Posted to MedZilla on 3/25/2017

Novo Nordisk

US-NC, Project Manager I - PMO Job 393619800A0-MZ


Requisition ID 45407BR
Title Project Manager I - PMO
Job Category Project Management
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.

Position Purpose: Support Head of Project Management Office (PMO) in driving key priorities across the project organization, including supporting Senior Leadership Team on execution & in initiating & maturing initiatives until line-of-business can assume ownership. Act as sparring partner to more junior PMO colleagues. Complete assigned projects & project tasks within cost, quality & schedule requirements.

Support executive decision making (Senior Leadership Team, Steering Group) including preparation & follow up on actions.
Drive key ongoing project priorities such as development of Operating Model, Project Governance, contract negotiations, etc.
Drive & support cross project activities by coordinating with Senior Leadership Team members & Project Managers regarding communication, cross project activities etc.
Initiate, develop & lead initiatives until line-of-business can take over responsibility for setting up reporting, dashboards, planning exercises, etc.
Lead preparation of team events such as all-staff off sites & Senior Leadership Team off sites.
Lead decision making activities & provide flexible ad hoc support with short notice.
Perform all work in accordance with applicable SOPs, cGMPs, corporate standards, state & federal laws/regulations.
Responsible for adherence to mechanism for monitoring project progress, intervention & problem solving with other line managers or personnel.
Responsible for communications to management & other units.
Other duties as assigned.

BA/BS in engineering, economics, business management, project management, or related field.
Alternatively equivalent combination of education & experience. MA/MS degree preferred.

5-8 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent consulting experience.
3-5 years proven experience in project management, preferably within Tier 1 management consulting, project management of large construction projects or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Technical/Process/Functional Knowledge:
Understanding of complicated project execution plans, documentation & standard operating procedures with attention to high-level concepts.
Understanding of manufacturing facilities, equipment, & maintenance is an advantage.
Experience with executive level communications & stakeholder management.
Basic understanding of contractual documents & ability to create work plans & detailed project schedules.
Excellent Excel & PowerPoint skills required.

Physical & Other Requirements:
Ability to work in & around an active construction site during project phase.
Ability to move throughout the facility in the performance of duties in proximity of process equipment & areas.
Ability to work hours necessary & according to process needs.

Department DAPI US - PMO
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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