Senior Logistics Lead

Category:  Supply Chain and Procurement

Sydney, New South Wales, AU



Do you have excellent customer service and vendor collaboration abilities? Are you passionate about logistics management and all the career growth opportunities that come along with this role if you join us?  If so, then you might be our new Senior Logistics Lead in Novo Nordisk Oceania. Apply now and be part of a world-renowned pharmaceutical company that aims to change patients’ lives.



About the Department


Novo Nordisk (NN) Oceania is a high performing affiliate within a mature pharma market environment. You will have the opportunity to liaise with colleagues from the Supply Chain Management (SCM), Finance, Quality, NN Global Shipping and Global Business Services (GBS) teams located at North Sydney Head Office, and primarily interact with external vendors to maintain productive working relationships with these stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of NN’s logistic execution plans and processes.


As Senior Logistics Lead, you will be a key member of the NN Supply Chain team and will report directly to the Supply Chain Manager.




The Position


In this role, you will take on the responsibility of managing Novo Nordisk’s Fourth-Party Logistics (4PL) and freight forwarding partners in Australia and New Zealand. This role is pivotal within the business to ensure that our supply chain partners continue to be an extension of the NN business through customer centric philosophies coupled with a continuous improvement drive. The key to the success of this role is to be able to build positive and productive relationships with all stakeholders while identifying and driving opportunities for process improvements to ensure that we continually meet customer, patients, and business expectations.


Specific duties include but not limited to:


  • Be the process owner and champion for all 4PL and logistics processes and ensure that all 4PL & Freight Forwarding vendors meet agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Manage all business review meetings and other 4PL meetings including project management of key 4PL projects ensuring delivery as per business expectations
  • Work with key business partners to identify and implement warehouse and distribution solutions that are aligned to the NN business strategy 
  • Ensure month end activities that relate to NN’s 4PL and freight forwarding partners are conducted to meet all compliance and customer requirements
  • Comply with all Quality Assurance (QA) and financial business requirements






  • You have minimum 3 years’ experience managing 3rd party logistics providers or freight forwarder vendors and have in depth knowledge of warehouse and transport operations as well as the implementation of value adding KPI’s.
  • Lean 6 Sigma certification is an advantage.
  • You have completed Tertiary education in Logistic, Supply Chain or similar.
  • Experience in SAP is essential.
  • You are proficient in MS Excel and other MS office applications and your communication skills (written and verbal) are excellent.




Working at Novo Nordisk


We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.






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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.