Global Marketing Graduate: Kick-start your global career!

Category:  General Management and Administration

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

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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 teamwork 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.


About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is one of the top 10 largest pharma companies by market value, founded in 1923 and headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure the diseases we treat. We employ more than 50,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and market our products in 170 countries. Read more and watch this video to get a feeling about Novo Nordisk as a workplace.



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

  • A master’s degree from 2022 or 2023 in a relevant field, for example within commercial strategy, marketing, branding, product management or business – and above average academic achievements
  • International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering. 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.
  • 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 you meet the criteria and are interested in joining the programme, please make sure to submit your application no later than 21 December 2022 GMT+1. Click here to apply.



For questions about the Global Marketing Graduate Programme, please contact our current graduates Xavier Emmanuel Florian Bernard, +45 34 48 10 79 or Julia Suquia-Fernandez, +45 34 48 10 78 or use the chat functionality at the graduate website. The chat is open every Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm GMT+1 and the last three days leading up to the application deadline 21 December 2022.


Important: Prepare this before you apply
Before clicking the apply button please ensure you have prepared your CV, latest transcript and motivational letter in English. We estimate that you will spend around 30 minutes on the application page (after having prepared your attachments). You can apply from any device but as you will be asked to answer several questions on the application page, we recommend applying from a PC instead of a mobile phone.

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 makes you a great fit with the graduate programme.


More information about the Graduate Programme

If you want a general introduction to the Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme including all 15 tracks then click here. For specific information about the Global Marketing graduate programme click here.




We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.