Supply Chain Engineer

Facility:  Supply Chain

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

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.



Manager, Supply Chain/Manager, Warehouse/Sr PM-Site Capacity.


Essential Functions

  • 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


Physical Requirements

Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction. Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. (% can change on a case-by-case basis based on the role.)



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


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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