Novo Nordisk – Commercial IT Manager (Nairobi).

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Commercial IT Manager for Novo Nordisk Middle Africa

Novo Nordisk is looking for a motivated and self-driven individual to take up the role of Commercial IT Manager, based in Nairobi, Kenya. You will be responsible for driving the commercial IT agenda and deliver commercial IT tools that make a tangible difference for the business and the affiliate.


Novo Nordisk Middle Africa

Novo Nordisk Middle Africa Affiliate (MA) consists of 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Novo Nordisk has a well-established presence in Africa and our focus is to sustain the growth of the market and ensuring broad patient access to high quality human insulin and support the people living with diabetes. The Middle Africa management team is based in Nairobi, Kenya and the business operations are regionally managed through our offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Abidjan, and Dakar.


The job and responsibilities

As a Commercial IT Manager you will ensure high quality commercial IT services and thereby deliver IT solutions that support the business. As a subject matter expert you will assist with the implementation and development of commercial IT tools while driving the Commercial IT strategy in the Affiliate. The key responsibilities are:

  • Be the Commercial IT business partner
  • Drive the virtual engagement and support the business in identifying and applying best in class tools
  • Manage Commercial IT Projects and implementation
  • Manage Digital Services and from time to time manage Local IT systems
  • Drive the localisation of the global Commercial IT strategy
  • Manage the function withing available budget and resources

You will be responsible for both Middle Africa and South Africa affiliates while being based in Nairobi. You will be part of the Finance & Operations team (finance, logistics and IT) which supports the sales and back office organisation through these functions. You will report to the Head of F&O.


You have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of IT and Project management with a Graduate/Master’s degree preferably in Information, Science and Technology. Excellent in spoken and written English.

The position requires strong analytical and decision-making skills. You have strong insights into new IT systems and the growing digital market. You have an ability to be the link between the business and global IT. You work very independently and self-driven with a strong desire to influence. Local and regional pharma market knowledge will be an advantage.

Working at Novo Nordisk

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.

At Novo Nordisk, we strive for excellence. You share the same passion and commitment as our employees in our journey to make a difference to patients’ lives. In exchange, we offer you the chance of a lifetime to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from unmatched opportunities for professional and personal development. We offer the chance to be part of a truly global work place, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

Novo Nordisk offers a multi-cultural and engaging work environment which will offer a busy, dynamic and rewarding career for the right candidate.


If you are interested in joining our team and you are qualified for the challenge please submit your CV online through the career site.



Please apply latest by 06 June 2021.




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