Head of Marketing, UK & IRE

Job Title: Head of Marketing, UK & IRE
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gatwick, West Sussex
Salary: 15% Bonus, Car
Start Date: 01/05/2017
Reference: 68686-PHARM-JKB_1491313213
Contact Name: Jake Byrne
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 04, 2017 14:40

Job Description

Volt Europe have partnered with Novo Nordisk as they embark on an exciting new chapter in the fight to cure Diabetes. Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,000 people in 77 countries and market its products in more than 165 countries.

Our UK headquarters is located in a new development less than 5 minutes from Gatwick Airport, easily accessible from the South Coast, Central London and motorway links to Surrey and the M4 corridor.

Introduction to department:

You have the opportunity to join the expanding Diabetes Marketing team in Gatwick due to exciting portfolio growth and some high profile product launches due to take place in the near future. As a member of the team you will be part of leading the commercial strategy and tactical plans for your brand.

Across Diabetes Marketing, in close collaboration with other internal stakeholders, we are responsible for generating and utilising customer and patient insights as well as driving the development of our brand plans in order to deliver impactful local brand strategies and tactics across the Novo Nordisk diabetes portfolio.

Last year more than 40% of the Diabetes Marketing team were promoted into new roles, as part of our commitment to individual development across the business. We are looking for driven career minded Pharmaceutical Marketing professionals to embark on our journey in the fight to cure Diabetes.

· Senior Brand Manager - A chance for an experienced marketer to develop their skills further in strategic brand management in a high profile position.

They will join a high performing team and take the lead role shaping and developing growth strategies for a brand that is a high priority for the organisation.

· Brand Lead - A chance for a highly experienced marketer to lead cross functional delivery of the next UK blockbuster launch in diabetes.

This new role will be the first in an expanding team and will work from over a year pre-launch to lead development and execution of the UK strategy and tactical plans.

· Head of Marketing UK & Ireland - The Head of Marketing will be accountable for leading and supporting the strategic development and implementation of the UK marketing plans for the Insulin product portfolio.

This role is not only very visible within the business, but is accountable for driving success and growth with our key priority brands. This role manages a team of 5 professional and ambitious marketers and will be pivotal in their individual career development. Now is the time to join the fight against Diabetes.

The position also sits on two global core brand teams co-creating our global strategy and promotional package for utilisation across all affiliates"

Outline of Novo Nordisk benefits:

We believe that competitive remuneration is a key driver for attracting, retaining and motivating talent, and for enhancing flexibility in global deployment. We also believe in treating people fairly and therefore our remuneration programmes and practices balance external market competitiveness and internal equity.

Novo Nordisk UK/Ireland are pleased to be able to offer:

Competitive salary, market leading bonus scheme, company car (Audi, BMW or VW) or car allowance, attractive pension scheme, income protection, private healthcare with Vitality and life assurance.
As well as a range of flexi benefits including, holiday insurance, private dentistry, critical illness cover, childcare vouchers, buy & sell holiday scheme and more!

We also have an on-site gym, excellent restaurant facilities (free of charge), and free parking available to all office based employees.

Flexi working?


If you would like to know more about joining this expanding team and working for the market leaders in Diabetes care please contact the recruitment partners Volt Europe; Jake Byrne, Life Sciences Team Leader who is overseeing all related activities and can be contacted on or call 07980 319 610.

All conversations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

If you would like to speak to Novo Nordisk directly prior to making an application via the recruitment partners, please contact Gemma Sawyer, Talent Attraction & Retention Specialist on