Can you briefly describe the business area you work in and what your primary tasks are?
My experience in the programme has been divided into three areas: Real World Evidence (RWE), local market access and health economics (HE). RWE and HE are both Headquarter roles, and involve significant input into real world study and clinical study strategy. This requires a great understanding of the products, from a scientific and commercial aspect, as well as knowledge of the relevant markets that the product is marketed or will launch.
The local market access role was significantly more “hands-on” with experience visiting payers and physicians in the field, creating national pricing submissions and driving local market research.
What are the most interesting and the most challenging tasks in your job?
The most challenging tasks also tend to be the most interesting. The most interesting task this far has been working on innovative contracting strategies and applying them to a major market. This involved taking learnings from different areas of the business and the specific market, in order to devise an innovative and practical plan for market entry.
How are you using your education in your current position?
My education in Biology and Public Policy come quite useful when analysing clinical and real world data for our products, and then using my knowledge of healthcare systems and policy to translate these insights into useful strategies.
What are the three most important things to you in your job at Novo Nordisk?
For me, the most important things are that I am being challenged in my daily activities, that I am involved in a unified team effort, and that we take an ethical approach in all activities we do. I think these three things ensure that I grow as a professional and contribute positively to patients’ lives.
Why is Novo Nordisk an attractive company for you to work in?
What makes Novo Nordisk an attractive company to work for is, firstly, the patient-centric approach to business, and also the many international opportunities that are offered to employees. Also, the company culture encourages a setting where employee voices are heard regardless of their seniority.