HR Business Partner - API

Facility:  Human Resource Management

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. For nearly 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. As a result, our employees embark on life-changing careers with opportunities for mobility and growth within a global organization. At Novo Nordisk, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry.


Our new Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility houses the Fermentation, Recovery and Purification in the production of ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Are you ready to help make what matters? Then, we are ready for you!


Position Purpose

Ensure business success, serving one or more senior leadership team domains by linking people strategy & performance, driving HR programs & processes, & coaching managers at all levels. Lead local & corporate organizational & leadership development programs. Champion the Novo Nordisk Way.



  • Drive organizational ramp up plan within area of responsibility
  • Coach site management /Leadership Development
  • Help managers & exempt employees develop leadership competencies
  • Coaching people managers for quality & execution timeliness for HR processes: current issues & solutions, change management & communications support, talent management, performance appraisals, individual development plan execution, employee opinion survey results plus team development plans, performance interventions, candidate selection, exit interviews & turnover analysis, job description development, new management orientation
  • Organizational consulting & future planning
  • eVoice employee opinion survey planning & execution
  • Other duties: NNWay (modeling & teaching the values), training, promoting diversity, training needs assessment, new employee orientation segments, meeting planning & co-facilitation
  • Execute local & corporate HR projects/programs effectively & efficiently
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other specialist duties (process championship roles) as assigned to support fellow partners & the business


Required Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Human Resources or related field, MA/MS preferred, or an equivalent combination of education & experience
  • PHR or SPHR certification a plus


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant HR generalist experience, preferably in a multi-shift manufacturing organization
  • Previous management experiences a plus
  • Previous experience in ramping up organizations a plus
  • General knowledge of relevant employment law, personnel policies & procedures best practices
  • Business understanding
  • HR IT Systems knowledge & experience
  • Competencies: Lives the NNW Values/Essentials, Sets Direction & Strategy, Fosters Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Manages Business Complexity, Inspires & Motivates, Drives Performance, Collaborates Across Boundaries, Coaches & Develop People
  • Communications: written, verbal, presentation. Impact & influence
  • Analytical skills
  • Project management skills
  • Lean Manufacturing applications in the workplace
  • Change management
  • Organizational development programs execution, including: performance appraisal, individual development planning, staffing, problem resolution, future planning & organizational development, employee opinion survey response, etc.
  • Fluent in English
  • Proven expertise in organizing information & people from across the organization to develop & implement policies & programs to promote positive employee relations
  • To support core processes to meet or exceed company business goals


Physical requirements

  • Ability to move throughout the facility to interact with people managers & employees in the normal office & manufacturing environment
  • Requires flexibility to work whatever hours are required for execution of duties in a 24/7 operation, including some evenings &/or weekends to meet with shift management & employees
  • Overnight travel required on occasion


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.