Looking for a life-changing career within finance? Join the 2-year International Operations Finance Graduate Programme in Asia-Pacific. It will give you an opportunity to make a difference in a finance organisation covering many emerging and developing markets.
About the IO Finance graduate programme
Region Asia-Pacific (APAC) is a regional hub of Novo Nordisk and consists of seven big affiliates: Oceania, India, Korea, Iran, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan as well as a Business Area ‘BASEA’ responsible for these 11 countries: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
With 20 countries in the region, the programme ensures ample on-the-job experience, a multicultural network and international assignments for the next generation of finance leaders who want to make a difference to the millions of people who rely on our products.
The APAC Finance organisation focuses on driving competitive value creation with a strong performance culture with a focus on feedback. We are looking for people to help us transform numbers into actionable insights, to act as partners to line of business (e.g. sales and marketing organisation) and to create a solid platform for the company’s future success. Financial management and controlling of our operations, ensuring financial compliance, making challenging decisions and handling risks proactively are just a few of our activities.
We’ve designed the IO Finance graduate programme, so that, following its successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and experiences to become an integral part of our company with a permanent position in one of our international offices.
During the programme 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 finance at Novo Nordisk.
During the 2-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of 8-months duration in different geographical parts of the world. It could be in our regional headquarters in Dubai and in one of our global affiliates. You will become truly close to the marketplace and will get hands-on experience with business challenges and risks that pharmaceutical companies face in the marketplace and be able to impact the business with the acquired financial understanding.
The rotations are shaped to suit your development needs, while meeting our business requirements and to ensure you build the required competences needed to become a future finance leader in Novo Nordisk.
Working at Novo Nordisk
Together we are life-changing. 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 IO Finance graduate programme, you must have:
- A Master’s degree from 2020 or 2021 in a relevant subject, for example within finance, economics, business administration or management accounting
- 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 IO Finance Programme, please contact Programme Manager Nanna-Freja Riis Larsen, +45 3079 1736 or IO Finance Graduate Christoffer Sho Togo Tullin, +971 55 487 7462.
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 IO Finance Graduate Programme.
Please note that the application and video should be in English.