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Senior Sustainability Manager (Denmark, Bagsværd) Copenhagen

Novo Nordisk A/S

Novo Nordisk A/S Copenhagen Denmark

2 weeks ago


Bagsværd, Denmark

Supply Chain and Procurement

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Are you a strong project manager with experience in environmental sustainability? Do you like to challenge status quo and drive change to impact positive climate action? Did you know that two-thirds of the average company’s Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) footprint lies with suppliers?

We are looking for a new colleague to drive best-in-class sustainability practices in our supply chain and join our Sustainability team. Apply now. Together we can make an impact on the environment.

The position

As Senior Sustainability Manager you will join a team of 5-6 employees responsible for driving and further developing Novo Nordisk ESG agenda towards our supplier base and reporting to the Director of Business Intelligence, Project Office, and Sustainability.

Your main responsibilities are:
• Drive initiatives related to the Novo Nordisk environmental strategy – Circular for Zero... working together with our global procurement organisation to secure sustainable supply from our global supply base, with a focus on reducing CO2 emissions, water, and waste
• Negotiate with some of the largest suppliers to Novo Nordisk
• Implement a sustainable supplier maturity framework including analysing decarbonisation levers for high carbon impact categories
• Ensure best-in-class reporting schemes while facilitating digitalisation


You hold a Master’s degree Degree (e.g. in economics, business administration, finance, environmental mgmt., engineering, supply chain management, or similar) with excellent results and are a strong project manager with 3-5 years of experience within environmental sustainability. Specific experience with decarbonisation and/or procurement would be a plus.

To thrive and succeed you:
• Are data-driven in your approach, recommendations and decision-making while you define relevant and transparent targets
• Have excellent interpersonal skills, a flair for stakeholder interactions, and for motivating others
• Are pragmatic and results-oriented: good at keeping focus and executing to meet the targets
• Are a strong communicator with fluency in oral and written English
• Come with a can-do approach and are a team player

About the department

You will join the Sustainability team within Corporate Procurement. In Corporate Procurement we are 150 employees in Denmark and India, and globally more than 400 people work in procurement throughout the organisation responsible for approx. 75% of Novo Nordisk’s spend and for setting the strategic direction. We are Novo Nordisk’s centre of excellence for category strategies, digital procurement, and purchasing processes, where we work to ensure that the ESG agenda becomes an integrated part of working with our suppliers.

Novo Nordisk has committed to net zero emissions by 2045 for scope 1, 2 and 3. The majority of our scope 3 emissions comes from purchased goods and services and capital investments, therefore working with suppliers to achieve zero impact, is a key strategic focus.

We pride ourselves on fostering a global mindset, dedication to business partnering and a relentless focus on creating rewarding careers for our people. Further, we manage our business by building strategies and executing improvement projects to optimise our processes. We work fact-based, are dedicated to collaborative problem solving and take active leadership for the initiatives we are involved in.

Working in Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear, and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That's why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it's a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we're life changing.


For further information, please get in touch with Sustainability Lead Anne Ingwar-Oppenhagen at Se telefonnummer på


15 March 2023. The applications will be assessed continuously so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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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
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