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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 2020 or 2021, 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 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 Procurement Programme, please contact Programme Manager Susanne Dreyer, +45 3079 6995.


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 why you are the ideal candidate for the Global Procurement 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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