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Business Controller (Onsite/Days)

Novo Nordisk
West Lebanon, NH
Start date
Apr 20, 2024

Job Details

About the Department     

Site New Hampshire, located in West Lebanon, is where Novo Nordisk’s life-saving treatments are brought to life. Our manufacturing facility produces a global supply of our hemophilia and growth hormone product lines, as well as our next generation of cutting-edge medications. It’s not your average production site – it’s a tight-knit, supportive community working together to contribute to a better tomorrow for our patients. Ethics and quality are held in the highest regard, and a patient-focused mindset guides everything we do. We’re looking for individuals who are self-starters with a strong work ethic to join our team. At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources and mentorship to grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position

Responsible for the strategic processes providing the link between Product Supply (PS) strategies & site New Hampshire, for both short- & long-term targets. Provides the organization with information & business analysis to support decision processes & follow up. Assists with improvement projects with business impact analysis & continuously improves business information processes. Acts as the implementation partner for Line of Business (LoB) when implementing new corporate processes or though Finance Partnering. Gains global knowledge of improvement opportunities within Finance & procurement & ensures local implementation when relevant.



Reports to: According to the organizational chart.


Number of subordinates with direct/indirect referral: n/a


Essential Functions

  • Business Partnering:
  • Act as Business Support Project Manager for strategic projects & implementation
  • Drive improvement initiatives at both site & department level
  • Ensure that Site New Hampshire works according to Global Finance Strategy
  • Work with process optimization both internally in Business Support & across site
  • Drive automation/digitalization efforts of Finance & Procurement
  • Responsible for creating site goals & insurance of right targets in cooperation with BRD API US Business Support
  • Prepare presentations for the BRD API US site CVP
  • Finance Partnering:
  • Financial partner with business unit to provide business insight & create business value
  • Analyze, budget & forecast financial data
  • Responsible for ensuring Business Review, agenda & material is delivered on time with high quality
  • Responsible for preparation of monthly management report (MMR) for the site
  • Trending, analyzing & forecasting on site KPI’s. Preparing in depth analysis for the management group of areas related to the goals & the KPI’s with the purpose of clarifying questions
  • Follow up on corrective actions for KPI’s in case of deviation from target
  • Organize the site business plan process & the quarterly Business reviews
  • Ad hoc tasks in area of business controlling & business analysis
    • Investment Controlling:
    • Lead & prepare investment project budgets, forecast & variance analysis
    • Challenge & support of investment projects, ensuring the business case is clear around financial impact & that proper financial governance is applied
    • Participate in investment project meetings at all levels, which include:  Project Team, Senior Leadership, Steering Committees & Investment Governance Groups
  • Risk Reporting:
  • Responsible for risk management process across BRD API US
  • Perform assigned month end processes & monthly reporting
  • Provide support, assistance & back-up to & with financial processes & audits
  • Report risks to PS in a timely, well-organized & informative manner
  • Responsible for consolidation of investment data for financial reporting
    • Production Accounting:
    • Responsible for site Material Consumption & Material Deviations budgets, forecast & variance analysis
    • Responsible for monthly reporting to DK regarding all production accounting activities including variance analysis, provisions for scrap, inventory reconciliation, & unit costs reconciliation
    • Responsible for weekly scrap detail analysis & investigations with production & warehouse teams
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes
  • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and 10 Essentials in all activities and interactions with others

    Physical Requirements

    0-10% overnight travel required. Physical Requirement Details. While performing this job employee work involves sitting most of the time with walking and standing required only occasionally. This position may lift up to 10 pounds frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Repetition including substantial movement of wrists, hands, and or fingers. The ability to speak, listen, and understand verbal and written communication.



    • Education and Certifications:
    • BS/BA from an accredited university in finance or related field of study required
    • MBA in logistics, finance, or related field of study preferred
  • Work Experience:
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in finance or related field, of which three (3) years of experience is within the manufacturing industry (production, quality, maintenance, people, support) required
  • Prior experience within strategy deployment & long-term target settings
  • Advanced knowledge, experience & interest within the IT area (including Word, PowerPoint & Excel & Tableu)
    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Excellent organizational skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple deadlines
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Proven process improvement and problem solving skills
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive
    • Strong ability to work across areas and build effective work relations
    • A curious and open mindset
    • Challenge other areas respectfully and constructively as needed


    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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