Business Finance Partner - API

Facility:  Finance

Clayton, NC, US

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 – reimbursement up to $10,000 annually 
  • 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

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.



Reports to Manager, Finance.


Essential Functions

  • 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 responsible, 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


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.)



  • BA/BS in business, finance or related discipline required
  • MBA in logistics, finance or related field preferred
  • 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
  • Minimum of three (3) years of SAP experience
  • Advanced knowledge within corporate finance systems, preferably within pharmaceutical industries
  • Able to develop & manage action plans to achieve targets


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.