Associate Lead - Global Competitive Intelligence

Job description

Job description


Bangalore, India

Job category

Commercial Marketing


Department –Commercial and Corporate Affairs


Do you want a chance to really make a difference? Every ten seconds two people are diagnosed with diabetes, and more than 371 million people worldwide need us. Working here is not just a way to make a living, but a way to make a difference. At Novo Nordisk, we create value by putting patients first. Novo Nordisk Commercial and Corporate Affairs – Global Business Services (GBS) is looking for Global Competitive Intelligence with expertise in therapy area monitoring. The position is based in Bangalore. Apply today and join us for a life-changing career.


About the department

The Commercial & Corporate Affairs, GBS unit is responsible for driving deliverables for multiple Corporate Vice President (CVP) areas including Commercial Planning, Multi-Channel engagement, Marketing & Market Access, and Commercial operations. The Commercial & Corporate Affairs GBS unit also provides competitive assessments for NovoNordisk (NN) therapy areas including diabetes, obesity Other Serious Chronic Diseases (OSCD) and digital health. We support global commercial strategy, corporate strategy including new product planning, and Research & Development (R&D) teams enabling strategic and operational decision making. 


The Position

The primary purpose of this position is to provide high quality monitoring and insights on competitor products, competitor pipelines and competitor R&D and commercial strategies, enabling Novo Nordisk to make informed decisions to ensure current and future success of our portfolio of products within OSCD. Further, this position contributes as well as leads to portfolio analyses and projects on intelligence topics of special interest to Novo Nordisk and contributes to the continued improvement of the competitive intelligence function and application of competitor insights in Novo Nordisk.

The role has a global scope with the focus on the US, EU, Japan, and China. The role entails the possibility to attend to and reporting from international scientific congresses, mainly in Europe and the US. Travel is to be expected of up to 10% per year. The key responsibilities include generating competitive insights, project & brand support, ad-hoc on key intelligence topics and CI function development.


  • Provide high quality and data driven monitoring and insights generation related to the competitive landscape and competitor strategies within areas of coverage. Lead and follow scientific congresses or events within areas of coverage and report key insights timely and in high quality to relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain competitor overview & insights at CI portal by means of agreed CI deliverables on ad-hoc, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.
  • Ensure strong support and challenge to Novo Nordisk’s key R&D projects and commercial brands within areas of coverage on project, portfolio, and corporate level. Mentor and coach new colleagues working with Competitive Intelligence. Adapt news monitoring as per unit level priorities and to support business decisions with the required information. Independently drive & communicate highly complex analysis supporting product and brand decisions.
  • Participate and support the BD teams in BD opportunities within the OSCD area. Proactively, suggest and drive ad hoc analyses on key intelligence topics (KIT) of strategic interest to Novo Nordisk with the aim of informing key strategic project and portfolio decisions. Promote dissemination of CI insights and better practices to key stakeholders and management teams
  • Build and maintain a strong network internally in the organisation with relevant stakeholders in CSCA, Medical Affairs, R&D, BD and Reg. Affairs. Develop cross-functional understanding of Novo Nordisk departments and represent CI in the areas of responsibilities as a subject matter expert.



  • PhD within Medicine or Life/Pharmaceutical Sciences or master’s degree with 10+ years of working experience within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Ideally (but not mandatory) some experience in professionally communicating scientific, medical and commercial information, both orally and written to audiences at various organisational levels, including senior management and governance boards.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to process and interpret large amounts of materials of high complexity.
  • Ability to handle many assignments at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High willingness to adapt.
  • Medium – High degree of innovation is expected, to proactively drive the change.
  • Strategic mindset.
  • Quality mindset.
  • Good relationship management skills (networking).
  • Strong collaborative skills / team-player.
  • Good at mentoring/guiding colleagues.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working towards something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 59,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.



To submit your application, please upload your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions). 



29th Feb 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.