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Novo Nordisk Pharma Ltd

Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Established in

We introduce ourselves

Novo Nordisk is a leading global pharmaceutical company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We have been doing this for 100 years through pioneering work, researching innovative solutions to prevent and cure diseases. We promote access to our products for patients around the world and are actively committed to prevention. With our Circular for Zero environmental strategy, we are pursuing a goal as a sustainable company to achieve zero environmental impact in all our business activities. We are the first pharmaceutical company to be using 100% renewable power in all our global production facilities since 2020. Novo Nordisk employs about 53,000 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. The first branch outside Denmark was established in 1930, in Switzerland. Today, there are around 250 employees working at the Zurich Airport site, about a third of whom work for the Swiss branch.

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What employees say

The exchange and conception of ideas, both within a team and cross-functionally, are extremely valuable, forming an integral part of Novo Nordisk’s corporate culture. We are pleased to have our own creative space designated for such meetings.

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I am happy about how we as a company contribute to society.

Taking everything into account, I would say this is a great place to work.

What defines us

For 100 years, we have been meeting the needs of people with severe chronic diseases by providing innovative medicines and injection systems such as insulin pens. Through combining innovation and pharmacological excellence, we leverage the experiences and insights of patients and partners to turn bold ideas into life-saving, preventive medicines. The talent, passion and personal experience of our employees are the foundation of our success.

Image right: © Flughafen Zürich AG

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What inspires us

Change lives to improve lives. For us, this means: driving change and developing enthusiasm for new ideas. Whether it involves sales, medical areas, or management: with every project, with every decision, we drive change. This is because we have a shared desire to improve the lives of millions of people. In return, we offer flexible working hours, home working, internal and external training opportunities, and respectful, appreciative interaction with each other.

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At a glance

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Executive management comment

“As a leading pharmaceutical company with a century of history, our mission since foundation has been: to defeat serious chronic diseases. Together, we can make big changes, provided we remain open to innovation and progress. Our employees can contribute to change independently and using their own creativity. In working with us, we want them to be able to develop their potential, enthusiasm, different perspectives and individual skills as optimally as possible. This is the only way we can continue to grow and develop.”

Mads Stoustrup
General Manager & VP
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Career and jobs

Application tips

Are you interested in helping us to create change? We are seeking smart people to work with us to drive change and to transform and improve lives. As a global leader in the healthcare sector, we operate in a very dynamic environment, which is why we constantly set new standards for ourselves and are also aware of our social responsibilities such as sustainability. We value professional expertise, proactive working practices, and communication skills, and can offer you a flexible work environment where you’re able to make the most of your skills. Are you ready and willing? Then we look forward to receiving your application.

Our great workplace

The ‘Novo Nordisk Way’ describes who we are, what we aim to achieve, and the values we stand for. It applies equally to all employees and sets out our direction. The ‘Novo Nordisk Way’ is a promise we make to each other and to millions of patients. It helps us find the right balance between compassion and competitiveness. This is our path, the Novo Nordisk Way.

Georgia Izzat
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

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