Shift Manager - Night Shift

Facility:  Manufacturing

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 Diabetes Finished Products (DFP) 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 DFP, 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 DFP, 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, coach, and mentor shift process teams to execute production plans in order to meet quality, customer and business objectives.



  • Create a safe, productive, and engaging workplace
  • Promote adherence to all quality objectives, specifications, and requirements
  • Coach and mentor work cell leaders, operations area specialists, quality improvement specialists, process team members & technical area specialists, as applicable
  • Provide direction, prioritization, and motivation for all shift team members
  • Responsible for management of people for all shift team members (personnel issues, employment decisions, vacation planning, etc.)
  • Perform process confirmation of standards to ensure compliance
  • Collaborate across shift teams to share, standardize, and continuously improve
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education & industry equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven Leadership/Supervisory experience or for internal candidates, successful completion of NN leadership talent development program (ie: GROW)
  • Experience utilizing process improvement or Lean manufacturing tools, or Six Sigma methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience using systematic approaches to problem solving and decision making


Desired Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of Aseptic Processing experience (Aseptic Production only)
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing industry, FDA regulated preferred
  • Ability to read, write and understand complicated product documentation and standard operating procedures with attention to detail
  • Computer expertise in the following applications: MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, PLCs, PAS-X
  • Proven expertise in planning/organizing, setting priority, managing execution, checking results, and revising the work plan


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Occasionally moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Routinely operates & inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Must be ability to be on your feet for up to a 12-hour shift
  • Corrected Vision to 20/30
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment & can work atop elevated positions
  • Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves
  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • Occasionally positions self within confined spaces for inspection, repair & maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • Ability to attain clean room gowning certification & work with hazardous materials, including sanitants (Aseptic Production only)
    • Novo Nordisk requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021. Please confirm that you are fully vaccinated, are willing to be fully vaccinated prior to starting employment, or that you are seeking a reasonable accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. 


This position is not eligible for sponsorship at this time. 

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.