Senior Manager - Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Facility:  Supply Chain and Procurement

Lexington, MA, US

About the Department

Dicerna, a Novo Nordisk company, is focused on driving innovation in RNAi (ribonucleic acid interference) to selectively target and silence genes that cause or contribute to disease. Our proprietary GalXC™ and GalXC-Plus™ RNAi technologies have the potential to address conditions that are difficult or impossible to treat with other modalities. Established as a Transformational Research Unit (TRU) following Novo Nordisk’s acquisition of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in December 2021, the Dicerna TRU is a unique new organization within Novo Nordisk that brings together the best of both worlds – the agility, collaborative pioneering spirit and calculated risk-taking profile of a biotech along with the scale, resources and capabilities of a global leader in drug development. With approximately 200 researchers, scientists, drug developers and operational staff, we are a team of inventive and entrepreneurial thinkers pushing the boundaries of science to create and drive new RNAi-based therapies for both rare and more prevalent diseases from the bench to the clinic. Together, we are driving change. Are you ready to make a difference?


The Position

Dicerna is looking for a Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement who is responsible to support multiple categories, including R&D, Clinical and G&A. You will act as a business partner and work with stakeholders to define business needs, establish sourcing strategy, conduct RFx process, make supplier selections, conduct contract negotiations and manage supplier relationships. Furthermore, you are expected to work with the global procurement organization, in prioritizing what initiatives should be managed locally and where it makes sense to leverage specialized global procurement resources / contracts.



You will be joining a dynamic and collaborative Finance team and reporting to the Director of Accounting. The role will provide you an opportunity to help define the value that a Strategic Sourcing and Procurement function can bring to Dicerna.


Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and project manage sourcing activities, including, RFx process ownership and oversight, compilation of supplier inputs, and high-level analysis to help drive decision making
  • Define and implement sourcing strategies in categories and subcategories including R&D, Clinical and G&A and will have a focus towards delivering value by managing cost, demand and suppliers
  • Perform market research to support category strategies and/or sourcing activities with an ability to plan from the data
  • Help define and establish Supplier Performance/Relationship Management process
  • Partner with Quality, Finance, Legal and IT to support a robust new supplier onboarding process
  • Support creation of key performance indicator metrics (operational, savings, quality, customer satisfaction)
  • Collaborate with Legal establishing templates and processes for contracts (SOW’s and MSA’s)
  • Build a strong working relationship with the global procurement organization to ensure that Dicerna maximizes opportunities and support from the global procurement functions


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required. Ability to lift 0-10 lbs.



  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Science or Supply Chain disciplines
  • Solid understanding of basic Strategic Sourcing process; ideally with 4+ years of experience in a Sourcing and/or Sourcing Analyst role
  • 4+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industries preferred
  • Experience working in SAP/Ariba environment and familiarity with Supplier Discovery and data management tools
  • Support stakeholders by teaching, when needed, the Dicerna P2P processes
  • Strategic thinker with strong facilitation skills supported by excellent interpersonal competencies (communication, leadership, influencing)
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • An understanding of GxP process and procedures
  • Strong desire to work in a start-up procurement environment with ambiguity and competing priorities
  • Curiosity to ask questions and respectfully challenge the status quo
  • Global mindset


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.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.