Responsible Pharmacist & QA Manager

Category:  Quality

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, VN


Are you passionate about ensuring product quality and compliance in the pharmaceutical industry? Do you have experience in quality assurance and control? We are looking for a Responsible Pharmacist and Quality Assurance Manager to join our team in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. If you are ready for a new challenge and want to make a difference in the healthcare industry, read on and apply today for a life-changing career.

About the department

Novo Nordisk Vietnam is a high-growth affiliate with an exciting growth trajectory and pipeline in new products and therapy areas in the coming years. We proudly live our purpose of improving the lives of patients within the therapy areas our products treat and put both patients and people firmly in the centre of everything we do. 
Legal, Compliance and Quality Department is focused on ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and maintaining the highest quality standards in the pharmaceutical industry. We work collaboratively to drive continuous improvement and make a positive impact on patient lives. 
The position
This position will report to the Legal, Compliance and Quality Director and dotted line to the Regional Senior Manager of Quality Assurance. The main scope of accountabilities includes, but is not limited to:

  • Serve as in-charge Pharmacist for the Vietnam affiliate, overseeing tasks required by local regulations for drug importation. Approve receiving and dispatch of products, inspect, review, approve or reject product arrivals at the company’s warehouse, and maintain necessary licenses for affiliate operations pertaining to quality.
  • Serve as the Quality Assurance lead for the Vietnam affiliate, overseeing warehouse and distributor management. In charge of executing and managing the Quality Management System (QMS) to maintain product quality, safety, and benefit throughout warehouse activities. Additionally, manage daily quality activities, process validation, and prepare and review monthly Quality Assurance reports.
  • Oversee quality management to ensure compliance with internal and external requirements. Identify and report significant quality issues, prioritize actions, and participate in improvement opportunities. Manage Quality Management System (QMS) training and handle Novo Nordisk owned products, change control, repackaging, sample handling, audits, and inspections. Qualify and verify cold storage facilities, handle deviations, and manage quality document control and administration.
  • Monitor and implement local Health Authority laws and requirements. Identify and relay problems, seek improvement areas, and share best practices and knowledge with the team. Participate in Quality improvement projects.
  • Manage key stakeholders (internal/external) and convey processes and procedures to related parties, ensuring alignment at all levels through proactive engagement.


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. Pharmacy practice certificate is preferrable (drug's import & export, etc.)
  • With 8-10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in quality assurance, control, systems, and audits, preferable in global context.
  • Knowledge/experience in Quality management system, Good storage practice (GSP), Cold chain management. 
  • Deep comprehension of local guideline/regulatory requirements. 
  • Proficient in stakeholder and change management with strong communication skills. 

Working at Novo Nordisk
We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energize us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.
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Until the completion of recruitment. Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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.