Internship in Corporate Procurement

Novo Nordisk A/S

Greater Copenhagen


Supply Chain and Procurement


Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Are you interested in working in business development with focus on sourcing and purchasing in a corporate setting? Do you want to gain practical work experience alongside your studies within a central sourcing unit impacting the entire value chain for Novo Nordisk? If so, then a Corporate Procurement internship could be the one for you.

At Novo Nordisk, we share a passion for changing patients’ lives, and we are always looking for talented individuals who want to join us in this effort. Our internships provide exciting learning opportunities for Master's degree students who bring new ways of thinking to our company. In Corporate Procurement, part of the Finance, Legal and Procurement division, we are now looking for 8-10 talented interns to join our exciting programme and kick start a career in this challenging and rewarding international business environment. Novo Nordisk is one of the most successful pharmaceutical companies in the world.

About the department

Corporate Procurement is one of the central souring units at Novo Nordisk managing a total external spend of DKK 30 billion with more than 50,000 suppliers globally. The environment is ambitious, fast-paced and professional. We optimise processes and drive value for Novo Nordisk in close collaboration with stakeholders globally across the whole Novo Nordisk value chain. This includes aligning and prioritising key business activities to achieve the highest possible value, while taking quality, risks, savings, environmental and social aspects into consideration.

You will be located in Bagsværd, Denmark joining a department with +100 employees. You will be allocated to one of Corporate Procurement’s sourcing, purchasing or project teams working in the areas of Research and Development, Production, Marketing, Travel, Business Support or Business Development. You will be assigned a day to day Manager who will support you to deliver on your internship goals, offering sparring and coaching along the way to ensure you perform at your best and get the most from your internship experience. At the start of your internship you will also participate in a full tailor made on-boarding programme so you can hit the ground running having already laid the foundations for a strong collaborative network with your colleagues from day one.

The position

You will work in business development focused on sourcing or purchasing activities and process optimisation. You will identify business development opportunities for consumer related spend and be part of our current journey to digitalise procurement across Novo Nordisk. Tasks will provide you with experience in project management, quantitative and qualitative data analytics as well as the chance to work with suppliers and/or other functions in Novo Nordisk. You will be responsible for managing your time to deliver your tasks with support from dedicated experienced project managers and leaders. You will be required to make fact-based decisions and present your conclusions clearly and concisely, therefore you should expect to work with software such as Excel, Powerpoint, SAP and Coupa for example.

The internship is a full-time position. We are flexible when necessary to allow for exams and/or potentially writing your master thesis in collaboration with Novo Nordisk whilst you are here.

  • Internship period: 5-12 months
  • Working hours: 37 hours a week with the possibility to take vacation during the internship
  • Start date: 1 February 2020
  • Internships are remunerated at 12,000 DKK/month, if your educational track allows
  • A Danish full-time work permit is required prior to starting your internship

A CV, cover letter and grade transcripts for Bachelor's and Master's degrees are required for all applications.


We only hire the best. You are enrolled in a Master's degree throughout the duration of your internship (e.g. in Economics, International Business, Business Administration, Engineering, Supply Chain Management or similar) with a top 20% GPA. You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and are comfortable working with large data sets and presenting your conclusions to key stakeholders. You have an international mind-set, experience from studying abroad, 1-3 years of relevant work next to your studies and relevant extracurricular activities.

You are self-motivated and take responsibility for your own performance and learning. You work fluently in English (both in speech and in writing), are organised and structured and communicate clearly and concisely. You take leadership naturally and have high professional expectations for yourself and your colleagues.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we have been changing diabetes since 1923. If you are ready to strengthen our position as an innovative pioneer and respected industry leader, we encourage you to join us to make the most of your talent.


For further information, please contact Victoria Stone-Bjarup at +45 3079 9358.


22 November 2019.

Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

Application deadline 22 November 2019
Please specify in your application, that you've found this ad in Akademikernes Jobbank

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Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

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