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Manager - Independent Medical Education

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
May 15, 2024

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About the Department                                                                                                                                               

The Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk 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 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

Responsible for the development & implementation of the Independent Medical Education (IME) strategy for healthcare professionals and patients across Novo Nordisk therapeutic areas of interest.


Review IME grant requests to ensure alignment with educational priorities and manage Novo Nordisk supported IME programs in compliance with external IME industry regulations and guidelines as well as internal Novo Nordisk policies.


Oversee and leverage technology to improve educational offerings and processes and demonstrate IME value and impact in fiscally responsible manner.


Represent IME in cross functional teams, as appropriate, and interact with internal and external stakeholders.



External interactions include but are not limited to accredited providers, medical education companies, and professional associations.


Internally interact extensively with colleagues from various departments and affiliates, including Medical Affairs, Corporate Sustainability & Social Impact (CSSI), Alliance Development, Sales & Marketing, Procurement, IT, Compliance and Legal.


Essential Functions

  • Apply clinical knowledge and strategic thinking to develop and execute annual IME strategy that aligns with Novo Nordisk’s business priorities and external educational needs in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Review assigned grant requests within External Support System (ESS) aligned with Novo Nordisk's key educational priorities and learners, and within fair market cost
  • Management of assigned supported IME activities to ensure timely execution, consistency with approved scope, and communication to internal stakeholders
  • Plan and manage annual budgets for assigned therapeutic areas
  • Remain current with NNI and competitor disease states, marketed products and clinical development programs
  • Remain current with internal SOPs and guidances and external IME industry guidelines and regulations and work in compliance accordingly
  • Analyze and aggregate outcomes data of supported IME activities to assess overall educational effectiveness for future planning
  • Capable in use of ESS and its related responsibilities (i.e., transparency spend reporting, metrics/outcomes reporting, grant review process)
  • Elevate the visibility of IME department through various communication channels (i.e., monthly IME program eblast, Sharepoint management, IME announcements, monitoring tracker)
  • Screen and evaluate medical education providers to ensure Novo Nordisk supports cost effective educational activities of highest quality and continuously exploring innovative and impactful educational designs

    Physical Requirements

    0-10% overnight travel required.



  • BS within scientific, medical or health sciences discipline with a minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience (e.g. academic, clinical or industry experience); Minimum of 5 years for MS and a minimum of 3 years for RPh/PharmD
  • IME experience and knowledge of IME industry guidelines and regulations (OIG, AMA, FDA, ACCME, ACPE, PhRMA, etc.) preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with adult learning principles preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently on tasks or projects which support the function
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    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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