Asahi Kasei
  • AK Bioprocess
  • Glenview, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Highly Competitive

About Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc. Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (AKB) provides pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a comprehensive suite of tools to maximize safety and improve yields of biotherapeutics during research, clinical and commercial-scale production. PlanovaTM virus-removal filters anchor a diverse product portfolio defined by quality, consistency and scalability. Additional areas of expertise include liquid chromatography, inline buffer dilution and oligonucleotide synthesis.

We are a growing team (80+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.

As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation with bonuses
  • Great health and wellness benefits with the company paying over 80% of insurance premiums
  • Paid time off
  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program


Position Summary: Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, a global bioprocess product supplier, is seeking a highly ambitious and self-motivated Quality Assurance Specialist. The ideal candidate in this role will support the maintenance and continual improvement of AKBA's Quality Management System (QMS). The qualified candidate will be primarily responsible for administering QMS software, quality records and controlled documents. Additionally, the Quality Assurance Specialist will provide QA support of the Planova Division and will interface directly with Japan on a weekly basis.


  • Maintain the company's QMS software (Verse) by processing quality documents and quality records, etc., as well as identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement.
  • Administer QMS controlled documents and records; editing for content, format, grammar and spelling, along with facilitating changes to SOPs, policies, training materials and other documents.
  • Routinely follow up with suppliers to ensure on-time corrective action response and requalification/approval.
  • Support Planova Division by communicating change notifications to customers upon request, and maintaining an updated distribution list; acting as a liaison between AKBA and Japan parent company, ensuring effective communication and understanding of business needs; facilitating completion of customer questionnaires and maintaining records of customer complaints.


  • Education: Minimum of BS/BA
  • Intermediate Japanese language proficiency (read, write, speak) required 
  • JLPT N3 or higher
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail

Physical Demands/Environmental Conditions:

  • Ability to travel as required by territory geography and company requirements.



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