Project Scheduling Area Specialist - Primavera

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.


Position Purpose

Support schedule requirements for all PMO projects to ensure all activities are incorporated and resources are aligned. Assist with aligning project activities during planned maintenance outages.



  • Project leader capable of crashing project schedules & communicating risks to meet overall deadlines
  • Provide PM support during planning and execution phases of projects
  • Support semi-annual plant outages to help avoid conflicts of scheduled activities
  • Create & maintain project schedule templates to ensure standardization across projects
  • Provides guidance to Project Managers on creating detailed project schedules
  • Perform all work in accordance with applicable SOPs, cGMPs, corporate standards, state and federal laws/regulations
  • Act as an SME/Owner for OnePlan and MS Project software
  • Coordinate with Project Managers in the execution of project activities
  • Assist Project Mangers with identifying and aligning resource allocations
  • Responsible for information exchange related to project schedule activities
  • Responsible for communications to management and other pertinent stakeholders
  • Assist with training new employees on OnePlan and MS Project
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BS Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of proven experience in a pharmaceutical environment as part of a project team
  • Minimum of three (3) years proven experience with scheduling projects & expert knowledge of industry standard scheduling software (i.e. MS Project and Primavera)


Desired Qualifications

  • PMP Certification
  • Understanding standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical change management (i.e. commissioning, qualification, & validation)
  • Understanding of projects related to manufacturing facilities, equipment, and IT systems
  • Expert level of understanding of MS OnePlan
  • Proven expertise in planning/organizing, managing execution, and revising schedules involving cross functional teams


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 loud noise environments, with hearing protection
  • Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction
  • Requires ability to move throughout facility in the performance of duties in proximity of process equipment and areas
  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • 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.


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.