Graduate in Global Supply Chain

H. Lundbeck A/S

Are you looking to take the next step and kick-start your career within supply chain management? Then we have the Graduate Programme just for you.

As part of your two year graduate journey at Lundbeck you will be exposed to various parts of the business and encounter many exciting challenges across the company. The learning curve is steep and we expect a lot from you, however in return we offer a programme that will enable you to grow both on a professional and personal level, kick-starting your career with the best possible foundation.

External Supply Chain in Lundbeck

The department External Supply Chain consists of seven employees and is a part of the business unit Global Supply Chain, which employs 100 employees in Denmark, France and USA. External Supply Chain is located in Valby, Denmark, and plays a key role in ensuring supply reliability for existing and future products. We are responsible for supporting the supply chain by ensuring availability of externally sourced components and managing contract manufacturing organizations.

External Supply Chain drives Lundbeck’s Supplier Performance Management System, which serves to monitor and improve supplier performance within quality, reliability and cost. Together with internal stakeholders from quality, manufacturing and sourcing, we work to increase the value from external suppliers and thereby contribute to creating the best supply chain in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Lean philosophy is an integral part of our daily work and we continuously strive to improve processes across the supply chain. We interact with a number of different departments in Lundbeck across our sites in Denmark, France, USA and Italy, as well as our supplier base of more than 400 suppliers. We encourage initiative and work closely together to ensure that we make the right priorities.

Your job and the journey

In this graduate track, you will be anchored in External Supply Chain where you will have the operational and tactical responsibility for a group of suppliers. It will be your task to ensure availability of products, by developing forecasts, ordering and monitoring inventory development. You will learn to apply Lean tools and drive the performance of your suppliers via Lundbeck’s Supplier Performance Management System.

After ramp up you will be tasked with developing a more robust process across the operational, strategic and financial aspects of sourcing. This includes rotation and collaboration with areas such as Group Sourcing in Valby, Denmark and Finance in Krakow, Poland. Our ambition is to strengthen the insight into inter-dependencies, limiting purchasing variances and to establish a stronger link between actions and financials on a spend area which represents 17% of Lundbeck’s Cost of Sales. This cross-functional task will give you a unique insight into different professional areas.

While being on the programme you will participate in a wide range of development activities - everything designed to guide you through the programme, making sure you are on track and able to unfold your potential.


Our preferred graduate has the following qualifications:

  • You have a master’s degree in a relevant field (supply chain management, business or equivalent) with a maximum of one year post-academic work experience
  • Good supply chain understanding and financial flair
  • Your academic achievements are above average and your English language skills are excellent
  • You have ambitions and push yourself to achieve results
  • You are eager to learn, contribute and apply knowledge
  • You build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • You take initiative and are comfortable with leading others
  • You are able to structure complex issues and independently establish solutions

Further information

Join our open House event on April 20th at Lundbeck in Valby. Here you will get a chance to interact with Managers from the relevant areas and hear more about the positions and your possibilities to join the Lundbeck Graduate journey.

Read more and sign up for the event on our website

For other information, you can also go to our website and visit our graduate page. Here you will find more information on the specific tracks, how to apply, timeline, etc. If you could not find the answer to your question on our website please send an email to

Your application

Please go to to learn more about the two-step application process and to apply. Deadline for applying is May 3rd 2017.

Ansøgningsfrist d. 03.05.2017

Udlandet (øvrige)
Marketing & Business
Produktion, Logistik & Transport
Økonomi & Revision
Data & analyse
Ledelse & Planlægning
Medicinal & Sundhed
Økonomi & Forvaltning

Opslag oprettet d. 04.04.2017, sidst opdateret d. 04.04.2017

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