AQ Manager Extension NNP6 (M/F)

Category:  Quality

Chartres, Centre-Val de Loire, FR

Are you passionate about the pharmaceutical industry? Would you like to contribute to a global programme involving several sites around the world? Would you like to be part of a fast-growing company? If so, you could be just the person we're looking for!


Our opportunity is based at the Chartres production site.

Our Department

As part of the "Fill and Finish Expansions" project, you will report to the Quality Assurance entity, which manages Novo Nordisk's entire portfolio of investment projects. You will play a key role in the Chartres site expansion project, which aims to double production capacity by 2028-2030 to provide innovative treatments to a growing number of patients.


  • Performance management

Ensuring effective and relevant monitoring of the department's objectives, deliverables and performance results.

Ensuring that the department's objectives, missions and deliverables are met in terms of quantity, deadlines, costs, quality and safety

Develop a collaborative mindset and consistency between services/departments

Ensure that the department's deliverables comply with current regulations (GMP, labour regulations, corporate guidelines, ISO, etc.)

Sharing expertise, benchmarking, innovation and strategic vision with direct reports

Set up the necessary indicators to identify and resolve any process variations or deviations

Helping with decision-making and challenging to resolve complex problems in the department's relevant activities (clarification, managing discrepancies)

Supporting and developing the implementation of the continuous improvement process and ensuring that it is embedded in the teams


  • Coaching / Giving direction

Implement the department's overall strategy, defined with the Director, in line with the site's objectives

Support direct reports in defining KPIs (key performance indicators) and operational objectives

Coaching and developing the managerial skills of 1st line leaders (confirmation process, coaching, follow-up) or coaching and developing the skills of team members

Ensure that behaviour meets expectations and apply the discipline policy where necessary

Ensuring effective communication both internally and externally (other departments and sites) in order to disseminate the company's key messages


  • Team management

Sharing direction and strategy to ensure the day-to-day commitment of the people in the department

Recruiting direct reports

Assess skills, monitor people's development progress and provide individual feedback on performance

Ensuring a healthy and motivating working environment for teams

Carry out administrative tasks related to people management


  • Budget management

Drawing up, monitoring, managing and optimising the department's budget in accordance with the annual or revised budget


  • Project orientation

Planning, coordinating and executing validation programmes, respecting deadlines and objectives.

Maintain integrity and make informed decisions in a sometimes stressful project environment.


This opportunity will focus on the NNP6 project:

AP Facility compose of 2 aseptic production modules (formulation, washing and sterilization, filling, inspection workshops), clean utilities (WFI, pure steam, air process, etc.) serving these workshops, and an industrial utilities platform.

Qualifications :

  • You have 5 years' higher education in engineering or a Masters 2 in management.
  • You have at least 7 years' experience in a similar position in a pharmaceutical environment.
  • You have a good level of English, enabling you to communicate on a daily basis.
  • You have knowledge of Lean Management tools such as A3, Kaizen and KATA.
  • You have a good command of IT tools such as the Office suite.
  • You are a good team player.
  • You are rigorous, conscientious and organised.
  • You have good analytical and summarising skills.
  • You are able to stand back and take initiatives, and have a sense of responsibility.
  • You know how to communicate and convince your contacts.

Working at Novo Nordisk

Anchored in the region for over 60 years, our Novo Nordisk production site in Chartres specialises in the production of insulin cartridges and vials, as well as the assembly and packaging of pre-filled injection pens.


Every day, more than eight million people around the world benefit from insulin produced in Chartres. Since 2021, the new extension to the building has been producing the latest generation of insulin injection devices.


As a major player in the Made in France sector, we actively contribute to the attractiveness of the region through the use of the latest technologies and a proactive training policy.


The ecological transition is at the heart of our concerns: we are committed to eliminating our environmental impact by 2030.


Want to find out more? Visit the page for our Chartres site:


Our advantages

Joining Novo Nordisk not only means an exciting job that saves lives, but also :

  • An international culture in which the well-being and development of our employees is at the heart of our priorities
  • An attractive remuneration policy: profit-sharing, company savings scheme, annual salary increases, share schemes, etc.
  • CSE benefits that we still appreciate (culture vouchers, holiday vouchers, Christmas gifts, etc.)
  • A mutual insurance plan covered at 65%, offering an excellent level of reimbursement
  • Your public transport season ticket is reimbursed at 50%.


And the attention available on a daily basis:

  • Seasonal fruit and complimentary hot drinks are available.
  • Unbeatable company restaurant (fixed-price meal for less than €4), open from breakfast to dinner.
  • Sporty? A fully-equipped gym is available on site at €35 per year.
  • At Novo Nordisk you will find a company concierge service.


Daring is where it all begins!



Apply directly on our website.

The deadline

The position is available as soon as possible.


At Novo Nordisk we recognise that aspiring to be the best company in the world is no longer enough. We owe it to ourselves to aspire to be the best company in the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse ideas, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we help and the communities in which we operate.


We are committed to an inclusive recruitment process and equal opportunities for all our candidates. We are happy to discuss flexible working to suit the role and the needs of the business.