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Are you motivated to work in the sweet spot between global engineering suppliers and our colleagues in the investment projects (capex)? Are you looking for an exciting hands-on opportunity to apply your technical knowledge and kick-start your career in a fast-growing environment? 

About the department
Investment | Engineering & Sourcing (IES) is part of the Product Supply organisation. Product Supply is a modern technology organisation that proactively drives the purpose of Novo Nordisk and delivers the highest quality to patients in a sustainable and efficient way.

In IES, we play a key role in ensuring that there is sufficient capacity to treat our patients worldwide. We are doing so by supporting our global investment projects (capex) succeeding in their projects through engineering and sourcing activities.

As function we sit in the sweet spot between our global supplier base and our colleagues in the investments projects, who are considered our costumers.  Due to the large growth in the overall company, we have also a significant increase in investment spend and related projects that we are supporting. This situation gives a fantastic opportunity to strengthen even more the contributions we are delivering as well as driving change through the investment projects in line with the company aspirations.

Today we are around 35 ambitious employees with diverse backgrounds and an engaged people-focused culture.


  • You hold a M.Sc. or equivalent in business or engineering
  • You have 3-5 years of professional procurement or supply chain experience
  • Experience with the Danish construction market (ABR18) and contracting are beneficial
  • Experience from a GMP regulated industry are beneficial
  • You can build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all organisational levels
  • You are fully proficient in English
  • Danish skills (at least in reading and writing) would be beneficial  

The position
As our new Category Manager, you will be part of a team who advises investments projects on engineering challenges and procurement of disciplines within engineering services, construction, and IT/Automatization.  Your focus area will be threefold:

Commercial activities: You will manage the commercial activities in several major capex projects globally. In line with the individual capex project’s needs, you will advise on the optimal engineering setup with an external engineering partner, prepare tender material, evaluate options from different engineering partners, agree the commercial terms with them, prepare a contract and follow up throughout the execution of the project.

Supplier relationship: You will further foster close relationships with suppliers within the field of engineering. Meaning you be the bridge between our colleagues in the capex projects in Novo Nordisk and the suppliers on the other side. On a continuous basis you will have dialogues with your supplier base on what we need and their competencies.

Stakeholder management: You will interact closely with key cross-functional Novo Nordisk stakeholders to ensure the right approach for sourcing of engineering services compared to current and future needs. This is to ensure the best technology available, high-quality standards, minimising our environmental footprint, and having competitive commercial terms. Something which can only be achieved through good relationships and finding solutions which benefit all parties.

Sounds interesting?
Then keep on reading how a day could look like…

You start the day by reading an e-mail from a project owner that needs your support to identify an engineering partner for a capex project that just has just been approved. She wants to set up a meeting to introduce you to the project and discuss the engineering partner possibilities and execution strategy. One of the focus areas of the project is to do a lifecycle analysis to keep the footprint of the building as low as possible.

Afterwards it is time for the daily team touch point where you have a power break session with stretching exercises. Besides moving your body, you look very much forward to catching up with your colleagues. You mention the new project that you just heard about this morning and have a chat with your colleagues about how we reduce our environmental footprint in the capex projects. You get plenty of good input from more senior and more junior colleagues on the topic.

Thereafter you have a meeting with an engineering supplier that wants to discuss with you a revision of the commercial conditions of an existing frame agreement. The supplier asks you in the meeting to increase rates way more than other suppliers have. You agree with the engineering supplier that they will need to investigate their forecast and come back to you with a detailed breakdown of the different rates.

You end your day with joining one of the more experienced category managers to one of their onsite supplier meetings to learn how they drive the continuous dialogue on strategic collaborations with regards to new technologies and automatization.

Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.

In case of questions, please contact Bianca Jonas on +45 30791688.

31 December 2022

If you are interested, please send us your CV, your thoughts about the position and other relevant supporting documents

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

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