Team 2011 graduates from the Business Process, Global Marketing and European Business tracks met in Madrid, Spain for the mid-rotation Touch Base Meeting. This happens once during our second rotations abroad where we were invited my our programme manager, Ove Munch Ovesen.
The meeting was a huge success with a lot of energy and a lot of new learnings! It was a unique opportunity for all of us to share our affiliate experiences with each other and to discover the Novo Nordisk world down in Spain. It was a packed week with meetings, seminars, field rides, presentations, sightseeing and life time experiences. Some of the highlights were, meeting the General Manager for Spain & Portugal, Directors of Finance and Market Access and learning about the successful launches from the marketing team. It was very fascinating to understand the health care system in the region and what amazes me is that each affiliate has a very different external environment they operate in and the challenges they face each day are unique but the Novo Nordisk spirit is the same across!
Another major highlight of the meeting was the opportunity to go on a field ride with a sales rep and this gave us good insights into the market dynamics in Spain. It not only taught us more about our business and our products but also the fact that relationships are the core of this function and we need to nurture them and I think this is just not true for Sales but for every function.
In Spain we did not only learn about the Spanish affiliate but several other affiliates around the world as we were all coming from our current aboard rotations – Japan, Russia, Vietnam, Switzerland, UK, US, Germany, Turkey and France. It was great to hear how things happen in the different corners, what are the challenges and the opportunities and where and how we make a difference!
Coming to Spain was also a cultural experience for us and as many of us were in Spain for the first time, we immersed ourselves in the food, tradition, music and dance. We were able to do some sightseeing as well – Museo El Prado, Museo Reina Sofia and Plaza Mayor. Last but not the least I leave you with some pictures from our time in Madrid! Enjoy :)
All the best with everything!