Prabhdeep Singh

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Senior Project Manager - Procurement Operations Job

Date: Jan 15, 2019

Location: Plainsboro, NJ, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

About the Department
At Novo Nordisk, our Finance and Operations team works to provide strategic direction to the company, ensuring that everything we do is viable and built to last. Overseeing and safeguarding Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI’s) short and long-term planning, Finance and Operations works closely with teams across the organization to develop strategies and business plans, monitor industry trends and provide operating recommendations. We regulate accounting, uphold workplace safety, manage our supply chain and sampling, support technology, maintain our facilities and assure the integrity and completeness of all business transactions. At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global business environment. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent. And we reward hard work and dedication with the opportunity for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?

The Position
Supports Associate Director of Procurement Operations in managing general simplification and streamlining of the P2P process within Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI) as well as in close collaboration with subject matter experts and system owners in NNAS and process operation support in our Global Service Centre in India. Responsible for leading all aspects of the development, implementation and customer service of assigned projects and serves as the main point of contact for those projects. Takes projects end to end from original concept through final implementation. Monitors and drives project performance by implementing project management best practices. Leads the cross functional process management improvement initiatives of the procure-to-pay (P2P) process. Responsible for establishment and implementation of a simple and risk-based Purchasing Channel strategy anchored in category strategies and policies. Identifies and drives process improvement and/or cost-saving initiatives without negatively-impacting contracting, ordering activities or customer satisfaction. Develops and maintains multiple cross-functional relationships to ensure the effective delivery of all transactions. Support the development of a systematic supplier diversity program at NNI.

Reports to the Director of Procurement Process & Operations. Has extensive interaction with all Line of Business (LOB) customer areas. Develops a deep and collaborative relationship with key stakeholders and senior management within Procurement, Finance, Legal, IT, Quality, Compliance and Product Safety.

Essential Functions
  • Collaborates with the Associate Director of Procurement Process & Operations on the development of strategies and plans for the Source to Pay process
  • Plans, manages, and monitors projects from concept through implementation for projects
  • Acts as primary project contact to establish key stakeholder requirements and project objectives
  • Establishes project management processes and methodologies to ensure assigned projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet high quality standards and Leadership expectations using the appropriate tools
  • Meets with internal customers of an assigned project to provide status updates and reports and gather project-related feedback. Responsible for handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Prepares preliminary and end result costing analysis for project teams, project leadership or department leadership
  • Develops options and recommendations to drive critical decisions
  • Tracks costs and performance, service levels and other metrics required to ensure project goals and objectives are met
  • Benchmarks supplier diversity programs to enable the creation of a robust program at NNI, including creating relationships with diversity organizations, establishing database of diverse suppliers and provide reporting into the diversity spend
  • Represent Procurement Operations on specific projects and initiatives, as requested and required
  • Promotes a customer-focused attitude toward all stakeholders in and out of the Procurement department. Ensures the development and delivery of high quality communication and training materials and related support tools to utilize Purchase to Pay (P2P) systems (Ariba Contracts Management, eProCure, DocuSign, NICE etc.)
  • Demonstrates Market, Industry, and Customer Understanding: Considers compliance, regulatory, quality assurance and other requirements when supporting all Procurement department activities
  • Ensures the optimal utilization of and support for the P2P process leveraging existing procurement systems and tools in a cross-functional and holistic P2P perspective
  • Develop individual project plans complete with budgetary information and resource needs. Coordinate with vendors and suppliers as needed
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of Novo Nordisk dynamics and incorporates best practice learning into recommendations to Novo Nordisk
  • Ensures compliance with the applications and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, business rules, playbooks and other fundamentals
  • Ensures understanding of the priorities of the business customers, focus on those priorities, and that the required level of accountability is understood and accepted

Physical Requirements
0-10% overnight travel required.

  • A Bachelor's degree required. Relevant work experience may be substituted where appropriateor equivalent experience
  • A minimum 8 years of progressively responsible, relevant experience required with at least 5 years in area of procurement process management, supplier contracting, accounts payable and project management
  • A minimum of 5 years' extensive project management experience including management of complex and cross functional and global projects
  • Demonstrated experience as a valued advisor and partner to customers by providing influential counsel and guidance
  • Demonstrated experience developing and communicating complex problem statements and recommendations to gain stakeholder endorsement
  • Ability to effectively plan, prioritize, execute and follow-up in a timely manner and anticipate problems and roadblocks to avoid crisis management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Knows how to get things done both through formal and informal channels
  • Advanced MS PowerPoint/MS Excel/MS Project/MS Vizio skills required
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience and knowledge of diabetes, Novo Nordisk products and programs are useful

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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.

Requisition ID: 59254BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Finance

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Procurement, Finance, Operations, Technology