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Project Manager II - Invest & Project Eng API

Novo Nordisk
Clayton, NC
Start date
Jun 1, 2024

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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

Responsible for project management activities related to the various projects within DAPI-US facility. Tasks include the oversight of design & construction of a new equipment, modifications to existing facilities, or various other improvement projects. Manage production related deliverables & personnel within the project to ensure project objectives are met as they relate to cost, quality & schedule.



Coached by: Project Director, Project Office – API.


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for executing capital investment projects of various complexities within a GMP manufacturing setting at DAPI-US
  • Follows all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties.
  • Manages the triple constraints of budget, timeline & scope to meet expectations of both customers & management
  • Responsible for adherence to mechanism for monitoring project progress, intervention & problem solving with other line managers or personnel
  • Responsible for leading project teams of various expertise to complete end to end project execution
  • Collaborates extensively with cross functional work package owners to ensure tasks & requirements are communicated & followed up on
  • Adjusts priorities to multiple demands & unanticipated events; demonstrates flexibility in response to changing circumstances
  • Responsible for communications to management & other pertinent units
  • Assists with any training required of personnel supporting the project
  • Ensure that installation, troubleshooting, qualification & validation of equipment meets all commitments laid out by the overall project
  • Responsible for development & execution of projects identified as process needs & improvement opportunities
  • 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 related technical field preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience in facility infrastructure preferred.           
  • Minimum of five (5) years manufacturing experience in a pharmaceutical environment preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years proven project management skills in a manufacturing facility preferred
  • Ability to read/review design drawings (CAD) with a basic understanding of P&ID, HVAC, & Electrical systems. Understanding of complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts. Basic understanding of contractual documents & ability to create work plans & detailed project schedules. Working knowledge of API manufacturing equipment & facilities preferred
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, planning/organizing, managing execution & revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams 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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