Director - Human Resources
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Human Resources
Specialty Human Resources Assistant
Location 08536, Plainsboro, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
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, thats what youll gain by joining Novo Nordisks Human Resources team. Our HR team is passionate about their purpose enabling business success the Novo Nordisk Way by turning the Companys 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
Acts as a strategic business partner to multiple key functional areas or executive team level units within the company. The HR Business Partner primary role is to focus on strategic business challenges and serve as a valued advisor to key stakeholders and customers by anticipating needs and developing HR solutions that are aligned with business strategies. Responsible for delivering meaningful human capital insights to business leaders and developing and driving the creation of a client-focused People and Workforce Strategy that is linked to business goals, demonstrates increased business impact and sustainability. Responsible for organizational development and effectiveness, talent management and development, change management and resource management for assigned client areas and advocates and champions organizational values and company culture. Utilizes in-depth knowledge of the business and industry to impact and drive decision-making processes; and contribute to the creation and execution of business strategies.

Reports to the Vice President of Human Resources. Multiple internal relationships exist with several senior leadership teams. The position will be partnering closely with HR COEs to deliver optimal HR solutions to business and partnering heavily with assigned business unit management. External relationships include vendors, HR organizations and other professional associations/organizations.

Essential Functions

Organization Development and Effectiveness:

Provide strategic business partnership to the client groups focusing on business challenges and serve as a valued advisor by anticipating needs and trends, developing innovative solutions that are aligned with business strategies to enable future growth, drive organizational scalability and agility
Access and build fit-for-future organization and capability in partnership with business leaders
Develop and execute human capital strategies in leveraging external and internal workforce insights/market & industry HR trends that support organizational goals and provide significant, positive measurable impact on the organization
Establish and track HR metrics that impact organizational efficiencies and performance. Proactively partner with HR COEs to develop solutions to optimize people related end-to end process to support business needs

Talent Management and Development:

Develop and implement innovative talent solutions that link to business strategies, build future fit leader capabilities in partnership with HRCOEs
Creates an inclusive learning environment to accelerate employee and people leaders development, creating opportunities for talent reaching their full potential
Assess and build diverse leadership bench strength and accelerate talent pipeline development and readiness in partnership with business and HRCOEs
Influence leadership in identifying solutions for retention of key talents. Effective use of resources & data to assess and increase talent engagement
Provides leadership coaching to ensure the ability to drive performance, create and implement strategy and build long-term process and system improvements

Change Management:

Partner with SMEs to develop and build change leadership capability, coach and guide the line of business leading the team through change
Align with business leaders and key stakeholders on key change initiatives, incorporate organizational tools that can be utilized to help the business make successful transitions resulting in the adoption and realization of change
Influence leaders to be proactively aware of forthcoming changes that will impact their business unit and/or enterprise-wide
Partner with SMEs and line of business to develop and execute change plans (Communication strategy, Stakeholder management plan, Change champions and Reinforcement) and measure results

Resource Management:

Understand market shifts and talents trends and how they impact the business, facilitate a systematic process to understand and inform future workforce needs for the assigned business groups, identify gaps and developing plans to address, invest and optimize resources
Partner with line of business, SMEs and key stakeholders to conduct strategic workforce plan, develop and implement proactive talent strategies that meet the needs of the business
Serve as conduit in consultation with HR COEs, line of business and FP&A to facilitate a common process on workforce management

Culture and Engagement:

Serves as a valued advisor to stakeholders and customers by anticipating needs and develop HR solutions that are aligned with business strategies and drive employee engagement
Act as stewards of company culture to shape and foster an engaging, diverse and inclusive employee environment rooted in the NN Way
Partner with DEI&B and line of business to drive and execute DEI&B initiatives

Physical Requirements
10-20% overnight travel required.


A Bachelors degree required; relevant experience and/or certification in specialized HR function may be substituted for degree when appropriate; advanced degree or MBA preferred
Required a minimum of 12 years of progressively increasing HR experience with at least 6 years in a HR Business Partner role and/or HR role that partners with the business
Requires strong leadership, influencing and consultation skills
Established experience and success within 2 or more specialized HR functions preferred
Strong generalist background, proven track record on organization design, development and effectiveness, leading organization through changes, leadership development, executive coaching and culture
Demonstrated success in creating and executing people strategies and proven ability to implement and sustain business improvement and results; strong business acumen required. Ideal candidate will possess experience across multiple business functions (i.e. research, development, production, marketing, sales, finance)
Ability to effectively plan, prioritize, execute and follow-up in a timely manner. Proven ability to work across all functions with all levels of stakeholders both locally and globally
Experience in executive coaching/consulting senior leaders within the organization is required
Requires proven success setting direction, consulting with line managers and executives in matters of significance
Solid, working knowledge of HR policies, procedures and federal legislation related to employment practices and general HR administration
Strong analytic and organizational diagnostic skills

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, were 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.

Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.

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