Value-Based Healthcare Head (Market Access)

Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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07 September 2023


Novo Nordisk purpose is to drive change to defeat serious chronic diseases. Our success will be defined by the innovative medicines and solutions we bring to patients and society.

We ambition to strengthen our partnership with the Healthcare Eco-System and support its mid-long-term sustainability with improved prevention, better diagnosis, and more efficient management of chronic diseases. To achieve this goal, we are establishing a ‘Value-based Health (VBHC) area’ within our Market Access & Public Affairs (MAPA) Department and we are looking for its new Head.

Do you want to make a real impact on patients and society? Then join us as VBHC Head and start a life-changing career!

The position

As the Head of our Value-Based Healthcare area, you will set the strategy and the team direction to ensure the development, planning and execution of innovative initiatives & solutions that support the evolution of the Spanish Healthcare Eco-System into a more patient-outcome centred approach. This team will also drive the Operational Excellence within the MAPA Department, so you will act as a catalyst of the cross-functional collaboration. The VBHC Head will be a member of the affiliate MAPA Leadership Team.

Among your main responsibilities, you will:

-Define the VBHC affiliate strategy aiming to address the unmet needs of the Healthcare Eco-System to improve efficiency of the patient journey from the Prevention, Diagnosis and Disease Management

-Keep up to date with new market trends and identify and engage with key stakeholders to understand their priorities, objectives, and willingness to implement VBHC initiatives. As a result, promote solutions to generate new opportunities to drive a value-based healthcare.
-Boost the implementation and delivery of strategic projects with an impact on healthcare processes and clinical workflows, supporting the development of evidence and developing together with the Market Access Area economic models. Apply methodology in lean healthcare, health economics and change management to ensure project success.
-Develop the organisational understanding of the VBHC strategy across the organization and a consistent and aligned market access approach by leading and coordinating activities with cross-functional teams at different levels.
-Team leadership: foster the team to take ownership, be creative and act boldly, coach and share feedback, understand, and identify training needs, ensure team well-being and motivation.


-Robust understanding of healthcare and reimbursement systems and market access dynamics with solid experience developing and implementing value-based healthcare strategies and tactics (Prevention Programs, Early Diagnosis, Real world evidence studies, Health-economics & Outcomes Research….etc) within a Pharmaceutical or Consulting company (at least 5-7 years of experience)
-Previous experience leading teams (line or functional management) will be an advantage.
-Fluent in English and in Spanish.
-As a person, you are innovative and willing to challenge the ‘status-quo’. By using your communication skills, you enjoy sharing knowledge and educating others. You are a natural leader with strong cross-functional collaboration skills. You are passionate about driving change and generating an impact on society.

About the Department

Under this role, you will be part of the Novo Nordisk Spain MAPA (Market Access & Public Affairs) management team, reporting to its Senior Director. MAPA covers different areas and engages diverse stakeholders across Political and National & Regional Healthcare landscape (Health Administration, Patient Associations, Media) to forge sustainable initiatives and solutions that drive patient access towards its innovative medicines and devices.
You will lead a team on 2-3 VHBC Managers and collaborate with a wide range of internal colleagues to achieve our company goals.


If you believe you are qualified, and are willing to take the challenge, Apply and relevant information directly via our online application tool.


Please apply before 24th September 2023.

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 toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 50,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.

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.


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