SAP Authorization Expert

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


We have exciting times ahead of us in Novo Nordisk. Our ambition is to significantly grow our business and position ourselves within new areas in the coming years. In Digital, Data and IT Supply Chain we are supporting this journey by ensuring a robust, flexible and future-proof digital backbone, transitioning from our current ERP platform to SAP S4 HANA.

Do you want to bring your IT experience within SAP authorizations as well as your digitalization and IT mindset into play to support us with this transformation?

If yes, then apply now to join us for a life-changing career!


What’s the role about?

The role will be to navigate in a complex solution landscape which requires ability to navigate and communicate with stakeholders representing various business areas and SAP modules. It requires solid experience with the SAP authorizations concept.

Majority of the authorization development is outsourced, but it is a requirement with authorization developer experience in order to support and facilitate supplier communication, but also occasionally assist in development as needed.

Maintenance of the existing system landscape in a large global business combined with change requests from an unprecedented portfolio of strategic IT programs makes it a constant changing environment. This calls for a mix of operational and strategic tasks.

Especially our recently started S4/HANA implementation program calls for design and implementation of Fiori which will be one of the major focus areas in the years to come.

We use SAP Solution Manager for documentation, and hands on experience with that is an advantage. We use Sales Point (NovoAccess) as the provisioning system for access management to our systems.

Your primarily tasks will include:

  • Handling identity management with focus on SAP authorization development, role owners and automating the role and user provisioning processes
  • Reviewing the business blueprint, functional specifications for SAP security role development and user acceptance test plans and participate during go-live phases
  • Developing a central process for SAP security role administration.
  • Evaluating business risks associated with security role design, implement appropriate controls to address those risks and provide recommendations on ways to simplify and streamline the security design
  • Developing SOD workflows and approvers for user provisioning or de-provisioning, authentication/authorization/emergency access and access recertification based on needs, best practices, and requirements
  • Monitoring, reporting and remediating elevated role provisioning to make sure that unauthorized access is removed
  • Facilitating, approving new authorization request and ensure that SoD conflict is mitigated

You will be working in an Agile Setup, which provides a great transparency in work tasks and requires team members from the business as well as IT to support/drive the different tasks.


Which competencies to bring?

In order for us to succeed, the following qualifications are required:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in IT
  • A relevant master’s degree in IT, engineering or the like
  • A natural flair for business process optimization, standardization, and IT systems
  • Solid experience in SAP authorization design, SAP ECC, S4 HANA project implementation or support as Authorization consultant
  • Experience in Security Design & Blueprinting, Customization, Implementation and auditing of SAP Roles and Authorization (S/4 HANA & Fiori)
  • Knowledge in SOX, SoD, GxD and GRC is beneficial

As a person, you are proactive and responsible and with a work structured mindset, goal oriented and focused on driving things forward. You are known for your high motivation & engagement. Completes to have excellent cross-cultural collaboration and stakeholder engagement skills.


About The Department

Digital, Data and IT (DD&IT) PS Supply Chain is a global organization that includes approx. 150 employees based mainly in Denmark and India. We started our agile journey in 2019 and are now organized in two ARTs divided into a total of 18 agile teams covering the whole IT supply chain value steam.


Be part of the Novo Nordisk family

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company headquartered in Denmark. For almost 100

years, we have been driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. As a result, our treatments today benefit millions of people living with diabetes, obesity, and rare blood and endocrine diseases. We are proud of that.

We are proud of our people too, and we employ more than 50,000 bright and diverse minds in 80 offices worldwide. With us, your bright mind and commitment help us change lives for people worldwide. In exchange, we offer you a seat in a rewarding and

purpose-driven culture where your professional and personal development is highly

valued. That said, opportunities are many in Novo Nordisk.



For further information, please contact one of our Agile People Leaders, Anders Johansen at +45 3079 2794 or Nedzat Asanovski at +45 3448 7775.



June 15, 2023

Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.

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.