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Date: Oct 10, 2017

Location: Clayton, NC, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

Requisition ID 50118BR
Title Sr Manager, Operations - Fermentation
Job Category Manufacturing
Job Description Your Groundbreaking Journey

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 90 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 and improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

To help meet the growing demand for our diabetes treatment, Novo Nordisk expects to double production of diabetes drugs over the next decade. Novo Nordisk is currently building a new diabetes API plant in Clayton, NC next to our existing facility that employs 800 people. The new plant will initially employ 700 employees to produce the active ingredients for a new diabetes oral treatment and a range of other diabetes drugs.

Novo Nordisk is currently seeking top talent for this green field project and eventual operations. This once in a life-time career opportunity is ideal for manufacturing professionals who not only understand the operational complexities of manufacturing but also have the desire and drive to help us design and build. Here you will work with the best manufacturing professionals in the industry, while learning and taking part in the plant design.

Sr. Manager, Operations-Fermentation

Position Purpose:
Responsible for facilitating project execution in general & project controls in particular. Lead tactical & long-term production processes & strategic activities to drive project & operational deliverables. Contribute to a positive, constructive & ambitious work environment in department leadership team as well as in own area of responsibility. Manage operational aspects of the Project to include cost, quality, & schedule requirements. Build & maintain the operations team. Lead strategic activities to drive operational performance & process/technical improvements ensuring standardization across shift teams. Ensure engagement, motivation & development of employees in team.


* Drive a safe workplace culture, ensuring safety & environmental requirements are met.
* Ensure robust processes are in place to exceed all quality objectives, specifications & requirements.
* Drive project performance to meet business & stakeholder needs.
* Elimination of issues & build simplicity into the processes.
* Alignment of process activities with lead time targets.
* Set direction by developing transparent process objectives based on site goals.
* Drive process performance to meet business & customer needs.
* Drive operational standardization & collaboration across shift teams, departments & DAPI DK.
* Provide strategic resource planning to operating the process in a cLEAN® way.
* Coach, develop, & engage direct reports, focusing on the NNWay essentials.
* Integration of quality & business ethics into decisions.
* Process confirmation of project & process standards.
* Drive project & process standardization & collaboration across shift teams & departments.
* Other accountabilities as assigned.

Education: MANDATORY
BA/BS in Science, Engineering or Business with an advanced degree preferred.

Experience: MANDATORY
Minimum of 8 years of leadership/management/supervisory experience in engineering, manufacturing, maintenance with a preference toward pharmaceutical industries.

Technical/Process/Functional Knowledge: MANDATORY
Knowledgeable in the following: API processes in general, fermentation processes in particular. Experience driving process improvements/design using systematic methodologies. Lean & Six Sigma strongly preferred. Strong business understanding & self-leadership is mandatory.

Organization/Planning: Proven expertise in mentoring & staff development, change management, planning & organizing, managing execution & revising work plans for complex issues addressed by cross functional teams.

Leadership: Sets direction, manages expectations & motivates staff to drive performance & achieve goals

Physical & Other Requirements:
* Ability to work in & around an active construction site during project phase.
* Ability to work in & out of the manufacturing facility.
* Ability to work hours necessary to support shift production.
* Ability to travel internationally.
* Ability to attain clean room gowning certification.
At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status.

Department DAPI US - Fermentation
Position Location US - Clayton, NC
City Clayton
State/Provinces US - NC

At Novo Nordisk, we know that driving change on a global level and improving treatment outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases begins here at home. That's why we make an unmatched commitment to our employees, our families and our communities. That means outstanding rewards, industry-leading training programs, and an environment that supports you to achieve your goals at every level. It's all part of the Novo Nordisk Way. It includes our Vision and our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line principle – helping us find the right balance between compassion and competitiveness

With a career at Novo Nordisk, you’ll feel a difference right from the start. It’s a sense of inspiration and mobility that comes from a shared belief in driving positive change for people, families, and communities everywhere. Congratulations on taking your first step!

Novo Nordisk is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Novo Nordisk will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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