Global Procurement Graduate: Kick-start your global career!

Novo Nordisk A/S



General Management and Administration


Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Looking for a life-changing and rewarding career within strategic procurement? Join the Global Procurement graduate programme!

The programme has been designed to develop the next generation of procurement leaders and will give you the opportunity to make a difference to the millions of people who rely on our products.

About the Global Procurement graduate programme
When you join Global Procurement in Novo Nordisk, you’ll be part of the organisation responsible for sourcing and purchasing billions worth of services and materials across our global business. Global Procurement supports the business by prioritising key business activities with the aim of achieving the highest possible total supply chain value, while taking quality, risks, savings, environmental and social aspects into consideration.

Throughout the programme you will gain hands-on experience with areas such as supply strategy, contract negotiation, financial planning, sourcing processes, procurement systems as well as project and change management. You will work with senior managers and build an international network of world-class colleagues, establishing yourself as one of tomorrow’s key people in procurement at Novo Nordisk.

The position
During the 2-year programme you will undertake four challenging and exciting rotations of 6-months duration: You will work in different departments in our corporate headquarters in Denmark and for 1-2 rotations you will rotate internationally into our affiliates or production sites located around the globe. You will work as a fully-fledged member of the team and learn skills relevant to the rotation. You will both work independently to drive your own responsibilities and in collaboration with team members on shared projects

Working at Novo Nordisk
As a world leader in diabetes care, working at Novo Nordisk allows you the opportunity to make a significant difference to patients and society, while also providing you with the ability to deliver exciting results from a business perspective in a global pharmaceutical company.

Joining Novo Nordisk should appeal to you not just because we respect and value our employees, but also because of what we do to change the lives of millions of people around the world. To work here you need to be highly ambitious, have a team player mind-set and enjoy working in a global and culturally-diverse organisation.

To apply for the Global Procurement graduate programme, you must have:

  • A relevant master’s degree from 2019 or 2020, and above average academic achievements
  • International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies
  • International outlook and ability to adapt quickly to change
  • Team-player, excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • Professional fluency in English and globally mobile

If you meet the criteria and are interested in joining the programme, we look forward to seeing your application no later than 8 January 2020 GMT+1.

Be sure to read below details on the application process.

Click here to see all our other graduate programmes and learn more about the application process. For further information about the Global Procurement Programme, please contact Susanne Dreyer (+45 3079 6995), Morten Brandstrup (+45 3079 7303) or one of the graduates who has completed the programme, Anne Sofie Sørensen (+45 3079 1098).

You can chat with some of our current graduates Thursdays until 19 December 2019 and on 6, 7 and 8 January 2020.

Important: Prepare this before you apply
Before you click the “apply now” button please ensure you have prepared your CV and latest transcript.

In addition to uploading your CV and grade transcript, once you apply will be asked to answer questions about your motivation as well as the programme-specific question; Please share an example of a situation where you had to overcome a significant challenge – what happened, what did you do and what did you learn from it?

Lastly, you will be asked to record a 1-minute video answering why you think procurement will be interesting to work with.

Click here to learn more about the application process!

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Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

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