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Associate Project Manager

Novo Nordisk
Clayton, NC
Start date
Apr 6, 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

Manage multiple projects simultaneously, which includes managing low complexity projects and providing support for more complex projects under another PM. & Ensure all projects are staffed & executed according to the project plans and within budget, schedule, & scope.



Reports to Manager, Project Management Office.


Essential Functions

  • Lead multi-disciplined project teams to complete projects on-time, on-budget, meeting all requirements (quality, cost, schedule, scope)
  • Refine business case with project owner/sponsor
  • Establish & communicate quantifiable project benefits
  • Manage, coordinate & direct contract resources, & internal resources
  • Refine & clarify project scope through early project analysis with subject matter experts & owners to further substantiate project purpose
  • Develop bid packages, bid evaluation & drive vendor selection.  Also work with procurement to create project specific contracts
  • Accountable for financial project through purchase order creation, management, invoicing & cost forecasting
  • Monitor & control project work with stringent follow-up on quality, schedule & budget so that the project delivers the desired end-product
  • Monitor & report project progress, communications to management & other stakeholders, & presentation in steering groups
  • Ensure the quality/content of steering group status & gate presentations
  • Review, approve, & endorse project related procurement (i.e. purchase orders & bid events)
  • Support building, managing & improving Project Portfolio Management systems
  • Ensure alignment with global programs & other site projects to actively share best practice, knowledge, & visions
  • 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 required 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 or other Technical Science field of study from an accredited university required; or
  • May consider an Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology or other Technical Science field of study from an accredited university with a minimum of two (2) years of proven project management experience required; or
  • May consider a High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of four (4) years of proven project management required
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment preferred
  • Advanced Project Management competencies obtained through relevant Project Management training or experience preferred 
  • Excellent technical writing & oral communication skills; presentation & facilitation skills; & negotiation & conflict resolution skills preferred
  • Ability to work in both technical & non-technical areas preferred             
  • Ability to use creativity to resolve problems that arise during project execution preferred
  • Knowledge of Lean principles & how they apply in a manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Understanding of product documentation & standard operating procedures is a plus
  • Ability to create & manage work plans & detailed project schedules is a plus
  • Strong analytical/reasoning, organizational & multi-tasking skills preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with key stakeholders in a cross-cultural environment & demonstrates superior written & oral communication skills preferred
  • Develops & maintains strong internal & external relationships required
  • Proficient in basic computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office required
  • Initiative & ability to function independently is desired
  • Good judgment in decision making as well as very good leadership skills preferred
  • Functions well in team environment is mandatory

    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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