Facility Manager

Category:  Business Support & Administration

Koriyama, Fukushima, JP


Are you ready to take on a leadership role in facility engineering? Are you passionate about ensuring a safe and hygienic work environment? We are looking for a Facility Engineering Manager to join our team in the Production Engineering & Facilities department at Novo Nordisk. If you are ready to make a difference and drive operational excellence, read on and apply today for a life-changing career.


About the department
The Facility Engineering Team at Novo Nordisk is in charge of leading, managing, and performing the engineering operations of the organization. Our team of facility professionals plays a crucial role in ensuring the availability and productivity of our manufacturing facilities and equipment. We collaborate closely with production staff to manage repair work, safety inspections, and the installation of new equipment. As a member of our department, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our production processes and contribute to the success of Novo Nordisk.


The position
As a Facility Engineering Manager at Novo Nordisk, your role will involve ensuring operational excellence on the Koriyama Factory (KFA) shop floor by collaborating across functions and with Novo Nordisk global organizations when needed. You will also be in charge of managing and motivating the Facility Engineering Team, preparing long-term facility maintenance plans, overseeing major investment programs, driving kaizen activities, and promoting sustainable practices. Additionally, the position requires stabilizing and improving facility and Material Handling Systems (MHS), collaborating with stakeholders within the Koriyama plant and Novo Nordisk AktieSelskab (NNAS), and implementing energy-saving activities for buildings and facilities.

  • Ensure effective management and support for direct reports on a daily basis, prioritizing their growth and knowledge enhancement.
  • Manage labor resources with consideration for work-life-family balance, promoting a healthy and sustainable work environment.
  • Oversee compliance and resolution of people-related issues in line with regulations and company policies.
  • Plan and prioritize maintenance and investment activities, ensuring proper resource allocation and agile management.
  • Lead quality, compliance, and EHS (Environment, Health, Safety) efforts, ensuring adherence to regulations, internal standards, and continuous improvement initiatives, including ISO 14001 compliance.



  • Bachelor’s degree or above is required.
  • Work experience in facility engineering or facility maintenance in any industry.
  • Fluent in Japanese and business-level English proficiency, verbal or written are required, ideally having CEFR B1 at minimum.
  • People Management skills are mandatory.


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.
Please send your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions).

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.