal and written responses
  • Defines and implements the development of MI service strategies. Identifies new opportunities and leads expansion of MI department roles and responsibilities across NNI and other global affiliates
  • Demonstrates people management skills to lead direct reports and working teams; ensures team members have clear direction, necessary resources, and are held accountable for results
  • Develops, updates, and reviews procedures and Standard Operating Procedures to improve efficiency, workflow, quality, and implementation
  • Ensures that individual development plans are in place for all direct reports
  • Ensures that direct reports have annual goals and measurements consistent with business priorities
  • Establishes working relationships with medical information professional organizations. Attends medical communications conferences to ensure awareness of latest standards and technologies
  • Leads cross-functional projects on behalf of medical information and/or medical operations. Demonstrates project management skills and an ability to coordinate deliverables, timelines, and budget across different business units
  • Manages MI activities and staff (MI scientists and/or managers) during a product launch. Stays focused and keeps team members motivated when under pressure
  • Manages the work of vendors or other external sources. Serve as the primary liaison with vendors or external partners when managing cross functional projects
  • Represents MI at Point of Action meetings, advisory board, and international Novo Nordisk MI manager meetings
  • Represents MI on brand teams/extended brand teams, labeling committees, and other cross functional teams. Primary contact in MI for specific brands and/or therapeutic areas
  • Spearheads coordination of activities and information between MI, Medical and Scientific Affairs (MSA), Marketing, Sales, and Managed Markets
  • Works with training staff to develop product information training curricula for Sales, Marketing, CMR, and other cross functional partners. Provides guidance and direction to MI scientists and managers who provide training to Novo Nordisk employees

Physical Requirements
0-10% overnight travel required

  • A PharmD, PhD, or MD with 10+ years of pharmaceutical industry (e.g., medical information, medical affairs, field-based medical) experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work within a cross functional team; ability to form effective working relationships within and external to the Medical department
  • Has an in-depth understanding of current Pharma MI practices and applicable regulations. As innovations in the MI field emerge, is able to identify and implement these practices at Novo Nordisk
  • Previous leadership and people management experience required
  • Proven high level of technical competency and expertise in medical communications and regulatory requirements is required. Demonstrated in-depth understanding of medical information procedures and relevant regulatory requirements
  • Superior and demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer /F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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.

Requisition ID: 59923BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Regulatory

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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