HR Business Partner

Category:  Human Resource Management

Koriyama, Fukushima, JP


Are you an experienced HR professional looking for a new challenge? Do you have a passion for developing human resource strategies and policies? We are currently seeking an HR Business Partner (HRBP) for our Koriyama Factory (KFA) in the People & Organization (P&O) Department. If you are ready to make a difference and contribute to the success of our organization, read on and apply today for a life-changing career.

About the department
The P&O Department at KFA in charge of managing the human resources of the factory. We work closely with the factory management to develop and implement human resource strategies that meet the business needs of the factory. Our team is devoted in attracting, developing, and retaining top talent to ensure the success of the factory. With a fast-paced and dynamic atmosphere, the P&O Department at KFA offers a collaborative work environment where you can make a difference and contribute to the overall success of the factory.


The position
The role involves effectively managing the P&O Department to ensure the successful execution of key P&O activities at the KFA site, delivering value-added P&O services in collaboration with Novo Nordisk Pharma (NNPL) P&O functions, aligning them with business needs, and contribute to business priorities (80%). Additionally, the position requires working on the factory P&O activities upon request from the P&O Manager for the KFA Factory (20%).
As an HRBP at Novo Nordisk, you will:

  • Ensure compliance with local labor legislation and company requirements for HR processes and systems at KFA, collaborating with NNPL P&O functions when necessary, covering areas such as recruitment, on-boarding, performance management, compensation and benefits, training, and personnel administration.
  • Drive activities and training aimed at cultural evolution to support organizational needs and create an innovative and inclusive environment.
  • Promote Novo Nordisk as the best employer and support attraction and retention of top talent through the KFA employer value proposition.
  • Provide daily human resource advice to line managers, covering staff management, remuneration, motivation, and development.
  • Maintain contact with stakeholders while complying to the business ethics principles and local legislation.



  • University degree or higher education.
  • Fluency in Japanese and proficiency in English at a business level is essential.
  • At least 5 years of practical HR experience, with solid business expertise, organizational development, change management, succession, and talent management knowledge.
  • Familiarity with Japanese Labor law, preferably with factory HR experience and exposure to pharmaceutical or regulated industries.
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility, build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, work collaboratively, and act as a role model for the organization. Also, adept at problem-solving, compassionate personalities and behavioral styles, demonstrating strong employment law knowledge, manufacturing acumen, and strategic problem-solving 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.


Upload your CV to our online career page (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.