Process Professional II FFEx- Wash & Sterilization

Facility:  Manufacturing

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department                                                                                                                                               

You will be joining Fill & Finish Expansions (FFEx), which is responsible for all major expansion activities within aseptic production, solid dosage forms, finished products, fill & finish warehousing, and QC across all production areas in Product Supply. The area is anchored in Product Supply, Quality & IT, which globally employ approx. 20,000 of Novo Nordisk’s 50,000 employees.


FFEx is a newly established and growing area with the responsibility to design, plan, and build all new aseptic filling capacity across Novo Nordisk to serve the needs of millions of patients. We do it by rethinking our production facilities with the use of modern technology, as we are setting the standards for the aseptic production of the future. Facilities designed today which we will still be proud of 20 years from now. FF Expansions has a global approach, where you will be working with multiple sites and cultures across the world.


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

• 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

Support people, equipment and processes for our operations areas to meet business and regulatory requirements. Support training for lower-level peers. Demonstrate subject matter expertise in assigned area. Provide process solutions for moderate to high complexity issues. Serve as a back-up as needed for the Sr Process Professional and as a mentor/coach for junior team members.



Manager. The role is responsible for collaborating with stakeholders related to assigned area. Support training for lower-level team members.


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for providing in depth deviation investigations and root cause analysis
  • Drive continuous improvements via Lean tools and Six Sigma methodologies and certifications
  • Responsible for area content and process knowledge
  • Identify and implement process needs and improvement opportunities for moderate to high complexity issues
  • Responsible for periodic reviews and reporting. Involved with collaboration across sites
  • Update and manage area master data and recipes as needed
  • Provide support on defined issues and contributes through application of expertise and knowledge
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Physical Requirements

Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction. Ability to travel up to 20% of the time (% can change on a case-by-case basis based on the role).



  • Bachelor’s degree (engineering, technology or related field of study preferred) from an accredited university required
    • May consider an Associate’s degree (engineering, technology or related field of study preferred ) in technology or related field of study from an accredited university with a minimum of four (4) years of manufacturing experience required, preferably in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
    • May consider a High School Diploma (GED) with a minimum of six (6) years of manufacturing experience required, preferably in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of two (2) years of manufacturing experience required, preferably in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written communication skills required
  • Thorough investigation and systematic problem-solving experience required
  • LEAN manufacturing experience and training required
  • General knowledge of change control systems and Quality Management Systems (QMS) required
  • Relevant electronic manufacturing system experience required (ex: SAP, PAS-X, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning methodologies and ability to use multiple methods to train and coach others preferred
  • General experience with regulatory audits/inspections required
  • Knowledge of relevant master data preferred
  • Validation experience preferred
  • Product transfer (or tech transfer) experience a plus


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.


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