Digital Open Innovation Consultant

Want to play a key role in driving adoption of emerging digital technologies and open innovation in Novo Nordisk? Want to work in the definition of the building blocks of external collaborations with startups and other unconventional partnerships in digital healthcare? We are looking for a profile able to understand different technologies and markets and to connect the different startup offering to the needs of our internal units. We are looking for flexibility and creativity to link opportunities and drive the maturation from ideas to successful pilots. Do you have what it takes to support the digital innovation agenda and establish an approach for collaborating with new partners and start-ups to ultimately provide better care for millions of patients?

The position

As an Open Innovation Consultant you will be joining a team that is continuously scouting and identifying ideas and new solutions from external sources; screen, evaluate and select ideas for future development in line with industry needs at a global scale. You will be expected to identify new start-ups working on the digital space, define how to collaborate with those companies and work closely with the Novo Nordisk business units to generate impact in our business with digital.

You should also be comfortable organizing information, gathering learnings and sharing those learnings among the organization. Also expect to have to represent the Garage in startup events and technology conferences.

You should be able to convincingly and clearly communicate to stakeholders across the business and act as a trusted advisor with a strong understanding of business challenges and constraints.

Qualifications

We are looking for a person with experience and passion for driving startup support programmes and engage stakeholders in complex environments. You should be able to tailor messages to relevant stakeholders from various levels of authority. Strong analytical, technical and business skills is needed to navigate the landscape of technologies and translate uncertainties into tangible opportunities for Novo Nordisk.

Formally, we expect you to have at least 5 years of experience working in venture capital, consulting, and/or product management in a corporate. Experience working with or in startups and in digital healthcare will be a plus. A relevant Master’s degree in technology with relevant innovation management connection and a track record that includes one or more of the following:

  • An innovation track record working on, or driving, disruptive projects from idea to launch
  • Experience running incubation or acceleration programmes in complex structures and managing projects and pilots
  • Internally selling concepts and initiatives that challenges the status quo
  • Knowledge and passion for digital trends
  • Experience in developing relationships and working with multiple stakeholder on high profile cross functional and multinational initiatives
  • Vivid and curious learner
  • Eagerness to be a part of building something new and challenge traditional methodologies

You should also be well-articulated, have excellent business English skills (oral and written), and be able to communicate with several stakeholders.

About the department

The Business Innovation Garage is a newly established unit in Novo Nordisk. The team itself is a part of Digital Incubator & Innovation area. The team will focus on three main areas. Creation of an innovation-lab that will allow communities to come together to innovate and build a passionate culture. Establishing space for experimentations supporting initiatives that challenge status quo and leverage new technologies. Technology scouting to help augment our internal processes and ultimately support patients.

Core focus is to remain forward-looking and showcase strong adaptability. Furthermore, the team is and must be working in a highly agile manner and be able to shift its focus based on rapidly changing opportunities and threats within emerging technologies. Consequentially, you should expect the team structure to be dynamic as well.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk we recognise 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 the communities we operate in.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We are happy to discuss flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.

Contact

For additional information, please contact Matt Dugan, +45 30 75 92 72

Deadline

23 July

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Millions rely on us

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize 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 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.

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