Outsourcing Manager / Senior Outsourcing Manager

Category:  Supply Chain and Procurement

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Are you motivated by the opportunity of being part of an ambitious and innovative clinical outsourcing team? Do you understand supplier interactions, have a strategic mind-set and strong communication skills as well as an interest in working within the clinical drug development space? Then please keep reading as you might be our new colleague.


The position

As an Outsourcing Manager/ Senior Outsourcing Manager you will be responsible for driving the clinical outsourcing process in close collaboration with our Clinical Drug Development project teams, Procurement, Legal and external suppliers. You will act as a subject matter expert for clinical outsourcing of specific services, where your responsibilities will include:


  • Managing supplier relationships as well as supplier related risks
  • Safeguarding internal and external outsourcing requirements
  • Integrating and updating the clinical outsourcing strategy in the development projects.
  • Involvement in qualification of suppliers
  • Take part in the management and development of the global clinical outsourcing setup


You will also be expected to take part in the management of strategically important supplier partnerships including driving supplier performance evaluation, supplier oversight councils as well as take responsibility for supplier escalation processes.


Your main office will be at our site located in Søborg, Denmark, but some travel activity might be expected.




To succeed in this role, the most important is that you have experience with supplier partnerships; you have a strong track record of supplier interaction from request to signed contract. Furthermore, we would prefer if you have the following:


  • Minimum of five years’ experience from sourcing or procurement
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical, Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) industry or something similar.
  • Knowledge of the clinical development disciplines
  • Proven track record of handling complex tasks with multiple stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Project Management


You are used to collaborating with international and diverse professional groups, driven by a strong interest in the business perspective and have a commercial, analytical, and pragmatic mind-set. As a person you bring a good atmosphere to your team by being optimistic, positive, and driven in your work. We encourage being proactive and energetic in our interactions with each other.  



About the department

Clinical Outsourcing Management supports Novo Nordisk’s Clinical Drug Development projects in driving and executing the clinical contracting process from request for information to signed contract, in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. We are responsible for contracting and supplier management within the clinical area and for securing a strong clinical sourcing infrastructure.


You will be part of one of our teams which consist of 11 dedicated colleagues where you will experience a high degree of individual responsibility in an engaging and professional environment. We are currently expanding our team to take on new tasks as well as strengthening our current areas of expertise. 


We are a part of Clinical Drug Development, which are the area responsible for managing development worldwide from early clinical trials to product introduction. We ensure medical and scientific documentation for clinical submissions and authorities while ensuring that the process lives up to uniform global standards, regulations, and business ethics.  


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, please contact the hiring manager,  Manager, Clinical Outsourcing Management Tinna Leander Nielsen, at +45 3079 7436



15 July 2022


We will be interviewing on an ongoing basis and close the position once the right candidate is found. If you are interested, we therefore encourage you not to wait, but to apply already today.


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 applicant.


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.