Supply Chain Planner

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

Develop production plans and forecast material needs based on customer demand, manufacturing capacities, and lead times; schedule manufacturing lines.



  • Develop and publish production schedules for pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Complete daily Operations Planning tasks in SAP APO
  • Update data in SAP; ensure master data integrity
  • Establish production plans that meet customer demands and reflect an understanding of production capabilities
  • Proactively identify and respond to potential issues affecting supply chain
  • Ensure deliveries of finished products to Customers according to requirements
  • Maintain and develop department procedures according to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP’s)
  • Improve customer feedback through frequent communication with customers
  • Establish strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Implement LEAN and Flow in the plant, proactively, show a LEAN mindset
  • Through high quality communication create transparency of the supply chain
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Supply Chain Management or related field; MBA preferred
  • Able to develop and manage action plans to achieve targets


Desired Qualifications

  • 1-5 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, production planning, or related field or combination of education and relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; good presentation skills
  • Computer skills including experience with Excel and electronic material management systems
  • Familiarity with SAP (APO and ECC)
  • Proven process improvement and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in lean manufacturing


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Passport needed; Some travel overseas required (min 5 weeks per year)


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.