Supply Chain Strategy Director

Category:  Supply Chain and Procurement

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you a passionate supply chain leader, ready to embrace the challenge of setting the future strategic direction for a globally expanding supply chain experiencing unparalleled growth and increasing complexity? Would you like to make a difference to millions of patients living with chronic diseases by developing, designing, and securing future-proof global supply chains across multiple products and technology platforms?

If yes, you might be our Global Supply Chain Strategy Director.  Apply now for a life changing career!


The position

Our supply chain network will expand significantly in size, volume, and complexity in the years to come to support our pipeline of new product introductions as well as our fast-growing markets for already established products. To ensure we set up NovoNordisk supply chain for success and support the development of our long-term horizon are expanding our management team and are looking for a Global Supply Chain Strategy Director who will be responsible for:

  • Drive supply chain strategies across products and platforms and set direction for robustness and resilience in our Supply Chains.
  • Work with the Technology Platform Strategy Leads and the Supply Chain Design Leads to develop business continuity strategies across all technology platforms and products in alignment with the Manufacturing and Supply Chain (MSC) Principles.
  • Work closely with all commercial units to become the driving force behind integrating the supply chain perspective into commercial decisions.
  • Drive strategy development in alignment with all Therapeutical Areas translating commercial needs to supply chain responses.


To be able to succeed in this role you must be:

  • Capable of driving change, leading others and delivering results without formal authority
  • Able to navigate our complex and dynamic organization and understand how to drive accountability across multiple units
  • Able to recognize, diagnose and manage complex issues where substantial innovation is required as solutions are not always evident
  • Thrive in multifaceted decision-making environments and able to translate complex business information into clear management presentations and direction for the team



The ideal candidate brings extensive experience, knowledge of pharma trends and innovation within supply chain and holds a Master’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related filed.

You are a person who adapts easily, works proactively, and independently. In a continuously changing environment, you excel at managing input and output for translating complex business information into models that serve as a base for further decision-making on both project and management levels. Your curious nature and natural commitment to investigating and learning about the business areas and the stakeholders who depend on you make you an invaluable asset.


About the department

The position reports to the Corporate Vice President for Strategic Supply Chain and Design, a new Business Unit created in 2023 and dedicated to strengthening the collaboration throughout the entire value chain, spanning from CMC Development & Scaling to Manufacturing and Commercial. 

Our goal is to create long term end-to-end supply chain strategies across products and technology platforms. These strategies serve as guiding principles for global network decisions, encompassing factors such as make vs. buy choices, expansion locations, production priorities, and timing.​

You will be a part of the management team who is accountable to manage the following areas: Capacity Planning, Supply Chain Design, Business Continuity Strategy, Global Network Strategy, Supply Chain Strategy. We have a positive, curious, and inclusive atmosphere at work – both in our approach to solve business challenges as well as how we enjoy each other’s company across teams in the office and on social events. 


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 make a difference to millions of patients living with chronic diseases.



For further information or questions, please contact Elisa Busa at +45 34483328.



September 30th 2023. However, we will review applications and conduct interviews 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.