Join the Global Procurement
graduate programme

Are you looking for a life-changing career? Look no further! Global Procurement Graduate programme is a 2-year programme, anchored in Denmark, which will give you the opportunity to understand many parts of our core business in addition to comprehensive knowledge of our procurement value chain and finance functions. The programme has been designed to develop the next generation of procurement leaders who will drive business performance and shareholder return while making a difference to the millions of people who rely on our products.

Unlock the full potential of your master's degree to kick-start your career with us.

What’s it about?

In Novo Nordisk, Global Procurement is responsible for sourcing and purchasing billions worth of services and materials across the business. Our responsibilities include, but are not limited to, establishing and anchoring supplier strategies, negotiating contracts, identifying sourcing needs, driving the sourcing and procurement process, and managing stakeholder and supplier relationships. In addition, Global Procurement supports the organisation 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.

During the 2-year programme you will undertake rotations in our corporate headquarters in Denmark and in our affiliates or production sites globally. You will work as a fully-fledged member of the team and learn competencies relevant to the rotation.

What’s in it for me?

Working at Novo Nordisk you will therefore have the opportunity to make a significant difference to patients and society while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective.

We are a successful global pharmaceutical company and the world leader in diabetes care. Your skills, dedication and ambition will help us continue to change lives for the better as we grow our business and help millions of people around the world.

During the Global Procurement graduate programme, you will receive formal training and gain knowledge and invaluable international experience leading to both professional and personal development. You will develop your core skills within areas such as supply strategy, contract negotiation, financial planning, sourcing processes, procurement systems as well as project and change management.

Furthermore, you will work with senior managers and build an international network of world-class colleagues.

We’ve designed the programme so that, following its successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and experience to become an integral part of our company – typically with a permanent position in Denmark, the US or elsewhere in our global organisation.

Am I qualified?

The application deadline for a position as a Global Procurement Graduate starting in 2019 has passed. Stay tuned for updates on the recruitment process for graduate positions in 2020, where you must have:

  • A master’s degree from 2019 or 2020 in a relevant subject, for example supply chain management, finance, economics, business administration or engineering
  • A minimum of 6 months’ international experience from working, studying or voluntary work
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities
  • Above average academic achievements
  • Professional fluency in English
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High drive and ambitious goals
  • Eagerness to learn and willingness to challenge status quo
  • An international mind-set
  • Team-player skills