Novo Nordisk
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Clayton, NC, USA

Project Manager 2 - FFEx - Material Handling (Work Package Owner)

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About the Department
You will be joining Fill & Finish Expansions (FFEx), which is responsible for all major expansion activities within aseptic production, solid dosage forms, finished products, fill & finish warehousing, and QC across all production areas in Product Supply. The area is anchored in Product Supply, Quality & IT, which globally employ approx. 20,000 of Novo Nordisk's 50,000 employees.
FFEx is a newly established and growing area with the responsibility to design, plan, and build all new aseptic filling capacity across Novo Nordisk to serve the needs of millions of patients. We do it by rethinking our production facilities with the use of modern technology, as we are setting the standards for the aseptic production of the future. Facilities designed today which we will still be proud of 20 years from now. FF Expansions has a global approach, where you will be working with multiple sites and cultures across the world.
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
This position will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day capital projects. The scope of projects related can range from scoping of equipment, design, install & qualification planning to a more complex facility modification or even construction. Incumbent will be responsible for ensuring project schedule, scope & budget are adhered to according to approved project plan. This role will also be responsible for generating business cases related to project & presenting to local & global management structures to attain funding & approvals.
Director / Senior Project Manager - Site Capacity Upfit.
Essential Functions

  • Lead / manage the execution of capital projects according to company policies & procedures
  • Creates detailed business case & present to senior management within NN
  • Work with outside design firms to bring projects (equipment &/or building) from conceptual design phase to execution
  • Maintains effective communication & ensure alignment in coordination with multiple project teams
  • Manage major milestones, schedules & monthly cost plans through Clarity PEM process
  • Responsible for stakeholder management & communications to management, project team & other involved units
  • Assist with any training required of personnel supporting the project
  • Coaching & mentoring of project team
  • Responsible for managing project change control process to ensure project remains within defined scope, budget & schedule
  • Tracking of project performance, metrics & KPI's
  • Assist with any training required of personnel supporting the project
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned

Physical Requirements
0-10% overnight travel required. Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction. Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. (% can change on a case-by-case basis based on the role.)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field or equivalent combination of experience & education required
  • Advanced Project Management competencies obtained through relevant PM training or experience preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of engineering experience in facility infrastructure as well as manufacturing experience in a pharmaceutical environment preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of proven project / portfolio management skills with major capital projects preferred
  • Ability to read/review design drawings (CAD) with a basic understanding of P&ID, HVAC, & electrical systems preferred
  • Understanding of complicated product documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts preferred
  • Working knowledge/experience of building & utility equipment preferred
  • Demonstrates functional/business understanding preferred
  • Demonstrates superior written & oral communication skills preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of project management preferred
  • Develops & maintains strong internal relationships preferred
  • Proficiency at problem solving, negotiation, conflict management, & interpersonal skills preferred
  • Demonstrates leadership skills; can act as project lead & lead cross functional project teams in the development & implementation of projects preferred
  • Has the ability to influence others on objectives & projects outcomes preferred
  • Basic understanding of contractual documents & ability to create work plans & detailed project schedules preferred
  • Proven project management experience with direct management of multiple projects simultaneously preferred
  • Proven expertise in mentoring/development, planning/organizing, managing execution, & revising the work plan for complex problems solved by cross functional teams preferred
  • Initiative, ability to function independently preferred
  • Good judgment in decision making as well as very good leadership skills preferred
  • Functions well in team environment preferred

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.

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What are Novo Nordisk Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Team based strategic planning
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
President's club
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Personal development training
Apprenticeship programs

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