Business Finance Partner - 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

Act as Finance Partner to relevant stakeholders based on designated process responsibility within DAPI-US Finance. Use available data & business knowledge to create insights, in order to help stakeholders make decisions & take actions. Establish & sustain optimal planning, controlling & forecasting processes for designated areas in DAPI-US. Ensure solid financial deliverables from DAPI-US to relevant stakeholders. Safeguard financial targets in DAPI-US.



  • Use process area knowledge & business insights to seek improvement opportunities & solve business challenges
  • Proactively support central or local business cases & decision-making involving areas of process responsibility
  • Ensure increase of financial understanding across the organization by offering training & participating in cross area processes, site visits, etc.
  • Drive timely & solid delivery of formal submissions & ad-hoc requests within area of expertise
  • Ensure that financial deliverables from DAPI-US are aligned to requirements from DAPI Finance
  • Safeguard that DAPI-US process areas meet financial targets by using continuous analysis, follow-up & suggesting corrective/preventive actions to production responsibles, Directors & CVP
  • Represent DAPI-US in financial matters as needed, including central forums & work groups
  • Areas of responsibility may include the following
    • Production economy, including raw material consumption, yield performance & unit cost
    • Performance & risk management, including KPIs & risk reporting
    • Project Portfolio & asset management, including investment budget & asset review
    • Business intelligence, including creation & improvement of relevant analytical tools
    • Manning & capacity costs, including driving budget processes across DAPI-US
    • Driving planning, forecasting & controlling
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS in business, finance or related discipline required
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in manufacturing, maintenance or process with a preference toward pharmaceutical or other regulated industries
  • Minimum of five (5) years of financial analytical and financial accounting experience
  • High degree of experience within strategy deployment & long-term target settings
  • Able to develop & manage action plans to achieve targets


Desired Qualifications

  • MBA in logistics, finance or related field preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years of SAP experience
  • Advanced knowledge within corporate finance systems, preferably within pharmaceutical industries


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 30 pounds within the facility
  • Constantly operates a computer & other office equipment using hands
  • Able to move throughout the facility in the performance of duties in proximity to process equipment & areas
  • Able to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Able to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones
  • 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.


Relocation 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.


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.