HR Business Partner

Facility:  Human Resource Management

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department                                                                                                                                        

Imagine being a part of a team committed to helping people defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions. Here at Novo Nordisk, we seek out opportunities to contribute to healthier communities and better lives for all people. And, that’s what you’ll gain by joining Novo Nordisk’s Human Resources team. Our HR team is passionate about their purpose – enabling business success the Novo Nordisk Way by turning the Company’s business strategy into an actionable workforce strategy. A strategy which captures the entire employee life-cycle. At Novo Nordisk, you will join an inclusive team of diverse talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development. Are you ready?


Position Purpose

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



  • Coach site management/Leadership Development
  • Help managers & 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

  • BA/BS 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 5-7 years of relevant HR generalist experience, preferably in a multi-shift manufacturing organization
  • Previous management experience 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
  • 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.
  • 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 & Other 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.


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.