Global End-to-end Planner

Category:  Supply Chain and Procurement

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to take part in optimising the diabetes & obesity supply chain network end-to-end in Novo Nordisk? Do you want to combine your data & analytical mind-set with a good business understanding to deliver optimised & aligned tactical plans? Are you looking for a place where you can sharpen your toolbox and continue to grow and develop? In that case this might just be the position for you!


About the Department
We are on a journey to take the S&OP process to the next level. Our ambition is to become a trusted supply chain business partner that optimises the end-to-end supply chain with reliable data and transparent trade-off scenarios. We have already taken a number of actions to put weight behind our execution, for example rolling-out a new Integrated Business Planning solution that will accelerate the S&OP process.


The department is residing in the Supply Chain unit within Product Supply. Currently, we are transitioning into a new team setup that will comprise of two teams focused on different value steams: 'Diabetes & Devices Value Stream' and 'Biopharm Value Stream'. We are responsible for several key processes that includes the launch process, sales & operations planning, regulatory flexibility and long-term end-to-end optimisation process. We are around 24 colleagues in the department from seven different nationalities with various educational backgrounds.


The Position
As Global End-to-end Planner you drive the S&OP process from a data & analytical standpoint in our new Integrated Business Planning solution. You work closely with the S&OP Partner that is responsible for the cross-functional stakeholder collaboration and to drive the alignment around S&OP decisions.


You will manage the end-to-end planning scenarios and drive analyses as input to the S&OP decision process. It will often be triggered by a demand and supply imbalance or an optimisation of the supply network. You will work very closely with the S&OP Partner and together draft a long list of ideas on how to solve the imbalance. You will drive the analyses and develop recommendations based on data and clearly outline the impact on the various decision metrics. 


The aim is to ensure proactive planning to secure uninterrupted supply to patients globally at competitive cost, efficient asset utilisation including right inventory levels while supporting the Circular4Zero agenda and without comprising on quality & compliance. This also includes to ensure the right level of robustness and sufficient regulatory flexibility in the supply chains.


You will also be responsible to prepare the tactical supply chain plans and that they are aligned both end-to-end from demand, through manufacturing to suppliers and across the different factories. This includes to ensure a number of supply chain planning parameters are defined and maintained effectively e.g. planning prioritisation, segmentations, alerts and threshold for escalation etc. You will validate both demand and supply inputs to ensure stable and reliable plans are cascaded effectively to the operational planning team.


A day could look like this; You start the day by following up on emails from S&OP partner and factories. You give a call to one of the factories to align on some assumption needed for a S&OP case you are preparing together with a S&OP Partner & a Regulatory Partner. With the updated assumptions you prepare a few analyses before presenting them in a meeting in the afternoon to your working group. Afterwards, you calculate the impact of an alternative planning scenario and finalise the analysis.


You have a Master's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance or similar that is supplemented with:

  • Minimum of 6 years relevant work experience from a large company - preferably within life science
  • Solid business understanding mixed with hands-on experience from either operational or global planning


You have an sharp eye for details, a strong analytical mind and great structured problem solving skills. You are excellent at translating data into business insights and it comes naturally to you to propose solutions to problems. You have a strong system mindset, knows the importance of reliable data and have experience from working in advanced planning system e.g. APO, OMP or alike.


As a person, you have an international mind-set, great collaboration and stakeholder skills and you communicate clearly and concisely. You are motivated by optimisations and improvements. You work excellent both independently and together with others and deliver high quality output and set pride in keeping deadlines. Finally, you are fluent in English. 


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. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales - we're all working to move the needle on patient care.


For further information or questions, please contact Guillaume Hannedouche at +45 3077 5721 or Daniel B. Frederiksen at +45 3079 2104.


6th October 2021. Please, submit your motivational letter, CV and transcripts.


Please, note applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and interviews will be scheduled as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

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.