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Looking for a life-changing and rewarding career within commercial strategy & marketing? Join the Global Marketing graduate programme!


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


About the Global Marketing graduate programme
When you join the Global Marketing team at Novo Nordisk, you’ll contribute to a line of business that’s integral to driving strategy within our organization – one that’s been entrusted to educate our customers and physicians about our life-changing products.


Global Marketing provides early business input to discovery projects and prepares long-term marketing strategies. We also prepare the markets for product launches and ensure optimal execution of marketing strategies locally. We are responsible for managing our global key opinion leader relationships successfully and our vision is to be the best marketing team in the global pharmaceutical industry and a key contributor to value creation in Novo Nordisk.


Throughout the programme you will gain hands-on experience with global and local pharmaceutical marketing and sales challenges and product pre-launch, launch and lifecycle processes. 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 marketing at Novo Nordisk.


The position

During the 2-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of 8-months duration within marketing and sales, both in our corporate headquarters in Denmark and in our global affiliates. You will gain experience working as a fully-fledged member of the teams and receive leadership and team work training and development. 


During the first rotation in our headquarters in Denmark, you will experience hands-on learning and a solid introduction to corporate life and the entire pharmaceutical life-cycle of a brand. On your second rotation, which can be anywhere in the world, you will gain local market insights and high responsibility. On your third rotation, you will experience the final link in the pharmaceutical value-chain, as you work with sales in an affiliate market and have responsibility for your own customer and sales targets.


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 Marketing graduate programme, you must have:

  • A master’s degree from 2020 or 2021 in a relevant field, for example within marketing, branding, product management, business or communication – 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
  • A commercial mind-set, high drive, eagerness to learn and a passion for marketing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional and personal impact that is reflected in your desire to take the initiative and responsibility for your projects
  • Professional fluency in English and be globally mobile
  • International driver’s license

*if Covid-19 restrictions have prevented you from obtaining (additional) international experience, e.g. studying or completing an internship abroad, feel free to still apply and explain what your plans were, how they changed and what relevant experience you have gained instead.


If you meet the criteria and are interested in joining the programme, we look forward to seeing your application no later than 6 January 2021 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. On this site you can also chat with some of our current graduates Thursdays until 17 December 2020 and on 4, 5 and 6 January 2021.


For questions about the Global Marketing Programme, please contact our current graduate Daniel Chipchase, +45 3075 3641.


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

In the motivational letter, we would like to learn more about your motivation: why do you want to join the pharmaceutical industry, Novo Nordisk and the Graduate Programme; about your expectations: what are your expectations to the Graduate Programme and how will the programme support your career aspirations and lastly we want to learn more about your fit: which personal and professional competences make you a great fit for the graduate programme.

Lastly, you will be asked to record a 1-minute video sharing how you will ensure that you will get the most out of and succeed in the Global Marketing Graduate Programme.


Please note that the application and video should be in English.

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World leader in diabetes care with a growing business in other treatment areas like haemophilia. More than 42,300 employees in 75 countries

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