Manager, Project Management Office - Site Capacity

Facility:  Manufacturing

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 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 NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  Our legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance – effective day one
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products
  • Tuition Assistance – reimbursement up to $10,000 annually 
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Awards


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career.  Are you ready to realize your potential?  Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


The Position

Ownership of Clayton Fill & Finish Expansion (FFEx) business plan and strategy. Provide over-all management and guidance to FFEx department PMs and relevant project activities. Provide vision and direction, as developed by leadership, into actionable steps.



Sr Manager, Project Director.


Essential Functions

  • Ensure group of PMs and CMs and support staff accomplish time, quality, cost and objectives of investment projects and project mission for the FFEx program
  • Establish and maintain project execution standards and systems to successfully execute capital investment projects in line with Novo Nordisk (NN) Project Execution Model (PEM) and the global FFEXP organization
  • Communicate and escalate to management, PPM, and other pertinent units
  • Responsible of training required of personnel supporting the project portfolio for project management process
  • Develop PMs to execute projects that directly support strategic goals for site capacity
  • Identify and develop working relationships with customers at all levels (incl internal engineering, operations teams, and support functions)
  • Ensure effective cost management for all capital projects
  • Support program governance and relation with headquarter team, creating transparency and alignment regarding project execution
  • Contribute and collaborate across all boundaries to challenge project ideas, generate innovation, and optimize execution of projects
  • Work with continuous process improvement via cLEAN® mindset
  • Follow all safety and environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Physical Requirements

Occasionally moves equipment and/or supplies weighing up to thirty-three (33) pounds. Ability to move throughout the facility in the performance of duties in proximity of process equipment & areas. Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment using hands. Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection. Ability to work the hours necessary to support a twenty-four/seven (24/7) continuous manufacturing operation and/or project implementation windows. 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. Ability to travel internationally, up to ten percent (10%) of the time, as requested.


Development of People

Supervisory, ensure that reporting personnel have individual development plans (IDP), with annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process. Ensure that the IDP forms include completed learning and aspiration plans and are in place for all reporting personnel to enable the achievement of goals and capability to assume increased levels of responsibility. Manage the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, and Novo Nordisk Way.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a relevant field of study from an accredited university required
  • Master's degree in Engineering or a relevant field of study from an accredited university preferred
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of leadership/management/project management or consultancy required
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, or quality, preferably in a pharmaceutical or other regulated industry required
  • Knowledge in systems within pharmaceutical industries to include parenteral drug production preferred
  • Knowledge of large CAPEX projects with focus on PMI/Novo Nordisk project management governance an advantage required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Driver for process improvement/design via LEAN, Six Sigma and Systematic Problem Solving (SPS) methodologies required
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, change management, planning/organizing, managing execution, and revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams required
  • Strong collaborative and stakeholder management skills required
  • Proven project management experience with direct management of multiple projects simultaneously, both large and small capital investments required


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.