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Associate Manager - Materials Management

Novo Nordisk
Boulder, CO
Start date
Apr 21, 2024

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About the Department   

The Boulder Site is home to the specialized technical operations/CMC team for oligonucleotides and RNAi therapeutics, continuing its legacy as the hub for all manufacturing-related activities for GalXC™ and GalXC-Plus™ investigational therapeutics developed from Novo Nordisk’s acquisition of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in December 2021. With a new laboratory completed in 2021 to support analytical and process development, the CMC team works alongside Quality, Regulatory, Technical Operations and RNAi Early Development professionals at our Boulder, Colorado facility and works closely with our teams in Lexington, Massachusetts. Ranked the No. 1 Place to Live for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report, Boulder is experiencing a renaissance in biotech investment and is one of the world’s leading centers for oligonucleotide innovation and manufacturing. Together, we are driving change. Are you ready to make a difference?


The Position

We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual with experience in a GxP environment to be responsible for end-to-end supply chain inventory management from raw materials through drug product performed internally or at external vendors. Ideal candidate would have minimum 5 years of GMP manufacturing experience in the areas of biotechnology/pharmaceuticals.



Senior Manager, Material Management.


Essential Functions

  • Manage inventory and expiry of raw materials/drug substance/drug product across global network of CDMOs and perform ongoing reconciliations and implement process improvements
  • Support MRP implementation for Materials Management and Tech Ops teams (Manufacturing, Quality, QC)
  • Support procurement and allocation of required materials and develop needed SOP/WI to facilitate usage
  • Execute system transactions including purchase requisitions, purchase orders, goods receipts, master data creation etc and support team members with education and job aids to facilitate broader knowledge of SAP functionality
  • Prepare all inventory and supply planning reports accurately reflecting the flow of materials and ensuring lot traceability. Proactively use this data to contribute to strategic decisions and initiatives
  • Foster effective cross-functional teamwork and drive plan execution. Proactively track critical path activities, anticipate risks, support creating contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted production and on-time delivery
  • Support other supply chain analyses and ad-hoc projects as needed

    Physical Requirements

    0-10% overnight travel required. Ability to lift 0 – 10lbs.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and APICS/ASCM certifications preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience. Experience in supply chain operations or manufacturing in biotech or pharma industry preferreD
  • Advanced knowledge and usage of Microsoft Excel for planning scenarios
  • Knowledge of data visualization principles and tools (such as Tableau) strongly desired
  • Experience with ERP systems and/or ERP implementation
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • GxP experience required
  • Strong background in outsourced manufacturing/timelines/requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams, including Materials Management, CMC, Regulatory, Quality, teams
  • Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills, including ability to multitask and organize/track information
  • Onsite presence (Boulder, CO) required

    The base compensation range for this position is $98,000 to $145,000. Base compensation is determined based on a number of factors. This position is also eligible for a company bonus based on individual and company performance. 
    Novo Nordisk offers long-term incentive compensation and or company vehicles depending on the position's level or other company factors. 
    Employees are also eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs including medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; disability insurance; 401(k) savings plan; flexible spending accounts; employee assistance program; tuition reimbursement program; and voluntary benefits such as group legal, critical illness, identity theft protection, pet insurance and auto/home insurance. The Company also offers time off pursuant to its sick time policy, flex-able vacation policy, and parental leave policy.


    The job posting is anticipated to close on 05/22/2024. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on our careers website at www.novonordisk-us/


    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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