Training & Development Lead API

Facility:  Human Resource Management

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. Working at our Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) manufacturing facility, you will help meet the growing demand for our treatments. Novo Nordisk expects to double production of diabetes and obesity products over the next decade; we have recently completed construction of a 825,000 sq. ft diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) plant in Clayton, NC. Our new API facility houses the fermentation, recovery and purification of GLP1 ingredients for Novo Nordisk’s innovative oral products. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry. Are you ready for a life-changing career?

Position Purpose

To design, deliver & evaluate training sessions within the Operational Training Standard framework.  Create & design training programs in line with business objectives that support ramp up & operational objectives. Communicate data & metrics that inform & support the progress of directors, managers & teams.



  • Serves as the training expert in assigned area. Partners directly with track director & managers to identify training needs & then work to create the training strategy
  • Works across different areas of the business to align on approaches to training & shares resources
  • Sets priorities of training needs to ensure the business reaches the targets for the year. Reviews training & development records, identifying training needs & gaps
  • Implements training schedules for all employees, establishing review dates & further training in line with the employee’s role
  • Partners with managers to review learning & development interventions for technical competencies, leadership development & personal development
  • Identifies, sources & arranges internal & external training to address competency gaps
  • Conducts and/or coordinates training for partnered area
  • Facilitates workshops
  • Assists as a subject matter expert (SME) in application of established technical training processes
  • Leads or participates in training development workshops locally or globally
  • Presents technical training using a variety of instructional techniques tools & programs aligned with internal & external best practices, while seeking continuous improvement
  • Establishes & drives usage of training tracking & escalation processes in alignment with PS@ShopFloor
  • Monitors & evaluates the effectiveness of training & development delivered
  • Follows all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Partners with SOP/JI authors to assess training needs & authors Job Training Plans
  • Supports organization in inspection readiness
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or industry equivalent experience within training department
  • 5-7 years of instruction, training development or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of principles & methods for curriculum & training design, teaching & instruction for individuals & groups & the measurement of training effects
  • Ability to read, write & understand complicated product, equipment & OEM documentation & standard operating procedures with great attention to detail
  • Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel


Desired Qualifications

  • MA/MS degree preferred
  • 1 year of experience in a regulated industry required. GMP regulated manufacturing environment preferred
  • Experience with ISOtrain
  • Able to organize, coordinate & track multiple tasks & events & to work in an orderly & methodical manner
  • Able to design, format & generate intelligible, accurate & timely reports
  • Able to effectively prioritize assignments & responsibilities. Able to visually depict information & data to support & facilitate decision-making


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to work in & around an active construction site
  • Able to work with hazardous materials & chemicals
  • Corrected vision to 20/30
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. with assistance
  • Able to work extended hours to support manufacturing operations
  • Able to move throughout the facility to interact with other employees in the normal office & manufacturing environment
  • Able to travel internationally occasionally



Relocation is available for this role.


At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status


Millions rely on us 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. 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.