Commercial Director, Rare Disease, Region NWE

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
Job details
As Novo Nordisk continues the journey in driving change to defeat Diabetes, Obesity and Rare Diseases, our portfolio is expanding, and we are establishing our presence within Haemoglobinopathy.
Would you like to drive innovation and play a key role in our future success? Then join us as Commercial Director, Rare Disease, Region North West Europe (NWE) and embrace the challenge of breaking new grounds and exploring new frontiers.
The position
As our new Commercial Head for Rare Disease New Therapy Areas, you will be at the heart of Novo Nordisk’s future growth and success. You will define the go-to-market strategy and the commercialisation roadmap preparing the organisation for the future launch of new therapies and ensuring the portfolio achieves its full potential.
Your core responsibilities will be:
  • Assess the French market potential for early Haemoglobinopathy assets, generate market research & insights, and make evidence-based decisions around strategic investments and prioritisations
  • Support the development of go-to-market strategies for Haemoglobinopathy by providing the Region NWE perspective and ensure adaptation to NWE market conditions.
  • Proactively build and leverage Novo Nordisk capabilities and cross-regional intelligence on the market potential in the Haemoglobinopathy space and general trends in the field.
  • Work closely with the French affiliate, and on behalf of key affiliates to ensure adequate focus on market development and commercial preparation for entering into Haemoglobinopathy.
  • In partnership with the relevant internal functions, build relationships with external stakeholders that are key to new launches and building new processes to support commercialisation.
  • At least seven years pharmaceutical industry experiences covering business development / commercial / marketing roles.
  • You must have proven track record of working in Early Commercial Strategy, New Product Planning, Customer Value Proposition and Go To Market strategy development.
  • Experience in building relationships/networks with health care decision makers (governments, payers, insurers, policy makers KOLs etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Rare Disease space, preferably in hematology will be an advantage.
As a person, you are a natural leader with proven ownership and accountability. You are a strong collaborator and communicator, capable of driving conversations with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders both in French and English. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrate to be an outside of the box thinker. Finally, you share our passion and determination to improve patients’ lives.
About The Department
In this role, you will report to the Senior Director, Rare Disease of Novo Nordisk Region North West Europe and play a key role in the establishment of the Haemoglobinopathy unit in the Region. You will also get to collaborate with a wide range of cross-functional departments at different levels.
Working at Novo Nordisk
We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.
To submit your application, please upload your CV and motivational letter online (click on Apply and follow the instructions). Internal candidates are kindly requested to inform their line Manager before applying.
Apply before March 15th 2024.
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.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • France

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview
Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk

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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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