Supply Chain Engineer

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

This strategic role combines aspects of both supply chain & process improvement. It is responsible for optimizing the NNPILP Supply Chain through data analysis, problem solving and execution of changes including technical improvement projects focused in Planning, Warehousing, Procurement, & Shipping. This role will also serve as a technical expert and lead for Supply Chain for site various projects.



  • Data analysis, problem solving and execution of changes in Planning, Warehousing, Procurement, & Shipping
  • Execute transformation program strategies and projects in collaboration with Supply Chain management
    • Define key activities or improvement projects and propose the associated deadlines.  Including the pre-requisites and interfaces with other projects or programs
    • Secure decision making throughout the program to assure deadlines are met. Adjust and update the programs according to the progress made on the established governance of the program to ensure: Sharing, monitoring, and control of the program
    • Propose risk mitigation actions and communicate and at different levels of the organization
    • Monitoring of the necessary resources needed for execution
  • Leads continuous improvement projects, drive SPS to closure and identify any anomalies that have arisen and identify corrective actions
  • Carry out necessary investigations to optimize/ make operations more reliable
  • Provide engineering design support for Supply Chain facility/equipment changes & additions
  • Serve as the technical expert in Warehouse automation
  • Overseas operational training needs and performs training to ensure standards are met
  • Responsible for investigation & solution of quality problems in department such as: unscheduled events, deviations, etc.
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Required Qualifications

BA/BS degree in Engineering or Supply Chain.


Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of manufacturing, supply chain or logistics experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical environment
  • Project Management experience
  • Proven experience using Lean/Six Sigma methodologies & achieving sustainable process improvements
  • Demonstrated experience in practical problem solving & process improvement methods
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in SAP or equivalent  
  • Experience with robotics and automation
  • Knowledge of US, EU regulations & guidelines, & application of GMP’s
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly in writing & presentations
  • Experience planning, organizing, managing execution, checking results, & revising work plans
  • Strong communication skills across multiple organizational levels


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
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Handles transport of hazardous materials
  • Occasionally performs critical job functions in extremely cold work environments
  • 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 work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation
  • Ability to adjust work schedule to work with colleagues in other international time zones
  • Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. You will be required to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine card at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment


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.