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Friday, April 27, 2012

F/T - Competitive Intelligence Assoc Dir - Novo Nordisk (Princeton, NJ)

Novo Nordisk A/S
Position Location US - Princeton, NJ
City Princeton, NJ
State/Provinces US - NJ
Degree Required Master's Degree Required
Percent Travel 10 - 20% 

Requisition ID 6422BR
Job Category Commercial Effectiveness

Job Description PURPOSE:
Leads Competitive Intelligence team and is responsible for providing evidence-based, strategic and tactical guidance through actionable intelligence briefings and deliverables. Position is responsible for discovery, consolidation and communication of key scientific trends, opportunities, threats and implications related to Novo Nordisk’s external environment and providing clear implications and guidance across broad and varied stakeholder levels. Functional responsibilities include directing, overseeing, and conducting analyses of competitor trials, market impact, landscape trends, launch timelines and other external issues as directed and set by senior leadership across Diabetes and Biopharmaceutical franchises. Makes recommendations to leadership teams charged with setting medical and clinical strategy. Enhances company marketplace position by leveraging knowledge gained about competitors and competitive environment; develops innovative solutions to complex, unstructured problems, while providing high-quality, consultative support in fulfilling the objectives of the Director, team, and NNI.

This job reports to the Director of North American Planning and Competitive Intelligence and supports and collaborates with the Director closely among all levels of key stakeholders across NNI and North America, which includes frequent interactions with Senior Leadership. Collects and analyzes key information from the Sales force, Medical department, Managed Care, etc., as well as from external sources. Manages multiple direct reports.

COLLABORATION & COMMUNICATION: Develop and sustain close working relationships with key stakeholders, across brand marketing, CMR, sales operations and relevant NNAS departments; Builds diverse internal and external network for primary intelligence gathering and cross-validation.
COLLABORATION & COMMUNICATION: Oversee development of presentations with clear storylines to communicate key conclusions and recommendations to Sr. Leadership.
COMPETITIVE INSIGHT LEADERSHIP: Conducts special projects and adhoc requests as identified by CE leadership and in conjunction with current and anticipated business priorities.
COMPETITIVE INSIGHT LEADERSHIP: Drives and directs assimilation of competitive intelligence to ensure that marketing, clinical and business decision-making is supported by timely, accurate and cost-effective data and analysis. Viewed as a functional expert in this field by internal and external stakeholders.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: Drives development of holistic, predictive landscape assessments and oversees other ad hoc analyses to: proactively address issues in support of company objectives, mitigate decision risk, drive action plan development and ultimately improve commercial and clinical planning.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: En sure self and team effectively analyzes and triangulates disparate and often incomplete information, determines significance, assesses implications, provides analyses and communicates data to key stakeholders with recommended actions and potential counter measures as appropriate; Ensures rigorous assessment of the accuracy, validity and reliability of gathered information.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: Ensure intelligence actions and efforts are well aligned and integrated into North American planning process, including any associated work streams.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: Ensure self and team follows formal protocols and policies for the collection, assessment, classification, storage, and dissemination of competitive information in accordance with SCIP and Novo Nordisk’s SOP. Propose recommendations for continuous improvement.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: Ensure self and team maintains high level of awareness of developments in the relevant scientific and commercial world, as well as developing relevant skills and techniques in spirit of best-in-class CI leadership.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: Lead development of functional business intelligence plans in alignment with Commercial Effectiveness vision and organizational ambition.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: Leads and provides actionable recommendations based on a) thorough analysis of internal and external business issues and environmental factors b) careful assessment of available data and determination of knowledge gaps c) translating data into trends with estimated business impact; proactively translates business challenges into research briefings and analysis.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: Manage all related global information with key departments in Denmark and effectively coordinate with NNAS CI.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: Oversee the creation and maintenance of CI tracking systems, repositories and infrastructure to help efficiently facilitate knowledge management across internal stakeholders.
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP: Proactively plan and execute thorough cross-functional scenario planning initiatives to address key identified threats and issues affecting the organization and align efforts with the overall planning process; acts as strategic advisor in organization.
LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT: Champions the Triple Bottom Line in Competitive Intelligence and internal strategy consulting.
LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT: Develops innovative solutions to unstructured, complex problems; recommendations have significant impact on company (time, people, budget) resources and may affect ability to achieve company goals.
LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT: Pro-actively look for process improvement opportunities by challenging existing processes, proposing solutions, driving approved implementation plan to advance team capabilities, improve internal efficiencies and drive toward continued best-in-class functional leadership.

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 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 of Management.
Additional Information

Desired Skills & Experience

A Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a science discipline. Advanced degree required.
Ability to balance multiple projects with competing deadlines.
Ability to influence people and facilitate cooperation of internal and external partners for both intelligence, acquisition and recommendation acceptance.
Ability to structure and present qualitative data in a compelling and convincing fashion.
Ability to structure and present qualitative data in a compelling and convincing fashion; strong writing, presentation, and project management skills.
Analytical and strategic thinking – able to see the big picture from scattered pieces of information; Ability to collect and synthesize complex information, making it relevant, understandable and actionable for key stakeholders.
At least 10 years of related experience in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry, preferably with some experience in finance.
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required.
Expert level understanding of the intelligence cycle, especially collection, assessment, and management of primary data required.
Prior Managerial Experience required.
Proven track record of success of project management, with the ability work collaboratively across all functions with various levels of stakeholders.

Company Description
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with leadership in diabetes care. The company has leading positions within haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Novo Nordisk employs more than 32,000 employees in 74 countries who strive to make a difference every day.

Novo Nordisk A/S Additional Information
Posted: April 13, 2012
Type: Full-time
Experience: Mid-Senior level
Functions: Marketing 
Industries: Pharmaceuticals 
Employer Job ID: 6422BR
Job ID: 2861503
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