Manager, Supply Chain Project

Facility:  Supply Chain and Procurement

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

Lead & direct the full value chain for supply & logistics Site Capacity project activities, to include aligning organization structure to support the development of the supply chain system in alignment with global project guidelines & processes. Drive the creation & revisions of policies & procedures within Site Clayton IFP to guarantee the site capacity project establishes world class delivery to external customers as well as ensuring internal customers have access to the materials as needed while continuously improving quality & cost. Drive & support an innovative team mindset to develop employee competencies & capabilities to ensure expectations from all customers/stakeholders (internal & external) are met/exceeded.



  • Coaching & mentoring of direct reports & overall people management responsibility for supply chain project planning & logistics
  • Coordinate the daily activities of the project Logistics/Supply Chain team, in compliance with established guidelines (Quality, procurement, security, documentation, etc.)
  • Ensure effective supply plans are created in compliance with policy/procedures
  • Evaluate proposed process plans & validate against the Project Master Plan in collaboration with relevant department/SMEs
  • Participate in the establishment & monitoring of the operating & investment budgets of the project for assigned area of responsibility
  • Set up monitoring & analysis tools for all team activities (organization, budget, security, improvement, documentation, audits, etc.) & monitor performance measurement indicators
  • Ensure effective reporting to various stakeholders (project managers, team, site, group, external, etc.)
  • Work in close collaboration with the technical & operational services of the site, IFP & PS, to ensure that the decisions are effectively communicated
  • Manage & resolve any Supply Chain issues that may arise during project
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BS/BA degree in supply chain management, engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in supply chain management, production planning or related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of leadership/management/supervisory experience in manufacturing or maintenance with a preference toward a pharmaceutical or other regulated industry environment
  • Proven process improvement & problem-solving skills
  • Strong LEAN & Flow skills
  • Good at planning, coordinating & prioritizing activities in order to ensure optimal use of resources in the department
  • Good negotiation, communication & collaboration skills


Desired Qualifications

  • MA/MS degree in a directly relevant field or an MBA preferred
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills; ability to communicate across cultural barriers
  • Process understanding of Novo Nordisk production processes, including: Filling, Formulation, Inspection, Assembly & Packaging, as well as support processes such as maintenance, calibration, validation, Quality Control & Quality Assurance
  • Ability to relate to people in a diverse & international environment
  • Ability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously


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.