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Project Manager II QC Lab - FFEx

Novo Nordisk
Clayton, NC
Start date
Apr 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

Manage multiple projects simultaneously, which include managing projects of all complexity levels across any business unit. within budget, on time, and within scope. Ensure all projects are staffed & executed according to the project plans and within budget, schedule, & scope.



Manager/Senior Manager.


Essential Functions

  • Develop & execute assigned project plans in accordance with the scope, schedule, quality, impact & cost objectives
  • Monitor & report project progress to stakeholders & relevant department &/or site leadership
  • Lead multi-disciplined project team(s), to include negotiating required staffing with LOB & assisting with required training of personnel supporting the project
  • Develop project staffing plans, considering both internal & external (contingent/consultant) workers, needed to support projects, to include assembling the project team & manage tasks & time closely for external staff to ensure budget alignment
  • Provide project cash flow projections to support Budget Cycles (AB, RE, LE)
  • Ensure alignment with global programs as required & other site projects to actively share best practice, knowledge, & visions
  • Ensure all facets of the program lifecycle align with expectations set forth by the STG &/or project owner
  • Support project manager mentoring & onboarding
  • Responsible for helping to build, managing and improving Project Portfolio Management systems
  • Responsible for financial project accountability through purchase order creation, management, invoicing and budget forecasting
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Physical Requirements

Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction. Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. (% can change on a case-by-case basis based on the role.)



  • 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 seven (7) years of proven project management experience required; or
  • May consider a High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of nine (9) additional years’ experience of proven project management required
  • Minimum of five (5) years of proven project management experience required, to include:
  • Leading change management projects (process improvement, product transfer, IT/process automation
  • Leading complex & major capital expenditure projects
  • 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 is desired
  • Excellent writing & oral communication skills; presentation & facilitation skills; & negotiation & conflict resolution skills required
  • Ability to work in both technical & non-technical areas preferred
  • Ability to use creativity to resolve problems that arise during project execution preferred
  • Knowledgeable in GMP concepts preferred
  • Understanding of product documentation & standard operating procedures is preferred
  • Ability to create & manage work plans & detailed project schedules is mandator
  • 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 skill required
  • Develops & maintains strong internal & external relationship required
  • Proficient in basic computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office required
  • Ability to function independently, as well as execution of good judgement in decision making & strong leadership skills required
  • Ability to function well in team environment is required
  • Proven project management experience with direct management of multiple projects simultaneously required
  • Proven expertise in planning/organizing, managing execution & revising the work plan for cross functional project teams preferred
  • Meets objectives demonstrating strong change management 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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