Prabhdeep Singh

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Senior Director - Field Management Job

Date: Feb 27, 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
Provides strategic & tactical leadership of staff, including line/business managers, within the Field Management (FM) function of North America Clinical Operations (NACO). Provides input and takes ownership to deliver upon near & mid-term NACO goals, including those specifically aligned with the planning & successful delivery of studies within the clinical trial portfolio. Creates, leads & delivers upon complex improvement/innovation projects for NACO and/or as part of a global team and as aligned to a business case, goals and/or future aspirations. Responsible for resource planning related to the administration of clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ICH guidelines, federal regulations and within defined budgeting.

Reports to the Vice President (VP) of NACO. Establishes & manages mutually beneficial relationships with external partners relevant to the design & implementation of clinical trials improvement/innovation projects for NACO & Novo Nordisk (e.g., Health Systems, Contract Research Organizations (CRO), and Site Management Organizations etc.). Establishes & manages senior level relationships positively with multiple internal stakeholders relevant to the design & implementation of clinical trials improvement/innovation projects for NACO & Novo Nordisk (e.g., across NACO, CMR, International Operations (IO), HQ R&D, & Commercial) Supervisory responsibilities for a function/team, including both direct & indirect reports.

Essential Functions
  • Formulates & drives the objective setting, prioritization & tracking within FM & for direct/indirect reports
  • Ensures alignment & support is in place to design, plan & deliver all relevant services/tasks in support of the design, planning & quality delivery of clinical trials (including required staffing, training & processes)
  • Develops & manages FM budget, including compiling, forecasting, tracking, & revising
  • Trains, develops & engages staff as required across NACO by assuring training plans (NACO level & project level) are developed & deployed at the functional level & for direct/indirect reports
  • Ensures that all functional personnel understand the priorities of the business, that they are focused on those priorities and that their level of accountability is understood and accepted
  • Drives to assure balances and negotiates the needs of multiple customers and stakeholders, resolving problems and facilitating escalation as needed
  • Leads local and global senior management team initiatives

Physical Requirements
10-20% overnight travel required. May be required to work company holidays and weekends.

Development of People
Ensure that reporting personnel have 3P forms 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 Individual Development Plan (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.

  • A Bachelor’s degree required (in science-related discipline preferred)
  • A minimum of 14 years of progressively responsible clinical trial experience within a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, CRO, and/or healthcare setting, of which 10 years must be directed related to clinical trial execution. The last 7 years must be within a leadership or senior management position associated within a function of clinical trial execution
  • A minimum of 7 years’ supervisory experience required
  • Demonstrated computer skills (MS Office, MS Project, MS PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of GCP as relates to clinical trial management
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, meeting management, cross-functional team and leadership skills required as demonstrated from international representation at a senior management level

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/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: 59592BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Clinical Development

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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