Senior Category Manager for Marketing and Meetings & Events in Corporate Procurement

Novo Nordisk A/S

Full-time job
Greater Copenhagen


Supply Chain and Procurement


Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Are you a strong procurement professional with experience from sourcing in marketing? Do you want to set direction for how we do marketing procurement in Novo Nordisk? Can you independently drive relations with senior management and key suppliers? If yes, you could be our new Senior Category Manager in Corporate Procurement.

We offer a challenging job in a time where procurement excellence is prominent on the corporate agenda, and the opportunity to drive our ambition of being the best procurement function in the global pharma industry.

This is a unique opportunity for personal and professional development working in a high-performance culture where we take pride in being a great place to work and deliver high impact to Novo Nordisk.

About the function
Corporate Procurement is responsible for the indirect spend in Novo Nordisk and for defining and driving the global procurement strategy. Corporate Procurement consists of 140 employees based in Denmark and India, and globally 500 people work in procurement. We promote a global mindset, dedication to business partnering and a relentless focus on creating rewarding careers for our people. We work fact-based, are dedicated to collaborative problem solving and take active leadership for the initiatives we are involved in. We invest significant resources in developing our employees through coaching, frequent feedback, formal training and by giving challenging responsibility.
Corporate Procurement is anchored with direct report to the CFO of Novo Nordisk.

The position
As Senior Category Manager in Marketing and Meetings & Events, you will utilise your vast sourcing experience and knowledge on best practice to innovate our sourcing and category approach. You will perform classical sourcing, negotiation and contract management, while identifying and driving larger strategic and innovative projects. You will assess opportunities in different categories and globally and you think outside the box when identifying opportunities.

Taking on the senior role requires the ability to independently execute sourcing activities and utilize various levers in an innovative way e.g. demand management. You interact with multiple global senior stakeholders across Novo Nordisk and with senior leadership for large, international suppliers.

You are expected to proactively help develop the Marketing and Meetings & Events team and drive change in Corporate Procurement e.g. digitalisation in sourcing. You will join a dynamic environment and a team of 10 highly skillful and ambitious people who value a good atmosphere and close collaboration.


You have a master's degree in economics, business administration, supply chain management or similar, and

5+ years of experience from working with procurement – preferably within marketing. In addition, it is positive to have experience with project management and/or business development. You have strong capabilities in collaborating with and communicating to senior management, developing strategies, and including external knowledge in your analysis. In addition, you know when to push stakeholders to get the best possible outcome. You are good at setting direction, execute independently, and collaborate in a team who shares best practices and collaborates to reach team targets. Finally, you work fluently in English.

Application and CV must be written in English, and please remember to upload your diplomas.

For further information, contact Director for Marketing and Meetings & Events, Kristian Leer on +45 3075 0685.

30 November 2019. Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis. Start date as soon as possible.

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

Application deadline 30 November 2019
Please specify in your application, that you've found this ad in Akademikernes Jobbank

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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.

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