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Novo Nordisk

Associate Manager, External Supply Chain



Stenager Alle 4, 9800 Hjørring, Danmark

ID: 2613277
Indrykket for 33 dage siden

Are you ready to lead a strong team that manages and develops our external supply chain in Hjørring? Do you thrive in a busy environment with many stakeholders, and do you get motivated by leading others to release their full potential? If this sounds like a challenge you are ready to take on, then this position might be the one for you. Apply today!

The Position

As Associate Manager of our External Supply Chain team, you will play a crucial part in overseeing the day-to-day management of employees. You will be responsible for our contract manufacturing network within pen needle production, covering production in Japan and Thailand, with plans to expand further in the EU and US.

Your main tasks will include:

• People management, including safety, people development, change management, etc.

• Daily management of activities ensuring customer demand targets are achieved and supply chain performance improvements.

• Daily responsibility for a cross-functional team and managing daily board meetings.

• Setting the direction, showing leadership, and fostering the development of the team.

• Initiating and managing projects in close cooperation with various functional areas.

You will join a management team of four. The culture in the management team is inclusive, collaborative, fun, and professional. The role comes with significant responsibilities to guarantee the smooth operation of the supply chain, meet customer demands, and facilitate effective decision-making processes. Our ability to deliver on time is crucial.

Moreover, you can anticipate playing a crucial role in optimizing Novo Nordisk's supply chain setup and ensuring its preparedness for new processes and systems. We are continuously seeking optimization. Therefore, the position includes ensuring that our processes run optimally and are aligned with strategic supply chain initiatives for Novo Nordisk.


To succeed in the position, you have:

• Solid management experience with good people skills and a leadership toolbox

• Solid experience in supply chain operations, procurement, contract manufacturing, or similar.

• Skills within supplier relations and stakeholder management.

• Excellent communication skills in English.

It is in your nature that people like to follow you and you set a clear direction. You are well-balanced and able to lead yourself through the day and life in general.

As a leader, you have a strong business perspective and a strategic ability to balance quality, delivery, and cost. You are comfortable being challenged by more senior stakeholders in decisions, and your high level of personal integrity and robustness enables you to integrate different views in the decision-making process. You challenge your colleagues to ensure the best

result and have no issues in leading a side. You are well-organized and create strong results by engaging your employees in taking pride in delivering on their objectives.

About the Department

You will be part of the Supply Chain Management department, which is responsible for the global end-to-end supply chain of pen needles. The department consists of three highly professional teams who work very closely together to secure the supply of pen needles worldwide.

We value professionalism, a high sense of responsibility, and an open and informal dialogue. We ensure an environment where we focus on continuously improving individual and team competencies and creating a motivating atmosphere.

The department is part of Needle Manufacturing & Sourcing, which is overall responsible for the global end-to-end supply chain of Novo Nordisk's pen needles, including both internal and external production, quality assurance, and manufacturing development. We are organized in eight departments with approximately 500 employees dedicated to ensuring the pen needle supply to Novo Nordisk. We are driven by a quality mindset and pride ourselves on being a workplace where our can-do spirit and high ambitions come together to create great results for the benefit of our patients.

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