Dear all potential applicants,
Now I have been in the graduate program for three months and I am thrilled to have this chance to communicate with all of you in relation to the program. I know how much this blog forum helped me in my application process and I hope to be able to give that back to you. So please use this forum to ask questions and send me emails if you have private questions. Seeing as this is my first blog post, I will take this opportunity to give an introduction to my first three exciting months in the graduate program.
I have been very lucky to be placed in a unique department in Global Marketing working with Devices. The Devices department has both an operational and a more strategic side, currently I am in the strategic part of the department. The Devices department is unique because it relates to a tangible product that enables direct-to-patient marketing, which of course is different from being in a department focusing on insulin. Furthermore, the department combines a project oriented, patient centered and business development approach to work that makes this department highly interesting and a good fit with my competences. I came from a part time job within Business Development in a large Danish energy firm and this first rotation has enabled me to make use of my existing knowledge pool, ways of working and tools. Thereby, I feel that this first rotation has provided a clear fit with my personal and professional profile.
These three months have been filled with responsibilities and many learning opportunities. The main project that I have been working on has been relating to a future device, where I was assigned the project manager on behalf of marketing. This project gave me many opportunities to connect with stakeholders from all over the organisation and be able to understand the entire process of producing a device in Novo Nordisk to selling it in the market. My main learning from this project was the importance of sound stakeholder management and keeping the team motivated and on track.
Throughout the rest of my time in Devices, I will work more on the operational side of the department with a focus on producing sales cycle material, promotion material and online campaigns. This is something that is entirely new to me and I am really thrilled to take on this opportunity. I think it is great that you can get the chance to see so many different sides of the company in one rotation. This rotation has really helped me to understand the company, the patients’ needs and especially the complexity that is involved in working within such a global entity. For me this complexity makes an average day at work extremely exciting.
This was a little bit about my first rotation and please feel free to ask anything that you are curious to know. I am happy to help! You can also follow me on twitter (NovoNordiskGrad), where I am tweeting on behalf of the graduate program with news relating to recruiting events or other graduate events.
All the best