Manager, Finished Production Equipment

Facility:  Manufacturing

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

The incumbent will be responsible for leading the development of our FP production equipment for future expansion. This will include leading the engineering & technical team in development, design, install & qualification of all new equipment required for our expansion. Areas of equipment include assembly & packaging equipment. Lead tactical & long-term strategic activities to drive development & implementation of new FP expansion, ensuring successful qualification & production ramp-up for all teams.



  • Coaching, development& mentoring of direct reports
  • Lead the development of new equipment & installation thru production ramp up
  • Ensure robust processes are in place to exceed all quality objectives, specifications, & requirements
  • Drive process performance to meet future business & customer needs
  • Championing systematic problem solving (SPS) process within scope of Capacity & Upfit projects
  • Oversee high level investigations through to resolution of issues
  • Process confirmation of technical & maintenance standards related to new equipment/processes
  • Drive technical & maintenance standardization & collaboration across Injectable Finish Product (IFP)
  • Ensure proper spare parts & maintenance plans are established for production sustainability for new equipment/processes
  • Ensure collaboration across sites & other departments globally
  • Ensure completion of high-level projects
  • Process group responsibilities for new lines/equipment/processes in scope, representing the Clayton site & contributing globally to better/best practices & projects for manufacturing efficiency & compliance
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS or MS in engineering/related field or equivalent combination of experience & education
  • Minimum five (5) years of leadership (direct or indirect) experience in engineering, manufacturing, or maintenance with a preference toward pharmaceutical or other regulated industries
  • Knowledgeable in high-speed, high-speed, automated systems, assembly, or packaging technologies
  • Knowledgeable in finished processing &/or aseptic filling & equipment
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, planning/organizing, managing execution, & revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams
  • Initiative, ability to function independently


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience driving process improvements/design using systematic methodologies, LEAN & Six Sigma strongly preferred
  • Proven project management experience with direct management of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good judgment in decision making; as well as great leadership skills


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Constantly operates a computer & other office equipment using hands
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments, with hearing protection
  • Ability to adjust schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • Ability to travel internationally, as requested
  • Normal office environment & ability to work in production line areas
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction


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.