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Finance Solution Architect

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Feb 21, 2024

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Administration, Finance, Information Technology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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About the Department 

The Finance and Operations dept. brings insights and intelligence to inform decision making & drives digitalization and business solutions to attain NNI goals. Finance and Operations works closely across the organization to guide enterprise-wide resource allocations, investment choices, drive core operations and develop insights to drive growth and operational excellence across the value chain while innovating for future capabilities. Our focus on innovation ensures we're constantly building future capabilities. We're responsible for regulating accounting, upholding workplace safety, managing our supply chain and sampling, supporting technological and data innovation, insights and analytics, delivering patient support solutions, maintaining our facilities and assuring 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 opportunities for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to maximize your potential with us?


The Position

This job exists to drive digital transformation efforts and streamline data integration across solutions in the North American Finance Organization.

The individual in this position will play a pivotal role in building expertise of our data structure and integrating tools such as Anaplan with key finance processes. The individual will act as a Solution Architect and collaborate cross-functionally to convert complex business challenges into configured solutions ensuring best value for the business.



This individual will report to the Head of Finance Strategy & Digitalization.

Daily, the individual in this position will interact with stakeholders across the Finance organization with frequent interaction at the manager, senior manager and director level. Moreover, the job regularly interacts with IT and data management teams. From an external perspective the individual will likely interact with vendors in the digital space, e.g., analytics or developing consultants.

In terms of global interaction this person will communicate with teams performing similar operations across the globe.

The position does not have any direct reports, has no dotted line reporting to anyone, and will not manage any contingent workers.


Essential Functions

  1. Collaborate with cross functional teams to design and implement digital solutions for critical business processes
  2. Build and test multi-dimensional models with a strong focus on performance and end user experience
  3.  Define standards and best practices to streamline existing models and guide future development
  4. Act as a data steward and ensure data governance
  • Key Area #1
  • Define user stories & ensure understanding of underlying data and data requirements, communication with the product owner and process experts as well as support launch and roll-out of digital solutions
  • Key Area #2
  • Translate user stories into configured solutions (design and build)
  • Document and perform rigorous testing to ensure accuracy, alignment with business requirements and good performance
  • Maintain and continuously enhance existing digital solutions
  • Key Area #3
  • Build expertise within finance digital solutions and data infrastructure and provide technical guidance
  • Collaborate with IT and data experts across the organization to ensure our solutions adhere to best practices
  • Monitor external trends in terms of new technologies and approaches for digital solution in finance organizations and ensure that we take them into account in the team
  • Key Area #4
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders and liaise with technical and data management teams to ensure quality and governance of finance data
  • Investigate and mediate data quality issues
  • Streamline data integration across finance digital solutions

    Physical Requirements

    0-10% overnight travel required.



  • Education Level:
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Information systems, Data management or other relevant subjects
  • Experience Level:
  • Minimum 6-8 years, where master’s degree would be considered in lieu of experience
  • Specific or technical job skills:
  • Required
  • 3-4 years of experience in driving digital transformation initiatives, process automation, data strategy implementation, data governance or similar
  • 3-4 years hands on experiences in Python, R, SQL or other software development
  • Data analysis skills and experience working with large data sets
  • Strong understanding of metadata management, data lineage and data governance
  • Advanced Excel skills (experience in Anaplan is an advantage)
  • Technical understanding of finance processes is preferred
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Eager and willing to learn new systems and tools where any necessary training or certifications would be provided

    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.


    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.


    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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