21 days old

Director, Human Resources (People and Organization)

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, LP
Clayton, North Carolina 27527
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

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.

Position Purpose: 
Support building of new organization that will manufacture first active pharmaceutical ingredients for Novo Nordisk produced in USA. Position will strive to design organization, attract talent, train & develop leaders & define processes & standards. Direct the People & Organization team to provide strategic & tactical Human Resources services & solutions to support business in the employee life cycle. Identify facilitate, support & coach leadership team.


  • Set Human Resources strategy for the success of the project & site. 
  • Develop organization & capabilities needed 
  • Develop & implement programs to continuously improve the employee life cycle: attraction, deployment, development, performance, rewards, & exit.
  • Drive internal & external communications. Provide expert advice & counsel to site management for P&O processes.
  • Establish & continuously improve programs, practices, policies which serve the needs of the business, the needs of employees, Serve as a company spokesperson & representative to external 
  • Follow all safety & environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities as assigned.

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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.


Education: MANDATORY 

  • MA/MS in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education & experience.
  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM -CP/SHRM-SCP certification preferred.

Experience: MANDATORY

  • Minimum of 10-15 years of broad human resources management experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Requires minimum of 5 years of direct management experience.

Technical/Process/Functional Knowledge: MANDATORY 

  • Excellent working knowledge of all functional areas within Human Resources, including training in regulated environments & relevant employment law at the federal, state & local level, including Affirmative Action requirements. 
  • Outstanding written, verbal & public speaking skills. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in coaching, facilitation & communication.

Organization/Planning: MANDATORY 

  • Outstanding organization & planning skills & development of meaningful objectives & action plans to support stakeholders.

Project Management: PREFERRED

  • Proven ability to lead organizational change from project to operational readiness. 
  • Experience with transforming cultures through change management & organizational development.

Physical & Other Requirements:

  • Normal office environment & ability to move throughout the facility to interact with employees in their work areas. 
  • Requires flexibility to work whatever hours are required for execution of duties of a 24/7 operation, including nights & weekends.
  • Overseas & domestic travel required. 


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