Director, People & Organization

Facility:  Human Resource Management

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.


In Clayton, NC, we now operate two adjacent pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains. 

Our Clayton, NC Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. When you work at IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals focused on several key, final production processes, including sterile formulation, filling, inspection, device assembly and packaging.


At IFP, our employees are passionate about what they do, knowing their work makes a difference to millions of people who rely on our products every day. After all, producing medicines is a special responsibility.


Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


Position Purpose
Direct the Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, LP (NNPILP) Injectable Finished Products (IFP) People & Organization (P&O) team to provide both strategic & tactical Human Resources services & solutions to support Novo Nordisk core processes via continuous improvement in the employee life cycle.  Collaborate with the Global P&O Center of Excellence (COE), Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) US P&O team, & both the Denmark IFP & Product Supply (PS) P&O teams.  Lead, guide, facilitate & support delivery of high quality, on-time HR processes.
•    Oversee, manage & ensure delivery on programs to continuously improve the employee life cycle:  attraction, deployment, development, performance, rewards & exit.
•    Set Human Resources strategy for the success of NNPILP IFP, including supporting P&O Key Performance Indicators.
•    Provide expert advice & counsel to site management for P&O processes.
•    Establish & continuously improve programs, practices & policies which serve the needs of the business, the needs of employees, & ensure we are in current legal compliance.  Responsible for helping the organization find balance, as well as risk assessment.
•    Serve as a NNPILP IFP spokesperson & representative to external groups including public sector, volunteerism & other social responsibility calls to action. 
•    Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties.
•    Other accountabilities, as assigned.
Required Qualifications
•    Working knowledge of handling & accounting for measurement uncertainty
•    BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education & experience required.
•    Minimum of ten (10) years of broad human resources management experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
•    Minimum of five (5) years of direct management experience.
•    Excellent working knowledge of all functional areas within the profession of Human Resources.  Includes relevant employment law at the federal, state & local level including Affirmative Action requirements. 
•    Proficient with MS Office software.  
•    Outstanding written, verbal & public speaking skills. 
•    Demonstrated excellence in coaching, facilitation & communication.
•    Outstanding organization & planning skills for P&O leadership & development of meaningful objectives & action plans to support stakeholders.
•    Ability to build strong working relationships, lead tasks & project teams, and manage a changing work environment with constant changing requirements
Desired Qualifications
•    MA/MS/MBA degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field preferred.
•    PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
Physical & Other Requirements
•    Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions.
•    Constantly operates a computer & other office equipment using hands.
•    Able to travel domestically & internationally, up to 20% of the time.
•    Able to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction.
•    Able to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation.
•    Able to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones.


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.


Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.


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.