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Senior Manager - Capabilities NNI Employee Experience

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Jun 25, 2024

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Administration, Management
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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About the Department                                                                                                                                    

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?


This role is based out of Plainsboro, NJ with a hybrid schedule of 3 days/week in the Plainsboro office.


The Position

The purpose of the Senior Manager of Capabilities, NNI Employee Experience role is to proactively develop and manage learning curriculum of medium complexity within assigned areas of responsibility. The goal is to help evolve and scale Enterprise leadership capabilities for emerging, new, in-role, and senior leaders. Performance consult with stakeholders to assess gaps & needs and propose solutions that build and evolve leadership capabilities. Will be responsible for curriculum and program management to proactively build and evolve prioritized capabilities in pursuit of measurable business outcomes across the enterprise. The learning solutions developed should be innovative and meet the needs of the modern professional and learner.



Reports to the Assocaite Director, Enterprise Capabilities NNI Employee Experience. Collaborates closely with key Employee Experience, P&O, Home Office, Global P&O, and Field personnel. Partners closely with Mid-level management within the business units. Interacts with Enterprise-wide stakeholders regarding NNI training needs and proposed initiatives. External relationships may include interaction with various outside partners to support In-House and Field NNI Employee Experience needs and/or facilitation. Requires matrix team influence to completion of desired project outcome (project core team, business sponsor, training sponsor, stakeholders, client group(s) etc).


Essential Functions

  • With alignment from the Assocaite Director, Capabilities – NNI Employee Experience, build and manage assigned curricula & measurement strategies within (med. complex curriculum and/or asset build)
  • Effectively establish, deepen, and sustain key relationships with divisional learning team, HRBPs, and business SMEs to understand their business needs and related performance gaps
  • Lead collaborative efforts with stakeholders to define desired performance outcomes
  • Performance consult with stakeholders to assess gaps & needs and propose/develop/deliver learning solutions that build and evolve leadership capabilities aligned with NAO priorities
  • Deliver world-class learning experiences with a business owner mindset, prioritizing measurement, innovation, and scalability while making clear choices along the way
  • 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
  • Follow & execute established department SOPs
  • All components of program management for learning initiatives of med complexity
  • Matrix program management and learning administration responsibilities supporting Associate Director-led Enterprise initiatives

    Physical Requirements

    20-30% overnight travel required.



  • A bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of 7 years training experience preferred. Prior applicable Novo Nordisk experience will apply
  • Previous management/supervisory experience a plus
  • Experience leading and program managing learning curriculum of medium complexity.  Proficiency in the enterprise-wide functions and project management preferred
  • Experience designing, developing, and executing Enterprise-Wide Leadership development programs
  • Strong executive presence, communication, and cross-collaboration skills, with the ability to work across multiple teams and layers of leadership, including the ability and flexibility working across a matrixed team
  • Excellent interpersonal/presentation/facilitation/communication skills
  • Proven experience in both change management and change leadership
  • Ability to lead oneself with excellent emotional intelligence
  • Experience managing a working group across multiple Lines of Business and across multiple levels of stakeholders
  • Strong project management skills required
  • Vendor management experience 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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