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Manager, Environmental Health & Safety

Novo Nordisk
Clayton, NC
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 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 
  • 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

The Manager, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) will support core production processes by:

  • Providing leadership & support in attaining an environmentally sound working environment
  • Providing leadership & support in attaining a safe working environment
  • Managing efficient & reliable EHS processes that meet customer & regulatory requirements in a cost-effective manner
  • Continuously improving EHS processes with a Zero Harm goal


This role reports to the Director, Production Support, and will have collaborative and cross-functional relationships/responsibilities with onsite Occupational Health Department and Rewards Operations, North America team.



  • People management in EHS (people selection, expectation setting, motivation & development)
  • Responsible for the site ISO14001 Environmental Management system – Environmental Coordinator, Energy Coordinator, Local Data Coordinator
  • Responsible for the site ISO18001 OHSA Management system–Safety Coordinator
  • Development of site environmental & safety objectives & targets.  Monitor & report site performance within environment & safety
  • Responsible for site environmental permits
  • Responsible for site emergency response including equipment inspections & site drill coordination
  • Establish & maintain waste management programs & ensure site compliance with the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act requirements
  • Identify & reduce EHS risks
  • Work towards Circular Zero: Zero Landfill, Zero Wasted Water/Energy, Zero Harm
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BS/BA in a technical field (e.g., engineering, chemistry, biology or environmental sciences)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of safety & environmental health experience
  • Proven knowledge of state, federal & local safety & environmental regulations
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Able to develop & manage action plans to achieve targets


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • Good presentation & organizational skills
  • Proven process improvement & problem solving skills
  • Computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Constantly operates a computer & other office equipment using hands
  • Able to travel domestically & internationally, up to 15% of the time
  • Able to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Able to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation


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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