Senior Manager - Capabilities NNI Employee Experience

Facility:  Human Resource Management

Plainsboro, NJ, US

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Imagine being a part of a team committed to helping people defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions. Here at Novo Nordisk, we seek out opportunities to contribute to healthier communities and better lives for all people. And, that’s what you’ll gain by joining Novo Nordisk’s People & Organization team. Our P&O team is passionate about their purpose – enabling business success the Novo Nordisk Way by turning the Company’s business strategy into an actionable workforce strategy. A strategy which captures the entire employee life-cycle.  At Novo Nordisk, you will join an inclusive team of diverse talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.  Are you ready?


For this particular opening, the candidate must physically be located within commutable distance of the company's Plainsboro, NJ facility to be considered.


The Position

The purpose of the Senior (Sr.) Manager of Capabilities, Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI) Employee Experience role is to proactively develop and manage learning curriculum of medium complexity within assigned areas of responsibility. The goal is to help evolve and scale Enterprise leadership capabilities for emerging, new, in-role, and senior leaders. Performance consult with stakeholders to assess gaps & needs and propose solutions that build and evolve leadership capabilities. Will be responsible for curriculum and program management to proactively build and evolve prioritized capabilities in pursuit of measurable business outcomes across the enterprise. The learning solutions developed should be innovative and meet the needs of the modern professional and learner.



Reports to the Director, Capabilities NNI Employee Experience. Collaborates closely with key Employee Experience, P&O, Home Office, Global P&O, and Field personnel. Partners closely with Mid-level management within the business units. Interacts with Enterprise-wide stakeholders regarding NNI training needs and proposed initiatives. External relationships may include interaction with various outside partners to support In-House and Field NNI Employee Experience needs and/or facilitation.  Requires matrix team influence to completion of desired project outcome (project core team, business sponsor, training sponsor, stakeholders, client group(s) etc.)


Essential Functions

  • With alignment from the Director, Capabilities – NNI Employee Experience, build and manage assigned curricula & measurement strategies within (med. complex curriculum and/or asset build)
  • Effectively establish, deepen, and sustain key relationships with divisional learning team, HRBPs, and business SMEs to understand their business needs and related performance gaps
  • Lead collaborative efforts with stakeholders to define desired performance outcomes
  • Performance consult with stakeholders to assess gaps & needs and propose/develop/deliver learning solutions that build and evolve leadership capabilities aligned with NAO priorities
  • Deliver world-class learning experiences with a business owner mindset, prioritizing measurement, innovation, and scalability while making clear choices along the way
  • Monitor, analyze, interpret, and report internal trends; make recommendations for learning solutions for the division or function, as appropriate
  • Liaise and partner within NNI Employee Experience, Capabilities Leads, HRBPs and Global P&O colleagues to design, develop, curate, co-create learning solutions, as needed
  • Liaise and partner with business management leads to ensure relevance and value of curriculum and successful learning outcomes
  • Engage in tactical vendor management
  • Adhere to content management strategy and create awareness of asset development within Employee Experience
  • Follow & execute established department SOPs
  • All components of program management for learning initiatives of med complexity
  • Matrix program management and learning administration responsibilities supporting Associate Director-led Enterprise initiatives


Physical Requirements

Approximately 20-30% overnight travel.


Development of People




  • A bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of 8+ years training experience preferred. Prior applicable Novo Nordisk experience will apply
  • Previous management/supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience designing, developing, and executing Enterprise-Wide Leadership development programs
  • Experience both leading and program managing Enterprise-Wide learning curriculum of medium complexity
  • Strong executive presence, communication, and cross-collaboration skills, with the ability to work across multiple teams and layers of leadership, including the ability and flexibility working across a matrixed team
  • Excellent interpersonal/presentation/facilitation/communication skills
  • Proven experience in both change management and change leadership
  • Ability to lead oneself with excellent emotional intelligence
  • Experience managing a working group across multiple Lines of Business and across multiple levels of stakeholders
  • Strong project management skills required
  • Vendor management experience 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.


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