Purpose This position is responsible for promoting the utilization of the Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI) Procurement Methodology through Category Management and Strategic Sourcing activities. This position will ensure the acquisition of high quality goods/services at the best possible prices by negotiating and monitoring contracts and relationships with selected suppliers. Will be responsible for ensuring that NNI will realize increased investment efficiency of monies spent and ensure fair value and service accountability. Identified opportunities for operational improvements and seeks agreement through consensus management.
Relationships This position will report directly to the Associate Director, Procurement and will interact with all budget managers and key suppliers of goods/services. The individual will collaborate with members of the specified function team, in addition to other internal stakeholders within the organization. This position will have indirect oversight for others in the NNI Procurement group and may additionally delegate tasks to assigned project team members, including NNI staff and/or interns.
Essential Functions Demonstrates Market, Industry and Customer Understanding: Benchmarks operational costs to industry standards. Identifies, establishes, designs and shares best practices. Leverages knowledge of the industry and line of business to identify and incorporate procurement trends and best practices into strategies and tactics.
Influences Key Stakeholders: Collaborates with others, to ensure they are involved in and can influence the decisions and plans that affect them. Develops and prepares summary reports and presentations as required. Seeks out, builds and maintains trusting and collaborative relationships and alliances with others inside and outside of the organization in ways that accomplish key business objectives; and helps others do the same. Supports the novoDSI Supplier Diversity program and promotes the inclusion of diverse suppliers in all sourcing initiatives.
Manages Supplier Performance: Dialogues with suppliers to ensure optimal relationship with respect to product selection, delivery performance, invoice receipt and timely payment. Manages and monitors organizational compliance with all established supplier agreements.
Provides Strategic Procurement Partnership: Identifies, pursues and maximizes opportunities for realizing cost savings without sacrificing the quality, service and reliability expected of our suppliers. Assists the Line of Business and/or Enabling Functions with developing business requirements across a specific category/sub-category. Communicates to Line of Business approved suppliers per category. Develops supplier selection criteria and facilitate team members through a disciplined strategic sourcing process focused on maximizing total value. Establishes, directs and leads cross-functional teams in various sourcing categories to identify, select, negotiate, establish and source preferred supplier contracts, agreements, leases, supplies and services. Understands broad organizational perspectives and delivers messages and presentation to various stakeholders to gain consensus for strategic initiatives and ideas, in the face of complexity or disagreement.
Utilizes and Enhances Procurement and Sourcing Systems and Tools: Collaborate and dialogue with users on system support and understanding. Conducts spend analysis and relevant analytical tasks to support and justify sourcing direction and related activity. Interfaces with the Novo Nordisk Corporate Procurement to promote optimal use of procurement systems and ensure NNI’s involvement in global sourcing projects and related efforts.
A Bachelor's degree required in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or other related area. Advanced degree preferred
A minimum of 8 years’ progressively responsible experience in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing and/or Purchasing, including at least 5 years’ experience sourcing and/or managing categories. Previous consulting experience a plus. Pharmaceutical industry experience helpful, but not required
Ability to manage multiple internal and external stakeholders
Familiar and current with evolving technology and industry trends within Information Technology.
Significant experience leading and partnering with line of business and IT concurrently on complex sourcing initiatives to develop internal requirements, build and evaluate RFP’s.
Experience building comprehensive category strategies and executing against category plans in concert with line of business customers.
Advanced negotiation skills and experience with the following areas: IT Consulting for large scale multi stage IT implementation projects within an internal governance structure, Software as a Service (SaaS), IT cloud infrastructure (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS), Managed services, hardware, data center (traditional and cloud), maintenance and support arrangements, Customer Relationship Management solutions (Salesforce, Veeva, etc.), Contact Center, Cloud contracting, IT Rate Card benchmarking.
Advanced analytics skills, able to manipulate and evaluate data sets, spend cubes, SAP exports and Business Intelligence reporting as part of strategy creation and RFx evaluation.
Experience with conducting supplier relationship management initiatives, problem resolution and performance management within technology categories
Advanced negotiation skills identifying and negotiating key Software as a Service (Saas) provisions within supplier agreements to optimize value, leverage scale and mitigate risk to our company.
Able to negotiate complex terms and conditions comfortably with C level executives
Able to create comprehensive negotiation plans to mitigate financial and organizational risk to our company.
Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
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