Global Procurement 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 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 several challenging and exciting rotations: You will work in different departments in our corporate headquarters in Denmark and for 1-2 rotations you will rotate internationally into one of our global offices 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.


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 Procurement Graduate Programme, you must have:


  • A relevant master’s degree from 2022 or 2023 with strong academic achievements
  • International experience either from studies abroad, internships 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 from internships, student jobs, or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies, e.g., within procurement, sourcing, supply chain management, or operations management
  • International mindset and ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Team-player attitude, excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • Global mobility and professional fluency in English
  • A keen eye on, an open mind for, and a strong interest in the world of sourcing and procurement


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 Graduate Programme, please 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 Procurement 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.