IT Professional

Category:  Digital & IT

Koriyama, Fukushima, JP




Are you passionate to be part of a world-renowned pharmaceutical company whose aim is to change patients’ lives? If yes, Our team is looking forward to work with you. Novo Nordisk Japan has opened a role for an IT Professional. Join our high-performing team, and apply today!


About the Department

At Novo Nordisk we are experiencing a rapid growth in sales over the recent years and along with the wide range of new products to be launched, we are re-enforcing our production capability world-wide.

As our factory in Koriyama Factory (KFA) is also expanding the workforce, this exciting opportunity is now available for an IT Professional, KFA in Japan to handle overall IT system activities based on your strong IT background, working with 5 IT team members.

The team members look after both the production system and the system for quality control (QC), and this position’s main accountability will be the production system, which is crucial for making sure that all the products go out of the factory with the adequate quality.


The Position

As an IT Professional, you will have a great opportunity to gain a wide range of experience working on IT projects including IT infrastructure (PCs and Network devices), security maintenance, user support/troubleshooting and daily maintenance etc., collaborating with local/global stakeholders such as the employees from the departments at the Koriyama Factory, CSDS (Contract Management and Sourcing, Devices and Sustainability), a superior organization within the manufacturing reporting line, IT team, Global IT team and Novo Nordisk Japan IT team.


Duties include, but not limited to:

  • For IT system developing tasks, you will be working in local/global IT system introduction projects (including IT infrastructure). Perform the scheduled activities in the development phase and verification phase with internal/external stakeholders collaboratively, and ensure that the system is handed over properly to the user department.
  • Maintaining IT systems tasks such as management of existing IT systems (KFA local systems) and IT infrastructure (PCs and network devices), security maintenance, user assistance / troubleshooting, daily maintenance, document management, user training, life cycle management tasks, verify readiness for audit and inspections.
  • As CSDS IT Process Group Member, you will attend regular meetings in English with IT members from other CSDS sites to understand and share good practices at sites and take advantage of them in KFA while introducing it in accordance with global procedures and processes.
  • Making an effort in improving productivity such as in LEAN activities.



  • University degree or graduate from an IT-related vocational school, with a minimum of 3-4 years’ system development experience or leader experience (not people management) within the manufacturing infra-structure system team if without system development experience, having knowledge of system development process such as System development, Programming, Testing, System implementation. Fundamental Information Technology Engineer (FE) qualification or Information Technology Passport qualification at schools or companies and C language, C++ and VB skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) to be able to attend online meetings (once/week) and email communications (several times/day) in English, or very junior candidate with low English language level (TOEIC 500 or more).
  • Native level or JLPT N1 level in Japanese language (written and spoken).
  • Knowledge either of network construction, or server construction (incl. client OS, Windows OS).
  • Strong project management/Problem-solving skills, in implementing IT process matter, including keeping the deadlines, rapidly adapting to changing conditions, while building strong relationship with both internal & external stakeholders.


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 energise 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.