Warehouse Operator I

Facility:  Business Support & Administration

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 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 NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  Our legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.


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

Perform all aspects of warehousing requirements for NNPII regarding the General Warehouse & Cold Storage, functioning as part of a high-performance work team.



Manager, Supply Chain & Logistics Support.


Essential Functions

  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Inventory Control of newly received components/materials to include placing in locations
  • Material requisitions & staging area replenishment
  • Physical & system transfers of semi-finished & finished product
  • Pull Samples upon request
  • Physical inventory to include cycle counts & annual inventory counts
  • Look-up & reorder of inventory & plant supplies
  • Preparation & shipping of finished product
  • Load/unload trailers
  • System knowledge in Prism/AS400/SAP. Utilization of system transactions to transfer material, & inventory adjustments
  • Daily inspections of the forklifts, warehouse, cold rooms, & freezer
  • Maintain up to date training status


Physical Requirements

Moves equipment &/or supplies weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions. Ability to do close precision work with their hands. Must be able to remain in a stationary position (sitting and standing) 50% of the time. May required corrected vision to 20/25 based on role. May require color vision based on role. Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder. May be required to work at elevated heights. Occasionally works around odorous &/or hazardous materials.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Ability to read, write legibly, & understand all department documentation required
  • Training or experience to demonstrate an understanding of the risks inherent to the processing, handling & storage of hazardous materials required
  • Minimum 1 yr. warehouse experience, preferably in a GMP warehouse or pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Basic math skills including knowledge of metric system preferred
  • Computer competencies required basic Microsoft knowledge: Outlook, Power point & Word; experience with a computerized inventory system such as SAP a plus preferred
  • Good written & verbal communication skills preferred
  • Training or experience to demonstrated an understanding of the risks inherent to the processing, handling & storage of hazardous materials preferred
  • Ability to operate stand-up & sit-down forklifts preferred
  • Good organizational skills. Ability to execute a work plan & adapt to changes in the schedule a plus


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.