Manager, Project Execution Site Capacity

Facility:  General Management and Administration

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 & coordinate the activities of the Site Capacity, Business Support department in support of the expansion program at Novo Nordisk to meet &/or exceed business, regulatory & customer requirements in accordance with the Novo Nordisk Way. This includes providing direction, coaching, management & supervision of team members, internal & external contractors.



  • Establish the foundation for an operational project office supporting all projects within the program
  • Ensure control of investment portfolio projects
  • Ensure cost controls are in place & functioning in accordance with budget & in compliance with all regulatory requirements in collaboration with the IFP-CL Accounting & Finance team
  • Oversee internal & external project services & management. Requires risk-based decision-making to balance between scope/schedule/cost to ensure business needs are met
  • Drive executive stakeholder management & executive level communication to facilitate quick decision-making & resolution. Present key decisions & requests to executive management & investment management
  • Drive global program scheduling & resources allocation
  • Support all procurement-related investments with contract execution end-to-end
  • Support program governance & relation with headquarter team, creating transparency & alignment regarding project execution
  • Policy development within area of responsibility
  • Drive & continuously improve key standards, policies, procedures & controls within the project execution process
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in, engineering, or business
  • Minimum of five (5) years of leadership/management
  • Minimum of five (5) years of project management or consultancy
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, or quality, preferably in a pharmaceutical or other regulated industry


Desired Qualifications

  • MA/MS in, engineering, or business
  • Knowledgeable in systems within pharmaceutical industries to include parenteral drug production
  • Knowledgeable in the effective management required when working in complex organizations & in managing contractors to achieve project goals
  • Knowledge of large CAPEX projects with focus on PMI/Novo Nordisk project management governance an advantage
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, change management, planning/organizing, managing execution
  • Revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Manage relationships with customers, local, corporate management, & external vendors & contractors
  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • 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 loud noise environments, with hearing protection
  • Ability to travel internationally, as requested (up to 10%)
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Ability 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.