Novo Nordisk
Join us as we drive change to combat serious chronic diseases.
Clayton, NC, USA
Hybrid

Project Manager II - IT & Auto - API

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About the Department
At Novo Nordisk, we are helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. 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 newer Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) facility in Clayton, NC sits on 825,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art equipment, and houses the Fermentation, Recovery and Purification in the production of ingredients for Novo Nordisk's innovative oral products. At API, 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
Responsible for project management activities related to the various projects within API US IT Automation. Tasks include the oversight of the scope, design, budget & schedule for the various projects in the portfolio. Manage the deliverables & personnel within the project to ensure project objectives are met as they relate to cost, quality & delivery.
Relationships
Senior Manager, IT Automation API.
Essential Functions

  • Responsible for executing IT Automation projects of various complexities within a GMP manufacturing setting at API-US
  • Follows all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Manages the triple constraints of budget, timeline & scope to meet expectations of both customers & management
  • Responsible for adherence to mechanism for monitoring project progress, intervention & problem solving with other line managers or personnel
  • Responsible for leading project teams of various expertise to complete end to end project execution
  • Collaborates extensively with cross functional work package owners to ensure tasks & requirements are communicated & followed up on
  • Adjusts priorities to multiple demands & unanticipated events; demonstrates flexibility in response to changing circumstances
  • Responsible for communications to management & other pertinent units
  • Assists with any training required of personnel supporting the project
  • Ensure that installation, troubleshooting, qualification & validation of equipment meets all commitments laid out by the overall project
  • Responsible for development & execution of projects identified as process needs & improvement opportunities
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned


Physical Requirements
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.)
Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related technical field required
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in IT Automation required
  • Minimum of five (5) years manufacturing experience in a pharmaceutical environment preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years proven project management skills required
  • Excellent technical writing & oral communication skills & excellent presentation & facilitation skills required
  • Expert knowledge in being a project team leader with excellent negotiation & conflict resolutions skills preferred
  • Capable of establishing & communicating high standards & expectations for performance & holding team members accountable for results preferred
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization required
  • Ability to operate with a high level of autonomy & authority preferred
  • Strong analytical/reasoning, organizational & multi-tasking skills required
  • High level understanding of infrastructure services & manufacturing automation systems required
  • Expert in cGMP documentation practice & understanding of change control processes preferred
  • Expert understanding of validation/system development life cycle approach preferred
  • Basic computer skills including experience in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc required
  • Organization/Planning: Proven expertise in planning/organizing managing execution & revising the work plan for cross functional project teams. Meets objectives demonstrating strong change management skills 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

Culture
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
Diversity
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)
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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