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Project Manager - US Sourcing Hub

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About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. 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 newer Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility in Clayton, NC sits on 825,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art equipment, and houses the Fermentation, Recovery and Purification in the production of ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products.  At API, 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.


The Position

Manage all aspects of the Project/Project Team from conception through completion within scope, cost, quality, & schedule requirements.



Senior Project Manager.


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for defining overall scope, establishing detailed RFP for obtaining proposals from all required consultants (engineering, construction, cost estimations (IPC costs), equipment vendors, etc.)
  • Ability to create detailed business case & present to Senior Management within NN & IPG for funding of project
  • Identifies & develops working relationships with customers at all levels (incl internal engineering, operations teams, and support functions
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining standards and systems to successfully execute capital investment projects in line with NN project execution model (PEM). Manage major milestones, schedules & monthly cost plans
  • Provide periodic project status to STC including risks/mitigations, financial updates, short/long term project outlook, etc.
  • Responsible for managing project change control to ensure project remains within defined scope, budget & schedule
  • Extensive collaboration with other sites within NN to gain best practices
  • Responsible for adherence to mechanisms for monitoring project progress, intervention & problem solving with other line managers or personnel and ensuring effective cost management
  • Assist with any training required of personnel supporting the project
  • Ensure all facets of the project lifecycle align with expectations set forth by the STG &/or project owner, such as installation, troubleshooting, qualification & validation of equipment
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Physical Requirements

May move equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. May be required to be on your feet for up to a 12-hour shift. May require corrected vision to 20/20 or 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. May require the ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protections.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, or a relevant field of study from an accredited university required
  • Advanced Project Management competencies obtained through relevant PM training or experience; (PMP, Green Belt or Black Belt Certifications) preferred
  • Minimum of nine (9) years of experience in proven project management skills in a manufacturing facility, including Capital Investment Projects and Change Management Projects required
  • Experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment preferred
  • Knowledgeable in core work processes & GMP concepts preferred
  • Understanding of complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts preferred
  • Demonstrates functional/business understanding as well as superior written & oral communication skills preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of project management including the ability to create work plans & detailed project schedules preferred
  • Proficient in problem solving, negotiation, conflict management & interpersonal skills preferred
  • Ability to act as project lead & lead cross functional project teams in the development & implementation of projects preferred
  • Ability to influence others on objectives & projects outcomes preferred
  • Basic understanding of contractual documents preferred
  • Ability to read/review design drawings (CAD) with a basic understanding of P&ID, HVAC & Electrical systems preferred
  • Thorough understanding of technical documents such as URS, SAT, FAT & Validation Protocols preferred
  • Proven project management experience with direct management of multiple projects simultaneously preferred
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, planning/organizing, managing execution & revising the work plan for complex problems preferred
  • Initiative & ability to function independently or within a team preferred
  • Good judgment in decision making as well as good leadership skills preferred


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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