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Senior Manager, Utilities

Novo Nordisk
Clayton, NC
Start date
Feb 20, 2024

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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.


The Position

Responsible for utilities/facilities engineering strategy, process development & management for the site expansion project. Lead & mentor facilities / utilities team, to include creating & maintaining a positive working relationship with site, corporate & global stakeholders. Manage cost, quality & delivery of utilities within budget & alignment with production schedule.





Essential Functions

  • Build, manage & strategically direct the utilities team, comprised of internal employees (managers & technical individual contributors) & external contractors, to include staff selection, coaching/developing, performance management for internal employees & setting department objectives & expectations
  • Ensure Good Engineering Practice implementation within the Facilities / Utilities discipline, to include alignment with NN requirements
  • Support Utilities (Back, Clean, HVAC & BMS) as assigned
  • Oversee the development of the document management & progress tracking system
  • Oversee the development & implementation of engineering systems (PDM, PSM & 5S)
  • Drive continuous process improvement using cLEAN® tools including SPS, process confirmation, & leading key performance indicators
  • Guide & make technical decisions for the strategy & cGMP/regulatory compliance
  • Prioritize tasks, ensures timeline adherence, & delivers progression report out based on schedule
  • Develop & oversee process improvements of standards for engineering processes
  • Provide & support a professional, engaging, cooperative, & high achieving work environment for employees
  • Drive technical & maintenance standardization & collaboration to ensure smooth transition of new utilities & facilities to line of business
  • Contribute to the site Quality Management team through strategy development & risk management
  • Ensure robust processes are in place to exceed quality objectives & requirement
  • Oversee configuration of quality / operational systems, ensuring alignment with global requirements
  • Meet or exceed customer, business, & regulatory requirements in accordance with the NN Way
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Physical Requirements

Moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. Ability to do close precision work with their hands. Must be able to remain in a stationary position (sitting and standing) 50% of the time. May required corrected vision to 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder. May be required to work at elevated heights. Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials.


Development of People

Ensure that reporting personnel have individual development plans (IDP), with annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process.


Ensure that the IDP forms include completed learning and aspiration plans and are in place for all reporting personnel to enable the achievement of goals and capability to assume increased levels of responsibility.


Manage the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, and Novo Nordisk Way.



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field of study in an accredited university required
  • May consider an Associate’s degree engineering technology or related field of study from an accredited university with a minimum of ten (10) years of engineering, maintenance &/or operations experience in a manufacturing environment required, preferably in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • May consider a High School diploma or equivalent with a minimum of twelve (12) years of engineering, maintenance &/or operations experience in a manufacturing environment required, preferably in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Master’s degree in engineering or related field of study preferred
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of engineering, maintenance &/or operations experience in a manufacturing environment required, preferably in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of direct supervisory experience required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of project management experience preferred
  • LEAN experience required, preferably certified within Novo Nordisk framework
  • Ability to drive process solutions by working proactively with a broad range of user stakeholders required
  • Advanced knowledge of black utilities systems that includes chilled water, plant steam, compressed air, electrical distribution & potable water, fire, waste systems & wastewater required
  • Advanced knowledge of clean utilities systems that includes process water, clean steam, process air, vacuum, cryogenic storage required
  • Advanced knowledge of raw material & hazardous waste handling processes in the pharmaceutical industry required
  • Experience working with external engineering consultants & ensuring integration of NN requirements required
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills to support positive interaction with all levels of operations & management required
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, planning/organizing, managing execution & revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams required


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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