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Novo Nordisk Project Manager 2 - Site Capacity in Clayton, North Carolina

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For nearly 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

In NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains. Our legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.

What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions

  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays

  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance – effective day one

  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option

  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave

  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products

  • Tuition Assistance – reimbursement up to $10,000 annually

  • Life & Disability Insurance

  • Employee Referral Awards

    At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential? Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.

    Position Purpose

    This position will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day capital projects. The scope of projects related can range from scoping of equipment, design, install & qualification planning to a more complex facility modification or even construction. Incumbent will be responsible for ensuring project schedule, scope & budget are adhered to according to approved project plan. This role will also be responsible for generating business cases related to project & presenting to local & global management structures to attain funding & approvals.


  • Lead / manage the execution of capital projects according to company policies & procedures

  • Creates detailed business case & present to senior management within NN

  • Work with outside design firms to bring projects (equipment &/or systems) from conceptual design phase to execution

  • Maintains effective communication & ensure alignment in coordination with multiple project teams

  • Manage major milestones, schedules & monthly cost plans through Clarity PEM process

  • Responsible for stakeholder management & communications to management, project team & other involved units

  • Assist with any training required of personnel supporting the project

  • Coaching & mentoring of project team

  • Responsible for managing project change control process to ensure project remains within defined scope, budget & schedule

  • Tracking of project performance, metrics & KPI’s

  • Assist with any training required of personnel supporting the project

  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties

  • Other accountabilities, as assigned

    Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in engineering or related technical field or equivalent combination of experience & education

    Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced Project Management competencies obtained through relevant PM training or experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience in facility infrastructure as well as manufacturing experience in a pharmaceutical environment

  • Minimum of five (5) years of proven project / portfolio management skills with major capital projects

  • Ability to read/review design drawings (CAD) with a basic understanding of P&ID, HVAC, & electrical systems

  • Understanding of complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts

  • Working knowledge/experience of building & utility equipment

  • Demonstrates functional/business understanding

  • Demonstrates superior written & oral communication skills

  • Extensive knowledge of project management

  • Develops & maintains strong internal relationships

  • Proficiency at problem solving, negotiation, conflict management, & interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrates leadership skills; can act as project lead & lead cross functional project teams in the development & implementation of projects

  • Has the ability to influence others on objectives & projects outcomes

  • Basic understanding of contractual documents & ability to create work plans & detailed project schedules

  • Proven project management experience with direct management of multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, planning/organizing, managing execution, & revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams

  • Initiative, ability to function independently

  • Good judgment in decision making as well as very good leadership skills

  • Functions well in team environment

    Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions

  • Requires ability to move throughout the facility in the performance of duties in proximity of process equipment & areas

  • Constantly operates a computer & other office equipment using hands

  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection

  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation

  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction

  • Ability to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones

  • Ability to travel internationally, as requested (up to 10%)

    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.

    Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.

    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.