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Associate Director - Capabilities NNI Employee Experience

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
May 11, 2024

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Imagine being a part of a team committed to helping people defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions. Here at Novo Nordisk, we seek out opportunities to contribute to healthier communities and better lives for all people. And, that’s what you’ll gain by joining Novo Nordisk’s People & Organization team. Our P&O team is passionate about their purpose – enabling business success the Novo Nordisk Way by turning the Company’s business strategy into an actionable workforce strategy. A strategy which captures the entire employee life-cycle.  At Novo Nordisk, you will join an inclusive team of diverse talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.  Are you ready?


The Position

The Associate Director of Capabilities, NNI Employee Experience will proactively lead/execute the development of medium to high complexity learning curriculum within assigned areas of responsibility, including individual contributor, 1st line leader, and 2nd line leader development.  This will get accomplished under the leadership of the Director, Capabilities, and business sponsors within the curriculum. This individual will performance consult with client groups to assess business gaps and propose solutions within. Will be responsible to proactively help build and evolve prioritized capabilities in pursuit of measurable business outcomes across the enterprise. Learning solution development should be innovative, while meeting the needs of the modern professional and learner.



Reports to the Director, Capabilities NNI Employee Experience. Closely collaborates with all levels of management within the business units, when sponsoring or serving as SMEs. Interacts with Enterprise wide Leadership regarding NNI training needs and proposed initiatives. Partners closely with Global colleagues (i.e. P&O, Medical, Global Product Directors, etc.). External relationships may include interaction with various outside partners to support In-House and Field L&D needs and/or facilitation. Ownership of National Strategic L&D Initiatives require matrix team leadership to completion of desired project outcome (project core team, business sponsor, training sponsor, stakeholders, client group(s) etc.).


Essential Functions

  • With alignment from the Director, Capabilities – NNI Employee Experience, build and manage assigned curricula & measurement strategies within (mid-high complex curriculum and/or asset build to support individual contributor, 1st line leader, and 2nd line leader development)
  • Effectively establish, deepen, and sustain key relationships with divisional learning team, senior level managers and business SMEs to understand their business needs and related performance gaps
  • Lead collaborative efforts with stakeholders to define desired performance outcomes; provide feedback and coaching on issues related to learning programs and policies
  • Through performance consulting, identify performance needs and gaps and facilitate delivery of learning solutions to the business, when appropriate
  • Monitor, analyze, interpret, and report internal trends; make recommendations for learning solutions for the division or function, as appropriate
  • Liaise and partner within NNI Employee Experience, Capabilities Leads, HRBPs and Global P&O colleagues to design, develop, curate, co-create learning solutions, as needed
  • Liaise and partner with business management leads to ensure relevance and value of curriculum and successful learning outcomes
  • Engage in tactical vendor management
  • Adhere to content management strategy and create awareness of asset development within Employee Experience

    Physical Requirements

    20-30% overnight travel required.



  • A Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 8 years training experience. Prior applicable Novo Nordisk experience will apply.
  • Experience with leading enterprise-wide curriculum, capabilities and learning & development experience required. Proficiency in the enterprise-wide functions and project management highly preferred.
  • Design/development experience required.  Leader development experience required.
  • Strong executive presence required - ability to impact, influence and interact with senior business leaders and partners.
  • Strong cross-functional leader and communicator required.
  • Strong strategic and business analysis skills required.
  • Strong project management skills required.

    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.


    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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