Business Finance Analyst - Capital Investments - API

Facility:  Finance

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department                                                                                                                                             

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For nearly 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. Working at our Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) manufacturing facility, you will help meet the growing demand for our treatments. Novo Nordisk expects to double production of diabetes and obesity products over the next decade; we have recently completed construction of a 825,000 sq. ft diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) plant in Clayton, NC. Our new API facility houses the fermentation, recovery and purification of GLP1 ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry. Are you ready for a life-changing career?

Position Purpose

To serve as a financial partner supporting the investment project group, providing financial business insight & creating business value by influencing financial investment decision making.



  • Lead & prepare investment project budgets, forecast & variance analysis
  • Work as a liaison between Finance group & Project Office PMs to ensure appropriate forecasting & budget processes are followed
  • Ensure increase of financial understanding across the organization by offering training & participating in cross area processes, site visits, etc.
  • Consolidate investment data for financial reporting
  • Safeguard that DAPI-US areas meet financial targets. This includes continuous analysis, follow-up & suggesting corrective & preventive actions to production responsible, Directors & CVP
  • Support Project Managers & Finance with asset management, including investment budget & asset review
  • Ensure transparency, compliance & visibility of financial information on investment projects
  • Develop & implement financial reports for stakeholders, ensuring reliability on data
  • Develop standard work processes
  • Serve as financial partner with business unit to provide business insight & create business value
  • Challenge & support 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, including Project Team, Senior Leadership, Steering Committees & Investment Governance Groups
  • Prepare & deliver timely, well-organized & informative financial data
  • Develop, document, implement & continuously improve investment cost controlling tools
  • Ensure proper investment project cash flow management
  • Ensure proper investment project capitalization application & compliance
  • Review & approve investment purchase requisitions
  • Perform assigned month end processes & monthly reporting
  • Provide support, assistance & back up to & with financial processes & audits
  • Provide accurate and timely ad hoc reporting, including creating, developing, presenting & improving reports
  • Participate in & support project work related to finance
  • Support projects on systematic problem solving or deep dive when cost challenges appear
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in Finance/Accounting/Economics or related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of financial analytical experience or equivalent
  • Strong ability to analyze & think strategically
  • Proficiency in creating & delivering charts, graphs & presentations
  • Superior written & oral communication skills with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to establish credibility & influence with diverse audiences
  • Able to develop & manage action plans to achieve targets. Able to work weekends and/or holidays, as necessary


Desired Qualifications

  • Financial background in capital project work
  • Minimum of three (3) years of SAP experience
  • Knowledge of business processes in manufacturing & operations
  • Strong process improvement, problem solving & organizational skills
  • Highly motivated & energetic with a willingness to lead projects & take initiative


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 30 pounds within the facility
  • Ability to perform extensive daily data entry & work on the computer for multiple hours at a time
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support project and/or production activities
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Ability to travel (international & domestic), as required
  • Novo Nordisk requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021.  As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. You will be required to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine card at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment.


Relo is available for this role.


At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status



Millions rely on us 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. 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.


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