Business, Marketing, HR & Market Access Graduate Programmes

Looking for a life-changing career within Business, Marketing, HR & Market Access? Then look no further!

We offer a range of opportunities across our Global Business functions as well International Operations (IO) which are located in our affiliate offices around the world.

We have 5 different tracks within business, marketing, HR & market access:

Scroll through to learn more about each programme and find the one that's right for you.

What's the difference between Global and International Operations (IO)?

While all of our programmes offer the chance to explore the world and be stationed in new and interesting places, our Global positions keep a focus on operations in our HQ in Denmark while IO positions offer graduates the opportunity to return to our affiliate offices in their home countries once their rotations end.

Our IO positions also have specific requirements for the countries in which they're based while Global positions are open to any and all nationalities.

You can work with global business projects in Novo Nordisk through a wide range of different and exciting roles and within a number of diverse teams and functions – but no matter what, you will work with people who all share the same commitment to excellence and to drive the continued success of Novo Nordisk.

The Global Business Graduate Programme offers rotational opportunities across Novo Nordisk in areas such as business development, commercial strategy, digital strategy, supply chain, strategic R&D, corporate communication or public affairs.

We are a successful global pharmaceutical company and the world leader in diabetes care. Your skills, dedication and ambition will help us continue to change lives for the better as we grow our business and help millions of people around the world.

Working at Novo Nordisk, you can therefore make a significant difference to patients and society while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective.

During the Business graduate program, you will receive training and gain knowledge and invaluable international experience leading to both professional and personal development. You can develop your core skills within areas such as project management, research & development, marketing and sales, and finance related projects.

Furthermore, 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 business at Novo Nordisk.

We’ve designed the program so that, following its successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and experience to become a valued and promising part of our company in your home country.

For the positions starting in September 2023, we were looking for candidates with:

  • A recent master’s degree from 2022 or 2023 in a relevant field, for example within strategy, economics, management, international business, IT, digitalisation, or innovation
  • International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies
  • Above average academic achievements
  • Team-player attitude, excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • Fluent spoken and written English

When you join global marketing at Novo Nordisk, you will contribute to a line of business that’s integral to driving strategy within our organisation – 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.

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.

During the 2-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of 8-months duration within marketing and sales, 1 rotation our corporate headquarters in Denmark and 2 rotations in our global offices. You will gain experience working as a fully-fledged member of the teams and receive leadership and teamwork training and development.

Throughout the programme you will gain hands-on experience with global and local pharmaceutical marketing and sales challenges and product pre-launch, launch and life-cycle 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.

For the positions starting in September 2023, we were looking for candidates with:

  • A recent master’s degree in a relevant field, for example within commercial strategy, marketing, branding, product management or business – and above average academic achievements
  • International experience
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies
  • International mind-set and ability to adapt quickly to change
  • Team-player mind-set, excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • International driver’s license
  •  Professional fluency in English and someone who is globally mobile

When you join the Global Market Access team, you will contribute to ensuring patients have access to our life-changing medicines on terms that are sustainable both for our company and for society. Health economics and value communication, pricing analytics, payer engagement, collaboration and reimbursement submissions are just a few of the tasks we perform in this high growth area.

Market  access at Novo Nordisk is fully integrated across the value chain from early pipeline and launch assets, while our regional and country level colleagues drive access activities for in-market brands.

The Global Market Access Graduate Programme has been designed to develop top talents to become future leaders and specialists within this area.

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

Throughout the programme you will gain broad experience and invaluable skills within market access and public affairs. 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 market access at Novo Nordisk.

For the positions starting in September 2023, we were looking for candidates with:

  • A recent master’s degree in a relevant field, for example within econometrics, health economics, outcomes research, public health, value communication or other business and finance related educations – and above average academic achievements
  • International experience
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies
  •  International mind-set and ability to adapt quickly to change
  • Team-player attitude, excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • Professional fluency in English and someone who are globally mobile

Click below and apply before 21 December 2022:

Japan
Spain
Mexico
Poland
Germany
India
Pakistan
China (apply before 4 December 2022)

Novo Nordisk International Operations encompasses markets in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America. Employees working within business in Novo Nordisk have a wide range of roles and responsibilities – but all share the same commitment to excellence and to drive continued success of Novo Nordisk.

During the 2-year programme you will undertake rotations in your home country, in our corporate headquarters in Denmark, and in one of our business regions or global affiliates.  You will work as a fully-fledged member of the team and learn competencies relevant to the rotation.

We are a successful global pharmaceutical company and the world leader in diabetes care. Your skills, dedication and ambition will help us continue to change lives for the better as we grow our business and help millions of people around the world.

Working at Novo Nordisk, you can therefore make a significant difference to patients and society while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective.

During the Business graduate program, you will receive training and gain knowledge and invaluable international experience leading to both professional and personal development. You will develop your core skills within areas such as project management, marketing and sales, and finance related projects.

Furthermore, 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 business at Novo Nordisk.

We’ve designed the program so that, following its successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and experience to become a valued and promising part of our company in your home country.

For the positions starting in September 2023, we were looking for candidates with:

  • Recent Masters degree*
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies (max. 1 year after studies)*
  •  Above average academic achievements
  • Team-player attitude, excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering

*There may be some variations in the above requirements depending on country. You can find country specific information in the relevant job advertisement

Click below and apply before 21 December 2022:

Brazil
Israel

Novo Nordisk International Operations encompasses markets in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America. Employees working within business in Novo Nordisk have a wide range of roles and responsibilities – but all share the same commitment to excellence and to drive continued success of Novo Nordisk.

During the 2-year programme you will undertake rotations in your home country, in our corporate headquarters in Denmark, and in one of our business regions or global affiliates. You will work as a fully-fledged member of the team and learn competencies relevant to the rotation.

We are a successful global pharmaceutical company and the world leader in diabetes care. Your skills, dedication and ambition will help us continue to change lives for the better as we grow our business and help millions of people around the world.

Working at Novo Nordisk, you can therefore make a significant difference to patients and society while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective.

During the HR graduate program, you will receive training and gain knowledge and invaluable international experience leading to both professional and personal development. You will develop your core skills within areas such as HR business partnering, employee relations, HR project management, or possibly in one of our global centres of excellence such as Talent Succession & Development, Diversity & Inclusion or Talent Acquisition.

Furthermore, 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 business at Novo Nordisk.

We’ve designed the program so that, following its successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and experience to become a valued and promising part of our company in your home country.

For the positions starting in September 2023, we were looking for candidates with:

  • Recent Masters degree* in business or HR related study field
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies (max. 1 year after studies)*
  • Above average academic achievements
  • Team-player attitude, excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering

*There may be some variations in the above requirements depending on country. You can find country specific information in the relevant job advertisement