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Novo Nordisk | West Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Job Description

Requisition ID 44740BR
Title Commodity Specialist
Job Category Warehouse
Job Description Novo Nordisk US Bio. Production, Inc. in West Lebanon, NH is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Area Specialist to lead and manage the contractor and vendor selection process and maintain our list of qualified vendors. The person in this role will ensure the acquisition of high quality goods/services at the best possible prices by negotiating and monitoring contracts with selected suppliers. The Strategic Sourcing Area Specialist will also manage continuous improvement initiatives that drive efficient and effective sourcing practices that will realize increased investment efficiency of monies spend and ensure fair value and service accountability.


* Sr Mgr, Materials & Procurement

Main Job Tasks:

* Ensure contract coverage for key services and goods
* Maintain list of qualified contractors
* Ensure storage of contracts in the proper systems
* Monitor and track expiration of contracts
* Benchmark operational costs to industry standards regarding Request for Quotation (RFQ) process
* Communicate to Line of Business approved suppliers for key services and goods
* Conduct spend analysis to support and justify sourcing direction and related activities
* Develop supplier selection criteria and facilitate internal customers through sourcing processes
* Manage and monitor organizational compliance with all established supplier agreements
* Serve as key sourcing liaison with Corporate Sourcing colleagues and manage the tracking/reporting of key departmental metrics
* 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.
* Identify, pursues, and maximizes opportunities for realizing cost saving without sacrificing the quality, service and reliability expected of our suppliers.
* Partner with internal customers to demonstrate how Purchasing can help support overall business strategies
* Supports the novo DSI Supplier Diversity program and promotes the inclusion of diverse suppliers in all sourcing initiatives
* Resolve issues relating to receipts of order discrepancies regarding contracts
* Manage suppliers to achieve planned outcomes based on business needs, and drive on-going improvement in supplier performance
* Coordinate sourcing activities with Strategic Sourcing in Denmark for assigned commodities
* Develop reporting tools and metrics as needed to monitor the contract process
* Develop and maintain internal and external stakeholder relationships
* Maintain and develop department procedures according to cGMPs
* Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with the Novo Way and 10 Essentials, all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes.
* Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
* BS/BA in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related field.
* 5 years of experience and increasing responsibility in planning /purchasing or related field preferred
* Strong Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing Methodologies, Processes and Purchasing practices
* Strong Negotiation skills
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills; good presentation skills
* Computer skills including experience with Excel and electronic Material management systems.
* Familiarity with SAP
* Proven process improvement and problem solving skills
* Willing to learn LEAN and Flow concepts and skills

Position Location US - Lebanon, NH
City West Lebanon
State/Provinces US - NH

At Novo Nordisk, we know that driving change on a global level and improving treatment outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases begins here at home. That's why we make an unmatched commitment to our employees, our families and our communities. That means outstanding rewards, industry-leading training programs, and an environment that supports you to achieve your goals at every level. It's all part of the Novo Nordisk Way. It includes our Vision and our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line principle - helping us find the right balance between compassion and competitiveness

With a career at Novo Nordisk, you'll feel a difference right from the start. It's a sense of inspiration and mobility that comes from a shared belief in driving positive change for people, families, and communities everywhere. Congratulations on taking your first step!

Novo Nordisk is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Novo Nordisk will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call the U.S. Toll Free number at 1-855-411-5290 or click on the following link to submit your request: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/novoaccommodation. Please note we do not accept applications for employment or employment related solicitations through this site. If you are requesting special assistance, please specify your request by selecting "Yes" in Question 2 on the site. We will not be able to respond to requests unless you specify the need for special assistance or an accommodation in Question 2. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk A/S is a Denmark-based healthcare company. The Company provides diabetes care and is engaged in haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. The Company manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services to patients, the medical profession and society. The Company is organized in two segments: diabetes care and biopharmaceuticals. Diabetes care includes discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of products within the areas of insulin, glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 and related delivery systems, as well as oral antidiabetic products (OAD). Biopharmaceuticals includes discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of products within the therapy areas haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, hormone replacement therapy, inflammation therapy and other therapy areas.

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