Project Manager 1 - Product & Optimization Projects - OFP

Facility:  Manufacturing

Durham, NC, US

About the Department

For almost 100 years, Novo Nordisk has been tackling the unmet medical needs of people living with serious chronic diseases, such as diabetes. Being part of Novo Nordisk, we offer our employees life-changing careers and the opportunity to improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world. 


Working at our Oral Finished Products (OFP) tableting facility in Durham, NC you will help meet the growing demand for our treatments, specifically supporting innovative oral treatments for patients with type 2 diabetes. 


Our facility sits on 194,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment and we currently employ approximately 75 passionate and committed employees working across Bulk Production, Packaging, Warehouse, Business Support, QC and QA. 


Join OFP Site Durham and help us make a difference for the people who rely on our products every day. Here, you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry. Are you ready for a life-changing career?


Position Purpose

Execute assigned non-investment projects across any NNPII business units within cost, quality, and schedule requirements.



  • Responsible for development and execution of projects as assigned in according with the steering group requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring project plan accomplishes time, quality, impact and cost objectives
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting project progress
  • Responsible for communications to management and other stakeholders
  • Assist with any training required of personnel supporting the project
  • Other accountabilities as assigned


Desired Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in engineering, business, related technical field or 5-7 years of project/change management experience in a pharmaceutical, manufacturing, or business environment
  • 2-5 years proven project/change management skills in a manufacturing facility
  • Ability to work in both technical and non-technical areas.  Knowledgeable in GMP concepts. Understanding of product documentation and standard operating procedures. Ability to create and manage work plans and detailed project schedules. Demonstrated team leadership, collaboration and project management ability
  • Proven expertise in planning/organizing, managing execution and revising the work plan for cross functional project teams. Meets objectives demonstrating strong change management skills


Physical & Other Requirements

  • Minimal lifting required. Requires ability to move throughout the facility in the performance of duties in proximity of process equipment and areas
  • Ability to work hours necessary to support production and /or maintenance activities; up to 10% international travel may be required


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.