Posted to MedZilla on 7/9/2018

Novo Nordisk

US-MA, Senior Partnership Director Job 475619000A1-MZ


The Senior Partnership Director contributes to innovation in R&D by developing and managing Novo Nordisk’s growing portfolio of strategic research collaborations within primarily Boston ensuring that Novo Nordisk has access to a pipeline of new targets, pipeline assets, translational capabilities, and technologies supporting the execution of the R&D strategy across global R&D centres. The Senior Partnership Director will establish and oversee partnership management of US-based partnerships to secure consistent internal and external communication, coordination of activities and tracking and follow-up on milestones and deliverables.

The Senior Partnership Director will be located in Boston with global responsibility in the field of R&D research collaborations in the Boston region collaborating closely with stakeholders across Novo Nordisk global R&D sites. The job requires global collaborations with R&D teams based in Denmark, Asia, and Seattle and Indianapolis within the US. The Senior Partnership Director will report to the Vice President (VP), Site Head of Novo Nordisk Research Center Seattle, Inc. The Senior Partnership Director will operate independently with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the Novo Nordisk organization to drive the international research collaborations with primarily Boston-based partners. The Senior Partnership Director will represent Novo Nordisk in various organizations and committees internationally.

Essential Functions
Oversee and ensure optimal negotiation of contracts relevant for Novo Nordisk international research collaborations. Manage portfolio of alliances towards agreed milestones and outcomes. Develop, suggest, and champion new research partnerships in alignment with the R&D strategy. In collaboration with relevant department colleagues ensure alignment between research collaborations with internal R&D activities and portfolio management processes, to ensure maximal portfolio impact. Support regular touch points with Global Drug Discovery (GDD)-HQ and Boston colleagues to establish and sustain global team spirit and connectivity. In collaboration with Corporate Finance and Business support functions, ensure budget and resource allocation processes. Ensure successful planning and execution of research collaboration reviews. In collaboration with relevant colleagues ensure that all relevant contracts relating to the research collaborations are successfully negotiated vis a vis collaborators as well as facilitate formal and informal negotiations during the alliance. Maintain a close dialogue with key stakeholders at relevant universities and biotech companies e.g. MIT, Harvard, and Whitehead. Represent Novo Nordisk in various external organizations, and steering committees relating to university and biotech collaborations.

Physical Requirements
Approximately 30-40% overnight travel.

  • Ph.D. or MD required within medicine, science, pharmacy or similar
  • 10+ years’ experience in global alliance/partnership and project management from the pharmaceutical or biotech industry with a proven track record in negotiating and collaborating across organizations and cultures. Skilled in conducting successful virtual meetings and collaboration
  • Demonstrated Alliance and Project management experience to coordinate and administer activities
  • Knowledge about the dynamics of the academic community
  • Excellent intercultural awareness and negotiation skills
  • Strong networking and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in developing strategies in line with R&D strategy and Line of Business needs
  • Strong analytical skills for conducting cost-benefit analyses
  • High personal integrity and impeccable values
  • Knowledge and experience of managing projects along the value chain
  • Fully fluent in English (written and spoken)

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodate ion 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.

Requisition ID: 56352BR
State/Provinces: Boston
Job Category: Research

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