Third Party/Supply Chain Security Lead

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to join a team that helps shape the future of Novo Nordisk and makes a difference in the lives of our patients? Are you passionate about information security? Do you have experience securing third party relationships such as vendors, suppliers, and contractors? If so, then you might be the person to lead our efforts in raising third party security across Novo Nordisk, starting within our supply chain. 

Apply today!


About the department

The Global Information Security Advisory department is part of Novo Nordisk Digital, Data & IT. You will join an information security community with colleagues located in Denmark, USA, and India covering a wide range of security areas of expertise.

At Novo Nordisk, we are on a journey where we will both grow as well as continuously digitalise our processes and the way we operate. Thus, we are on an exciting journey for safeguarding Novo Nordisk from all types of information security & cybersecurity threats.


What's in it for you?
As a Third Party/Supply Chain Security Lead we expect you to create, lead, execute, and maintain our global third party information security program (from early engagement to on-boarding and later off-boarding). The top priority is to establish a program for securing the supply chain from cyber threats. This will take place in close collaboration with the Manufacturing Security Centre of Excellence (CoE).


We are especially looking for the following set of responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing information security controls and policies
  • Conducting risk assessments of third party to identify security vulnerabilities and potential threats. For example, evaluate the information security controls and practices of a potential supplier, including access controls, encryption, incident response, and data protection measures
  • Collaborating with third party to reduce risk to acceptable levels e.g., provide security training and awareness programs
  • Working closely with colleagues in Global Information Security, procurement & sourcing teams and other relevant internal stakeholders for sparring and alignment incl. support during audits and assessments of third parties
  • Collecting, analysing, and interpreting data for various purposes e.g., management reports, track and evaluate progress and identify new focus areas


  • Master's degree in Business, Information Security, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in either procurement, audits, information security or related field, preferably with a focus on supply chain or third-party security
  • Knowledge of security frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001. Early insight into NIS2 is an advantage
  • Experience in conducting (security) assessments, due diligence or audits of vendors, suppliers, and contractors
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and set direction

We value your skills, dedication, and ambition, and we believe that you can help us enhance our company's information security measures to prepare for future business models. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside talented professionals and grow both personally and professionally through a range of development opportunities.


Working at Novo Nordisk
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


If you want to know more, please reach out to +45 44 44 88 88 and ask to talk to Kristina I. Jacobsen or Charles Widdis


25 June 2023


To ensure a fair and equal recruitment process, please refrain from adding a picture in your CV. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible; the application may close before the deadline if the right candidate is found. A cover letter is preferred, not mandatory. Please, include some sentences about why you are applying in your resume / 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.