Manufacturing Supervisor (2nd shift)

Facility:  Manufacturing

West Lebanon, NH, US

About the Department     

Site New Hampshire, located in West Lebanon, is where Novo Nordisk’s life-saving treatments are brought to life. Our manufacturing facility produces a global supply of our hemophilia and growth hormone product lines, as well as our next generation of cutting-edge medications. It’s not your average production site – it’s a tight-knit, supportive community working together to contribute to a better tomorrow for our patients. Ethics and quality are held in the highest regard, and a patient-focused mindset guides everything we do. We’re looking for individuals who are self-starters with a strong work ethic to join our team. At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources and mentorship to grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position

Come join our growing team! Novo Nordisk in New Hamsphire is looking for Supervisor to join our 2nd Shift (2:30pm - 11pm) to lead our night shift manufacturing operations. This position is responsible for partnering with our planning team to organize production schedule as well the training and development of the night shift team. We are a GMP manufacturing facility and this position requires strict adherence to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), established manufacturing practices and procedures, and compliance with Quality regulations and guidelines.



Reports to: Director of Manufacturing 


Number of subordinates with direct/indirect referral: 6


Essential Functions

  • Oversees and supervises all manufacturing activities within the department
  • Reviews, trains and develops Manufacturing Technicians in applicable department
  • Prepares documentation associated with the job duties of applicable department
  • Assures operations and practices comply with established procedures and records
  • Assures in-process tests are performed in accordance with standard procedures
  • Provides input during Health Authority inspections
  • Acquires technical expertise on the function and control of applicable department equipment and techniques related to job function, and regulatory requirements for the operation of the area
  • Support evaluation, specification, installation, and validation of new manufacturing equipment as needed
  • Maintains validated systems and re-validates existing systems in accordance validation procedures
  • Incorporates value improvement programs and new processes from Product Support, Engineering, EH&S, and OE as directed
  • Serves as project member or project leader on improvement programs as needed
  • Supports manufacturing activities in other departments as instructed by manager
  • Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes
  • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and 10 Essentials in all activities and interactions with others


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required. The ability to finger, balance, climb, stoop, stand, and walk. The ability to speak, listen, and understand verbal and written communication. While performing this job employee work involves sitting most of the time with walking and standing required only occasionally. This position may lift up to 10 pounds frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Visual acuity to perform close activities such as: reading, writing, and analyzing; and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations. The working environment includes a variety of physical conditions including: noise, close proximity to moving parts and equipment, and exposure to chemicals; atmospheric conditions including: odors, fumes, and dust.


Novo Nordisk requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by December 8, 2021.  As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. You will be required to upload an image of your COVID-19 vaccine card at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment.


Development of People

Ensure that reporting personnel have individual development plans (IDP), with annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process. Ensure that the IDP forms include completed learning and aspiration plans and are in place for all reporting personnel to enable the achievement of goals and capability to assume increased levels of responsibility. Manage the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, and Novo Nordisk Way.



  • Education and Certifications
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Work Experience
    • Three (3) years manufacturing or process development experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Knowledge of bioprocessing and GMPs is essential
    • Ability to lead people and projects is required
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in teams also required


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.