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Novo Nordisk | Princeton, New Jersey
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Job Description

Requisition ID 48837BR
Title Manager, Clinical Trial Finance and Operations
Job Category Clinical Trial Management
Job Description Purpose
Responsible for the management and development of Finance & Operations staff in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ICH guidelines, federal regulations, and within defined budgeting. Supports successful clinical trials by negotiating contracts and terms with sites and investigators in accordance with all relevant regulations and policies. Responsible for finance and operational aspects of planning and management in accordance to with trial milestones and department metrics. Close collaboration with other managers within Clinical Trial and with various functional units of NNI.
Reports to the Associate Director - Clinical Trial Finance & Operations. Accountable for actively participating in multiple internal cross-functional teams locally to ensure the effective delivery of all functional and departmental milestones. Reporting to this position are F&O Associates and Contract Specialists. Effectively manages to the direction and strategy for performance within clinical trials at NNI thereby facilitating the Clinical Trial department to effectively manage all its business deliverables. External relationships are with clinical investigators and other clinical research vendors as needed to support business objectives for the department and/or function.
Essential Functions

* Actively remains current with industry standards, trends, and competitive intelligence on budget best practices.
* Liaises with F&O Finance Managers, Legal Department GDBA to ensure alignment across therapeutic areas
* Supports contract negotiator in developing negotiation strategy for investigator budget.
* Compiles key study information for tracking and trending for AD - Clinical Trial F&O
* Coordinates with Trial team to plan site contract negotiations in conjunction with trial startup targets.
* Ensures contract compliance with sites in accordance with established policies.
* Ensures compliance with the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies and procedures.
* Independently researches complex legal and business issues in support of budget determination and negotiation, makes recommendations.

* Ensures that all personnel understand and work towards corporate, department and individual goals and that the measures of those goals are understood and accepted.
* Ensures that all personnel understand the priorities of the business, are focused on those priorities, and that their level of accountability is understood and accepted.
* Responsible for the coaching, development and growth leading directly to improvement of talents of the personnel within the assigned region to meet increasing levels of responsibility.


* Maintains a focused continuous improvement culture by identifying and executing strategies and priorities to enable the F&O finance managers to deliver value and enhance overall operational effectiveness.
* Develop tools and metrics for research finance and grants management operations, implement common and consistent processes, and ensure strong internal controls
* Ensures clinical trial investigator budget is of high quality and within fair market values; analyze protocol flowcharts to create costing, drives development and maintenance of Investigator Fee Framework
* Effectively uses budget-specific and trial metrics and tools to report on, provide visibility into, and analyze budget and contract performance and deliverables.
* May support the identification of training needs within function or assigned personnel, the development of training materials to meet those needs, and provide of training as required to improve core competency and skill set of the department or assigned staff.
* Responsible for the implementation and execution of strategies employed by the staff to meet corporate or local goals or directives.
* Responsible to ensure proactive management and collaboration on functional issues to ensure that risks and mitigation strategies are identified early and communicated effectively to the Associate Director of F&O as required based on impact at the core business. Providing guidance and oversight to junior staff on communication of such.

Additional Information FUNCTIONAL MANAGEMENT:

* Accountable for all timelines and effective resource deployment. Evaluates and communicates the probability and impact of risks, develops quality and risk management plans for performance and ensures this is integrated into the overall plan for the site management Clinical Trial business deliverables plan.
* Accountable for delivery of the productivity metrics within the assigned timeframes and to the expectations of Clinical Trial.

* Accountable for the compliance and quality of CATS reporting for direct reports.
* May support the implementation of cross departmental work, locally, and communications for assigned as per the clinical development plans.
* May support the implementation of work within cross-functional teams, locally, to assure timely attainment of department milestones within CMR.
* Responsible to ensure that staff are consistently driving and partnering with the project teams to ensure transparency and partnership structure that assures the appropriate updates are provided, that performance is to their expectations and that there clear understanding of expectations as a project team member from the function to ensure to the success of a matrix management structure.
Physical Requirements

* 0-10% overnight travel required
Development of People

* Not Applicable

* A Bachelor' degree required (science related discipline preferred).
* A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible clinical trial experience within a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, CRO, and/or healthcare setting required.
* Analytical, negotiation, meeting management, cross-functional team and leadership skills required as demonstrated from representation at a management level.
* Demonstrated computer skills (MS Office, MS Project, MS PowerPoint).
* Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to understand, identify, and explain contractual risk.
* Ability to think strategically and initiate strong and persuasive contractual arguments to support business policies and objectives
* Demonstrated analytical skills and critical thinking to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations requiring new solutions.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to be clear and concise in a variety of communication settings.
* Able to influence, lead and effectively interface within a matrixed environment and with varying professional levels.
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.
* Ability to multi-task and work in a challenging fast paced environment is essential.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Demonstrated analytical, organizational, communication, presentation, relationship management and people skills
* Demonstrated commitment to quality, attention to detail and providing the highest quality services to internal and external stakeholders
* Demonstrated competencies in the technical, regulatory, and legal terminology of contracts, preferably in clinical trials
* Demonstrated ability to drive effective decision-making, planning and improvements.
* Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced environment to lead and drive complex operational initiatives and share best practices with finance counterparts.
* Team player with a positive attitude who can work with international teams
* Demonstrated ability to lead discussions, facilitate collaboration among groups and deliver presentations to achieve objectives.
* Must work with minimal direction. Ability to plan, schedule, and arrange own activities in accomplishing objectives.

Position Location US - Princeton, NJ
City Princeton
State/Provinces US - NJ

At Novo Nordisk, we know that driving change on a global level and improving treatment outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases begins here at home. That's why we make an unmatched commitment to our employees, our families and our communities. That means outstanding rewards, industry-leading training programs, and an environment that supports you to achieve your goals at every level. It's all part of the Novo Nordisk Way. It includes our Vision and our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line principle - helping us find the right balance between compassion and competitiveness

With a career at Novo Nordisk, you'll feel a difference right from the start. It's a sense of inspiration and mobility that comes from a shared belief in driving positive change for people, families, and communities everywhere. Congratulations on taking your first step!

Novo Nordisk is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Novo Nordisk will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk A/S is a Denmark-based healthcare company. The Company provides diabetes care and is engaged in haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. The Company manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services to patients, the medical profession and society. The Company is organized in two segments: diabetes care and biopharmaceuticals. Diabetes care includes discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of products within the areas of insulin, glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 and related delivery systems, as well as oral antidiabetic products (OAD). Biopharmaceuticals includes discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of products within the therapy areas haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, hormone replacement therapy, inflammation therapy and other therapy areas.

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