Quality Control Team Leader, Koriyama Factory

Category:  Quality

Koriyama, Fukushima, JP


Are you passionate about quality control development, and are you motivated by ensuring that Novo Nordisk delivers high-quality products to our patients worldwide? Then you must be our new Quality Control team Leader. Join us and be part of a world-renowned pharmaceutical company whose aim is to change patients’ lives. Apply today!



About the Department

For 100 years, Novo Nordisk has been tackling the unmet medical needs of people living with serious chronic diseases, such as diabetes & obesity. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.

At the Quality Control Department, you will be accountable for the quality control test in Novo Nordisk Japan while corporate with the other teams daily for our product.


The Position

As our Quality Control team Leader, you are to manage and supervise the QC (Quality Control) projects/QC activities systematically and properly according to the product specifications and Quality Control Standard Code. Ensure the compliance of requirements by gathering and understanding the latest Japanese regulations to create or update the relevant contents. Enhance the relationship between the QC relevant stakeholders to assure the internal compliance with the support of QC Senior Manager when needed. Lead QC team members to perform the requested tests and accordingly contribute on the stable supply of the high-quality products and also comprehensively to enhance collaborative awareness within the team. Ensure high performance and effectiveness of QC team operations, timely and sufficient training and professional development employees in QC team with advice from QC Senior Manager.

  • Manage and supervise the activities related to QC tasks such as reception control tests, release tests, etc would be performed properly. Improve the process or procedures by implementing MRA, considering of QC test outsourcing and introducing certified supplier to seek for higher efficiency. Contribute to the stable supply of high-quality products by making a QC equipment/machine/system management plan.
  • Ensure strict compliance of QC process and operations in accordance with SOPs and other internal and external requirements. Ensure that the Global IT compliance improvements such us Global LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), Global Empower3, Planner are implemented as new global systems for all processes according to the QC plan. Ensure the timely launch of new products by enhancing the collaborative awareness of the team members.
  • Support the chemists and the technicians whenever new system or equipment is implemented to perform proper validation tests. Gather and understand the latest global SOP and Japanese regulations to instruct and review the new/updated contents in order to ensure compliance of the regulatory requirements and NN internal rules. Ensure the timely launch of new products by enhancing the collaborative awareness of the team members. Support chemists and technicians to perform the requested test for new product launch or handling customer complaints.
  • Use Systematic Problem Solving for resolving team problems (Deviation, Laboratory error) not to affect the product release. Evaluate and report to own manager the resources needed to fulfil the QC processes to assure the stable supply of high-quality products. Enhance Kaizen/cLean activities to seek for higher efficiency of the team tasks. Provide teaching and coaching to motivate and develop the team members to raise the team level. Also, follow-up on employee goals and targets and on the team members’ individual development plans discussing with QC Senior Manager.



  • Bachelor’s degree or above in science related fields is required.  
  • Fluent Japanese and Business level English (Oral, reading and written) is required.
  • Solid knowledge of quality control is required.
  • People management experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Japanese regulations, ISO9001, PIC/S, CSV, EHS, ISO14001, OHSAS18001 is preferred.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.



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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.